Friday, January 15, 2010

Big Changes in the Bergman House for 2010

I literally mean changes in the house, as well as everything else! We are moving to Halfmoon, NY in 4 weeks. Our house here sold in only 17 days on the market, and the new owners have been renting to us since. We couldn't quite locate a house we loved in NY, so we decided to work with Belmonte Builders to make the house exactly what we did want. We are very excited about all the selections we have made and are anxiously awaiting the closing in HOPEFULLY early May. Meanwhile, this does mean some temporary housing. But we can handle anything for 3 months!

Why, you might ask would we want to move from what is normally warm GA to ice and snow? Jeff was basically offered an opportunity he couldn't refuse. He is now a manager in Renewables Engineering over the Application and Requisition Engineers. Don't ask me what that all means just yet, I have all new acronyms to learn :o). I am sure to learn along with him, though. As for the cold and snow, we both have been there. We can do it, and hopefully share the fun things with Kyle like sledding and ice skating. He has a mean golf swing, so maybe hockey could be in his future as well. Lucky for us, someone decided to leave the freezer open in GA, so we have had lots of practice with bundling up.

As far as Kyle is concerned, he is growing and learning by leaps and bounds. I seriously think that just over the short WV visit at Christmas, he picked up 30 new words. Most importantly, he knows "chocolate". Now anytime he sees a metal tin or something wrapped in foil, he is certain it MIGHT be chocolate. Unfortunately for us, he is somewhat discerning in his chocolate preferences. He had chocolate cake at a friend's birthday party recently and wasn't impressed. We tried brownies last night to see if that might be an option for his birthday cake.

Kyle is certainly using words to his advantage. Now instead of crying at night, we hear "mama, dada, b, stuck" You name it and he is likely to try and use it if it will get our attention. I think my favorite thing that he says is "saw" for knife. Recently, I handed him a nectarine and asked if he wanted me to cut it. He took a bite first, then handed it back and said "Saw?" Of course, most of his vocabulary is tied up in tools - hammer, screwdriver, wrench, etc. Normal things for a not-quite-2-year-old to know, right?

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