Saturday, March 24, 2007


This is Hunter with his best friend Liam. They have known each other since they were 18 months old and have stayed close even though Liam moved across the city last year. Lately, one day out of every weekend has been spent with Hunter either hanging out or going somewhere with Liam's family or Liam hanging out or going somewhere with us. When Liam comes over I know we're in for an afternoon of Thomas the Tank Engine playing and Thomas movie watching - to say the two of them together are obsessed with trains would be an understatement. On Friday, Liam's mom accepted a job that will see their family move to Kamloops; they finalized the sale on their house this afternoon while Liam was here; they move May 15th. It will be a huge loss for Hunter and for us (I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it is to find a great kid that your kid likes and has normal parents - you should see, or worse yet, hear some of the parents at Hunter's gymnastics class). While I'm sure Hunter is too young to grasp the full impact of the move, Jason and I can both clearly remember when our good friend's moved away when we were younger. For Jason, it was Leon who moved to Sylvan Lake (he still talks fondly of his friend and how his family visited Sylvan Lake so Jay could see him after the move). For me, it was my friend Adrienne, who moved to Calgary (I still remember her fondly and we also visited her in Calgary and she came back to visit a few times too). Liam has lots of extended family here so I'm sure Hunter will get to see him when they come back to visit but I'm hoping the upside of this move will be a nice holiday that includes a stop in Kamloops so Hunter can visit his buddy. In the meantime, we'll be making sure Hunter and Liam get as much time as possible to play together before May 15th hits.

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