Thursday, May 26, 2016

First Projects

We have a few projects we'll need to do around the house soon, but a few took precedence.  :)

Chase's Bed

He loved helping 

Obviously unpacking boxes and finding all kinds of toys

Exploring the new house

And a washer and dryer <3 p="">

Now we all can sleep in comfy beds and wear clean clothes.  Life is good. :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Heading West

Moving across country with two little boys and a cat is madness.  But we did it.  I had refused to drive cross country with those three, so Marcus and his dad drove the moving truck while my mom, Chase, Ty, Chicago, and I flew.  We definitely had an adventure.

It was a blur with the final cleaning to the Uber picking us up and arriving at the airport.  Seriously, it went by so quickly.  It all seemed so far away, and then BAM, we were at the airport.

Getting all our stuff to the airport.

Ty was pretty great and calm :)

Chase was a good helper and loved rolling his suitcase around.

Chicago was actually super calm - barely made any noise. I don't more than a handful of people even realized we had a cat.

so. much. stuff.

Our flight was delayed.  They said it shouldn't affect any connections, but it did.  It was crazy.  We thought we'd miss the connection and have to stay in the airport overnight, which would have been terrible.  But the flight attendants appealed to the hearts of the wonderful people on our plane and convinced them to "let the family of small children get off first so they wouldn't have to stay overnight in the airport."  It's like we were VIPs.  And we booked it over to the other gate.

Luckily the second flight had been delayed, but then it waited for our suitcases to arrive.  (I believe there were ten others doing the same connection - guess that's enough to wait!)  The people on the plane didn't like us as much for the delay...

My mom had a plan of how to divide up, since we were able to sit all together, but in the rush, it all got jumbled.  I sat with Ty and Chicago in the back by two cranky ladies.  Ty and Chicago were both so quiet and well behaved - they probably felt stupid :)  And my mom and Chase were up front.  The only really bad thing was that I had Chase's lollipop.  Oops.

Thankfully after a few hours we landed and it was all over.  Except we were done and Marcus and Mike still had like twenty hours of driving left...  Glad I was on the airplane!

We moved in to our house a little later in the week, after Marcus and the truck arrived - and after basically everyone had the flu.  Good times.

Chase anxiously looking for his "77 House"

And then we were ready to start unpacking tons of boxes.  

Welcome Home, NYC UT Hardys

Monday, May 23, 2016

Final NYC Adventures

I had a few miscellaneous pictures on my phone from the last week or so in New York, so here they are...

Leah took a picture of me walking down her street to bring her a mattress.  Only in NYC :)

One of my students at Turtle Bay Music School at her Spring Recital.

Chase pushing Ty down the street.

Ty eating his toes.

Helping clean out the storage unit

Our empty storage unit.

Chase's last visit to the dry cleaner.

The store I had a love/hate relationship with...

Gram took Chase to his music class and to lunch while the rest of us packed up the truck.

I guess he was worried about Gram figuring out the bus schedule :)

Lollipops solve everything for this kid.
Chase at his final music class

Chase and his favorite lunch

Ty helping

The truck being loaded

A final, delicious lunch at Aubergine

Chase cleaning up the floors

Our final night in the apartment

The cat still finding places to hide

Bye 2G

Until next time 41-29!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Packing Progress

Packing is pure madness.  Moving across the country is nuts.  But going from a one-bedroom in Queens to a house in Utah made it a lot less stressful.  Nevertheless, boxes for days...

I started piling stuff in the living room, but that quickly got out of control

Then I started piling boxes in the bedroom.

At least one guy was always a happy helper.

Chase had his good moments too :)

I guess so did the cat.

Everything made it into a box.  Took me weeks.  But we did it.

Gantry Park

We wanted to spend our final Saturday in NYC doing something fun, so we went to one of our favorite places in Queens, Gantry Park.  It's like the only grass in Queens :)  We met the De Leons there and had a fun afternoon.

Ty loves going outside

And I was really excited to see a waffle cart - it was on my NYC Bucket List.  That and recognize someone famous - spoiler alert, I never did recognize anyone famous.

My fancy waffle in NYC :)  Yum.

We also played at the playground for a little bit.

Ty laughed spinning around

And I had promised Chase we'd get an ice cream, so he was happy to see an ice cream truck arrive.

"I want chocolate."

Best buds
It was a great day at the park.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pre Pre School

One of Chase's favorite activities each week was his Pre-Pre School class.  We met at the church on Thursdays, and the moms all alternated teaching.  These are a few pictures from his last class, which Holly taught on the letter J.  

So many great friends!

Craft Time!

Story Time!

We looked forward to his class each week - Chase always came home and talked nonstop about the letter he had focused on.  So glad we had such great friends!