Entering into our season of sparse living. Well, we did it. I remember the first day we realized that it would take approximately six weeks for our stuff to realistically get to Dubai- we counted out the weeks and realized that we would have to ship our belongings in the middle of July. Well here we are, July 9th and our stuff is at the port, tomorrow our container will be on its way to Dubai.
I’m saying it, I officially am excited for more space. Did you see Royal James sleeping on the floor? Poor thing, not a quiet place in the apartment. I can’t wait to be able to lay him down and know that he has his own space where he will not be interrupted! I’m always coming across people at the park saying… ‘Our three bedroom is feeling too crammed – and they will have two kids. I rarely admit just how small our place is!’ Observe: Jude with his apple and very rotund tum tum! Jude is struggling with some intense food cravings. He will eat an apple all the way down to the core. We are getting a handle on it.
Our place has been insane for the last week! We had our washer over flow twice! The auto stop kept malfunctioning. Our living room pretty much was flooded. Finn thought the fan was pretty sweet. He’d go and sit in front of it with his Superman.
We were over on space by quite a bit. Our move was quite a bit more expensive than we were calibrating. That’s okay. Guys, these movers. Oh my, oh my, oh my. Have you seen professional movers in action? I have never seen guys move so fast. They went through AT LEAST 50 rolls of tape. We had already saran wrapped everything too. They wrap everything up in card board and they can rip the tape of with their bare hands. They karate chop it. I finally asked after noticing that one of the men had a wedding band, ‘Now please tell me your wife has seen you in your element.’ It really was a show. The boys and I finally went down there and just sat and watched.
Jude kept running and escaping down the stairs. I’m embarrassed to admit, the movers had to bring him upstairs once! I was on Royal James duty, Ryan was on that one. This was the last night in the their beds for the next six weeks! Too funny. The boys all sleep in the same room now.
While I’m on the bedding pictures, I have to move ahead to tonight. So their beds are gone, we’ve borrowed some air mattresses – and we are all ready to tuck them in. Jude is all cozy on his side, and Finn is sharing the other half of a large inflatable bed. All the sudden he realizes that he’s supposed to share the bed and he loses it. Big time. Finn, is not one to throw fits. Then it dawns on me, Finn has actually never shared a bed with Jude. His face, guys- Ryan and I could BARELY keep a straight face. His expression said, ‘This is preposterous! Me, SHARE! A BED! With JUDE! With him?! Outrage.
I apologize for the awful photo, but I just had to get the scene and it was pitch black out there. Finn is sleeping in a cot – my Grandparents dropped one by. We weren’t planning on using it, but when Finn down right refused to sleep in the same bed he said, “I want the green cot!’ Literally he said he wanted to sleep on the quote: ‘cot’. Finn. He picks up on everything these days.
My birthday festivities have begun! My cute Grandparents dropped me off a cake. She thought my birthday was yesterday, but it’s in a few days. I love to have more than one day of celebration though, as you know. It was an incredibly tasty lemon butter cream cake from Susie’s in Newport. Finn really liked it too. I couldn’t get his face away from it!