August 9, 2007

It all happened so fast . . .

My birthday is officially over. It was a good day. Some friends from our staff three years ago come and visit and it was good to see them. We had a party tonight which more people showed up to than I had expected. It was originally a surprise party, but no one can ever seem to surprise me. Sometimes I think I'm just a little too perceptive.

Anyway, it was really fun to just sit and talk (and eat). Joy, Debbie and Kyle put it all together and had some great food and an amazing TCBY ice cream cake. Throughout the night I reminisced back to the first time we had our staff over to our house and how miserable it was for Kyle and I because Jack wouldn't stop crying and it didn't help that our house was so loud. He was only 1 week old then . . . it was back when he was little. It was back when we had no idea what we were doing. Tonight went so much more smoothly. Jack went down to bed at his bedtime and the evening continued. It's so nice to know that we don't have to be to camp until 8:30 tomorrow and that our schedule is now flexible again.

Today was also the last day of camp for 2007. I have mixed emotions . . . I'm so glad to be able to get into more of a routine with Jack, and to be able to get more sleep. I'm glad to not be working 12 hours a day and take care of an infant. I'm excited that I'll be able to give Jack the tummy time that I've deprived him of over the last 1o weeks and play with him more. But I'm always bummed when a summer ends because no two summers are the same so you always have to say goodbye to what was here this summer. My whole world changed this summer and nothing is the same. I have a feeling that the world won't stop changing for the next 18 years or so.

I spent so long wondering what it would be like to get through the summer with an infant and now that it's over I realize that I hadn't really thought much past summer. When I was pregnant, I always tried to visualize what it would be like to run camps and take care of a baby, but I hadn't tried to imagine what the fall would be like with a baby. I haven't really given winter much thought. For the last 11 months, I had just thought about what the summer would be like . . . and now it's over. I'm excited to see what lies ahead.

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