Sunday, May 30, 2010

Moving Day 1

I am blogging today from a scarcely furnished home. Every word spoken echos off the bare walls and hardwood floors. I forgot how nice and roomy this house appeared the first day we saw it, then we moved in all our belongings. Oh yes, and added a child. Friday went fairly smooth. The girls who came to pack moved like lightning. They packed everything in sight little bars of soap with the suds still on them, half rolls of toliet paper, opened boxes of cereal, and Robs uniforms he hung on the back of the door for when we get to the Bahamas OOPS! Then the girls left and 2 men came to load the truck and boy were they slooooow and lazy! I watched them try to get the kids play house out the door 3 times before they took one piece off it, then tried again, then took another piece off, then tried again, then took another piece off, then tried again, then FINALLY took the whole thing apart! I was relieved when they nailed up our crates and pulled away from the curb. Our household goods are in a warehouse somewhere awaiting a cargo crate and then will be boat bound for the Bahamas.
Alena is doing very well during this grand adventure of ours. Alex, my poor Alex, he has given himself acid reflux. It has been pretty easy preparing for this move. Rob and I have not been very stressed out or worried. By nature we are fairly easy going people. So that being said I am not sure how this affects little Alex. He was always very upset when Rob would get underway, but Alex's reflux just started within the past month. We just found out what is was Thursday. He is on medicine and already doing better. Ainsley is just loving running around the empty house. Check back with me in a few day and see how we are doing without toys and a tv. Thats right folks no tv! LOL

Sunday, May 23, 2010

What a 3rd last weekend in VA!

With a thousands things going on in our lives right now, we took a break from it all this weekend.
Saturday we surprised the kids with a trip to Busch Gardens Europe. While we were in line getting tickets and received a call from friends who were there too. It was a long fun filled day with five kids and four adults. I'm still not sure who had more fun! Surprisingly we didn't have any fights, meltdowns(except when Alex and Lily were told they were to little for certain rides), lost kids, or anything else terrible happen. Now they did have to stop the little airplane ride so I could get Ainsley off! She was so happy until the second that ride started. I was afraid she was going to jump out! Ainsley must have been my little trouble maker that day. We were in Dragon land and I took off her shirt so she could play in the water. I was told since she was a girl I needed to put her shirt back on. Wow at 18 months! I seem to remember a picture of me and my cousin Lauren in a zoo with no shirts on at a young age. I guess things are very different now.
Sunday we woke up dreading the packing of suitcases for us to live out of for the next 3-4 weeks.... so we didn't do it! We ate a yummy breakfast, filled up the water bottles, and pulled out the bikes. Alena still uses training wheels and we've been saying we would teach her to ride with out them and have not. I knew it wouldn't take her long once she realized she would be OK if she fell. After her second fall she kinda had the hang of it. I am so proud of her! The training wheels are not trash yet, but hopefully soon.
The Rich's had us over for a delicious BBQ dinner. It was a little sad to watch ours kids say goodbye to each other. Last time we moved Alena only had one friend to say goodbye to. Now we have three children and have made friends with so many wonderful families.
We ended the evening with a skype call to Gramie and Grandpa. This was our first time skyping and boy was it fun!

Friday, May 21, 2010

First Entry

Friends and Family,

As most of you know Rob is in the USCG and we are getting ready to PCS to the Bahamas! Wow trip of a lifetime. I have many ideas and expectations of what island life will be like for me. (i am sure i have high hopes lol) I am very excited to share this experience with everyone. Keep coming back for more updates!