Well, we are officially Missourians (although I’m still not convinced that is actually a word). Overall, the move is going well. We made it to Kansas City with two kids and two cars. We stayed in Moore, Oklahoma on Friday night on the way up here. Yikes!
I have to say that I don’t feel like a Missourian yet. I’m still feeling a little displaced — like we are on vacation, only not. All of our belongings are still on a truck somewhere between Texas and Missouri. Poppi and Puter have graciously opened their home to the Kalahurka Kiddo Chaos until we can get our things and get settled. Everything should arrive a little later today, and then it will be back to work unpacking. I suspect that the move will feel more real after we are actually sleeping in our new home.
Our rental house is fun. I think my favorite part about it is the basement. Seriously, a basement! Not something this Texas girl is accustomed to. The basement in our new house is semi-finished, and will make a great play area for the Kalahurka Kiddos and a nice home for our treadmill. I’m looking forward to lots of family movie nights in front of the big television in the basement.
Our neighborhood is also fun. The kids have been to three different parks in the last three days. I think there are four playgrounds within easy walking distance. Amelia and Billy also made fast friends with the kids who live next door to Poppi & Puter. Amelia calls one of the little girls, who is named Emelia, “other Amelia.” We’ve enjoyed several evenings visiting with their parents while the kids played games in the little house and raced and rode trikes up and down the driveway. The weather has been perfect for this type of evening. Bill’s parents also gave us season passes to the Kansas City zoo, which is only a couple of miles from our house. The zoo is huge and the kids had a blast when we went this past weekend. The wallabies run free throughout the zoo. It will take us several trips to see the whole thing, and then a few more to do it again. Based upon our first couple of days, I’ve got high hopes for the summer.
In addition to transitioning into a new home, the kids are both transitioning into different beds when we move in. Amelia’s toddler bed will be transforming into a full bed and Billy’s crib will be changing into a toddler bed. Sleep transitions are always interesting. Wish us luck!
Yesterday, we went to Target to buy Amelia some bedding for her new bed. Everything she picked out was either pink or purple. Really Amelia, pink and purple?? Sometimes I wonder if you really are my kid . . . . I am proud, however, that you know what you want and that you never hesitate to express yourself.
Okay. That’s it for now. Next week, more settling in, Billy’s second birthday and Bill & Steph’s fifth anniversary. Time sure does fly.