Monday, 28 January 2013

Getting Ready to Move

I've been neglecting blogging recently, but with very good reason We move into our new house on Friday! So, this is just a quick 'what's been happening' post.

Well, basically, I've been packing boxes, and trying to deal with the usual rigmarole of a house move - phoning various billers and utility providers to register change of address, listing and carrying out (or delegating to DH) basic repairs, trying to work out what we need for the new place (which reminds me, I need to see if the agent will let me in to take some measurements). Trying to figure out what to cook without buying too many groceries, all the usual palaver.

The twins are doing great. Molly is a beauty, and knows it. She's already (at 20 months) tilting her head to one side, batting her eyes at you, and blowing kisses. She loves a cuddle, and will often try to climb into my lap. She also loves fruit, dates are something she particularly enjoys. Her favourite phrase of the moment is 'Oh No!', which she says very dramatically.

Gareth is a total wee guy. He's all messy hair, dirty face (no matter how often you wipe it), trousers falling down, one sock missing, shouting, noisy, rough and tumble, completely adorable boy. He says 'Mmmmmmm!' when he's enjoying something he's eating, is fond of the word No (but says it in a much more matter of fact way than his sister) and can say Hello (although it comes out as Hawo!)

It was my birthday a few days ago. I'm 32. My lovely husband made me a steak dinner (steak was on special offer at the grocery store) and a birthday cake, like he does every year, with a Betty Crocker cake mix. We didn't go out. Between a flare up of his bursitis, and the fact my birthday is a week before pay day in a 5 week month, it just wasn't the right time. I've to pick something nice for my birthday after payday. I wonder if a tin of paint or pair of curtains for the new house counts.

1 comment:

  1. No, Ashleigh, things for the house don't count as a birthday present. Either do something nice for yourself (mani/pedi, massage, etc.) or buy something for YOU (a nice top that flatters your figure but is easily washable for example). It's YOUR birthday, not the house's.