Saturday, April 6, 2013

Home Sweet Home

It's here!!!
We have officially moved in to our house and have spent most of the week making it look like home.  I still find myself referring to Maryland as my home, I think it will always be home to me, but Hawaii is slowly becoming more and more like our new home.  It is kind of scary to think about, sometimes I still find myself wondering am I really living here?  I am trying to make the most of what is around us and not take the scenery for granted since I get to see it everyday!

We moved in on Monday and first thing Calie did was run upstairs.  We were calling her and calling her and she would not come down.  She eventually came running down the steps, we thought nothing of it.  Well, little did we know, she was christening the house with her smelly poop!  What a stinker, she is lucky that we really love her!

Living room and dining room (it looks much better now!)
This week has been exhausting, moving and unpacking is a lot of work.  The downstairs is pretty well together, while the upstairs is still a bit of a mess.  I will slowly post pictures as we get the place looking like home!  I can honestly say that I am shopped out.  Yes, that's right, I have had enough shopping for a while.  Please mark this day in history, April 6, I, Erin White am shopped out.  This does not happen very often, but we have done a lot of shopping the past few days.  I am ready to kick back and enjoy the house now!  Ahhhh I wish it was just that easy!

We had an eventful appointment at the doctor this week with Micah.  Apparently Micah is too skinny and needs to gain some weight.  The doctor said to me, "Don't you see his ribs?  Only african babies are that skinny!"  Yes, I am dead serious, she said those exact words to me.  It took everything I had to hold back the tears.  She was rude and not my style of pediatrician by any means.  Needless to say, the first thing we did when we walked out of there was change Micah's pediatrician.  Here's hoping our next experience is a little better!  Thanks mom for the pep talk and reassuring me that I am not a terrible mom, even thousands of miles away, she still cheers me up!

Chef Sammy
And so the week is coming to a close.  Baby is sleeping, tasty kabobs on the grill, relaxing with my husband on the front porch enjoying the breeze, I would say all is pretty well here in Hawaii.

Lesson Learned this week:  You need to strategically plan when you do your shopping at the commissary here on base.  Today I thought I would sneak in there at 5 (they close at 6) and pick a few things up for dinner.  Oh no, the line was wrapped around all the way to the back of the store!  I snuck in the 15 items or less self-checkout line with 19 items!  I am a rebel, I know!  In the back of my mind, I was freaking out, thinking that once I got to 15 items the machine would shut down or something crazy like that.  I am my mother's daughter, I am so not a rule breaker : )
This would be our master bedroom, who would have thought?

A few bumps and bruises along the way!  We started boiling water with this pot without knowing it had gotten cracked during the move.  This was the end result of the pot, along with water ALL over the stove.  We needed a good laugh!

I think this is my new favorite spot in the house, so relaxing!  Even with a construction fence outside, it is still a cozy place to sit!

Micah watching mommy and daddy unpack!  

My healthy, not too skinny little boy after his first swimming lesson : )

I can't believe this scenery is all around us, I feel so blessed!  If you look off in the distance, our house is located at the bottom of that hill or mountain, whatever you want to call it!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin, Sammy, & beautiful Micah!!
    First of all, I love your blogs and look forward to every one of them!! I will see Hawaii through your eyes! Secondly, you are a wonderful Mom and one inappropriate Pediatrician should not be indicative of your parenting!! No matter what the profession, you will always find rude people! If Micah needs to gain a little weight, there are much better ways for a Pediatrician to tell you that and offer suggestions of what you can do! You were smart in checking that doctor off your list for the future and I hope that the next one has more finesse!!
    Til next blog, love to you all!! ENJOY!! Love ya! Kathy