My mom mentioned a yard sale (which usually isn't my thing) that had over 500 baby outfits, so I had to go look! We found an old navy shirt, an old navy hat, a pair of sandals that looks like his daddys, and the frog. So, I guess I'm glad we went!
Cat Fish and Hush Puppies! Daddy is cooking up a great dinner. Chris has gotten me somewhat addicted to his personal brand of southern cooking. Indiana doesn't know what he is missing! Indiana will be able to start solid foods next month. He already gets the occasional bit of applesauce, banana, and pear baby foods, fudge-sickles, otter pops and his favorite... Dill pickles. But, nothing compares to his dads catfish!
A couple of weeks ago we visited with Brian and Becky. Brian has a really long goatee and Indiana just loved it. He wrapped his fist in Brian's facial hair and fell asleep. I just finally got a copy of the picture this morning.
Indiana survived 5 hours with his grandma donkey! Chris and I went to grand rhonde casino for dinner with David and his wife. We had a wonderful dinner, and David's wife was a nice dinner companion. We both liked her. Indiana stayed home with Chris's mom. When we got home they were both still in one piece and they didn't appear to have burned the house down or killed each other, which were our real fears (hehe).
It is 80 + outside! But with the new air conditioning, its so cool in here, Indiana has to wear clothes! He is wearing a nice warm sleeper that Jessica bought him. (She bought one for Indiana and one for her soon to be born son that match, so we can get pictures.) Indiana has been wearing nothing but a diaper lately, and still been too hot. Now, with the AC in his window, and a fan in the hallway relaying the cool air, its nice in here. I actually had to put socks on myself because my feet got cold. I LOVE AIR CONDITIONING!
Thank goodness! Chris finally bought and installed our air conditioner!! Gary came over and helped him. They spent a couple hours measuring and drilling brackets into the back of the building. Our apartment manager told us that we could not block the breezeway. Therefore, the AC could only go in a back window. SO, for now Indiana has been temporarily removed from his nursery until we get things cooled off. Then, hopefully he will be able to sleep in there in a "nightie" at night. My mom is at the beach for a few days, but when she gets back she has a piece of Plexiglas for us to put in the space above the air conditioner. I didn't want to wait, so we used a piece of the carton it came in as a temporary block. It is pretty nice. Chris picked it out at Costco. It even has a remote control.
Kortney's puppy (born one month before Indy) is a loving golden retriever. They shared kisses back and forth, and Indiana enjoyed getting his toes licked by O'reily. O'reily got his name because he was born on st patricks day.
Today, we went up to Portland to visit Nate, Marie and Kortney. Marie bbq-ed hot dogs and hamburgers and we all sat around on the porch and had a nice visit. We discovered that Indiana really likes pickles. He likes to suck on them as the rest of us eat. Anyways, they had not seen Indiana yet, so he charmed them (well he screamed but they loved him anyways).
Indiana and his dad cuddled up and sleeping for the night. Some nights Indiana just doesn't want/like to sleep in his crib and needs a little cuddling, which his dad happily provides; Be it in bed or in the recliner.
We re-arranged the apartment last weekend and now there is room for his pen! He is getting used to it, although i think he knows he isnt as mobile as he was when we just had a blanket on the floor. I feel a lot safer leaving the room for a few minutes now. it still makes him scream if he is left too long alone, though.
As the heat continues, we really aren't doing much except trying to stay cool. Our family portraits came back from olan mills today, so we went and picked them up, then went to my moms where we sat in front of her air conditioner. (I will get a copy of our family portrait scanned in and posted sometime next week.) Chris had trouble getting Indiana and i to leave the air conditioned goodness!! Indiana fell asleep in the cool and seemed to sleep better than he had in days. We decided to buy an air conditioner this coming week. It is against the rules to put an air conditioner in the front windows, but several other apartments have done so, so we, too will break the rules. It is too hot not to. According to the news, we should have the hottest day of the year to date tomorrow, and it is only going to get hotter. Upper 90s, with hundreds happening on the east side of the mountains. Tomorrow is the perfect beach day. (80s on the coast) Enough with the weather report. Indiana is doing fine, as are Chris and I. Last word from Dakota is that he, too, is doing great and enjoying his summer. We enjoy visiting his website daily. We even are using the Charlie and the chocolate factory picture from his blog as our desktop picture. So, no news, everyone is fine.
Nothing new today, it was in the 90s and just to hot for us to be interesting today. It was so hot and he was so tired from it that he did sleep thru the night for the first time last night. Anyways, here is a look back at one of his first days. We are still as proud now as we were there, just a little more tired.
It was so hot today that instead of waiting for his usual bath with his dad in the tub, we filled up the sink with cool water, put a cloth diaper down to cushion it, and threw him in! He liked the cool water, but the small space irritated him a bit. He likes to kick and splash and play and coo while he is in the bath. But, the cool water did make him happy for a time, and that's all we can ask.
