Ok, so we probably were going to have a roof over our heads one way or another, but (thanks to Zach's pushing to make sure it all happened as quickly as possible) we've paid our deposit check, he and the owner have signed a rental agreement through the leasing agency, and we are SET to move in on June 10. Wheeee! Since I haven't seen the actual space myself yet (only pictures) I'm a bit frustrated at not being able to mentally lay out our stuff ahead of time, but that's a minor annoyance now. I'm excited to get an additional 1.5 bathrooms, and an extra bedroom... I'll miss the massive living area/play room we enjoy now, but hey, you can't have everything, can you? I'm also super excited about the neighborhood-- it's very walkable, beautiful homes, with shopping, restaurants, and great parks within just a few blocks. Zach's already found a bar nearby that lets you brew your own beer.
My mom (wonderful, amazing, oh so helpful woman that she is) has changed her flight ticket so she'll be arriving Wednesday morning instead of Saturday, so she can watch D while Zach and I oversee the packing/moving/unloading of our stuff, and then focus on unpacking and setting up as much as we can on Thursday and Friday before everyone else arrives and we leave for our week away in Tahoe on Saturday.
Donovan is SO excited about seeing Papa and Lala and his cousin Ryan. All last week he kept talking about wanting to get on an airplane and fly to Texas to see Papa and Lala. I've been telling him now that Lala will be here next week, I'm not sure if he gets that or what his understanding of "soon" or "next week" might be, but he definitely loves hearing of anytime they come to see him.
I'm trying to figure out how to prepare him for moving to a different home/city. He talks a LOT about how daddy is in Sacramento right now ("Daddy take mommy's car and drive to Sacramento!") and the other day we were pretending to drive a car and he wanted to go to Sacramento. I've mentioned a few times to him that we'll be moving soon and will live in a new house, and also tried to explain that after we move we'll be too far away to see Scarlet or our neighbor, Rich, whom he ADORES. He got real quiet after I said that the other day. Anyone have tips for how else to prepare a toddler for moving away?