Since Julie has been here she has been cooking up a storm. Yesterday we went to the commissary on base to get supplies and they were completely out of baking soda. How do you make peanut butter cookies without baking soda? Impossible. So today on our walk we went down the hill to the local grocery store and scanned the aisles for baking soda. My Japanese is still limited to polite conversation and my Kanji interpretation is limited to numbers and days of the week. I found a clerk and asked, "Sumimasen, baking soda wa doko desu ka", which is "Excuse me, where is the baking soda?" She escorted me one aisle over and pointed out this:
Thank goodness I asked...otherwise I would have never figured this one out. I was also excited to find out that the store carries many of the items I use and their produce is much nicer than the commissaries and reasonably priced. I want to avoid the base as much as I can since an aircraft carrier pulled in earlier this week increasing the base population by 2500 people. It took us an hour to get off of the base yesterday. Yikes! Keith may want to ride his bike to work to avoid that nonsense.
Jack had a great tummy time session today. It was short since his appetite is insatiable these days...after all he's a growing boy. He is holding his head up for 2 to 3 second at a time at has much more control. His focus is also getting better, I can tell he is seeing me clearer and he was fixated on the mobile above his changing table this morning. He doesn't let me get away for too long...it's feeding time again I can hear him calling. Nona Julie and Papa T can only console him for so long, especially when he has milk on the brain. We are going to the aquarium tomorrow, it should prove to be a great photo opportunity.