"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

01 November 2011

And the department shut down for fifteen minutes...

Although we didn't take Brennan trick-or-treating this year (just because we didn't see the sense in all of us freezing for an event he won't even remember), I did dress him up in his hand-me-down ducky costume and take him to visit Daddy at work. Apparently, it is "tradition" for people to bring in their little ones in costume on Halloween. At least, that's what Nich was told. We don't know how true that is. We think that was just code for, "We haven't seen your baby in a couple months, and this is a good excuse for him to come visit." We were happy to comply.

Brennan loves visiting Daddy at work, because lots and lots of people come to say hello and tell him how cute he is. He smiled and waved and made lots of noise. We're pretty convinced he thinks he can talk. At one point, pretty much the entire department was milling around Nich's cubicle, and someone joked that production had shut down for those fifteen minutes.

After visiting with everyone, we tried to sit in the atrium for lunch, but Brennan was being so loud (we think he was enjoying hearing his voice echo) that we decided to move to the cafeteria. He people-watched, ate his mum-mums, and didn't eat his real lunch. He has recently developed a hammy smile for the camera, as you can see in the blurry picture.

For the evening, we went to Chris and Keri's for "ghoulash" and to pass out candy (translation: check out all the cute costumes on the little kids). We decided to forgo dressing up the baby (he was sweating in it when we got home from visiting Nich). Brennan loves Chris and Keri's dogs, and we had a fun evening overall. My favorite costumes were a little guy who was a dinosaur (just because he was so adorable) and a girl who was dressed up as a picnic table (she wins the prize for creativity).

Nich said that people at work were still talking about Brennan's visit today. I am thankful that he has such great co-workers. Many of them blessed us by hosting a baby shower for us last January, and it has been fun to take Brennan down once in a while to visit. 

And although Brennan's shirt says he wants candy, we did not give him any.

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