I have been living in Arizona for 25 days...and...I also have not worn pants in 25 days! Shorts and tanks every single day. I am loving the heat! 92 to 98 and sunny every.single.day.
We are settling in a bit. Our apartment is a little smaller then we are used to but its nice and we have everything we need. The pool at our apt building is amazing and we have been there almost every evening.
We are in the process of buying a house! We are on track to close in mid-Oct. We are so excited to have a playroom for Rory, a pool and Tim has an awesome media room! Can't wait to decorate and make it our own.
We joined a gym. As sad as I am to say goodbye to Lifetime, we are excited to join Mountainside Fitness. Its 2 miles from our house. Can't wait to run there, take a yoga class and run (probably walk) home!
Rory is back in swim class. With a pool in our new backyard we are doubling down on swim lessons. She is going twice a week for a few months to boost her skills!
Rory is loving school. She does still miss her friends and teachers and a few other things from Primrose but she has embraced Goddard School bravely and there is lots she loves about it. She loves that I make her lunch everyday! She has made a few new friends. And she loves the new songs and the more "big kid" room. In Pre-K she's learning handwriting and sounds and all the foundations of reading. I'm loving it too, you can tell Rory is being challenged and is engaged in the activities at school.
We are enjoying exploring Arizona. We took a drive through the mountains in Carefree, drove to Sedona for a day trip and have tried a few new restaurants. This weekend we'll probably check out the Phoenix Zoo.
We found out last week that baby on the way (due 2/2) is... drum roll please... a boy! Although Rory was really excited for a little sister, she has flipped and decided a boy was what she wanted all along! We are all very excited! Baby boy is kicking away all of sudden and everything is going great!
Here's a video of Rory finding out it's a boy....
I must say the best part about living here so far is the Food. Somehow it makes me feel SO at home. Rosati's, Portillos and NY Style Deli's are all places and foods I grew up with the first 24 years of my life. I didn't realize how much the symbolize home for me until now. Being able to drive down the street and get a bowl of matzoh ball soup really feels good.
Last but not least... Rory turned 4 last week! We had a low key but FUN birthday!
I think that's plenty of updates for now! Can't wait to have visitors this fall and winter - hint..hint... book your trip!
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