Monday, March 24, 2014

Moving week in Phoenix

It was Spring break for the boys last week so we decided it was a good time to head out to Phoenix. We had recently purchased a new place in Gilbert during our last visit there and fell in love with a house by a golf course. But before moving in, there's always the moving out part - which meant disassembling a few of these IKEA furniture!
The day-bed:
Charlie's crib - The boys helped out, of course:
And of course, coincidentally Bobby had to go back to Tulsa in the middle of the week for work so it was just me and the boys with some of the move.  Thank goodness for the minivan!
Ahhh... moving can be SO tiring!
But at least now, Graham finally has his own room and his brand new bed!  But of course, more IKEA furniture means more fixin':
Almost done...
Tada!  And what's best is Graham was able to sleep in his own bed in this new home from Day 1 onwards.
Happy Graham :-)
Charlie, on the other hand, now has to share his room with the guest bed. Thankfully he was able to sleep as well from Day 1 onwards as well despite the mess!
The closet door actually does close now after some cleaning and organizing.
The boys are definitely loving the new place, especially their new play area!
And it served as a good temporary eating area for the boys too.  I love it when they share:
As you can see, there is no space right now in this kitchen despite this nice big kitchen island!
Charlie almost always wants to be close to Mommy so most of the time he ends up having snacks in the kitchen on the stool:
Or... he'll do the "chinese" thing and just squat :-)
Moving day came and went and it didn't take long for the boys to mess up the living room again.  Here's where the couch cushions normally end up at the old/Chandler house:
And now, after - in the new Gilbert house.  The boys loved piling up the cushions and climbing up to those shutters!
And this is why we bought this house - there are these huge doors that open up to the outdoor area.
Love the fresh air that comes in (despite all the sneezing and nose-blowing we had to do)!
And here are the boys' play area in the back/side of the house - all to themselves!
And yes, can't escape the cacti out here in the desert but at least it's accompanied by the nice mountain view:
By the way, now that we are by the golf course, I could not resist but to buy this sign :-)
Speaking of husband... his first priority was to get the TV working:
Mommy's priority on the other hand was to get the dryer working. 3-prong vs. 4-prong plug... thankfully it was a quick and easy fix!
I'm glad at least one of the boys (i.e. Graham) was able to keep himself occupied:
And Charlie is now tall enough to reach the knob so he didn't have much of a problem opening up the pantry door. Looks like raiding for food will be just as easy at this house!
By the way, good news!  Our old place in Chandler is currently under contract!  Hope all will go well. Wish us luck!
And oh, almost forget... here's a video of the boys dancing at one of our favorite ice-cream stops in downtown Chandler. It's a much longer drive now to this location so hopefully it won't be our last time there!
video
Too funny! :-)

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