Like everything Patrick does, Halloween was drawn out over a few days. A school party, a party at the fire house and actual trick-or-treating completed the festivities. Photos are hard these days, as he's constantly moving.
It's been about two months since we found out about Mike's transfer to Raleigh. The first month was a little slow - we had to get our house ready to go on the market, had to sign papers with the relocation company, interview realtors, etc. Then October came along and things really got moving.
Mike and I are currently in Raleigh - we've been here nearly a week, looking at different neighborhoods and homes (I LOVE looking at homes!), trying to figure out where we are going to live. Back home, things are moving rather quickly.
After only three weeks on the market, we received an offer on our house. It's not set in stone yet (is anything ever?) but we have a scheduled closing date. Naturally, this has meant arranging movers and figuring out temporary housing all while being in Raleigh.
Mike and I are completely spent. I give a hand to folks that make cross-state moves seem easy. It's not easy at all and I have the help of a relocation company! I wish I could close my eyes and a fast forward a few months. If I could do that, maybe the tension I feel in my shoulders, neck and head would be gone.
Plus, I miss my boy. He is home with my parents, apparently not having a care in the world. Kids are really resilient. It's the older folks that have the hang-ups. ;)
Birthday festivities at school:
Patrick and his friends baked a cake and ate it during snacktime.
Initially, he wouldn't wear his crown. They he realized it was pretty cool.
He's a sneaky kid: he was served cake, ate half of it, then 'dropped' it and got another piece.
The girls in school - the only one missing is the little girl that bites and sits on them.