Week 2 in California was an eventful week with it's share of ups and downs. Monday was a crazy day, but we saw a rainbow in the morning. My mom needed to head back to Texas. We had to call a cab to take her to the airport since we were waiting for both the movers and my car to arrive. The movers had to unload onto a smaller truck in order to get into our apartment complex, so the unloading process took up most of the day. In the midst of all of that my car arrived safe and sound.
Our apartment went from almost empty, to filled with boxes, and then to mostly unpacked this week. We still have some unpacking and organizing to do, but things are mostly functional around here. We weeded out a lot of stuff in Texas, but there is more weeding out to do here. We have a large donation box ready to go. You do not realize how much stuff you have until you move!
This week I discovered that Alex is at an "in between age." I thought that joining the YMCA would be a good thing for Alex and I to do, but this one does not have as much for an almost-three-year-old who is not potty trained yet. The local Mother's Day Out and Preschool programs that I found at an affordable price are full of course. Alex is not at a good age to go with me on all of the boring errands that are part of settling into a new place. I am looking into some other childcare options to help while I look for a job.
Story time at the library and playgrounds continue to be a hit with Alex. He also built me three houses one morning.
We ended the week with a picnic lunch and a brief hike in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This was Alex (and Paddy's) first trip into the mountains (or "mounts" as Alex calls them).