Our first Monday in Idaho, Brooke starts school!

When we were planning our first weeks in Idaho I had a hard time thinking about sending Brooke to school on the Monday after we arrived. I thought that would be a difficult transition for her and I worried about the logistics of sending her to school while in the hotel. I thought we could wait until Thursday since we’d be moving into our new house and maybe that would be better. I don’t know what I was thinking because it was definitely the best idea to put her right into school! She would’ve hated running a bunch of errands with us as we ran around Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls getting things done. She’s my one kid who hates errands with a passion. Payson doesn’t love running errands either but he’s not as vocal about it as Brooke is.

So Monday morning we headed over to Post Falls before school started and Allan walked Brooke in to meet her teacher and look around the school. I would’ve, I wanted to, but I knew Brooke would hate having her siblings there so I stayed in the car with the other four kids.  photo 278eresized_zpsycmx9p1o.jpg photo 280e2resized_zpscaalzuzx.jpg photo 282e2resized_zpsjxdvulnn.jpg

I did my makeup that morning for a change. photo 306eresized_zpsdrmdsmko.jpg photo 297eresized_zpsrhjsgudo.jpg

Next we drove just a few minutes over to our new house! Our real estate agent met us and unlocked the door for us so that I finally got to see the house we’d be buying!  photo 309eresized_zpsvzi6n5sn.jpg

Everett immediately went for the stairs and I made a mental note to buy a baby gate ASAP. ha  photo 317eresized_zps0it0ydsn.jpg

After looking at the house we drove back to the hotel so I could drop off Allan at his corolla. He went to work and I went to Fred Meyer. I wish I’d written down notes during that time because I can’t for the life of me remember what we needed but it was something important. Oh, I do remember! Ember had worn her boots without socks at one point during the road trip and her feet and boots got really stinky. I didn’t have a washer or dryer and was avoiding the laundromat so I bought her some new sandals to wear for the next week!  photo 332eresized_zpset9lyt2o.jpg photo 342eresized_zps5ehddpei.jpg photo 355eresized_zpsbncl958t.jpg

Cafe Rio is right next to Fred Meyer and it was lunchtime by then so I took the four younger kids there for lunch. It was so, so, so good!  photo 886eresized_zpsvrdnpogq.jpg photo 888eresized_zps6xqepezc.jpg photo 894eresized_zps6tjw9mod.jpg photo 905eresized_zpsy4xuirob.jpg

Then we went back to the hotel to hang out and get baths.  photo 915eresized_zpsqvmddcqc.jpg photo 928eresized_zpsmfbxbres.jpg photo 930e2resized_zpstrkrunqp.jpg

There were lots of baths in the hotel. I don’t usually like hotel baths because hotel bathrooms gross me out but this hotel and this bathroom were seriously sparkling clean! I didn’t mind giving my kids baths in there!  photo 367eresized_zps81agyujp.jpg

The last thing I photographed that day was Everett at Target. I bought him some baby food. After that we picked up Brooke from school and went back to the hotel and waited for Allan so we could get dinner together.
Oh and I should add a description to this picture. haha. He was super cranky (he always is, though) and screaming at the top of his lungs. I tried giving him toys and things to keep him entertained but he didn’t care about any of them. I handed him a ball and he cheered up and then I kept handing him more because it cracked him up. Anything to get this kid to stop screaming for five seconds!  photo 1040eresized_zpsg2g8notj.jpg

One thought on “Our first Monday in Idaho, Brooke starts school!

  • Your eyes seem to match your sweatshirt. They look so cool. šŸ™‚

    I'm glad that it worked out so well to put Brook straight into school!

    Love that last pic of Everett! How cute that was having so much fun with all those balls! I saw a toddler idea today that involves a blow up baby pool with ball pit type balls indoors! I am all over that! It is supposed to help contain them!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.