Unpacking

So we decided to start unpacking and moving some of our furniture today. We are really thankful that my cousin came over to help babysit Phoebie, otherwise I doubt we wouldn’t have gotten much done.

We are also thankful for our friend who came over to lend his muscles. Don’t think we could have moved the furniture by ourselves.

20130907-204123.jpg First thing we did was to move Phoebie’s wardrobe into her room.

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20130907-204223.jpg Phoebie “offered” to help clean up, so we let her do some work.

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20130907-204355.jpg After all her wardrobe and dressers were in her room, Phoebie decided to put them to good use and played hide and seek. I guess I know where to find her next time. Haha…

20130907-204523.jpg I’m certainly glad that she likes her bed. Let’s hope that also means she will like sleeping there when we move home.

While Phoebie was having a good time in her room with her 姨姨 (Chinese for Aunty from the maternal side of the family), and the guys were busy moving furniture, I was busy measuring and cutting the drawer liners for the cabinets in the kitchen.

20130907-204901.jpg I like this drawer liner from Ikea because it’s thicker and more durable than the paper ones.

20130907-204955.jpg First and easiest to line, the side tables in the kitchen.

20130907-205117.jpg Lining the kitchen cabinets also mean I can finally unpack my kitchen ware. I missed you, pots! Can’t wait to start cooking again. 🙂

20130907-205422.jpg Feels good to put all the plates and bowls into the cabinets. At least some boxes are unpacked. Haha…

20130907-205743.jpg Ben and our friend Edwin assembled our dining table.

20130907-210619.jpg All done! Now the place is looking more homely. 😀

20130907-210715.jpg Phoebie looks teeny tiny at the dining table. Haha…

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20130907-210811.jpg Phoebie also decided to put the wrapping paper of the dining table to good use. She told us she was flying an aeroplane.

20130907-211039.jpgWith the dining table up, I realized that I may have to change my plans to put a shelf at the wall behind Phoebie. I had insisted on getting the shelf because I was so sure I wanted a shelf there. Alas, I forgot how super big our dining table is, and if I want the table nearer to the wall, I can’t put the shelf there.

At this point, I can also hear Ben say, “I told you so, buy the shelf later.”

Alright, so I guess I shld have listened. Ladies, sometimes the husband is right. Some things can be bought later. By the way, they are only right sometimes. ;P

We probably didn’t even unpack 10% of the boxes, but at least we got started 🙂 And with the kitchen cabinets all lined with drawer liners, the next unpacking session will be more efficient. 🙂

Thanks Bi Hsin, for babysitting today 🙂 I probably wouldn’t have gotten much done if not for your help.

And thanks Edwin, for lending your muscles. 🙂 Please note though, that we will need your muscles again until we are totally unpacked. Haha…

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