October 18, 2012

Update on the Happy Hale House

Good Thursday to you!

Here is a little update on the Happy Hale House:

We are doing just splendid!  We recently booked tickets to Colorado for Thanksgiving.  We are super stoked!!  It will be Caffrey's first flight ever and I have been consuming everything I can get my hands on about flying with a 7 month old (he will be 7 1/2 months when we fly - crazy!!).  If you have any helpful information please, please, please do share.  I would be forever grateful.

Matt has been working faithfully (I am unbelievably thankful for his hard work that allows me to be at home with C).  He is also in his 5th week of a 6 week class.  We are both looking forward to a little break from school after this class is completed.  It will be a bit of a breathing time for us, planning for the future, that sort of thing.

Caffrey is crawling like a boy on a mission.  And I love it!  It has certainly changed my daily routine and I am learning to take advantage of nap times.  (Sigh.  Thank you Lord for nap times.)  We have also started trying out foods.  He L-O-V-E-S his organic brown rice cereal.  Sits there waiting with his mouth open like a little baby bird.  He has not yet fallen in love with anything else.  We have tried butternut squash, avocado and bananas.  He accepts it into his mouth and then very gentlemanly-like, leans over in his seat with his mouth open and waits until the unsatisfactory food falls out. And I work really hard not to laugh.  We will just keep plugging away until he realizes how amazing it all is.  And yes, I am believing that day will come.
We (well, Matt) had to lower Caffrey's crib yesterday since our sweet boy has now learned how to pull himself up to a standing position!  Certainly didn't want to have any falling-out-of-the-crib experiences.  It was bittersweet.  So much fun to see him growing and learning but a little bit sad at the same time.  

My current on-going project is to de-clutter our house.  Ever since I have been home I have realized how much STUFF we have.  And how it makes upkeep of our happy little home that much more difficult.  So I am, slowly, working my way through each room cleaning, going through, throwing away, giving away and organizing our things.  It is slow.  I am one of those people who, as I am going through things, begins to reminisce and relive the stories that go along with the things.  And that will certainly slow you down.

I hope you are all having a beautiful week.  Enjoy these delicious fall days.

Have a happy day!