We’re mostly unpacked in our new house, which mostly means that we have to look through every drawer and closet to find anything. We’ve got a lot more space here than in our last place, which is great for Explorer Baby. The first thing we did was set up her room, and thanks to the marvels of a well-fitted baby gate, she can play in there relatively unsupervised (at least until her attention span runs out).
Outside our front door are several rose bushes that we’re not responsible for maintaining, which is an ideal situation for me. I’m looking forward to getting some plants and exploring the potential of this much warmer growing zone, but I don’t think I’d ever achieve the level of success that these have reached.
There are some quirky elements that we’re still getting used to in this house. At this point, I’m just curious to see how long we can last without a microwave (the answer is probably closely related to how many times I forget to take meat out of the freezer early enough). We’ve got an abundance of cabinets, though: so many places for Maddy to hide our stuff!
The kitchen was clearly built in an era before tall appliances – our coffee maker doesn’t fit under the cabinets, and the idea of fitting the Kitchenaid mixer is laughable.
The utility sink is, for me, a hallmark an “adult house,” and it might be sad how much I’m looking forward to hand-washing delicates in it. The little space underneath is – you guessed it – another place for Maddy to hide stuff (picking up on the theme yet?).
Our bed wasn’t worth moving across the country, but the result is that we’re temporarily camping out on our mattress on the floor. On the bright side, though, it doesn’t creak, and I’m never worried about Maddy rolling off.
We have two spacious bathrooms…
…with a large window right outside the shower.
Nice lighting, poor privacy. The view from the shower:
Next up on the shopping list will be better curtains.
There are fans in every room, which is delightful for the babe of the house. She’s started checking every time we go into a room; I’m pretty sure the word “fan” will be in her vocabulary any day.
Speaking of Maddy, here she is in her favorite habitat: leaning on the coffee table. Sitting is passe these days, and the coffee table is currently the last place anyone should set their coffee cup.