We have been in Encinitas in our new home for just over 8 weeks and really feel at home. We unpacked a lot faster than I imagined, and within 6 weeks had our new furniture delivered, interior paint repainted, carpets cleaned, windows professionally washed, exterior power washed, and lots of friends over for football and play dates. The house was move in ready so we didn't need to change anything but have some ideas for the future.
I love how open the house is and although it's a little larger in square footage, the extra bedrooms take up some of the larger living spaces we had before...which is why we needed new furniture downstairs. We went from 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths to 5 bedrooms, 4 baths plus a bonus room which could be used as a bedroom or in law suite as it has its own entrance from outside. For now we use it as a bonus room/family room upstairs.
Our favorite feature has been the backyard. We have more room to play and now a place to swim and relax at the end of the day in the hot tub. Once the baby is out of my tummy, I can put more than my feet in. Ha!
We are loving this new area (for us) in North County because we are so close to the beach, shopping, hiking trails, and more. We are really close to Cardiff and have started a weekly tradition of taking Sunday morning walks at the beach...and the best donuts at VGs after.
Jackson loves kindergarten and I love volunteering weekly for classroom centers as well as monthly for an art lesson in his classroom. I'm also co-room mom so this has been a busy time of year planning classroom parties. He has yoga twice a week and teaches his yoga moves with Riley. They also have Friday rotations with science and music. Science is his favorite subject. Kindergarten is full day so by the end of the week he is exhausted...lucky for us, Fridays are short days so we start our weekends early!
He has me drop him off in the mornings at the circle like a big kid. This will come in handy when Baby Brother arrives!
Looking forward to making lots of memories in our new home!