Well, we've been deep, deep in the throes of moving, unpacking, assembling IKEA furniture, cleaning out the old apartment, assembling more IKEA furniture...ugh. Can I just say how much I hate moving?
Ella entertaining Kevin while he assembles.
Not very reassuring.
After saying goodbye to our old place with a final swim in the pool,
we spent most of the holiday weekend not only indoors, but down in a windowless basement (aka: the kids' bedroom). They have no closet down there (or more accurately, mom has taken over what could be used as their closet for her own walk-in closet), so we needed to get several pieces from IKEA to use as a closet and storage space for their clothes and toys. Luckily, the weather cooperated with us and rained all weekend so we didn't have to feel bad about wasting our Labor Day weekend indoors.
The highlight of the weekend though was seeing Ella's musical that she's been working on for two weeks.
"Perfectly Happy" was perfectly delightful. She did such a great job singing and dancing and more importantly, she was having the time of her life. There was a huge grin on her face the entire night. They wrote the entire script and song lyrics, created the set and costumes and learned about acting, singing and dancing. We're so proud of her and she's obviously been bitten by the bug.
And a little video:
This morning we were able to enjoy our first breakfast in our backyard before it started raining:
Why yes, that is a black eye on Holden's face.
No more monkeys jumpin' on the bed.