Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Goodbye chickens, goodbye playscape...

T minus 10 days. We're accumulating last ofs, and goodbyes, and wrapping things up, and eating down the food.

This weekend we had a lovely party with lots of friends, and a prime HEB chocolate cake with a squiggle-ized Space Needle rendition that was pretty damn fancy (and delicious, the last bites being consumed now). Last week we sent the chickens to their retirement village (really a retirement village, not a euphemism.)

It turns out two and a half + moving is a rough ride. Who would have guessed it. Miriam is incredibly verbal, so sometimes it can feel like she is much older... and then she has total utter meltdowns just because her feelings are big and the world is big and there is a lot going on. A lot going on. Sleep is erratic, and comes late, and she requested the other night to "Go to sleep in the new house in Seattle." Soon, baby, soon.

Sunday a local school sent folks to come dismantle the play structure to take it off to its new home, where lots of children can clamber all over it, so we're going to call that a definite win.

Still not packed up for the Seattle dump truck, but getting closer. Pictures are coming off the walls, clothes are getting significantly

Mark & my dad scoped out the new house, and it appears that we haven't made a tremendous error, huzzah. Just a little over a week now.....

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sno cone season

It was dreadfully humid today, as we were mostly spared the storms that have been flooding humid. We had some banking to do in Fiesta (man, am I going to miss Fiesta), and the kids earned "bunny icees" (sno cones) from the best sno cone trailer in Texas.
And then, for a minute, instead of being nutsobozo, they were super sweet.
(Miriam let us know at dinner she was ready to go in the dump truck to Seattle. Almost there, baby girl, almost there.)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Spa times

Honestly, what words do I have? She was eating yogurt, then she wasn't, now she's in the bath.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Spinning by the Space Needle

Prof. Tuttle leaving the UW Astro Building


Children flee before her! Really the kids were just having a super fun time after hours of house hunting. Although everyone thought the houseboat was a amazing idea with it's 1.5 Bedrooms in 400sqft. The woodwork and light inside was fabulous.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Househunting - The departure

I left home at 4am to head to Seattle to try and find a house.

Well, I tried to leave. I got up at 3:30am to take a shower. Miriam, who currently is barely succumbing to sleep on the best of days got out of bed and leaned on the bathroom door moaning "MOMMY". I eventually rescued her from despair. Then we embarked on an endless game of "What does the baby need?" that involved changing a diaper, being naked, needing different pajamas, needing a yougurt stick, needing to be in mommy & daddy's bed, and needing wheetabix (cereal) WITH milk AND sugar in the RED bowl with the matching spoon.

Eventually she just blockaded the front door and said "I GO AIRPORT" quite forcefully. I told her to learn to count to five, because that's how many days it would be until she went to the airport, and then the taxi came.

Good luck, Mark. I suspect you will need it ;>

(Update: We have not yet bought a house.)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016