April 25, 2013 Journal Entry

It’s been a few months since I last wrote, but things have been far from uneventful. Will’s still growing and changing pretty much daily and the things that he says make us laugh all the time. It’s intriguing to note how much we often have to ‘roll with the punches,’ so to speak, and adapt to his changing. Just last night when the three of us were out to eat, he threw a tantrum at our booth in a restaurant and we still are not quite sure what it was about. But once he got his meal and started chowing down, all seemed right with the universe.

But he’s definitely more of a parrot at times now. He’ll surprise us by mimicking (or MOCKING!) things we say. Will is 2 and a half years old now and we’re definitely seeing the development of his personality speeding up. He’s showing signs of imagining when he plays with his trains and other toys – we’ve even caught him sort of joking around. It’s amazing to me.

It’s also funny how one day he’ll be all about one thing and the next day, he’ll be all about another. But lately, one thing he’s consistently obsessed with is – the moon, of all things. There’s a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode where they all go into space and it’s really piqued his interest in planets and rockets. It’s kind of funny. [I can’t help but assume he’s going to LOVE Star Wars).

Another thing he’s been doing lately is coming into my office upstairs while Amy is at work and often announcing “Mickey Mickey Mickey!” which means he wants to watch a cartoon with me on my computer. So I’ll prop the little guy on my knee and put a Mickey Mouse cartoon in one pop-up window of iTunes while I work behind it. Today, he asked for Cars while he ate lunch (mini waffles). But before he started eating, he snuggled in with his head against me while watching the movie and I tried to soak it up. It won’t be long before moments like these will be a distant memory…



Sitting on my lap at my desk watching cartoons March 17, 2013





Project Debuts at No. 4 on iTunes Children’s Music Chart

north point kids

SOURCE: Savvy Media

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) April 10, 2013—North Point Music introduces its first ever album created for children’s ministry, North Point Kids: Shine!, this week. This new, upbeat project, which debuted at No. 4 on iTunes Children’s Music chart, targets elementary-aged kids through songs that have clear messages, easy-to-remember lyrics, and motions that will get them moving.

Every weekend, North Point Ministries leads more than 4,000 children throughout the Atlanta area to worship God. North Point kids learn that the Bible should never be boring, that worship can be really loud, and that the best leaders always care.
“Kids are very hungry and open to know more about God,” says North Point Ministries Children’s Director Kendra Fleming. “We don’t have to teach kids to worship because it’s the natural outflow of their hearts. We just have to give them something to participate in, a way to engage. Music is a primary teaching venue for them. Using language they use, it brings emotion, joy, and excitement … whatever the music is trying to communicate, it resonates with them. They are drawn to it, and the message it sends is so powerful, it stays with them.”
Shine! is a collection of powerful, encouraging songs that sound as current as anything One Direction, Taylor Swift, or Justin Bieber has to offer but that lyrically reveal God as trustworthy, powerful and always present in their lives. 
From album openers “Your Love for Me” and “Tell the World,” which boldly proclaim God’s love for us, to “Look at Our God,” an anthem about His power, to the title track’s danceable declaration of faith, Shine! never loses its energy or fails to empower kids with the truth of who God is.


Well-known worship leaders, such as Casey Darnell, Eddie Kirkland, and Dove Award-winner Seth Condrey, are featured on the album, along with other artists. Darnell comments, “To this day, I still remember the songs I grew up hearing in our home or in the car. Those were the early seeds of truth God sewed into my heart that would have a lasting impact and one day grow into a desire to know Him more and trust Him with my whole life. I’m grateful for those days and the music of my childhood, and I’m honored to be passing this legacy on to my children today!”
To learn more about North Point Kids, visit www.northpointkids.org or follow them on Twitter at  https://twitter.com/northpointkids. For additional information on this CD and others from North Point Music, go to www.northpointmusic.org.


About North Point Music

In 2010, North Point Community Church launched North Point Music to bring local worship leaders, musicians, and songwriters together to inspire a generation and influence the church. The Alpharetta, Georgia-based record label and music publishing company is now home to worship leaders/songwriters Eddie Kirkland, Todd Fields, Casey Darnell, and Dove Award winner Seth Condrey. North Point Music has a strong foundation from which to pursue its mission. As an organization, North Point serves more than 30,000 people each Sunday at its five Atlanta-area churches, and thousands more attend its 30 partner churches in the United States and 12 international partners. For more information, visit: www.northpointmusic.org.






