Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Our adventures of the present

Our summer officially comes to a close next week…Liam will start his new school 2 days a week and we will be back to our “normal” schedule.  I am a bit relieved (as probably most moms who work from home in general are!), but sad to see the summer sun fleeting and the busy fall/holiday season approach!  We enrolled Liam in a new school this year, which is so close to us we can walk there, which is very cool.  It is at a local church, and I am excited about this new beginning for him to connect with kids he will most likely be together with for a long time in school and start developing those lasting friendships – and I’m equally excited to meet some new moms in the area too!  I feel now that we are settled in, I want to make the most of where we are right now, in this moment and enjoy what God has for us right now.

Which leads me to our recent decision for me to be 100% work from home.  I still worked at my old office on Tuesdays for the past 2.5 years, and yesterday was my last day.  It was bittersweet, but the long commute and not having a full day to commit because of our new school schedule lead us to trust God’s provision will come elsewhere (I am praying through my art business!).  I will still do my accounting work from home and hopefully be able to spend more time on my art business, as well as hopefully keeping the blog updated more frequently ;).  

In other good news, Liam is slowly being weaned off his thickener!  I haven’t posted in awhile on his swallowing progress, but the older he gets, the better he gets at being able to take the thinner liquids.  In fact, we are now having him drink mostly without the use of thickener, but through a coffee size straw for slower flow.  The only time I’ve been using thickener is when we are in the car traveling or at night when I leave him water bedside.  We are excited about this!  I’m hoping to slowly increase straw width (tricky to do, but Ikea sells straws that are narrower than standard straws…weird information to know, but hey, that’s our life!)  Hopefully someday we can start working on cup training without a straw…but I hesitate to move too quickly!  I see Capri Sun’s being the new drink of choice in our house for now, lol.

Liam is doing great – he has been so healthy and VERY active lately, and it’s great to see.  He is loving anything to do with numbers (BINGO is his new favorite game) and is starting to work on reading and basic math, like algebra and pre-calculus…Haha, just kidding (although mommy has taught him made him memorize some basic algebra and multiplication).  But he “gets” numbers like nothing I’ve ever seen in a 3 year old before, so I am praying that sticks!  Life will be so much easier if he gets math!  He is also really into sorting things (like Legos – which can be an unending task)…hmmm, he is very much like his mommy in those regards.

I can’t believe he will be 4 next month!  We are planning to have his birthday outside at his favorite “castle” park, since a lot of our house is currently a work in progress =)  It will be a lot of fun and he cannot stop asking how far away his birthday is…Am I 4 today yet??

More updates soon, I promise this time! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Where has the time gone??

Just wanted to pop in real quick to do a short update!  Liam had his 6 month cardiology appointment last Friday and it went really well!  Our last visit was PRE-cath back in February, so I was expecting the pressures to be down slightly, but instead there had been no change - which for us, is a GOOD thing! Probably another heart cath sometime in the future, as we had expected, but we have another 6 months to worry about that at least!

We are all moved in to our new home and it is wonderful...projects are coming along slowly, but surely!  Hence, my lack of posts lately as we have been super busy, but I have lots of updates that will be coming soon!  Thanks for taking time to keep up with us, we are SO very blessed!

{I just realized I put an exclamation point after every sentence!  Things are good around here!}