Visiting my family in Palm Desert, I was amazed by my niece Hilary’s little four-month-old baby. His name is Oliver Moorman, and whenever his dad Joseph (at the left in all the pictures above) takes a selfie which includes him, little Ollie cracks a delightful smile.
The other persons are, clockwise from the upper left:
- My brother Dan
- My nephew Dan
- Just Joe and Ollie
- My sister-in-law Lori
- My niece Jen (in the center picture)
Even though Joe, Hilary, and Ollie arrived from Seattle with colds, it was amazing to see the baby stage such a quick recovery.
It has been a couple of decades since I’ve handled an infant, and I have to say the experience is magical. Oh, he did occasionally squirm and fret, but in every case it was like a small cloud scudding across the sun. Just wait a second or two, and the sun comes out again bright as ever.
All of us were entranced with little Ollie. May he live long and prosper—and always be happy!