While Noah was here I had four kids and then he and Nora went to visit Patrick in Florida leaving me with two kids. Both situations were difficult at first, but by the end of the first week we were in the swing of things.
We went to the library as usual. I remember bringing Lorelei to the library in the stroller when we moved here two years ago. It’s nice to have some continuity. I can’t be as attentive to Lorelei now that I have Henry with us on these trips, but I do sit with her and do puzzles. She loves puzzles! I think the funny thing about Lorelei is that she will do the easy puzzles because they are there, but when it comes to the hard puzzles (you know the puzzles that give you very little clue to where the pieces go and are cut in odd shapes?) she will do those over and over again until she can place all the pieces by herself. She gets that from me. ;o)
We’ve been getting some things done around the house while Nora is at her dad’s. Jason completed the bunk beds for their room and we’ve moved Lorelei into the bottom bunk. We were prepared for a fight, but she was so excited to be sleeping in a big girl bed that she goes right down with no complaints. One night she laid down, but came out a few minutes later and told us she was “‘wake” as if there was no reason for her to be in bed. We explained that you lay down anyway (bracing for the tantrum that would follow) and she said ok and went back to bed. *fist pump*
Also, while Nora was gone, we redid their closet. We scraped the popcorn off the ceiling (worst job ever), painted the entire closet and put up new rods and shelving. I personally have found that a well organized closet is key to sharing a room. We also put a new counter top on the vanity in the bathroom, which was the last thing we needed to do in there for the renovation to be complete. In addition to all of that we cleaned out Lorelei’s old room and prepared it for Noah. His father has decided that Noah should come back to live with us.
Another thing we planned to do was begin (again) potty training Lorelei. I tried about six months ago, but she just wasn’t ready. She had all the signs, but conceptually she just did not understand. We keep her in panties until bedtime and she’s doing rather well. *another fist pump*
Jason is going by himself in the truck on Sunday to pick up Nora and Noah. All of us piled into the truck would not be fun, especially as a third trip to Cordele (the halfway point between here and Florida). Lorelei and I will spend the day cleaning and preparing for them to come home around dinner time. This Summer has been interesting that’s for sure. One big change after another.