Busy? Understatement

Sorry for being MIA from the blogging world the last week (really, the last few weeks… or is it months?)  But a lot has been going on around here. 

First of all, we hopefully will be moving in March.  We have been looking at houses for a few months now, wanting a single family home (we are in a semi), and perhaps something in the country with a little property.  Last week we found something, not rural, but a single home within our price range, that is only 2 years old.  And it is so cute! So we have an offer in, and it has been accepted… but we have to sell our place first! We listed it last night, and already have had interest (should be seeing an offer tonight!).  We have been decluttering, boxing things up and staging in general (thank goodness for all those TLC shows).  I’m really going to miss this place, but I think it is time to move on.  We said we would live here 5 years, and we are in our 6th.  The new place has a lot of potential, and there are some really nice people in the new neighbourhood.  I’m really going to miss our current neighbours though (luckily I work with a couple of them!).

Secondly, the night we were finalizing our offer on the new house, I got an email that stated we could start working on our homestudy! Seriously – an hour before we were signing our offer, and getting our house listed…  While we are super excited to start the process to Alex’s brother or sister… it was a big shock.  We were expecting this summer to start, but since the Ministry of Child and Youth Services is taking about 17 weeks to process applications (it was only 8 weeks when we adopted Alex), we were advised to start earlier.  So, now we are talking to our adoption practitioner about a possible start date.  I’m hoping to start in March.  I think February is going to be too busy with packing etc., and we want her to evaluate us in our new home (fingers crossed!).

Little man Alex has also been keeping us on our toes.  He is faster than the speed of light it seems, and lots and lots of fun.  His newest obsession (besides trucks) is hockey.  Which is perfect for Matt…. and the fact that Hockey Day in Canada is being hosted in Stratford this weekend!  Should be fun.  He is also now taking swimming lessons on Sunday morning.  Pics coming this weekend.  We’ve been battling some very dry skin on Alex’s throat – and since he likes to scratch, we are not winning the fight.  Actually hydrocortizone cream has been helping quite a bit. 

So there you have it.  Where were are right now.  So much for Wordless Wednesday.  Another post coming later too!!  I guess I’m making up for lost time.


15 responses

  1. Whew!!! I need another cup of coffee after reading all of this… wow.

    And that photo is adorable! Perfect summation for that post.

    (I think S has that outfit in blue… but it’s SO BIG on him right now… )

  2. Adorable picture of Alex! Daniel is loving hockey right now too, much to Andy’s delight. Of course they watch Sports Centre every morning. Andy’s also taken Daniel skating recently with little bob skates. He didn’t really skate much on his own, but he liked it when Andy skated around with him. If you don’t have it yet, you should get Alex the hard book, “Hockey Numbers” and the hockey alphabet book (by the “M is for Maple” people). “Hockey Numbers” is D’s fave.

    • We do have numbers! Will have to check out the others. I’m hoping to get Alex down to the outdoor rinks this weekend for HDIC – should be fun!

  3. What exciting news! That’s wonderful that you found a new house and hopefully yours will sell soon. I can’t believe you have already gotten a call back to start your home study. I wonder how far back we are on the list from you . . .

    btw – when Xander had really bad eczema in the summer we used Triple Cream. Works great. We found it in the States, but you can get it online if you can’t find it in Stratford.

  4. Wow, you guys are busy. Love the picture of your pooped out little guy.
    We are thinking about trying to move before we get our referral. That would surely keep my mind occupied while we wait!

  5. Whew! That’s a lot going on. I can’t even begin to imagine moving with a little guy around. Good luck with everything and I look forward to following your journey to baby #2! 🙂

  6. The pic of Alex is great! Definitely sums up your post! We are so excited for the three of you as you begin your journey to your newest addition. Best of luck with selling your home and your move!

  7. How exciting!! It really sounds like everything is happening as it should, and that must be a great feeling. Though you have lots going on you sound really good and calm about it all.
    That pic is just perfect for this post.

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