Wow time is flying! We’ve been on Long Island for almost 3 weeks now but feels like we’ve accomplished so much already. Justin had a great first week at Estee Lauder, Pierce started school, Justin bought a car (and I test drove one for me), we put an offer on a house, enjoyed a few beach days, spent a day in Manhattan, unpacked our air shipment from Malaysia, and (finally) got to spend time with my brother.
Here is Pierce on the first day of Pre-K at his new school. They had half-days last week to get the kids acclimated, but he will start full days this week 8:30-1:30. I’m going to miss my little guy…that’s a LONG day!
Our beach babe, loving the sand…
Pierce loved everything about New York City. The train, the skyscrapers, the park, the hot dogs. He asked if we could move there, and live inside the Statue of Liberty. He spent almost 6 hours in Central Park, most of it with our friends who were visiting from Penang (small world, indeed).
Addi loved playing in the park too. She will pull up on anything now, and loves to climb. God help us – she is already trying to climb out of her crib. I don’t need a second child to break a collar bone falling out of the crib! She is now standing on her own for a second or two before sitting again, and she can even go back and forth between the sofa and the coffee table. She’ll be 8 months next week. Pierce at her age was only just now getting on his hands and knees. Sheesh, she is keeping me busy. She also just cut her 3rd and 4th teeth – her top incisor teeth. Those really suck.
The kids were super happy to get our air shipment (full of toys) from Penang. However, as usual the boxes are always more fun than the actual toys :)
For some reason, seeing the license plates on Justin’s car makes it feel official. We are New Yorkers
My brother, who lives in Manhattan, was ironically in Texas when we first arrived so we finally were able to meet up this weekend and hang out at his beach house in Fire Island. Pierce loved riding the ferry out there, building sand castles with uncle Thomas, and digging for crabs.
After two straight weeks of hard core house hunting we think we found a winner! Our attorneys are talking and working through the details (its required in NY to have a real estate attorneys write and negotiate the contract) and we hope to close by October. Fingers crossed!! We decided to buy in Huntington which is where Pierce’s school is. It’s 50 minutes by train from Manhattan, 5 minutes to the beach, and a wonderful Long Island community. So ready to move out of this apartment, take all of our stuff out of storage, settle into a real home, and welcome our dog Queso back.
Excited for things to come…