Matteo with Gloria - our lactation consultant extraordinaire! Gloria has been such a blessing in our lives since Matteo was born and I'm sad to be leaving her and the group of nursing mommies she leads at the hospital. I can't wait to come back in September to see her, the girls and all the babies!
On Friday, I went to the playgroup from church for the last time. We were meeting at a beach park...I was up for the adventure. Matteo cooperated super well and hung out in his stroller in the shaded pavilion. Sebastian had a great time splashing around. It was a lot of work and by the time we got home everyone was hungry, wet, sandy and tired. Brutal combination, but everyone got 3 hour naps that day - whoo hoo!
Getting ready to pack the van. Sebastian thought it was pretty cool to run around in the back! So much room. I really don't know what we'd do without it!
Tio Daniel entertaining Sebastian while we got things ready. I think he quickly figured out that the best toys were not toys at all. Hence, the basket on their heads...
...and Sebastian in the storage cube! They had a great morning playing.
All the suitcases, bins, baskets and paraphernalia ready to go into the van.
Bye, bye Volvo! See you in Rochester! First she has to travel south to Port St. Lucie where it'll go on a big car carrier and then who knows when it will get to Rochester. Again, another reason we decided it would be smarter to drive.
All packed up. Two large suitcases, 4 storage totes, 2 collapsible baskets, 1 carry on suitcase, bathtub, bouncer, playhouse, foam tiles for floor, double stroller, boom box, two coolers and countless other things. All of this probably seems crazy, but I'm sure it will be worth it since who knows how long the rest of our things will take. Whew!
Matteo with the moving truck. His first move of many.
Bye, bye Florida. My family came to say their last quick goodbye. The Giammarinaro's are all up in Michigan so we said our goodbye's with them before Father's Day. I'm happy to report that the tears were brief and not as bad as we expected. Sebastian was happy and waving bye bye and blowing kisses. See you in September for Labor Day. We will miss you! Again, please keep us in prayer as our family enjoys this special year-long experience!