Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Well things are moving as smoothly as possible in regards to the house. As far as we know, we are set to close on the house this Thursday and the big move will be Saturday. Mom is coming down Wednesday to help us in the move. She will wrangle kids on Saturday so that the other adults can focus on packing and getting the house contents moved across the metro. Patty and Steve will be lending a hand on Saturday morning with trailer in tow. Hopefully with a combination of mini-vans, pick up trucks and trailers we can get the house moved (at least the majority) on Saturday so that all we will have left to do is clean.
We have notified the girls' mom about the move and suprisingly there was no argument or nastiness from her. She may be thinking but she hasn't verbalized it, which is nice because we don't need the added stress. I am sure that she will have a blow out once we request for our parenting time back (some time was eliminated due to her moving 40 minutes away from us). Our attorney says that if she doesn't cooperate without attorneys, he thinks it will be a "slam dunk" if we have to take it to Court. These are words I have never heard our attorney say, so I am optimistic that soon we will be working towards a better parenting time schedule with the girls.
Noah is growing as usual. He had a growth spurt and jumped from the 50% range in height and weight to the 70% range. He is 26 pounds and 36 inches long. He definitely grew this summer. He is quite a talker and will carry on a conversation with you in his rambling baby talk. He loves to say Hi, and Bye and loves to holler MUM MUM to see if he can get a reaction from me. He likes to stand by my legs when I cook and try to see if he can beg a piece of cheese or whatever I happen to be chopping up. He has an infectious giggle and people will stop us to tell us how cute he is....lol
Abigail and Kendra turned 5 this month. They also started a new preschool. Next year they start kindergarten.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
So we are back and it has been a long month. I went up to my parents house to pick up Noah and spend a week up there visiting. It was nice and relaxing and went way too fast. We went to the Emo Fair and got the requisite pictures on the carosel and the other kiddie rides. At first Noah hated it, screaming bloody murder. We actually had to stop the ride to get him off. But after 3 or 4 rounds on the carosel he was laughing and waving like all the others and rode the rides until we had to go home. We had so much fun and we got lots of great pictures.
After getting home from Canada, the next week mom came to visit us :-)
She got a weeks vacation and came down to visit and go to the State Fair. It was nice having her here and we were sad to see her go. Luckily Noah still has his papa here and he didnt take it too hard when nana wasnt here to pick him up. He knows she will be back soon. Just a few weeks.
On the home front:
We finally found a house, put in a purchase agreement/contract, the bank accepted, now we are just waiting to get the FHA inspector to come out and let us know what needs to be fixed in order to close on the house. We are looking to move Sept 25. We are now readying our house to be rented to another family. We are painting, finishing the bathroom and just sprucing it up a little. I must say, it is looking pretty nice.
The girls have recently started a new pre-school program at an elementary school by their mom's house. Things work a little differently there. School hot lunches are optional, not provided as part of tuition. Surprise Surprise...their mom wants to do hot lunches. We dont. So we basically told her that. If she wants the lunches, she can pay for them. I would much rather send them school lunches from home. Which is what we did this morning. Now there are dramatics about them getting milk at lunch. She is all worried about how they will get it. Kendra didnt even drink her milk yesterday. Why pay for something they wont drink. We have plenty of juice boxes and it wont kill them to have one at lunch time....yeesh!
*sigh* Alright, back to work now.