The last few weekends have been super-busy, but very nice. Two weekends ago, my Mom-in-law came in to town to watch Indiana, and Casey & I went to Ft Worth Saturday evening to see the ballet, Giselle. It was lovely. We had a really good meal beforehand (6 courses!) and then stayed the night in Ft Worth. It was the first night we'd spent away from him, and it went smoothly. But I was ready to see him Sunday morning.
So sweet! We have unintentionally started a photo series: Still Life with Indiana. Some people take pictures of their child with a stuffed animal or some thing to mark their growth...we just like a little more variety! Indiana has definitely become a "sitter" and loves being in his highchair in the kitchen. He watches us as we cook and plays with his toys. He's also enjoying solids more as I'd introduced him to more vegetables: butternut squash, sweet potato, peas, and this week: avocado. So far, he's a really good eater...and will sometimes get cranky to watch others eat if he doesn't get any! But he still doesn't have any teeth, so no table food yet.
Last weekend we got a sitter to go to Tom's Halloween Party. The theme this year was hats, and Casey of course had to have a really silly one.
On Sunday, we had a larger crowd than I expected for Indiana's Baby Dedication ceremony at church, my parents: Mamie Marie-Anne and "Just" Jack, Nana Cindy and her friend Lynda, and Aunt Aubrey, along with Mommy and Daddy. Indiana is loved.I put him in a puffy little christening outfit, despite Casey's protests. My little cherub.
That same day, we celebrated Casey's birthday with Dustin & Aubrey by making Filet Mignon, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus and Caesar Salad at out house (so we could put Indy to bed and still hang out) and had a really nice time. And on the day itself, Casey wanted to stay home and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. And we had quite a crowd. Casey would ask each one what they were dressed as and even bargained with a few kids to trade their candy for extra of ours!
This weekend, other than going to the Highland Park vs McKinney football game with Aubrey on Friday (since she went to McKinney and I went to HP), we haven't done much but lay around and read.
And play with the blue elephant. :-)