But Wednesday night showed up and we put the kids in bed and there was MUCH sleep. Still a little foggy brained (for me this is like a cross between car-sick and light-headed) but on the whole, Thursday was a much better day. And after Wednesday, I needed it!
I still can't figure out what to put on the table (and I have many mouths to feed!) but a few more trips for groceries (in this country there is no one-stop-shop, it takes many trips to many locations to fill the pantry) and I'll be in business. We did have two families over for pizza last night (lots of help in the kitchen and a simple menu) - it felt "normal" to be making pizzas for a crowd.
3 families adds up quick - 12 kids between us :)
mostly joy with a smidge of chaos thrown in for good measure!
Matt started cranking up at work yesterday but was home early and I still feel like I "need him" around as we are getting settled and transition stress is not-yet-history. Thankful that today (Friday) is another light day for him. And that he is currently waking children who slept hard all night long and that my house helper is on her way and my girls are headed for a sleepover with friends (some of their dear dear buddies who leave on Monday - sigh).
A little banking/money exchange as the kids switch their cash to the local currency :)
I'll sign off with two pics from the "road".... pure silliness in the Newark airport
then pretending they were airplanes (with the NYC skyline in the distance)
By our next stop we had no energy for silliness... picture exhausted children sprawled on the floor of the airport while we sweated our way through incredibly long lines at EVERY stop (immigration, elevators, re-check, etc). It was, well.... it was not anyone's finest moment.
Off to tend to the flock...