I haven't updated in what feels like forever. The last time I posted, we were getting ready for our move back to NC.
It's been fun so far! I love our new house and I am pretty sure the kids do too. If I were to ever build a place, it would be just like this, but with more square footage and an extra bedroom. We are just a short walk to the water, unfortunately all of the access is privately owned, but it still makes for a nice walk. We've been to the beaches, the aquarium, and done lots of shopping. I love being so close to it all, but still far enough away to be able to see the stars and night and listen to the sound of the ocean. You have to listen carefully to hear the ocean, but you can, and sometimes you can hear the low whistle of a buoy out there on the water.
Us? Well, were doing fine. W works.....a lot. He will be heading to Afghanistan later on this year. We just had a 4 day weekend together though and it was nice. A wonderful time for the family.
I'm just walking through life right now. Learning how to take it easy and enjoy the little stuff. Of course, I have a few crafty projects that I want to get done, but I'll get to them eventually. I did learn how to knit in the round, but have yet to finish the hat that I started. It's going to be quite wonky since I somehow got my work turned and really don't want start all over. I may try ripping down to where it started out wrong, but I'm afraid I'll really mess it up. Oh well, the first one can't be perfect. :)
Abigayle is doing wonderfully in her new school. She only has 6 school days left after today! On all of her EOG tests, she came out on a 5th grade level! A very smart girl I've got on my hands. It takes a lot to keep her occupied because of it. I'm currently trying to figure out how to keep her busy this summer.
Henry...ahhh my sweet Henry. First of all, he is 2 years old TODAY!!! It is so hard to believe that the years have gone by that quickly. But they have and I'm proud of every moment that I've had with him. He teaches me so much. Recently, he was diagnosed with Autism. He sits somewhere between "moderate and severe" on the spectrum, but with therapy he is coming a long way and doing it fast! We have a psychologist that comes to the house, a speech therapist that we see twice a week in her office, and will be throwing some occupational therapy in there too as soon as the approvals go through with our insurance. All in all though, he's fine just the way he is. My sweet, bright, funny, rambunctious, glowing, happy, little boy. Oh how I love him so!!!!
Avaleigh is a nut. Haha! She is just a few days shy of 9 months, going on 16 years. Quite the temper, a killer grin, a sweet laugh, an almost bald head, and those chunky leg rolls that are just to die for!! She is figuring out the art of cruising, but she isn't so great at it yet. We have had quite a few face plants and run-ins with the table. She also can't figure out how to get back to the floor once she gets up with something, but I have a feeling that within a couple of months, she will be walking.
And that's us and how were doing! Not too interesting is it? Just your normal, everyday family.....living the good life.