This blog is just about my life and mostly revolves around my son, Jamie. This blog is a combination of everything, whether it may be a new recipe I tried, a good freebie I found, something funny Jamie said, or feelings I'm having about life in general. There's little rhyme or reason. I'll never win any blogging awards, but I enjoy writing about our lives and I mostly do it for my son. It's so easy to forget moments over the years. I've got all these little tidbits of our life in print and I hope that someday Jamie can enjoy them.

I called this blog Mother of Life, Mother of Loss because of my issues with pregnancy loss and the joy of finally bringing this wonderful person into the world. Truly, I feel the pains of loss, but you won't see too much of that here. I am blessed and I am, above all else, a mother of life.

After all the years of infertility and loss, Matthew and I were blessed with a surprise pregnancy. We were pregnant with twins, but unfortunately, Baby A could not stay with us. Baby B grew into a healthy and happy baby girl that we named Bella Marie. We are so blessed to have two beautiful children.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Field Trip to Melton Hill

Tuesday we went on a field trip with Jamie's class again. This was the most wonderful field trip that we've been on. It was a camping field trip to Melton Hill. We set up tents for the kids to play in. We went on a walk and stopped at the little "beach" area so the kids could play in the sand. The teachers brought pails and shovels. Some of the kids threw sticks and rocks in the water.

At the camp site we blew bubbles, played with toy bugs, ate grilled hot dogs, and roasted marshmallows. They worked with five kids at a time so they could roast the marshmallows themselves. When they were nicely roasted they got to make s'mores. I resisted for as long as I could, but eventually gave in and ate a s'more. I had never eaten a s'more before. Mmmm, it was heavenly. Jamie really liked them, too. The time passed so quickly that I was shocked when it was time to get back on the bus.

There was a down side to our field trip. I forgot my camera. I'll get pictures from the other parents and teacher later, but I won't get the shots I would have taken if I had my own. My stomach knotted up each time I saw Jamie doing something I would have loved to get a picture of... building a sand castle, blowing bubbles, holding a skewer rotating two fat marshmallows over an open flame, relishing a s'more with marshmallow smeared all over his mouth and fingers, etc. I still feel sick to my stomach over it.

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