Bye bye Atlanta. Hello Charlotte.

Recycling old crayons by breaking them into bits and melting them into little patties may seem like a good and thrifty idea, but don’t trip as you are taking them out of the oven and spill multi-coloured molten wax all over the kitchen floor.

Aaaargh!

As Brandie pointed out, that should sell the house in no time.

We met with an estate agent this evening with regards to selling our property in Atlanta. Bill has been offered, and accepted an exciting new position with a company in Charlotte, North Carolina and has handed in his notice at work. We took the kids across there last weekend to have a recce and decide whether to relocate or not. Everyone we speak to is very positive about the city and Bill is very keen and enthusiastic about the new job with BooneOakley. We decided that although it will be very tough financially and emotionally right now the move will be most beneficial to the family in the long term.

It’s all moving very quickly now as in the States it’s standard to only have to give a fortnight’s notice. Bill starts his new job on December 1st. Yikes! Come to think of it we have to give more notice to Sam’s preschool than Bill does his employer.

I am really sad to have to make Sam say goodbye to Grant Park Co-operative Preschool. I wrote to them today explaining our circumstances and then spoke personally to his teachers when I picked him up at lunchtime. Sam really gets on well there and it’s been so good to see him blossoming. I was parent helper again twice last week and got to see more of the class and the fun things they do at school. Sam really impressed me by being super attentive during the Spanish class and I was very proud when the Spanish teacher came up to me afterwards and complimented him. She said he pays good attention, listens well and is always ready to answer in Spanish when she calls on him. I would never have believed her if I hadn’t seen it for myself.

Since starting school Sam has certainly got much better at being attentive and taking direction. He’s also found many new interests and is excited to see his friends and teachers on school days. I was really enthused when Sam got a place at the school and feel bad that he has to leave again so soon. I got a little teary when I was telling Amy and Briana that we are moving out of State. Seeing the awesome Ladybugs’ official class photos this evening made me even more depressed. I’m glad we can at least let Sam finish off the term with his classmates, we’re intending to move the family to Charlotte once Sam breaks up for Christmas in mid December.

Okay, I was feeding Bea while writing this and she’s finished now so I’m back off to bed. She’s a right little terror at night time. Like clockwork she screams and screams just as it’s sleepytime for Bill and I. Hopefully this last feed has calmed her down again and sent her off to dream land for the night. Oh I hope so anyway. No doubt I’ll end up sleeping with her snuggled up against me again though as she stubbornly refuses to sleep in her own bed and prefers be cuddled all night instead. During the day she is an absolute darling and enjoys her own space, but come nightfall nothing but snuggles will do. It terrifies me that she will get caught up in bedding, or that I will roll over onto her. I end up sleeping very lightly and startle awake often to check on her. It’s amazing how different to Sam she is. He was not a cuddly baby and would wriggle kick and punch his objections to any attempts at snuggles. With him we had to give up on even sleeping in the same room together. He was in his own room, in his own cot and happily sleeping through the night by one month. Not so with Bea!

Goodnight.

4 Responses to Bye bye Atlanta. Hello Charlotte.

  1. strangepixel November 13, 2008 at 9:07 am #

    Congratulations to you all and good luck in NC too! 🙂

  2. strangepixel November 13, 2008 at 9:07 am #

    Congratulations to you all and good luck in NC too! 🙂

  3. ashridge November 13, 2008 at 7:01 pm #

    She’s a right little terror at night time

    Hee hee! Bea is an angel and at just 63 days old has got you trained already.
    Come to think of it you were exactly the same,I would lay awake listening to make sure you were fine throughout the night!
    Sam is an angel too and it is a pity that he has to leave his playgroup but I am sure that there will be equally good ones in Charlotte waiting for him.
    Good luck with the houses.
    And if Nat and Presley move back East does that mean that my chance of visiting the Hydroplane Museum in Seattle with Sammy is scuppered? 🙂

  4. ashridge November 13, 2008 at 7:01 pm #

    She’s a right little terror at night time

    Hee hee! Bea is an angel and at just 63 days old has got you trained already.
    Come to think of it you were exactly the same,I would lay awake listening to make sure you were fine throughout the night!
    Sam is an angel too and it is a pity that he has to leave his playgroup but I am sure that there will be equally good ones in Charlotte waiting for him.
    Good luck with the houses.
    And if Nat and Presley move back East does that mean that my chance of visiting the Hydroplane Museum in Seattle with Sammy is scuppered? 🙂

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