Thursday, August 19, 2010

August Smiles

Well, about a week ago Alten started smiling with a little more intention. As the book told us, earlier on babies do smile, but they are inside smiles, inadvertent and reflective of a sense of inner peace. Which we could all use, I'm sure. And we were always delighted to catch one of those, most of which happened when he was asleep. But there is something special about having a little baby (especially one's own) looking into one's eyes and smiling.
Back by popular demand, then, are some pictures of Alten.

At left is one of our recent trip to Mojeji Ranch, where Margo had business with the Youth Peace Travel Team, and Alten and I got to tail along and visit our friends, play games, camp in a tent, pick beans and tomatoes, mock guinea hens, and drive cattle.

And here is Alten after a bath, which is quite the popular time with him.

And finally, patient Mama took a wonderful video exhibiting the smiley boy.


  1. Kudos on your camping adventure! I completely agree with you on baby smiles. Ezra started smiling at just about the same time and I couldn't - and still can't - get enough of it.

  2. What a great smile caught on camera. Good job, Margo! Keep the pictures coming and have a beautiful fall.

    Love from the Orcas House.

  3. Just now catching up on some blogs. These are great. Glad I finally got to meet Alten and spend some time with you! :)