I think this is the only time Indiana is quiet! Usually he is screaming or talking; babbling or crying. This is when i like him best. Sure his smiles and giggles are great, but they almost invariably give way to hollers of outrage. Seems, sometimes, like Indiana is just an unhappy baby. But, Dakota was a screamer too. So, i guess its all normal.
The swing entertains Indiana while i cruise Dakota's blog, and my mom's blog. The links are in the side bar (Duck-ota sprints and Faira). Dakota's is all about racing sprints, and who he likes. He has taken all the pictures himself, and honestly he is doing a GREAT job with it.There are links on his site to some other great local racing sites. My mom is doing a neat series of pictures with flowers and animals that she sees on her walks daily. There are some beautiful pictures that make excellent desktop wallpaper. You can just right click on one of the pictures and select "set as background".
surrounded by BoohBahs! We finally got them all... he has the larger dancing Jumbah (not shown) as well. These toys when the tummy is squeezed either fart, meow, or say boohbah. BoohBah comes on pbs at 730 am and its his favorite show. He will sit quietly on my lap or on the floor and stare entranced at the bright colors.
Tired Boy! We went and got family photos done today (next time we get pictures i am hoping to get them of Indiana and Dakota together instead of just Chris myself and Indiana). At any rate, he was wiped out by the process and slept in his car seat in his room for a couple hours. We got him Mickey mouse glasses that match his Mickey mouse shirt. They fit well, and he likes them. He seems to have sensitive eyes like me.
New Toy! Chris's aunt Audrey sent the baby a bit of money... We added a bit to it and this is the result! He loves it! It bounces it turns it wobbles it has toys on it... This thing does it all. Plus, it keeps him standing and interacting even when I'm not in the room! He is learning to use it fast...Thank you Aunt Audrey!
For some reason i cant use the new image uploading system thru bloggerbot. So i still have to use the old way. That of course means i still cant send altered pictures. But this one is good enough. We are proud of you Uncle Jacob!
Chris finally went back to work after a long four day weekend. It was a busy holiday. On the fourth we actually drove all the way to LaPine and back. It was well worth it though. My brother played guitar at the local fair there. We drove almost 4 hours one way and honest it would have been worth it to drive 4 more to see him, he was that good! I can't wait until i can introduce him to Darin. I think he is good enough to make Darin cry and he is only 16! What makes it impressive to me is that we would listen to him even if he wasn't a relative! Anyways, Chris Indiana the donkey and i had a great time with the music and visiting. Michael and Weston were great at entertaining Indiana, and he reacted wonderfully to them. I think he likes them already! Wanda was great to spend time with/ Chris and Dad barbecued and then fixed the van together. We all left saddened at knowing it will be a few months before we spend more time together like that. I only wish Dakota would have gone with us. I think he would have had a great time with my brothers, and the girls that were visiting (the girls were wanda's nieces!).
Happy Fourth of July! It is early early on the morning of the Fourth. We are all getting ready for the big trip to LaPine to see my brother play guitar in the park (i think its a fair or something). Anyways, it seems like it takes 2 hours to pack for the kid for an all day trip. I am hoping that we will be able to transfer Indiana into the car seat without waking him. Then, hopefully, the van will keep him asleep for a while. It is about 3 /12 or 4 hours driving one way (HAHA Pray for us, Chris is going to drive highway 20!)and its supposed to be hot hot hot when we get there. Oh well. Should have lots of pictures to post tonight/tomorrow.
Sting-Ray on the bum! besides his boohbahs the sting ray is his favorite toy. Running the stingray up and down him while making "chewing" or "eating" noises (as if the sting ray was nibbling on him) is one sure fire way to get smiles out of Indiana when he is in his crib. Chris was giving me a much needed bath tub break and just had to play the game!
Indiana, Stephen, and Donkey Indiana has started to master the art of scooting. He crawls with his legs only, and kind of rubs his head along the ground. Its really rather cute. Here he is "crawling" to his grandma donkey while Stephen (the neighbor boy from our old apartment) watches.
We went in for a weight check today. Because it was not a normally scheduled appointment (i was concerned about his development and thought we should have him seen) we saw a different doctor than usual. We saw Dr. Lon McQuillon. Indiana weighed in at 14.4 oz and 24 inches. He is 90% in weight and 70% in height. (which means he weighs more than 90% of the other children his age, and is taller than 70% of them) The doctor also told us that Indiana is very advanced in his developmental skills and all his eating habits are normal, and basically he is doing great!! The doctor also confirmed that those little white projections in his bottom jaw that we foolishly assumed were teeth (at least the advice nurse on the phone said we were foolish to think that at this age they might be) ... Are indeedTEETH!! that explains the drool. Also, glad to announce Indiana's left eye is officially cleared up. His tear duct has opened on its own. No more wiping of the green goo! It has been clear a week now!!