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.
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!
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!
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!