We Moved! – Moving with Kids is FUN.


Yep. We moved!
This isn’t news if you follow me via instagram or facebook or twitter…
BUT. for blog record…it is true.
We moved last week to a different area of Pittsburgh.
Ben took a new job and we found a new rental minutes away!
It was too ideal a place to pass up. The owners renovated it to sell and ended up wanting to rent it instead. Almost everything is new. It feels so nice and clean..which is all I wanted!
It’s not a huge house..but it’s just what we need.
great neighborhood and great area.

We have moved a few times before.. so you would think we would be experts. but no.
And having 3 kids under the age of 5 made it a bit tricky to get ANYTHING done.
So we are in survival mode.
(I feel like I say that exact sentence in almost every family update post…….)

COUPLE MOVING MUSTS: Cookie Cake, New Door Matt (Target $12.99)
and Professional Back Massages.

One of the best parts of our new house.. it has THREE Bedrooms!
So that means Micah gets his own room and is out of our closet! ::woohoo::
I’m kinda excited to decorate a boy room. Luckily our neighbor/landlords are amazing
and have read my blog so they are letting me decorate. :)
Micah is kinda pumped.
His own room…also means getting him to sleep through the
night in his crib officially commenced. So far… better than before.
Unpacking is going….slowly.
Everything is finding it’s place.. just with a lot of.. um.. interruptions.
Below is a shot of my lap. Sometimes It’s easier to stand…

My big girl sophie has been a big helper.
Holding Micah for me.. or playing nicely with her sister.
I feel like the girls are getting better at playing “nicely” together for longer chunks of time.
I’ll hear them playing hide and go seek…or school. :)

Sienna has been a good girl too….
in a more active type of way…..haha.
She found one of her nice Easter dresses that I had packed up and forgot where.
Even found tights. (A day too late to wear on Easter… #momoftheyear)
But I admit, I’m impressed with her scavenging skills.

She has been an expert snuggler all week.
Occasionally getting her hair pulled or drooled on.

Just to keep our move exciting, everyone in our house decided to get sick and have a fever.
It was a one day thing and each child took a turn.. AWESOME.
We had dropped off cookies the day before to the neighbors on either side of us (store bought. best I could do.) The next day was officially the hardest with everything.
That night my landlord delivered the tupperware back…
but FILLED with a big chunk of chocolate cake from carlo’s bakery!
(he was doing a 10,000 free cake event downtown)
I told her she was my angel! delivering cake to my door!
My plan is to deliver more cookies in tupperware to her house……haha.

It’s officially baseball season.
So my philly boy husband and, by default, my son
will be like this till october.
(Finally found that missing drawer 2 days later.)

Moving with kids means
–unpacking breaks to play at the park…

–and unpacking breaks to snuggle.

First “real” meal in our house.. Beef Stew (Pioneer Woman)
and Caesar Salad. I love the Fresh Express Caesar Salad Kits right now.

I remember when dino nuggets were cool.
I raised the bar too high by doing “silly face” lunches.
Pinterest made me do it.
And one thing I can live off of during this move…
yogurt strawberries and granola. seriously could eat for every meal.

Micah’s personality has really been bursting out this week.
I’m loving it. and a little jealous every time He takes a nap. ;)

We stay in pajamas a lot…Spending most of the day trying to unpack in between kid stuff.
I’m trying to be realistic in that we won’t be unpacked within a couple weeks…
it’s gonna take time.
All I want is to get things “settled.” So wish me luck!
Gonna keep on juggling. :)
The only way this blog post happened was with micah in my lap…
and letting myself get interrupted to play pretend.
Sophie informed me that I was the witch.. micah was the dragon..
sienna was the horse(for the carriage)…and Sophie, the princess of course!
Not sure how I feel about our roles……. ;)
Can’t wait to share more of our new place!

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  • Reply
    Stephanie N.
    April 5, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Congrats on the house! Sounds perfect!

    I haven’t stopped by in FOR–EVER. I’ve been a bad blogger lately, but trying to make it up! :)

    Anyway, all of the pictures are ADORABLE, and when can I schedule one of those massages?!

    Hope everything is going well! <3

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    Cherry Blossoms
    April 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I feel for you as unpacking is the worse. It sounds like you found a really nice place! I can’t wait to see how everything gets decorated!
    PS: Cutest kid photos ever! I can’t believe how big your little man is getting!

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    April 6, 2013 at 5:56 am

    congrats! we are in the military, so we move every 3 years, and each time we have added another kid! this last move was torture, because we moved from the states to germany with a 2 1/5 year old….while i was 6 months pregnant. so i hear you on survival mode!!!

    the place looks beautiful! micah is about the same age as my little cora. i love their budding personalities and all the sweetness of little babies and big sisters =)

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    April 6, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Yay! The house looks beautiful as does your family :)

    And yay for babies having their own rooms!! I would die if Lucy didn’t, literally die.

    Congratulations to you guys!!

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    April 6, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Congrats on moving! We are a military family and have moved 5 times in the past 5 years! I’m sure you’ll make it your home in no time. Love all of the pics of your kiddos!! Enjoy :)

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    Kim A
    April 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I’m curious to know what you used to make the video? It turned out really cute!

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    April 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Beautiful home, congrats!! When we moved, I was 4 months pregnant and had to take puke breaks while unpacking with 2 girls under 5, so I hear ya! It will get done, just enjoy those little beauties you have:)

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    April 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    wow the house is beautiful! I love Pioneer Woman! hers is another great blog I follow. I haven’t tried any of her recipes yet because I’m a lousy cook, but all her food looks great :)

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