Friday, May 23, 2008

News from the Front

The packing continues apace. Monday, a friend took the older munchkins for the morning. So, while the Bub napped, Vern and I tackled the toys. Holy schmoleans, was it ever a job! (Chubby* Annalea included for scale.)

(*50 pounds of pregnancy weight, and in need of a haircut, but at least the smile is a good one.)

We manged to get that job mostly finished up by the time we had to go get the kids. It was horrifying, how many toys we had amassed over the course of the last eight years and four births! We took incriminating photos of the process so well-intentioned relatives will better understand our firm "one in one out" and re-gifting policy. (We're also going to be requesting a lot of gift certificates for Christmas and Birthday seasons . . . Old Navy, anyone?)

When things get especially crazy, I've been using my favorite sling. The Bub seems to like it. ;o)

Oh, what a life he leads. Except for the slight inconveniences of having no language, no concept of the world he has plunged into, and no idea what he's in for, it's all good.

Yesterday, my Mom made the trip over to help free up some time for me to pack. The Bub sure does love his Grandma. She's the best bouncer seat around . . .

And here's a paring shot of the little guy in his first stint in the car seat.

He didn't seem to mind much. :o)

More to come later!!!
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ccr in MA said...

Too cute! And so laid back.

Birrd said...

I'm so glad you got a nice, mellow little guy! He's so adorable!

Shan said...

Aw, he's lovely! I caught sight of a knitted soaker, right?
: )

Your mom looks so YOUNG!

And it's nice to put a face to a name! (I don't think you should call yourself "Chubby Annalea".)

SusieH said...

Awwwwwwwwwww!! What a little muffin he is - deliciously cute. Yay for you tackling the toys. It's about time to do that AGAIN here :) Also, tackling the books. A harder task, sometimes...

camillaknits said...

wow, little dude is a doll! and brave you for diving in and trying to make heads and tails out of accumulated kid stuff... i tremble in fear of having to go upstairs and deal with the sorting out (all that playmobil, all the legos) and books? how do you even begin weeding those out? they breed if you close them in a box, you know. good luck with the boxing up, and the wee one... he is really sweet to see. cami

Thimbleanna said...

Isn't it amazing how "stuff" just accumulates? Good luck on that! And what an adorable babe in Grandma's arms!