The other big happening involves consolidating households. A couple of months ago my Mom lost her job as a result of an injury that didn't recover quickly enough. The very week she put her house on the market an offer was put in on it. If all continues to go well the house will close the first week of August and Mom will move in with us.
Therefore, we've been cleaning out even more (planning on yet another yard sale) and have moved the kids into one room. Today Gilead napped in the toddler bed for the first time, and tonight he'll spend his first night in it. Mercy has been in the twin for a couple of nights now and loves it. The twin has always been Mom's bed when she visits, but now, of course, she'll be bringing her bed with her. Last night Mercy declared that "this is my bed now. Nonni can get a new one."
Here's the kids new room. A bit tight, but certainly doable. And Mercy is ecstatic about having a roommate!
I found this adorable bedding set for Mercy at Goodwill. It has everything--even valances for the window! However, those won't go up until fall (when we don't need insulated curtains in their window anymore).
And my Mom got those butterfly wall stickers for Mercy at a yard sale for $0.25!
We'll see how much sleeping happens tonight. But one thing's for sure--they love the new setup for daytime play!
And, of course, we're still praying for work. Ryan has an interview at a local firm tomorrow. Lord willing, this will be the start of a new phase in life.