Move scheduled!

I am still sore today but I am getting things done for this move.  This move came on so suddenly that I feel like it is completely out of control.  On the upside, the move is scheduled for Monday!  I am so excited to be in the new house soon.  I can’t wait to spend hot summer days in the yard with my kids.

A little sore

Okay, so one of the dubious benefits of having a lot of kids running around my place is I find it hard to keep things off the floor.  There is always little bits of things some place I never intended them to be.  And today, I tripped over some and fell.  With 3 month old Jackson IN MY ARMS!!!!  I landed hard on my knees and knew I wasn’t going to be able stop myself from falling so I twisted myself so that I was under her and he landed with his head on my chest.  He was fine, but I am sore.  my neck,  my stomach, my back and my knees are all achy and sore.  Fun, fun, fun.  But at least I kept him from being hurt.

Creativity and Storage

I thought I would post some layouts I did of my three youngest sprouts.  I wish I had a digital camera back when I had Lilly.  I would love to be able to post hers to compare.

This is Rose

This is Lotus

And this is Reed

 

I also thought I would post some more storage ideas I had for after my move.

I like the idea of under shelf baskets for storage for things like bread.  I actually have some of these that I can make better use of.

There is a small linen closet in the new place I love the ideas in this  pic for making the best use of space and keeping it organized.

I love the idea of a tension bar for cleaners and then baskets for soaps, sponges, and such.

Homemade kitchen organization

I am planning ways to make the best use of space  in our new place.  Here are some ideas I have:

Plastic bottle plastic bag storage

Magazine rack for storing cans

Towel bar for storing pot lids

using the inside of the cupboard doors for storing cling wrap and sandwich bags

cabinet handles on the inside of cupboard doors or the side of cabinets for storage

So what cool and interesting ideas do you have for making the best use of space, especially in the kitchen.

Decisions

We decided to arrange things differently in the new house. Lilly has been wanting her own room and she kind of deserves it. She is 6 years older than Rose is and shouldn’t have to share a room with a 4 year old and a 2 1/2 year old. So we are putting baby Reed in our room with a playpen in the living room as an option on nights when he needs more quiet to sleep. Then Lilly can have her own room and Lotus and Rose can share. We are thinking that in the future we could possibly put Reed in with the little girls for a little while before we eventually move into a four bedroom house as is our plan.

Lilly is so excited to have her own room.  She has been planning it ever since.

Pics of our new HOUSE!

Here is the house we are going to be living in.  There is stuff around from the guys who are fixing it up.  I love how bright and airy it is.  I love that it has a fenced in backyard for me and the kids to enjoy.  I am excited.  We also have a little cupboard under the stairs (like in Harry Potter LOL) .  This is SO much better than our little apartment in a crappy scary neighbourhood.

Part of our living room

Another Part of our living room

Part of our kitchen

Another Part of our kitchen

from the kitchen facing the washroom and the linen closet

The washroom (everything bright and new except the PINK tub which I can hide with a nice clean, white shower curtain)

The master bedroom

View from the master bedroom window

Down the stairs (the only carpet in the house)

The furnace room which has been newly painted

Shelving for storage in the furnace room

The baby’s room

The Girls’ room