we are so excited to have a new day care that is so close to our house (1.4 miles!). plus, becky comes highly recommended and seems like she'll be a great fit for bennett. she plans lots of fun activities (spanish teacher, music teacher, story time at the library, swimming lessons, etc.) that ben will love. plus, in-home day care is quite a bit cheaper, so we'll be saving some money ($50+ per week!). despite all the positives, i must admit i'm very sad to say goodbye to new creations. they've been amazing and we are truly grateful for the love and care they've shown bennett over the last 10 months or so. if anyone is looking for day care in the blaine/andover area, we HIGHLY recommend them.
as for the new house, we have been working away since the closing on monday. i think bennett and i have been to home depot about a dozen times in less than a week. i won't be surprised when they greet me by name soon.
the house is starting to take shape more and more each day day and it's feeling more and more like it's our house. joe's brother jake powered through on painting the walls on tuesday and wednesday and got almost all of the rooms painted- he's crazy fast (and does a great job!). i stripped the lovely hot air balloon wallpaper out of the downstairs bathroom on friday, thanks to a little help from a good friend! those walls need to be washed to get rid of any glue residue, patched in a few places, and then they'll be ready to paint.
|paintbrushes are fun|
i feel so bad for him because i have to believe he's in quite a bit of pain based on his mood, and i feel guilty because my patience is wearing thin. it's not his fault he's so whiny and fussy, but it's hard to stay patient when it seems like nothing helps. i'm hoping this passes soon and that he starts feeling better and getting back to himself. thank goodness he's sleeping through the night and taking good naps still- otherwise, i think i'd go crazy. if nothing else, i'm thankful for more frequent snuggles from my sweet boy.
|snuggles make everything better|