Saturday, July 28, 2012

7.28.12 - We're moved!

We actually moved 2 weeks ago...I know, I know, a little late.  But, the pile of boxes was overwhelming until a few days ago and I think I am just now getting my bearings straight again.  But, that being said, I absolutely LOVE our new space...really.  I thought going into 1/2 the size place we had before would be trying at best, but I am actually finding out I really like not having so much.  And I feel like we have lots of friendly neighbors! LOL

Our old last picture!

Our awesome moving crew (aka BEST FRIENDS EVER!!) We were so thankful our friends offered to help us!

Liam is adjusting pretty well.  He had some regression with potty training the first week we were here, but he is back to normal again.  Bedtime has been rough, but I think that's due mostly to him almost being three, Ha!  He is TESTING us at every turn...and cries basically every night at bedtime over losing said test...poor little guy, I can say he is not a quick study on discipline.  During the day he is pretty well behaved, so night time really kind of comes as a surprise...he just starts acting very defiantly.  

Silliness while packing

This is his "what?" face


Jumping high!  I never knew this camera trick....was fun to play with!

On another Liam note, we have a free swimming lesson scheduled next Thursday.  I am really excited, although it will be a chunk out of our budget, but I do think it will be well worth the money.  Given his sensitivity to aspiration with his vocal chord, it is really important he learn to swim and learn how to go under water safely.  This has concerned me a few times because I don't think he understands he has to hold his breath and I'm not quite sure how you teach a child that?  Anyways, he is also developing an aversion to the water (and getting face and head wet) and I don't want that to get worse.  We are planning on doing lessons for at least the semester, probably the whole year so it's consistent.  I'm excited and I hope he begins to find the water fun...and I am hoping for peace about him being around the water and not having to worry so much!

The camera trick is getting on the floor and shooting up for the shot....makes it look like you are jumping REALLY high!

too funny!

My attempt....I don't think I was even 3 inches off the floor, but it looks like I'm on a trampoline!  Crazy how its a visual trick with the camera!

We also decided to enroll Liam in a one day a week Mother's Day Out program at my parents church.  I am also excited about this for him because I think he's going to have a lot of fun.  He LOVES his church nursery class, so I think a 1 day a week thing will be good for him.

That's about it for now!  We are about to take Liam to his first movie...Madagascar 3!  I'm excited and hope he sits through it well!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

7.8.12 - Updates and the big move!

Just wanted to check in LOL!  We've been busy to say the least!  Our fourth of July was great - Liam watched his first official fireworks and LOVED it!  We spent the day with our nieces and had a great time. 

Liam is doing great too.  He seems to be growing like a weed (i.e. tall and skinny!) and finding his own groove as an almost 3 year old.  It's weird to even say he's almost 3!  His next cardio appointment isn't until next month, but he seems to be, on the outside at least, doing really well.  I can't feel too much of a thrill in his chest and his energy is not lacking! So I am hopeful we may get to go a full year without an intervention! 

We move THIS Saturday!  Crazy how it snuck up on us...I think I've been in denial this whole time that we actually sold our house.  But, I am looking forward to our new adventure ahead!  After much prayer, we decided to go ahead and rent an apartment for a year, pay off all our debt and get our finances under control.  We were planning on being in an apartment ministry, but that didn't work out as planned.  However, we think this is still the best way to go and we feel this is where God wants us right now.  So, packing is under way!

Also, for a continued prayer request, Liam's little buddy Corbin I posted about a few weeks ago, was diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing chemo for the next 18 weeks.  They also had to remove his entire kidney.  We have been blessed to walk beside his family through this journey and had the opportunity share Liam's experience as a critically ill child.  Please keep this sweet family in your prayers!

If you don't hear from me for awhile, it's because we are busy setting up house again!  Hope everyone is having an amazing summer!!