It has been a season of change, settling into our new home, forming new routines and bringing out books, toys and other home comforts that we have not been face to face with since we saw them packed up back in Perth, Australia.
It is also a chance for me to get back to my poor neglected blog. I'd like to do so by updating those checking in on what our family has been up to.
Spencer is sinking his teeth into his last year of law school and looking forward to seeing it in the rear-view mirror. Busy as he is we're still happy to be able to see him every day rather than every 3-4 months.
I am cruising along on my visitor visa here in Montreal and have been spending my days getting our home organized and acquainting myself with the city. I have met some lovely people here so far and am hoping to get a book club going soon.
Eliot started 3rd grade and really likes his teacher. We're still in the process of accessing all of the resources he will need but he's a trooper. He is in love with the metro system and every week we take at least 2 "metro adventures." He has gotten into Minecraft but still enjoys getting outside and riding his bike, reading and being read to and playing all sorts of imaginary games with Peter.
Finally there's Bella the Cat. She is a sweet, elderly kitty I adopted out of Toronto on my drive up here and she has been settling in nicely. She loves affection and has discovered that the boys, though loud and rowdy at times, give really good back rubs.
|Peter has discovered that Bella likes to have her chin scratched.|
No family is perfect and without challenges, but as Eliot said the other day as he was waiting for some cookies to come out of the oven "I just love our family."