Thursday, July 12, 2018

Gosh it's been nearly 3 months.......

Where has the time gone too?  The older I get the faster time flies by I find.

When I last posted our son and daughter-in-law had just moved in with us while their house was being renovated.  On May 27th our daughter-in-law gave birth to their first child a little boy called Liam John.  Here he is on his 1 month "anniversary."  The red hair comes from my dad's side of the family and I think he resembles his mum.

We were so lucky to have them at our home for another three weeks after he was born.  It's a once in a lifetime thing to have your newborn grandson live with you.  They moved out after three weeks, as their home was "livable," at that point.

A month on the contractor is still at their house and still busy working.  It's a family joke now, that we think he'll still be there when Liam starts school! 

Our other big news is that we put the house on the market this week (Tuesday).  So far we have had one real estate agent look round for their client.  We have high hopes we will have some people looking over the house this weekend.  As we live in an "Active Adult Community," and we pay condo fees, our home will not appeal to everyone.  The real estate market has been slow so far this year, so we are not sure if we will find a buyer or not.  We don't HAVE to move, but we would LIKE to move.  If we have to stay here another year it's no problem.

There are many reasons we want to move; too many to go into here.  We have no idea where we are going, as we want to see if we get sell.  Dh, is thinking about retiring, but is still not 100% sure, so that also makes it difficult to figure out how much to spend and where we should live.  However, we have plans drawn up for either scenario; plus financially we have been planning for both options for a couple of years now.  It's always good to get your "ducks in a row," as they say when it comes to life decisions that involve money!

Summer is upon us here, so I have been hibernating, as the hot flashes along with the heat are not my friends.  Been busy knitting and sewing.  Just sent off a birthday box to a little girl in Nunavut; will tell you more about that in another post.

The two "N's" both finished junior kindergarten at the end of June and both got excellent report cards.  They move up to senior kindergarten in September and Sammy will also start junior kindergarten in September.  It just seems like yesterday that Sammy was born???

Jeina and Paige both turned 2 in May and June respectively.  Both had birthday parties with numerous other little ones attending.  Both had bouncy castles in their back yards and lots of screaming and shouting!  Came home with a present from Paige's birthday party; both dh and I ended up with nasty summer colds.  Not sure which one of the little darlings was sick😕 I swear toddlers are walking germ factories!

Looking forward to hearing what you have been up too?


William Kendall said...

Liam's a cutie!

Winifred said...

Oh my that is a lot of action. That must have been lovely having Liam with you those first three weeks.

Like you I am not a fan of heat & I have been hibernating too as it's been so hot here. Got a lot of knitting done for the charities we knit for. Finished my gansey which I still have not posted about & now knitting a hat. I must be daft in the head!

Yes the little ones certainly have plenty of germs & are very generous sharing them. By the time they get to school they have had just about every disease known to the medical profession.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love retirement!
What a time you've had.
Good luck selling. This, we've promised ourselves, is our last house.

Anne in the kitchen said...

What a beautiful baby!

Patricia O. said...

Nice to see you are back. It has been so hot hasn't it, not much walking done I am afraid. Liam is a cutie. My Mum is now in a nursing home, settled much better than we had expected. She will be 101 years old next month. Youngest GD received a scholarship to go to Trenton Air Force Base for 6 weeks, she will come home with a pilot licence to fly a glider. GD 20 years just finished her 2nd year at U of Ottawa, and working for the Summer with Health Canada. All four other Grand children are working and living their life don't get to see much of them, but that's OK. Four Great Grand children are growing like weeds. Thankful, for good health for everyone in the family, and look forward to seeing them all at reunion/B-day party in August. My partner has had a cataract removed on his left eye, in a couple of weeks the right one will be removed, so he is home from his job, which is a professional driver, so cant work until he is 100% Better shut up, this is like a book. Keep cool, nice to hear from you again. Patricia

Karen said...

Look at that red hair!!!!!! My new great grandson is going bald too. He has this little ridge of hair like a mohawk.

mamasmercantile said...

Hope you manage to sell your home and realise your dream.

T'Pol said...

Now we know where you were! What a cute, precious baby! Love the red hair. Good luck with the sale of your home.