How to Raise Selfless Kids in a Self-Centered World Features Practical,

Conversational and Humorous approach to Parenting

Selfless kids

SOURCE: Rogers & Cowan

Nashville, Tenn. (March 14, 2013) Author, pastor, and global speaker Dave Stone is gearing up for his third release in the FAITHFUL FAMILIES series. Slated to hit stores nationwide on April 9, 2013 through Thomas Nelson, How to Raise Selfless Kids in a Self-Centered World is an innovative collection of creative ideas, real-life stories, and scriptural guidance about how to be a family that puts others first.


With two previous titles released under the popular FAITHFUL FAMILIES brand (Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord and Building Family Ties with Faith, Love and Laughter), this third installment offers readers some of the same insight and wisdom that Dave is best-known for.


Through sharing stories from his own home life and the homes of the families he’s counseled in his role as pastor, Dave’s heart and passion for building strong families rings louder than ever in this new release.


“The most practical way to spread the gospel is through moms and dads who model genuine faith for their children,” says Dave. How to Raise Selfless Kids in a Self-Centered World provides tools, insights, and dialogues that will help support those goals.


Featuring a practical, conversational and humorous approach to the challenges of building a strong spiritual foundation for the family, the latest book also equips parents with the tools they need to raise kids whose focus is not always on themselves and who think of others first in the midst of a self-absorbed culture.


“Our culture is draining the life out of our families,” admits Dave. “In a world of electronic devices and hectic schedules families are suffering. Delight has been deleted and joy and fulfillment have been replaced by worry and hurt. I want parents to know that God is more concerned with our direction, not our perfection.”


How to Raise Selfless Kids in a Self-Centered World provides honest insight on how to parent intentionally as Dave hits issues head-on and helps parents overcome struggles and obstacles along the way. Some key topics include: Becoming Others Focused, Service, Generosity, Forgiveness, and much more.


About Dave Stone

Dave is a warm, engaging author who’s the senior pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. At  22000 members, Southeast Christian Church clocks in as the 4th largest church in America. While preaching is his gift, Dave says that his family is his greatest “life blessing.” And after raising three kids of his own, as well as shepherding the diverse families of his twenty-thousand-member congregation, his heart and passion for building strong families rings louder than ever. Dave knows that raising faithful families is a vital key to continued growth of the church. For more information, please visit: http://pastordavestone.com/.


About Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson, Inc., part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. The publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in Plano, TX. For additional information, please visit www.thomasnelsoncorporate.com.


How to Raise Selfless Kids in a Self-Centered World

By: Dave Stone

Thomas Nelson


Firm On-Sale Date: April 9, 2013

ISBN-13: 9781400318735

Price: $14.99

Popular Kids Record Label Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Popular Kids Record Label Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Label releasing special collections of Platinum and Gold albums
at discounted prices

NEWS SOURCE: The Adams Group

Nashville, TN – To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the Cedarmont Kids® record label is releasing two special collections of their award-winning children’s music.

“As we approached this significant anniversary for the label, we noticed that our original releases were still selling well after two decades,” said Mike Gay, President of Cedarmont. “In fact, all six titles have been certified Gold or Platinum, and just last year, the project Action Bible Songs was the number one non-seasonal children’s project in Christian bookstores. To celebrate, we came up with a way to sell all six of those CDs together at a deeply-discounted retail price of $20 to commemorate our 20 years of making wonderful music for kids.”

The 20th Anniversary Collection includes 96 songs on six CDs, along with a commemorative sixteen-page booklet that includes information about the history of the Cedarmont series, plus lyrics for all the songs. The six CDs include split-track versions of every song so that kids can sing along, karaoke-style.  The collection is housed in a SpindlePak design that secures the CDs on an internal spindle.  In addition to the six CDs, the collection includes a bonus one-hour DVD of 22 songs from the Cedarmont library. 

Cedarmont Kids is also releasing the Gospel Sunday School Collection which includes three albums featuring 48 Sunday School songs and classic spirituals.  The collection includes the brand-new CD Gospel Sunday School Songs which features the iconic song from Martin Luther King’s speech, “Free At Last,” marking the first time the song has been recorded on a children’s project.  The Gospel Sunday School Collection also includes split tracks for sing-a-longs and retails for only $9.99.

Since its founding 20 years ago, Cedarmont Kids has sold over 21 million albums and built a broad customer base by focusing on well-known classic songs and selling their products at affordable prices. Their diversified catalog now features 46 CDs on five labels: Cedamont Kids® Classics, Cedarmont Kids Gospel®, Cedarmont Niños®, Cedarmont Baby®, and Cedarmont Worship for Kids®. Fifteen of these titles were Spanish releases. They have also developed a series of eleven DVDs, which are live-action, sing-along versions of the audio recordings. Owners Mike and Sue Gay believe that staying consistent has helped the brand to grow over the past two decades.

