We arrived in Crystal City Saturday afternoon, much to the delight of all involved. Minus a few stop-and-go traffic moments, the drive wasn't so bad. We managed to get the pets down in one piece, and thanks to the wonders of modern technology, E was treated to a few episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba on the iPad, so his protests at being confined to the car seat were kept to a minimum.
So far life here in Arlington is great. I still can't get over the space (there are SEVEN! closets here, including a walk-in in the master bedroom that S so graciously gave to me), plus the living/dining area has plenty of room for E to run around. And there's carpet. I'm normally not a fan of carpet, especially when there are fur babies involved, but to see E fall repeatedly (the boy is clumsy, what can I say?) and not whine or cry because there was a nice cushy carpet to break his fall instead of a cold, hard wood or tile floor, made my little mommy heart smile. And because our son also likes to mimic the dog from time to time, they have both taken to rolling around on their backs while laughing/barking with glee. I have such pride in those two.
We scoped out the neighborhood today and located a grocery store, the obligatory Target, a pet store, Barnes & Noble and movie theater. Those are the must-haves in our book, so we're all set. Next on the agenda, map out a running route. S and I have to wait for the jogging stroller to arrive in our UAB before we can go on runs together, but we will probably venture out on our own to see who can find the best trail first. Or to see who gets lost and who doesn't. Ah, the fun games we play!
*Anyway, since I know some of you are dying to know what our new home looks like, here are some pics. Enjoy!
|Very dated, but very spacious kitchen|
|The other side. Note the dishwasher!!|
|Massive living room|
|Master Bedroom. Yes, our cat is spoiled.|
|And just for fun, a pic of E walking in his Daddy's shoes.|
*We have a two-bedroom apartment, but since these photos were taken at night, a certain someone's room was not captured for fear of waking him. But his room is very nicely set up with a twin bed, and a crib tucked against the wall. And his very own closet. As my friend Jill said earlier today, "now E can upgrade from the plastic container under his crib." Thanks Jill :-p