My house was not always so crowded, nor was it so crazy. There was a time when children were in diapers and fairly quiet. There was a time when we thought this house would never be too small. There was a time we could actually get away from the children. None of these statements are true any more. The one constant is that despite it all I love my house, my home and I will miss it terribly. We have had many fond memories here, many of which I will post over the next few days and weeks. All my kids came home from the hospital to this house. We worked hard to to make our home what it is. We hope that the next family enjoys it as much as we have. They will be stopping by today, as a matter of fact, so that the little girls will be able to have a look at their new home. My kids are under strinct instruction to keep everything super tidy, at least until the afternoon. Following are some pictures of our home which appeared on the sales brochure.
Office-Slash-Guest room… it’s usually a mess and piled high with bills from Banana Republic or JCrew or GapKids… No one dares to stay with us anymore so Rebecca is getting the bed!
Master bedroom. My sanctuary and probably the room I will miss the most.
Master Bath… too small, love the decor but will welcome a larger master bath.
Rebecca’s room. What more can I say, she is a girly girl!
Christopher’s room. He loves it and wants to replicate it at the New House… we will honor his wishes. Hopefully I can locate the extra airplanes for the walls!
Lastly, the nursery which no longer looks like this and has been transformed by PBK’s Fire Truck bedding and motif.
Thanks for looking! And my appologies for the convoluted way the pictures appear on the page… I can’t seem to correct them!
I win the Mother of The Year Award for today. I took my kids to Chuck E. Cheese’s! Yepperoo I did. Some of you have called me kind. Others have called me brave. One even said heroic! Since my kids are ending their (loooong) 2 week Spring break I thought I would end it with a bang since it has been busy for the parents but blah for the kids. Anyhoo, as I said I decided to do something nice. The best thing about private school spring breaks is that they do not fall when everyone else’s do. What does this mean? We had the entire Chuck E. Cheese’s to ourselves save for two toddlers. The kids ruled the roost and had so much fun. Alexander started off in the little kid section and he rode the mini carousel, a mini roller coaster, a horse and some cars. He climbed and ran and played todlder arcade games. Then he went over to the big kid side to hang out with Christopher and Rebecca and had his hand at Skee Ball (Duck!) more driving games, another roller coaster and just tried his hand at everything and had so much fun chasing and trying to keep up and emulate big brother and sister. They had a great day… I was, if only temporarily, a good mother and everyone was happy, if only temporarily!
We put in a final-take-it-or-leave-it offer yesterday on House Number 1. We had only the slightest of hopes that we would get our foot in the door there. But our offer was better than none. While houses in this area are still extremely inflated they are taking a lot longer to sell. We were hoping that our ability to move in by May 1 might play to our benefit but we were not expecting any miracles. We also learned that House Number 2 could be empty by May 1. So either way we knew we would have a home.
Well, not too long ago we got a call from our realtor saying that the Owners of House Number 1 countered our take-it-or-leave-it offer by 4K. Without hesitation Don said yes! (They still got 95% of asking which is not too shabby.) We have a home… we’ve got our house! Break open the bubbly!