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Saturday, January 12, 2013

2 Weeks on...



Well, it's been two weeks since we moved in to our first home, and it's been a lot of work. But also a lot of fun! Alice has settled in so well, so quickly, which I am so happy about. The first night we slept here, I couldn't get to sleep at all because it was all so new and strange. I was worried Alice would be the same, but she has actually been sleeping better than ever since moving in! (except for the 5am wake ups, but you can;t have it all!)

It has been difficult as well. I lived with my parents, so it has been a bit of a shock having to do the washing, ironing, cooking, cleaning as well as taking care of the little monkey! I have to figure out when I can shower (now she's up at 5, mornings are a no no) so I am working harder on some good, longer nap times so I can do what I need to do!

Keeping the house tidy is also a bit of a challenge. I have tried to incorporate her toys into the "look" of the living room (you'll see what I mean when I post about the house decor!) so that they are easier to tidy and don't look like they are just stuck in the room. I think the wooden floors are a lifesaver as they are so easy to clean when she spills drinks, crumbs etc on them. It is all coming together, but I think it will take a little longer until we are really settled here and feel at home.

Having said that, I am so happy we are finally living together as a family. Hopefully Alice will love growing up in this creaky, pretty and quirky cottage!

xx

3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you are all settling in so well! Can't wait for the decor post! Xo

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  2. We incorporated some of Melody's toys with our living room look - we put them in a cute brown basket that has a lid on it - they don't really stay in there much but hey, it works to throw them all in before company shows up. haha.
    I know it's hard doing it all by yourself but you can do it!
    My only advice - don't attempt it all in one day - make out a list if you have to and do some stuff on one day and some stuff on another day...makes things a little easier on ya!

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  3. It's such a shock going from living at home to living alone! I don't think I have yet to get the hang of laundry, I occasionally have to fill a duvet case and go to the launderette (that's a secret!)

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