The house you see in back of the construction is also new, and the neighbors moved in there a week or two ago. I haven't met them yet, despite seeing them sitting out on their front porch. They obviously aren't taking the initiative to come meet us while we play outside, so I suppose I need to bake something yummy and go introduce myself to them.
Also I don't think I mentioned yet that Alex finally started crawling forward on his belly, commonly referred to as the army crawl. It's a big step towards my life becoming more chaotic. He is also becoming very opinionated about what he eats, refusing any cut up fruits or veggies so far but inhaling the carbs and meats. He still gets fruits and veggies via spoon, but even that he is starting to get impatient with.
Photos of the garden, new curtains and other nicely staged rooms will be coming soon.