Piper was an absolute angel on both flights. She didn't fuss once and even got her own pair of wings! :-). Seriously, Mandy and I were both a bit worried about occupying an active toddler for so long sitting in an airplane seat but Mandy was very prepared with a surprise being pulled out of her bag every hour or so. A sticker book, a coloring book, a video on the iPad. She is such a good Mama. It worked out well, but as soon as we got into the truck look what happened...
Polly, (the dog), was a nervous wreck when we arrived. She was exhausted and very happy to see her little girl. They both slept most of the 2 hour drive through D.C.'s rush hour traffic with Polly's head in Piper's lap. So cute.
I got a glimpse of this as we were going down the interstate highway. We may try to go to see the sights a bit this weekend if the weather stays nice.
Here's the new house.
A different view. Please excuse the trash cans. Tomorrow is garbage pick up day and we have filled the bins with packing material.
Mandy has already hung a pretty fall wreath on the door and put out the welcome mat.
The view I have from my bed. Aren't the leaves pretty? This is a very mixed neighborhood. Old and new houses. Very small and humongous houses. Houses that are like mansions too.
I've taken Piper for at least one walk every day except rainy, windy Saturday. It's a wonderful walking neighborhood with a park and this......
.....only a block from the house. Chesapeake Bay. With a swimming beach. One block from home. This is waaaay better than my summer lake place. :-). There is a very nice park for Piper to play at right next to this beach.
Another view. Look at that house. I have a bad case of the "I wants" and must remind myself to be content with my MUCH smaller but happy home. :-). The leaves are absolutely beautiful right now.
The neighbors brought this over right after the moving van left. Wasn't that nice? The fruit is delicious and a very welcome treat.
Little Doc McStuffins getting ready to go to a party with Daddy on Halloween while Mommy and Grandma kept unpacking boxes.
And now we find we have to repaint the entire inside of this brand new house. No one told us that here in Maryland they just use a primer on the inside of new houses and you're to actually paint it yourself. I wanted so badly to have the house all set up for Mandy before I go home next Thursday, but now we have to paint everything. Walls and ceilings in a huge 4 bedroom, 3 bath house. I've never heard of such a thing. We've been working sun up to sun down every day to get the necessary things put away. I'm not sure we'll get everything done in time.
Tomorrow we buy paint and maybe drive to IKEA in Baltimore to get curtain rods and drawer pulls, etc.
I'm trying to catch up on blogs in the evenings before sleep. If I've missed yours, please forgive me, I probably fell asleep with the iPad in my face. (Seriously, it happened last night!)
Have a lovely evening my friends.
"Come let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with, music and song." Psalm 95:1,2