Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Milestones for Karalee

we successfully got moved into our new house on friday. I spent a good amount of time at the apartment packing the stuff we had there, while Ben was directing the movers. The movers unpacked all the boxes for us, so we just had to put it all away. It is a little daunting to see the counters, tables, and beds just full of stuff. But we have been diligently plugging away. I'm doing most of the unpacking/putting away, and Ben is putting stuff together that the movers didn't, and doing all of the neccessary "handy work". Of course he has already been busy getting all his tvs and sound systems wired up and running. I did get a surprise yesterday when I went to drain the kitchen sink, a pipe was broken and the kitchen got flooded. Ben fixed it temporarily, but we'll still need to get a plumber out to fix it more permanently. Our next door neighbors are really nice and have a 4 year old girl and a 1 year old girl, just a few days older than Evie. So the girls have had fun playing over there a couple of times. I also met another down the street neighbor who has a 7 or 8 year old girl, a 5 year old girl, and an 18 month old boy. The older girl offered to walk Kara home from the bus stop, which Kara really wants me to let her. I'll have to discuss that with Ben. The kitchen is painted, and we are getting ready to do Kiersten's room next. We can't get the chairs we planned on for the sitting room, because the company that makes them just suddenly went out of business. So instead we ordered the rest of our livingroom furniture. We already had the couches and Evie's bedroom furniture delivered on saturday, so I am anxious to have the livingroom finished by the end of the week. I don't have very many pictures this week, but had to get a few.

Evie has been wearing these shades all the time lately. She has even gone to bed wearing them. And when we go out, she points them out to people so she'll get compliments.

Since I took a picture of Evie with her sunglasses, Kiersten wanted her picture taken as well. She was enjoying some nerds at the table. She got a small box at Chuck E Cheese, which Ben opened, and then flung all over the seat of the car. So he bought her a big box to make up for it.
Kara's first day at her new school was monday. I did decide to let her ride the bus, but the first 2 days, we had to take her there, and then the bus brought her home. She is beyond thrilled about riding the bus. She thinks that is super cool, and Kiersten is super jealous about it.
  So far she has loved school, and is coming home happy and excited. There are 2 boys that sit behind her on the bus that have been pestering her. They'll say, "Kara!", and then hide down when she turns around. Yesterday they were kicking her seat, and then hiding. I told her that boys sometimes just do dumb stuff, and she felt a little better. When Ben got home he told her they were trying to get her attention, and that probably means they like her, or think she's cute, and that made her feel a lot better. Today was nice because the bus picked her up from our house, so I didn't have to get everyone ready. I got a call from the school nurse about an hour before school was over, saying that she ran into the monkey bars and hit her head. She sounded fine, and the nurse thought she was fine, so I had her sent back to class. She is definitely milking her bandaged hands and scratched face, and Kiersten is happy to be her little nurse. 
  Of course because Kara got her picture taken on her first day of school, Kiersten had to get a picture too.
  When I went to the bus stop to get Kara today, I was expecting her to be a bit pouty like the last 2 days because of those boys. But instead, she stepped off, grinning from ear to ear. As she came across the street, she was trying to show me something tiny and white. Turns out her loose tooth finally fell out on the ride home. She is so excited to lose her first tooth, and immediately placed it in her tooth fairy bag.


Josh and Jackie said...

So cute that is so fun she gets to ride the bus...It is scary to just let her go I'm sure, the thought of sending Cash away on a bus scares me but you have to let them live I guess. I love her smile with her missing tooth she looks so beautiful.

Vicky Van Sickle said...

The last picture of Kiersten looks so much like Kara! I'm glad the girls are all happy and adjusting to the move. I miss you all.