Sunday, November 1, 2009

More laughter

I am so glad I caught this father-daughter moment on film today. There are a couple significant things about this video. First, Shelby is cackling like crazy. She smiles all the time when she hears our voices and sometimes gives us a little bit of a giggle, but she doesn't laugh out loud on a daily basis. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that she can't see very much. She only laughs when someone is kissing her or tickling her, and not every time (she's a tough crowd). Second, notice how Shelby keeps reaching out and touching Trip's face. She is starting to do this with us more and more and it makes me really happy. The eye contact is not there, and I'm realizing that it doesn't matter--we are still connecting! She is initiating physical contact with us! Such a sweet girl. We love her so much!


  1. Wonderful, heart warming video :)

    She reminds me so much of Elisabeth.....who is also a tough one and not always willing to give us a laugh! But when she does it melts us.

  2. Adorable. Everytime I watch this I can't get over how sweet Shelby is. I didn't even realize she was touching Trip's face the first couple of times I watched. Love you guys, C