End of Summer

Alex and I have had a great summer.  It has truly been a blessing to get to spend so much time with my son.  We have read books, played tag, played with endless toys, visited with good friends, gone out to eat, gone swimming, gone to parks, and a hundred other things.  Most recently we went to the Fort Worth Children’s Museum with James:

We went out to eat with my parents for my birthday:

Enjoyed a new swing at Mimi’s house:

And went to an indoor safari park:

I have also spent a lot of time indulging his new obsession: dinosaurs.  He has a couple of dinosaur books, a small stuffed dinosaur, and a plastic dinosaur toy that he loves.  When he wakes up from his nap sometimes I will hear him up in his room saying, “Dino, dino, dino!”  It is like he thinks a dinosaur will come rescue him from his crib.  I have to say, it is very cute.

I wouldn’t change a second of anything.

But, it all changes tomorrow.  I go back to work and Alex starts daycare for the first time ever.  Everyone keeps telling me not to worry.  That it will be harder on me than it will be on him.  That even if he has a horrible time in the beginning, he will adjust and not have any memories of the experience.  And yes, most of that advice makes me feel better, but I just wish it didn’t have to happen.  I love my job; I love teaching students, but I wish I could stay home with my baby for just a couple more years.  Oh well, I can’t stop time.  A new adventure begins tomorrow…

Wish us luck!

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