Adventures In Moving Family Back Home

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    Heading back to my daughter's this morning to help do some more unpacking and organizing. She will come pick me up in a little while. For some reason this move back to Louisiana has had more than it's share of twists and turns along the way. But we are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

    Yesterday my husband was able to go with our Son-in-Law and take all their empty moving boxes to the store my husband works at and use the compacter over there to flatten those boxes and bale them up to be recycled. This was a big help and the store will make a little money off recycling them. So everyone is happy. :)

    This week we should be able to finish "moving" and this coming weekend we are having a barbecue and multi-person Birthday party at my daughter's new home. We will be celebrating their move back here,their new home, and the Birthdays of my husband, one of my daughter's, a belated birthday for our 3 year old granddaughter, and the 1st Birthday of our grandson. I'm really looking forward to having a Family get together and hopefully being able to get some good pictures taken too. :)

    It's wonderful having us all back in the same City once again and I am thankful we have been blessed in this.
     
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    Our grandson is loving his new home and since turning 1 and mastering walking the only time he stays still is when he lets you rock him to sleep for nap time.

    His newest thing is climbing. He loves climbing and of course we never know what he is going to try and climb on so he is racking up his share of bumps and bruises lately. He loves to climb up on his sister's trundle bed but does not know how to climb back down...so he will just throw himself off her bed if we are not there to catch him. Of course we keep the door to her bedroom closed now. But that only helps a little because each day he is discovering something new that he can climb on. :) He also likes to open up cabinets and climb into them. His mom did this too and I always left one cabinet empty that was her climbing in and out of cabinet in the kitchen.
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    Our little boy is smart and it doesn't take him long to figure out things and we are working on getting him some safe climbing things to put in his toy room. I put his crib mattress on the floor in the corner of his toy room and then place the rubber matting along the wall behind and on the sides of the mattress. The rubber matting also covers most of the floor at this time. The minute he goes in the toy room he heads to that mattress, climbs up on it...jumps up and down a little and then sits down and plays with a few of the toys I placed there for him.

    Jumping up and down on the big beds is also something he loves...just like his sister. So this weekend his dad will be getting the small trampoline with safety netting and a round safety bar to hold on to while jumping and will put that together in his toy room. He will be able to climb in and out of that and jump to his heart's content. :)

    At 66 it is not so easy to keep up with him....but I wouldn't miss these days for anything! :)
     
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    He's so cute! I love them at that age but I'm kind of glad I don't have any that young to watch anymore...it's too hard if you're doing it 24/7....plus scary because they're into everything and getting bumps and bruises and I don't want that happening on my watch so I can't relax for even a minute. :)

    I do wish I had a baby to hold though...seeing pics of my niece's little girl who is 7 weeks old make me jealous of my sister who's first grandchild that is. :)

    But, I can barely move my left arm now so it's better that there are no babies in my life at the moment.
     
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    I could never watch him 24/7 either anymore but I do love having a few hours with him and his sister just about when ever I want now that they are basically just down the street from me. :)

    I hope you will get to hold your niece's baby Chrissy. When does that physical theraphy start to help your arm?
     
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    I had my evaluation on Tuesday and now I'm just waiting for insurance to say they'll pay for it.

    She measured my arm movements with angles and it wasn't good ...she said she's sure insurance will cover it...hope so!
     
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    It sounds like something that Medicare would pay for, @Chrissy Cross . I sure hope that it helps when they send you to physical therapy, and I think that this will improve movement for you. I know that it really helped my knee. Once they gave me the cortisone shot, and i could actually bend the knee a little, I started doing the knee exercises, and when the cortisone eventually wore off, my knee was doing much better. It is just that when you are in so much pain, then you can’t move the arm/leg to give it the therapy that it needs.
    @Babs Hunt , it sure looks like your daughter is enjoying her new home, and it is a real blessing that you can now visit and not have to travel so far to see them, or spend so many hours watching grandchildren.
     
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    All these referrals and then checking insurance coverage takes so darn long. Then when all is approved you go to book an appt and then the only time they have available is in two weeks!!

    I'm getting my mammogram that I made an appt for in early August on Nov. 8th!!
     
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    They are really happy withe their new home Yvonne. And yes it is a blessing that I can now just get in my car and drive straight to her home in about 5 minutes. It is also wonderful that I can see all of them just about anytime I want to but still sleep in my own bed at night. :)
     
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    That would be heaven for me but it will never happen. :(
     
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    Well it could if you move in with your daughter. Or decide to go live real close to your son. :)
     
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    Moving in with my daughter now is kind of late in the Grandma game...oldest is in college and the next one starts HS next year...not even close to being babies anymore.

    And moving near my son would be difficult...he's so far away...and my daughter would have a fit. :)
     
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    ooooh @Babs Hunt how cute is you're grandson.... he is the last word in cute!! I can't believe your gorgeous baby grand-daughter is 3 years old already... I still remember so well that stunning photo of her in the mirror.. I think it was simply the prettiest photo of a baby I'd ever seen..
     
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    Our granddaughter who is 3 now is also changing really fast since her family has moved into their new home. She now goes to "big girl" school 2 mornings a week. 21397744_10154649526226207_948814147_n.jpg
    This has been a work in progress for her as she wanted to go but once she got there would not participate in what was going on. She is like her Granny Babs who likes to process things beore she decides whether she likes something and wants to be a part of it. Each week she has participated more and more and now has made a best friend too. :)
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    She also takes a Ballet class once a week. And had to process her way into that too. But now she is asking her Mom to put her hair in the ballet bun. :)
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    She loves her new home and told her Mom she wants to live there forever...here she is making herself right at home in her new home. :)
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    Since turning 3 she has taken some major growth leaps. Now she plays Beauty Shop with her Mom and they fix each other's hair. She puts her own bows in her hair for school, etc. now too. She is really "helping" her Mom around the house now by putting her things away when she is finished playing with them, etc. and dressing herself (with a little help), even being more caring towards her baby brother and helping with him sometimes too. :)
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    She loves living in the same City with her Grandparents, Uncles and Aunts, Cousins, etc. and was thrilled that her youngest girl cousin got to spend a weekend with her. :)

    It's so good to have all my daughters and their families HOME again. :)
     
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    But your son's kids are younger, aren't they. And you haven't had a chance to really spend a lot of time with them so if your heart had a desire to go be with them there's really nothing to stop you from doing this...if you wanted to.
     
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    oooooh my goodness Look at those eyes... she is such a cutie pie...and such a big girl now..:D
     
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    They don't have the room for me in their house so I'd have to find a place to live, move my stuff to Illinois etc...my car etc...even the smaller move near my daughter is overwhelming.

    If I won lotto, I'd but a house next to my daughter and one next to my son.
     
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    I definitely agree that making that kind of change would take a lot of decision making, etc. And before making a permanent decision like that I would rent a place over there and try it out for up to a year. Because it might not work out and then you would be stuck over there if you had sold your house, etc.
     
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