So we're still working hard on getting our selves settled. And by working hard I mean job hunting with a good mix of playing and exploring the city combined with napping and cooking together. (Though we really are job hunting... I promise... but family time is important too)
Home update... it looks as though we have somewhere to call (mostly) our own until the end of October. As long as everything continues to go through like it looks like it should, we will be finishing out the lease of someone that just adopted two puppies and do NOT have enough room for them in their current place. Therefore, we're just going to finish out the last seven or so weeks there while getting jobs to find somewhere more permanent. It will just be a small one bedroom apartment, but that is definitely enough for us right now.
I don't know... I just feel like good things are starting to happen to us, and that it is going to continue that way... it is our time.
Declan is good. He is learning new vocabulary to suit his new surroundings. He says "b" for bird and "TJ" for TJ the cat (whom he adores but Declan losing some of his gentle quality, so I'm not sure the feelings are returned). He wants to walk EVERYWHERE and refuses to sit in the cart at the grocery store and is not a fan of being carried anywhere. This is fine and all... but a little hard when he gets distracted by every single thing he passes. He likes to help do the dishes and laundry and loves washing the table with a sponge. I can't wait until I can get him set up with things on his level to help do chores. He'll love it. He has molars coming in on both the top and the bottom, so he has been a bit cranky and clingy. I mind when I'm trying to do things... but it's not all bad.
I was pretty emotional when actually faced with leaving him when I went to work for those three days. Now I feel as though I don't want to be separated from him at all. It's hard even when he's napping sometimes. It's bizarre, but I feel as though I have a magnet connected to him and my stomach doesn't feel right when I can't see him. I don't know what I'm going to do when I have to do the whole leaving him thing again. I suppose I don't have to worry about that now.
Here is he on his first (but really second... and really last) day of school!