Where have you been the last few months? Just kidding, I realize I have been completely MIA. It’s been intentional.
I struggle on a regular basis with this blog and it’s content. I put a LOT out there last year. Dawson knows the blog exists – to an extent. But some of the things I’ve shared? In the heat of things last year, I shared what I considered “our” story. The more I think about it, the more I realize that it is Dawson’s story: as told by me. And I no longer feel all that comfortable with it. I think to 3, 4, 5, 6 years from now, and him or his friends searching “Dawson Henry” online (because come on, we’ve all searched ourselves at one point or another!), and coming up with this blog. I’m not ok with doing that to Dawson. I already HAVE done that to him.
So, I go back and forth. Do I just delete the blog? Probably not. I’m glad that I documented what we went through. Do I scrub it some, make it less over-share? Maybe. But then I lose some of that raw feeling. Do I make it private, password-protected? That seems likely. I’m not there yet, but I’m getting close.
In the mean time, we have really had an awesome summer. We’ve done almost everything I wanted to do last year, with a few of those things that we hadn’t done yet still to come. I could share hundreds of pictures, but I’ll just pick out a few.
Remember that awesome Mother’s Day package I won? The above photo comes from our shoot with Kate Bentley Photography out of Eau Claire. This is probably my favorite photo of the whole summer.
The next two photos were taken at my company picnic. The boys probably spent 30 minutes in the bounce house – good thing no one really joined them, they were wild and having a LOT of fun! The second one is another of my favorite photos of the summer!
Health-wise, Dawson is doing well. He had a weird day yesterday (a couple of random bloody noses, a nasty headache that kept going away and coming back, and he finally topped it off with a 101 fever last night), but otherwise both Dawson and Wes have been pretty healthy, thank goodness!!
Dawson has been dealing with some issues with his right leg. He has had a sore near the end of his leg for a month now. He has been taking a break from wearing his legs for the most part, with the exception of the last week, when he’s been asking to wear them more and more again. We are easing back into them, but the sore isn’t completely gone, mainly because even when he’s not wearing his feet, he’s moving around constantly and banging the sore. Thankfully, we’ve adjusted the fit of his legs and that doesn’t seem to be a problem.
Back to school in just over a month. And we are taking an exciting trip in October that I can’t wait to share…but I will wait for another day.