Archive for September, 2007


Wow, it’s been a month.

I had computer problems which prevented me from posting for a couple of weeks, and we’ve been sorting and packing and getting ready to move house, and unpacking and organizing and sewing things to help get Ben’s co-op preschool ready to start the new year in a new space. It’s been a little hectic. And once I let the blog go for a week or two, it’s so hard to get back into it.

News about Timothy: We’ve had a little bit of a development spurt. He’s CRAWLING. That started almost two weeks ago, on Wednesday Aug 28th. One day, he woke up and just got it. And crawled across the room. Then he started trying to get up the steps from our living room to our dining room. There’s only two, and he mastered that within a couple of days. Now he’s pulling up on things — couch, coffee table, laundry basket, anyone who stands still for 10 seconds — and can get up to standing in no time. He even let go briefly yesterday. And he’s climbing the wooden stairs at the new house. He got up 3 of them today, and probably could’ve kept going if I hadn’t spoiled his fun by lifting him down. 🙂

Packing up to move house with a newly mobile baby makes babyproofing a whole new problem.

News about Ben: He started preschool again today. He went two mornings a week to the toddler class last year, and did pretty well. This year, he’s in the older preschool class, 3 and 4 year olds, and goes 3 mornings a week. I work in the classroom 1 morning a week. It’s a fairly large class at this stage — 11 kids, only some of whom he knows — so he was a bit reserved (okay, downright clingy and silent) this morning, but even by the end of today’s class he was warming up slightly. I think another few days and he’ll be fine. Apart from school, he’s doing great. He’s so talkative, sometimes telling stories he’s made up, sometimes repeating (over and over and over) things he’s heard, sometimes just talking nonsense and making up words. And often asking questions. We’ve entered the “why?” phase. HOW long does this last???

News about the house: It closed last Thursday, and we move this Friday. We’ve been over there a lot, Eric’s been working (with help) on finishing what is to be his office space and installing bamboo floor. It’s such a wonderful place to be. 2 acres, very private, some wooded, some cleared. The back door opens from the kitchen into a huge (~ 1 acre?) fully fenced yard. Can’t wait to be living there full time.

Photos soon as I get through the backlog.