Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Labor Day at the Cabin -- Jackson's first trip

Well, I know these are a little late but things have been busy with going back to work and such. Better late than never though, right? Anyway, over Labor Day we all made the trek up to the Blair cabin on Gunflint Lake. It was Jackson's first trip to the cabin. Very exciting!! Everyone had a great time and Jackson handled the whole thing very well. Some of the firsts that weekend -- first boat ride, first night away from home, first overnight away from Mom and Dad (Scott and I had to return to the cities for a night to attend a wedding). It was a big weekend!

Welcome to the cabin! Eat, drink and be merry!

Jackson enjoying dinner in his bouncey seat with the Blairs -- he couldn't be left out of anything of course!

A little quality time with Grandma!

I think he likes the cabin!

Getting ready for his first boat ride. It ended up being quite the ride after we hit a rock and lost power for our motor about a mile away from the cabin. Thank goodness for good samaritans!

Bridal Falls

The narrows from Little Gunflint into Little North Lake.

Happy Jackson!

We all had a great week up there! I'm already thinking about next spring!
Jackson has gotten into the swing of things with daycare and I'm doing better about it too. I know it's good for him and it's probably good for me too. He's a really active little boy so I'm sure the change of scenery and interaction with other people is good stimulation for me. I'm definitely missing spending my days with him though. He's such an amazing child! He makes me smile constantly!
Scott and I head to Maine next week for a wedding. I'm so excited to go back out there! It's so absolutely beautiful and the fall colors should just be gorgeous! Grandma and Grandpa Blair will be keeping Jackson in line while we're gone. I know both Jackson and the grandparents are excited for the time together. I'm making no guarantees regarding how many times I will be calling home while we're away.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Back to the Grind....

Well, it's that time...I'm back to work after 12 wonderful, blissful weeks home with Jackson. I dropped off some stuff (diapers, wipes, extra clothes and such) at Jackson's daycare last week which ended up being such a great idea. Today was hard enough without having to deal with alot of details. I might have been fine this morning until Jackson started crying when Scott handed him to the woman in the infant room. That broke me and I had to leave quickly with tears streaming down my face. He is at a wonderful daycare, Step by Step Montessori, and I know he is being well taken care of but the idea that I can't be with him all day long -- to play with him, feed him and soothe his tears -- just crushes me. I miss him every minute of every hour. I know this will pass, that both he and I will get used to the daycare routine, but right now I just want to hold him while he takes a nap against my chest.

I've heard the saying that having a child means that your heart walks around outside your body for the rest of your life. How true! Jackson is my life. I absolutely adore being his mother and can't wait to see the kind of person he becomes! This journey has just begun and already I'm enthralled. No doubt there will be some bumps along the way but I can deal with anything as long as I have my boys -- Scott and Jackson -- right by my side. I love you both more than you could possibly know!