I think I might finally be settling in to my new role as mom of 2 :-) Raya went to daycare for a bit this morning while I cleaned up the house, took a shower and got ready, fed Brielle, etc...then I picked Raya up (she had another good day over there!) and fed her lunch. Then she went down for a nap and I baked cupcakes (yum!) and now I'm waiting for Raya to wake up and I'm wearing a sleepy Brielle in my wrap carrier. Tomorrow I'm even contemplating t aking both kids with me on a Target run! We'll see. Raya is done with daycare until maybe a day next week, and I'm dying to get out of the house for awhile. Then on Friday Aunt Megan and Uncle Shawn arrive, and on Saturday Grandma and Grandpa H. come up, so we should have a fun weekend!
Tonight we have movers coming to get an estimate for our relo company of how much it's going to cost to haul all of our crap haha. We still haven't officially chosen our realtor, but the one we're leaning towards seems to think he could have our house under contract within 60 days of listing it...so we'll see! I think we're going to start looking at new houses once ours gets listed...so that we can be looking for new places at the same time as we're marketing our house...and then pray that things come together and we find a house we like just at the perfect moment when our house sells :-) The realtor thinks that the 3 "challenges" to selling our house is that there is no separate master bath, no completed family room, and the driveway is somewhat steep. However he said that he thinks people will overlook the lack of master bath since the main bath has direct access to the master and is totally updated, and he thinks that people will recognize that our downstairs family room could easily be finished more "professionally"...and the driveway he thinks people will overlook in order to get into this highly desirable area. SO, let's hope he's right! Lee's goal is to have our house listed by mid February.
Ok, now for some pictures. Miss Brielle has been such a cuddler lately, and last night the little stinker slept snuggled on my chest for a chunk of time in the wee hours of the morning lol. She's happy as can be as long as she's eating or snuggled by you :-)
This was us just kickin' back this morning in our pjs.
Cutie pie :-)
She's getting a little "chunk" on those cheeks!
As much as she likes to sleep and cuddle though, she's also spent more time awake the last couple days! She sometimes will stay up for 30 minutes or more just looking around!
I love see more of those pretty eyes!! (Oh, and I've had many people comment on Brielle's pretty eyes in her sneak peek photos...yes, her eyes ARE a dark blue right now! In the pictures I take her eyes tend to look really black, but much of that is b/c she has "red eye" in most of her photos, and the photo editing software I use gets rid of red eye by making them black. But when you see her eyes in person they are a deep dark blue. It'll be interesting to see if they stay blue or eventually turn brown like big sister's! )
And speaking of big sister, she ate lunch at home today rather than at daycare---since he picky eating habits didn't mesh with daycare lunch so well yesterday haha. What did the diva eat today? A peanut butter sandwich, applesauce, and grapes :-P
Speaking of eyes, Miss Raya's big brown eyes are just gorgeous...check out those eyelashes!!!! She'll never need mascara :-P
Time now to go frost my cupcakes! :-)