Since your last update, things have changed. A lot.
Liam gained a dozen teeth. He learned to crawl, then walk, then run. He said Mama and Papa, then added on another 20-or-so words, which vary in volume from happy sigh to ear-piercing screech. He played with rattles, balls, and now cars and trucks which he pushes around with gusto, sometimes including “vroom”-like humming. He went from loving books, to hating sitting still for books, to saying book (or rather ‘buh’) and insisting they go to bed with him. More recently he enjoyed his first glass of juice and his first romp in the snow with his secondhand snow boots, which he can slip on himself and which he particularly appreciates over his jammies.
I changed jobs (well, schools), finished my masters degree with bells on, and convinced myself to finally take on the challenge of the French drivers licence (although I haven’t started this challenge as of yet). I also visited seventy-some houses for sale, many which were just awful.
We made a bid on one, which we were outbid on but unwilling to pay more. We were told one was ours, only to have a call an hour later saying he was selling it directly to someone else (to avoid agency fees). Finally — third time’s a charm — we found it. We moved in. We’re up to our eyeballs in DIY that isn’t being D’d very quickly. Christmas vacation is supposed to bring a finished bedroom for the little guy. Fingers crossed.
I hope to revive the site and get away from giving all my life’s updates in the limits of 140 characters. Because some things just merit more than that.