This is Ryan's version of the fire. The smarty pants knows all about photography ("magic" to me) and uses the manual functions on our big camera. This was about 11:15 last night. This morning when we got up there was nothing burning, but within an hour there was very distinct smoke. Apparently, we live in a rainshadow, which explains the oddity of living between two mountain ranges, one with pine trees, the other with Joushua trees.
Jessie was four months old on Wednesday. I took her to the doctor and she is 26 inches long, and weighed 14 pounds 11 ounces. She also had a heart murmur (very common in infants, nothing to worry about) and a crooked head. Her head is "slightly" flat on the right side, which is the side she has favored since birth. So, I have to be a little more conscientious about laying her so she has to put her head to the left. She already has stranger anxiety. She has started to eat some rice cereal. She likes to suck her thumb, and a few times I've seen her sucking the same two fingers as Kacy did. She is so good, and she sleeps like a champ (11 hours seems to be normal at night- wow. I got lucky! Just wait until she starts teething though- then I'll be up again at night. Since my kids all teeth really late, I've got awhile.)