Moving day. ‘The Boys’ come to help and Uncle DonDon and Uncle Steven help papa do all the heavy lifting while I wear you and pack up last minute things. Priya and Theo spend today at Lola & Lola’s house to make things easier and you and I make the drive to our new house on the Sunshine Coast alone. Big changes and I’d feel sentimental if I weren’t so busy today.
For over a year now we have called The Humble Ivy home. Our little old cottage in Toowong was where Florin grew in my belly and where we had planned for him to be born. This same footpath is where endless afternoons were spent, mamas walking with bellies large and kids playing until the sun went down. In three days we will move and so these last mornings go slowly – thinking about the memories made here and the changes to come. We picnic out the front eating pancakes on the path and talking about what we have enjoyed about our cottage on Ivy. We have loved this street, this community and even though this house was filled with things that drove us near mad and needed to be mended, our family grew here and I will be sad in many ways to move on. So today we picnic and laugh and fill our bellies and enjoy it while we can. I take a photo so Florin can know what it looked like, his very first home.
We went today to say goodbye to one of our favourite areas near our house. We will move in the next few days and won’t be able to enjoy the base of Mt Cootha where we have spent many a nice afternoon. When I was 29 weeks pregnant with you Florin I decided to take the older two for an adventure to make up for the endless days they’d spent stuck at home while I had been sick and so busy early in your pregnancy. With you already large in my belly we set of on our grand adventure up the mountain side. It was about midway I realised it had been a terrible mistake. Theo didn’t want to walk anymore, Priya got bitten on the bottom by an ant and we were half an hours walk from anywhere. Oh adventures. There always the most … memorable when they go wrong. Haha. This place is filled with so many memories for us and now another, our little family of five, out on our first picnic.