There's something about sitting down after the kids are in bed and the house is silent. It's relaxing. It's needed. Tonight I can hear the washing machine going and Paisley talking "Ba, ba, ba, ba". That is her newest sound and I love it. Her voice is precious and I know how fast the time will go by to when she's saying actual words.
Today has been such a busy day. Actually, this whole week has been super busy and this post might be pretty long because I need some blogging therapy. So, there's your warning! My mom tagged along with Judah, Paisley and I as we went out and got the appliances for the house and then we went to Home Depot and bought more paint and the baseboard. Well, I think that's what you call it...I'm referring to the board that goes along the carpet and the wall. When I'm in the store with things on my list and I have no clue what I'm supposed to get, I literally feeling like my brain is dripping out my ears. That's the only way I can describe it. I stand there with Paisley strapped to me, Judah in the stroller and he's talking non-stop about the forklifts. He's a happy shopper but, sometimes I just need silence. Silence so I can think. I remember when I was little and we'd drive over from the East side of the state to see my Grandma. When we'd hit traffic, my mom would tell us to be quiet so she could concentrate. I totally get it now.
The painting inside the house is going well. Last night after Paisley was in bed, my mom came over to put Judah to bed for me and then be here so, I could go paint with Jeremiah. My sister came and painted also and it was pretty fun. I didn't get to bed until about 1am though and then Paisley woke up at 2:30am, and then 6:30am to start the day. I'm a little tired today! The top floor of the house is completely done but, we will need to go around and do a little touch up. Overall, I think it's looking really good. Jeremiah is painting pretty much non-stop and my Dad has been helping him everyday along with other family members. I don't think I've ever appreciated our family as much as I have this last week. All the help has been so amazing and we couldn't have done it without them.
Speaking of help, I have some amazing friends that are going to help me come clean our old house after we move out. With how busy this week has been with errands and packing, my house is dirtier than normal and then it's even going to look dirtier after we move out. The thought of these women coming to help me clean is humbling to say the least. I'm sure anyone that thought I had a clean house will probably be amazed at how it's not really that clean after all! We've watched those videos at MOPS where the ladies talk about how they leaned on their friends through busy or stressful times and their friends really helped them get through. I never could really relate until now.
I've been packing up Judah's room and it's way more emotional for me than I thought it would be. I remember being pregnant with him and hanging the things on his wall and Jeremiah putting his dresser together. When I was taking the things off the walls, I was almost in tears! We brought both of our babies home to this house and it's emotional for me to think of leaving here.
Meanwhile, while I'm packing Judah's room and reminiscing, Paisley has learned how to army crawl and the world is no longer safe! The girl is determined and she can pull herself across a living room pretty quickly if she has her eye on a prize. It's funny, she's old enough to be sitting up but, she never holds still long enough to sit up. If I sit her down on the floor, she leans forward to get onto her tummy and is off in a matter of seconds.
I know this post has been a bunch of random paragraphs but, it's felt so good to get my thoughts off my chest or should I say, out of my head. Now it's time to pack a couple more boxes and get some sleep.