We had a great day with our church family yesterday with a picnic at Santee Lakes! I haven't been there since a was a child myself and I forgot how beautiful it was. Definitely a place we'll be returning to with the boys.
Most of the time I remember to bring a camera to events like this but I never remember to take pictures. Arrgh! Luckily, a friend took the cutest picture of Jakey and his friends. I wish I had taken some pictures of Daniel playing next to the lake with a ball, the setting was so perfect.
At least I have the one picture, which actually put things a little in perspective. Since Jakey is so perfect the way he is, I hardly ever notice the difference in his size. I can see it now in this picture because the other two are at most half his age. I know his difference in size will only become more apparent as he gets older and I wonder when I will get the dreaded first comment from a stranger. How will I handle it? Will I be prepared? Can I even prepare myself? Whatever the comment is, I know it will probably be innocent, but in moments like this, when I play out actual scenarios in my head, the anxiety sets in. It's just a fleeting moment though. I have been blessed with the best baby in the world and every time I see him smile, nothing else matters.
The three amigos: Kyle, Audree, and Jake
3 weeks ago