Haven't blogged on the house much lately, but work does continue! We've had a little delay to our sheet rocking due to an insulation delay... but hopefully that will all be back on track here soon. In the meantime, exterior work has been the focus of recent weeks.
Since the sheet rock was delayed, it also gave Mike more of a chance to think of wiring he wanted to add, so he spent some time adding additional wiring for things he's not even sure how he'll use it... but it is in the wall in case!!
Friday, September 17, 2010
There are lots of toys to play with & she had fun exploring the many fun areas in her new preschool.
She loves her new preschool & her teachers are super nice! There are lots of new friends to make too! It looks like it will be a great year of preschool for Melanie!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
We are officially moved down to the farm, just not into our house yet. We will be staying with Mike's folks for the duration of our building process, provided they can put up with our little brood for the next month! We got moved down Labor Day weekend in time for Brandon to start school that week. I am constantly amazed with our kids & how well they have adjusted to our topsy-turvy world of the past few months. Between getting our house sold, packed up & moving out, staying with our friend Don during our transitions between abodes, moving to our temporary location in the cities for the summer to moving to our temporary housing down on the farm, they have just taken it all in stride. Their "stuff" is largely packed away but depsite it all they have slept great & just continued with things as if it were all normal. Even now as they both start new schools, it just doesn't seem to even phase them a bit.
Hanging around Friday night... Mike reading the paper, Melanie drawing faces on the people in the paper & Brandon playing Lego Star Wars... totally at home in Grandma's living room!
We have always spent so much time on the farm that it has been like a home away from home so it doesn't quite feel real that we have actually moved down here... seems more like an extended weekend. But we are getting settled into the groove & it feels pretty normal... now we just look forward to finally getting settled into our own place in about a month or so... and FINALLY having our "stuff" all under one roof rather than scattered between barns, storage places & countless boxes!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
August (aka the end of summer) seemed to go by in a flash!
Melanie's teacher had them swimming on their own right from the start...
... & she even started breaking down the free-style & backstroke pieces since the girls had already covered all the stuff in their level!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
This week is back to school week for us. Tuesday was Open House/Orientation at Brandon's school, so he & I got to go meet his teacher, drop off school supplies & get all sorts of information from his new school in Winona.
& his teacher, Ms. Wantock
Despite the early morning wake up (6am), he got up easily, ate a good breakfast & was dressed & ready for his first day!
He was excited!
Brandon is the first one on his bus & he has a friendly bus driver!
And there is the big 1st grader ready to start the day at Jefferson Elementary!