They have started to really take notice of each other. Charleston thinks Whitman is just about the funniest person on the planet. Whitman soaks it up and blows raspberries and makes noises with even more gusto when Charlie is watching.
Charlie is rolling around like a champ. We can no longer lay him down and expect him to be anywhere close to where he was previously. We also can no longer lay him on beds or couches. He also LOVES this crazy stand-up bouncer contraption. He would play in that thing all day. He is also getting pretty good at sitting with less and less support.
Whit is not interested in rolling over unless we lay him on his stomach, in which case he will roll over immediately and without any problems. He doesn't especially like sitting either. Mostly he just wants to lay on his back and make funny noises and babble and screech and make his brother laugh.
Charlie, on the other hand, is generally quiet. He doesn't make much noise and is very chill until he isn't. And then watch out. Man. That kid really has some lungs.
They both are pretty great with other people still. Charlie really has eyes for the ladies already, preferably ages 18-30 or so (sigh) and Whitman really lights up when anyone over the age of about 65 is around. I'm hoping that continues into at least his thirties.
They are also both really into grabbing mine and Doug's faces. They pull our faces close to theirs and try to put our faces in their mouths. Its really sweet and kinda painful and slobbery all at the same time.
The House/Move/Austin/Jobs situation
I've got a one-way ticket out of Provo on July 25th. I'm flying with the boys and my friend Missy.
Doug drives out that day or the next with our cat.
We are renting a VERY small house in an area of Austin called Jollyville. Sounds nice, right?
We don't have jobs.
We used a significant chunk of our savings to pre-pay rent for 6 months because we don't have verifiable income so no one wanted to rent to us unless we pre-paid.
We are slowly selling things and boxing up stuff.
We had buyers who had to rescind their offer because of some personal things and so we accepted one of the back-up offers just this past week. Selling a house is stressful.
We gave them a refresh tour this past Monday and it nearly broke my heart. I'm so sad to leave our beloved home.
I know. Onward and upward. But sadward. Sadward too.
I have a phone interview in about 30 min for a part-time instructor position with an education company. It probably wouldn't be enough to cover expenses but it might work. We'll see. I'm still contemplating the stay-at-home route. I have been considering giving it 6 months to see what I really think of it and then re-evaluating.
And also I found another graduate program that I think I'm going to apply for when we move to LA after Austin. I'm starting to think grad school is like having a baby(ies). The whole process during it is mostly awful but the end result is pretty great so you forget about all the crap you went through because you're so pleased with the result. Its natures convoluted way of increasing the educated population.
Anyway, thats the happenings right now. Remember when I said life is crazy?