Monday, August 27, 2007

Goodbye, house!


















Well, my mom and dad have done the impossible--they've sold the house, for their ASKING PRICE! They've also agreed to sell all their furniture and the people are going to give them retail value for it. Wow. Good thing they didn't sell MY furniture, though. I'd be pretty sad to have to give away my crib and dressers. I like them a lot.

It's too bad, though, that the great painting on my closet door has to go bye-bye. I really liked that a lot too. I guess it's not as cool as the paintings my dad makes anyways, so it's no big deal.

I'm really glad they found someone to buy the house. That's a load of stress of all our shoulders. Plus, I won't have to worry about getting woken up by the neighbors yelling at each other all the time. And, hopefully in our next house (after we leave Mimi & Poppi's, that is) we'll be able to keep the windows open so we can enjoy the nice, fresh air and not have to worry about cigarette smoke blowing in the windows. Yuck. All in all, I'm really excited. No matter where we end up, it's sure to be better than our first place. Not that my mom & dad didn't make it really nice INSIDE. It was just WHERE it was that was no fun. Plus when we come back next year, hopefully we'll find a house closer to where they work, so they can come get me from daycare faster!

Aside from that, everything's going good. I have been spending a lot of time with Mimi (my grandma) because my mom found some freelance work. I've also been spending a lot of time with my grandma and grandpa von Wahlde. Mom & Dad brought my activity mat over there so I could play, and I like it a lot. I mean, who wants to sleep all day long anyway?

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Saying goodbye sucks


My mom and dad threw a party so that everyone could come meet me and hang out with me. Which was cool, but I don't get why everyone was so sad saying goodbye at the end of the night. I was sad because I was really tired. Was everyone else really tired too? I had a good excuse...I met a lot of new people, got passed around a bunch even when I was STARVING and just wanted mom to feed me, went surfing (which was super cool Dad, when can we go for real?), and got to cuddle with Janet and Tara a bunch.

My mom woke up crying this morning, just like me. She says she's really going to miss everyone. I totally know what she means. The people at my party last night were really cool. Mom says our friends in Chicago are really cool, too...and of course there's lots of great family around. But I guess my mom didn't know how hard it was going to be to say goodbye to all her friends. She says she's made some of the best friends here that she's ever had in her life. I hope we get to stay friends with everyone, even though we're going to be farther away now.





Friday, August 10, 2007

My first trip to the beach


I guess I don't look that excited, but don't be fooled. I was having trouble staying awake--my stroller glides over the sand so nicely and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach was quite the lullaby. I hope this isn't my last trip to the beach. It was pretty cool.