"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

21 October 2011

Belly Laughter

Brennan has learned to play "I'm gonna get you!" and it's a blast. He starts crawling away really fast, and once I'm upon him, he just crumples into a giggling heap.

Tonight, he happily ate apple slices and raisins while we ate dinner -- we had BLTs for the sake of convenience, which is a first in our household -- and then had a grand old time painting his high chair tray with his sweet potatoes and zucchini puree. Once Nich cleaned him up and we got him into his pjs, he entertained us by frantically crawling around everywhere in his room for a good half hour, pulling himself up to stand, letting go, falling down, trying again.

He must have tuckered himself out, because he conked right out after nursing and his bedtime story and prayers.

It is so fun -- and nervewracking -- to watch him in this stage of life.

I sort of wish he wasn't growing up quite so fast, though.

Once I figure out a good video-sharing website that allows for privacy, I'll post videos, but for now, here are some pictures of his latest adventures.

First ADK Balloon Festival!
He did SO great on our very long road trip down to Virginia.
We had a good visit with Ben and Annabel.
His wiggle-worm tendencies are making diaper changes a bit more difficult now.
Curiouser and curiouser
Walks with Mama on beautiful Indian summer days
Matching outfits with Daddy
Admiring his new kicks
Wearing his Bevo outfit from Uncle Chris and Aunt Keri
Trying to climb the door to the deck
Eating apples and raisins - see his shiner from his Superman stunt last week?

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