Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What We've Been Doing...

As a side note, I was going to call this post "What We've Been Up To," but I couldn't end the title in a preposition and "To What We've Been Up" sounds a wee bit pretentious....

So here is why I've been a bit neglectful of this blog...

Can you hear us singing the Hallelujah Chorus?
After three looong months, our stuff had finally been reunited with us - and it felt so good. 

Since we had been told that it would take that long, we had our house in Kentucky packed up a few weeks before we left and moved in with my parents until the big move.  Then we stayed in rental properties for a month until the house we are now renting became available.  Then we lived with rental furniture for 6 weeks.  And I will tell you that a rental mattress is nowhere near the quality of our mattress. 

So for the past week I have been unpacking boxes and organizing rooms at a frenzied pace.  Why so frenzied, you may ask.  Well, because we are hosting an office party next weekend!  We had originally been told that everything would arrive a week earlier, but alas.  Anyway, we are nearly ready, just a few more piles to go.

Part of the piles are laundry.  Clothes in boxes for three months equals a musty smell.  So I began to open boxes and start piling a few things in the laundry room and began washing with our brand spanking new washing machine - which promptly began to pour water all over the floor, getting those piles of clothes even grosser than they were before.  This happened on a Friday, so of course Whirlpool couldn't send anyone to our house over the weekend.  When we got a tech out on Tuesday, he discovered that a part had been left out - the one that keeps the rubber around the barrel tight so it's waterproof.  He fixed it quickly, and I've been washing ever since.

We haven't just been doing boring things.  After all, all work and no play makes Kristi a bit crazy.  We've had some glorious weather, so we've relaxed at the pool.

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Well, I relaxed.  The kiddos practiced their swimming.

Ready, set...



All the way down the pool

It's hard to believe that last summer we could barely get him to go underwater.  Now we're working on big arms and pencil-leg kicking.  He's doing very well and I can relax a bit with him in the water.  Wills, on the other hand is a work in progress.

Bri, thank me later for the picture that looks like you have more hair

Wills also took some time out to "play" for the All Blacks.  I'm sure he helped carry them to victory.

Watching intently to copy the plays

Over the past weekend we went to Bunnings (like Home Depot) for their Halloween kids workshop and face painting.  The kids made lolly bags for Trick or Treating.  Ironic, since there's not much trick or treating in Australia.

Nath didn't want his face to itch

 I was fine with this on his arm - on his face would've been to close to Mike Tyson's tattoo for my comfort.

Scary pumpkin

Will was growling at people trying to scare them.  He loved this face paint and even cried when we made him wash it off before bedtime.

So that's what we've been doing.  Hopefully I'll be able to get some pictures up of the house soon!

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