"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

07 March 2012

60 and Sunny

It's hard to believe that it looked like this just one week ago.
Little B liked it well enough when the snow was actually falling, but once it was all on the ground, he was unimpressed.
He woke up cranky from his midday nap today. He was so full of the grumps that he didn't even really want any lunch. Thank goodness bananas are nutritious! They are one of his most reliable (will-always-eat) foods. Honestly, I think we both have cabin fever from being cooped up inside so much. Little B must have inherited a good portion of my tropical blood (which would explain his daily need to remove his socks from his feet). He's bored with his toys, so he tries to keep life exciting:
... by testing boundaries ...
... and hauling around Mama's kitchen items.
A light bulb went on in my head: It's warm(ish)! We can go outside! Without coats! We headed out to the park. B loves swings. Can you tell?
Then he noticed the other kids, most of whom were older toddlers or young preschool-age children. B is always very curious about other small children. From this point, all my theatrical performing was for naught. He would NOT look at the camera anymore.
"Mama will not be ignored!" said I. I turned him around so he could watch the children more easily and stepped in front of him to get what I hoped would be better pictures. You can see what a difference that made.
"Oh, that's a very nice snow cake you're making there in the sandbox."

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