Saturday, September 01, 2007
Today is Sean's 4-month birthday! It is so hard to believe that we have a 4 month old, it has gone by so quickly, yet at the same time it is really hard to remember what it felt like before he was here. I was just talking to my friend who is expecting (it is ridiculous by the way how many pregnant women I know right now, 15 or so) and she was asking about the challenges of adapting to life with a baby. It definitely is challenging and different - (I just read on Mandy's blog about not being able to be selfish with your time anymore, that about sums it up) - everything changes, the way you eat, brush your teeth, shower, go out to dinner etc. but it so quickly becomes your new normal and it is great! I love having Sean in our lives. It has made everything so much richer!
Today also represents to me the end of summer, which means cool crisp and sometimes gray days (which I don't mind because I love sweaters & jeans & I grew up here) as well as school starting back up. This marks another challenge for me as I am going back to work part time. I love my job as a teacher and I love my students and what I can provide for them, but I LOVE being with Sean and it is the hardest thing going back to my old job. I am very blessed however to have such great people who are going to be able to take care of Sean while I am working. My mom will do the bulk of it, and dear friends Mandy and Rebekah as well as my dad and Ryan will be covering the rest. This makes leaving so much easier!
Here are a couple of photos of our last days of summer:
Hanging laundry (Sean's diapers) out to dry
Swinging with Grandpa at the cabin
Sunset at the beach
and learning new tricks!