Whew

It’s a hot one outside! The past couple of days have been really warm; we had been hoping to not need our air conditioner before leaving Ottawa. However, Monday changed that and that evening we installed the window unit once again. It gets our room really nice and cold, cools down the other bedrooms, and dehumidifies the rest of the place, giving the illusion of it being cooler.

I took just over a week off from blogging. I truly meant to write, but it just didn’t happen. We were in Waterloo for most of the week; Andy had a conference and I stayed with family, and we both had a great time. Andy joined us on Saturday afternoon and we headed back to Ottawa Sunday morning. On the way down Spencer had his first real throw-up about 2 minutes from our destination. I fear we fed him too much in the car after lunch. He signed ‘pain’ which unfortunately looks almost identical to ‘more.’ *sigh* The trip back up to Ottawa was much better.

We have handed in our rent termination notice. I have a mover coming in Friday morning to do a visual estimate. I bought two bundles of 25 boxes from U-Haul. Our DVDs are packed. Yet still it’s not quite hitting me that we are leaving Ottawa in just over a month.

Anyone interested in helping us pack? I might be able to swing some baking or fresh tortillas for you.

Spencer is walking everywhere now. Except when he’s in his sandals. He doesn’t like them much, so he crawls more in them. However, his crawling is definitely less than 40% of the time now. So growed up!

We had his 15 month check up just the other day (though he’s 16 months today). If you have kids, how many words were they saying at 15 months? Spencer can say a few but he chooses not to a lot of the time. Even said, he doesn’t have a lot of words he can say. In the past he has said ‘all done’ ‘amen’ ‘ma ma’ ‘da da’ ‘hi’. He doesn’t use them much of the time, except ma ma, da da & hi. And how much difference is there between first born children and others, and boys and girls? Our doctor was a little concerned he wasn’t saying anything, though said the language evaluation was more at 18 months. All I can think of is ‘Gee, give the kid a break!’ but should I be worried? I have noticed at every check up for him that on the ‘list’ he is usually about a month behind in at least one, sometimes two of the items. Anyone else have thoughts on this?

Anyway, will be updating more often now, at least until the packing starts taking up too much energy. Enjoy the photos!

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Playing with the cousins’ toys.

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Playing on the deck today. ‘Look what I found mum! Garbage! Want it?’

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I spent my time on the deck blowing bubbles. It was crazy windy!

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The view I will so very much miss.

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Like all little children, Spencer, pasta, and pasta sauce equal disaster.

 

4 Months, 5 Days

Well, I am challenging myself to take one picture of Spencer per day and post it. This challenge may turn into every week post all 7 pictures, but I will really try to do this every day. I’ve made a specific gallery for the one-a-day photos.

So, I am actually starting with yesterday, and then today’s afterwards. Hope you enjoy!

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124 days old; 17 &  4/7 weeks old;  4 months, 4 days old.

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125 days old, 17 & 5/7 weeks old, or 4 months, 5 days old.

No house, but mouse.

As many of you may have heard, we have decided against the house. The home inspector found water and mould in a non-finished area in the finished basement, and we did not feel that we could be satisfied by normal methods to determine whether there were cracks in the foundation or to know what extent the mould was growing. We would want the basement to be basically dismantled to make sure there were no serious problems, and we hardly think that the sellers would be willing to do this, and we just did not want to purchase a house not knowing, especially since Spencer has a vulnerable immune system being so young. Also, the structure of the roof was falling apart, and while the sellers were willing to do some work on the roof (which from the report seemed doubtful it could survive a regular Ottawa winter), I think Andy and I were more looking for it to be completely redone rather than just reinforced. Another concern of ours was that we need this house to be able to be re-sold, and we haven’t the money or time to redo these big items, especially if they are known to us beforehand. So, we’re disappointed that it didn’t work out, but also thankful for home inspections. Now we just need to re-save the money we spent on the home inspection and the septic inspection. And possibly wait for the house market to crash. Well, that’s our hope 🙂

In other news, Andy’s busiest week is officially finished. All that’s left is the year-end mass next week, and then he’s basically free from major events for the rest of the year! Yay! The stress of the house stuff and the busiest week of the year together were a bit much for him, but he’s recovering well.

Spencer is doing some serious growing. He’s outgrown the majority of his 3-6 month clothes, having gotten extremely looooong the past week and a half. We went to the doctor Tuesday for his 4 month check up and vaccinations. He’s a healthy 12 lbs 7oz, and 63cm.

And in more other news, we still have mice. We know where they are coming in, we contacted the management people, they put in steel wool around the area that they weren’t coming in, and so we still have mice. We need to re-contact them to let them know that we’ve caught another since they put in the steel wool. Yuck mouse.

Currently, there is only one month and four days until we get to head to Regina! Yay! Very much looking forward to the vacation, and I am certain that Spencer’s relatives in the west are very excited to finally be able to meet him. I’m excited too. He is a little cutie. Even when he screams.

I think that’s about all for now. Oh, and I am officially 28 years old, having finished my 28th year on the 27th of May. Yay! It sure was a great year, what with starting school and with meeting and caring for Spencer. I’m very excited for what this 29th year holds!

Adieu until next time, folks!

Looks so old!

Pouty face

Oh, Spencer