We've known for a while that they would be coming soon so we have been busy preparing, but we didn't know the exact date until Thursday. That meant I was running around like a crazy person all day Friday trying to make sure that everything was separated.
We had three different categories: our air shipment, our sea shipment, and whatever we are taking in our suitcases. As you can imagine it can be difficult to decide what needs to go where. It can be even more difficult to keep everything in it's proper pile. Emerson kept finding her toys I had set aside and pulling them out! Poor baby just didn't understand why everything was put away (or piled up!)
Friday night we hit a bittersweet milestone: it was the ver last night for Emerson to sleep in her crib and in her nursery. It was sad taking down all of the decorations and knowing that it would never be her nursery again!
The movers showed up bright and early on Saturday morning and went right to work. There was a team of 6 or 7 but it still took them all day. Since all of the furniture belongs to the embassy they were only packing our belongings and E's nursery furniture. We're thankful that we still have a bed to sleep on!
Emerson enjoyed supervising from her chair- at least until they had to pack it up.
She was full of energy that day and didn't get a nap so we did a lot of outside play to keep her busy and out of the movers' way.
Once it was all said and done we had about 2,800 pounds packed up and ready to go. The house looks empty without all of our stuff and I think it's especially boring for Emerson. I don't know how we're going to keep busy for the rest of our time here with no car and no toys! I'm betting we'll be walking over to the park quite often!
One of the biggest adjustments has been not having all of Emerson's gear. We now have no high chair and no crib! I was worried about how it was going to go but E seems to be adjusting like a champ. I made her a makeshift booster with pillows and she's thrilled to be eating at the big table!