Sebastien’s been keeping us busy the last few months.
Immediately following Sam’s passing, we had to get out of town, get away from our home for a bit, get some time away from the raw memories surrounding us. The trip was good, a mental break, a bit of time to heal, to remember to live again. We were able to visit family and friends and just be for a bit.
Once we returned we started planning Sam’s service. Sebastien started solids (so far he’s had cereals, veggies (peas, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots), fruits (apples, bananas, pears, prunes), advocado, and we’ve given him tastes of our food (sour cream, ranch dressing, black bean sauce, etc. He LOVES food. In fact, in the last couple of days I’ve struggled with giving him bottles….he just doesn’t want them until he’s starving. I think he’s trying to hold out for the real food.
Sebastien found his feet. We’ve been going to the Lost River outdoor movie nights. He’s been working on sitting up.
We started prepping the land for Sam’s garden (digging, clearing, etc). Bringing the tree home was beyond stressful, as the tree is easily 15-16′ tall, not including the root ball. Our truck bed is about 6’….so yeah, every bump in the road send that tree flying. But we all arrived safely, and the tree was placed in its new home.
The day after the service, we burned some sage at the base (given to us by some dear friends).
Sebastien had his first portraits done, the classic JCPenney pictures. And they were beyond cute! I had always wanted to wait and have pictures taken of the boys together, so it was time to have them done with Sebastien. After a very grumpy day, he pulled it together and we captured some cute expressions!
Speaking of grumpy, he’s definitely teething. I can feel the teeth right under his gums, he’s constantly biting on his hands and drooling like crazy, but so far, no teeth. The good days come and go.
We went to the park for the first time to ride on the baby swing. Sebastien liked it, but we didn’t stay long since there was no shade and it was hot. We’ll be going back. He also loves his hot tub time with daddy; that boy just loves being in the water.
Enjoy the pictures below, all from our trip through this weekend. I’ll be working to upload many videos next.