“I think we’ve stayed very close to our original goal of providing high quality music and entertainment products with a Christian message at a budget price,” says Mike. “The technology has changed and we’ve added several styles of music, but our message and values are the same.” 

Sue concurs, “From the beginning, I wanted our music to be free of affectation. I wanted the children to use their voices correctly, but freely and wholeheartedly. I wanted our arrangements to be long-lasting, if not timeless. Most of all, I wanted every release to present a positive message, because God loves each of His children. I still want these same things. Cedarmont’s by-line, ‘Music With A Message They Won’t Outgrow,’ says it well. I hope these songs become etched on the hearts of all who hear.” 

Retailers can benefit from an accompanying floor display, designed especially for these anniversary collections.


"Rescue the Child" Teams Israeli Hospital, Church Treating Gaza Children

Rescue The Child

Groundbreaking “Rescue the Child” Created
Israeli Hospital, Christian Church Aid Children
from Gaza, West Bank

Undiagnosed and Seriously Ill Children Recieve Medical Care in Unprecedented Compassionate Outreach

SOURCE: Providence PR

JERUSALEM, Israel (February 25, 2013) Assaf Haroef Medical Center (www.healthtoisrael.org) , a top Israeli Medical Center located about 15 km from Tel Aviv and Living Bread Church International (www.livingbreadchurch,com), based in Jerusalem have announced the formation of a new joint project called “Rescue the Child.” “Rescue the Child” will provide much needed medical care for babies and children from the West Bank and Gaza badly in need of care due to lack of diagnosis, in need of specialized medicine or lack of local access to treatment.  This groundbreaking venture reaches out in compassion and love to the children of whom many deem the enemies of Israel.

Aharon Cholow, the Director of International Resources from the Friends of Assaf Haroeth and Karen Dunham, Director of Living Bread have teamed up to spearhead the groundbreaking project. This initiative has already cleared border and governmental holds from both sides and has the coordination of patients moving out of the Gaza Strip for much needed medical treatment.

“It is such a move of God to reach out in love and compassion to these children, who were dying and had such little hope. Isn’t it like God to team up a Christian organization and a Jewish hospital to show love to the enemies of Israel during this time? That’s what Jesus did, reached out to the least of these. There are no borders that the Lord cannot move.” stated Karen Dunham.

Dunham is widely recognized for acts of compassion, ministering the Gospel in refugee camps throughout Israel. She has been called a “Mother Theresa in Israel” by news sources, and her organization has obtained a political status for its work. There are also Jewish orphans being housed and cared for by the team at Living Bread International Church. . She has recently released an inspiring book on her remarkable life called, Pushing the Pillars.

Aharon Cholow has long worked with both Christians and Jews to raise awareness and support for Assaf Haroef Medical Center, which is a teaching hospital with a global reach, and is associated with the Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicne. Assaf Hareth stretches over 65 acres, employs over 3,000 staff and has the largest academic Nursing School in Israel. The hospital takes its name from Assaf Haroef, “Assaf the Doctor, who wrote the 1.500 year old oath for Jewish Doctors, which includes the hospital’s motto: “And ye shall not harden your hearts against the poor and the needy, but heal them.”

“I believe that as an Israeli citizen we always have a right to defend ourselves from any aggression, However, we will always stretch out our hand for peace and show compassion to the suffering of children.” Cholow commented.

Karen Dunham and Aharon Cholow are currently in the US, raising awareness for “Rescue the Child” through media interviews, telethons, fund raising events, and various meetings. They will be attending the National Religious Broadcaster’s Convention in Nashville, Tenn. from March 2-6, 2013. For more information on “Rescue the Child” contact info@rescuethechild.com.”

For more information on Assaf Haroef Medical Center go to: http://www.healthtoisrael.org/
For more information on Living Bread International Church go to:



SOURCE: Turning Point PR
BURBANK, Calif.—Today’s highly anticipated release of God’s Truth, Volume 4 of Whitestone Media’s popular Theo animated series, brings with it powerful new teaching tools that help parents convey the truths of faith and the importance of prayer to their children.

Who is Theo? He’s a kindly English pastor full of wise words that communicate—and simplify—the often difficult messages of the Bible for young minds. Assisting Theo are two mischievous mice, Luther and Belfry, who also provide comic relief. The animation, writing, direction, music and overall entertainment value set a new standard for presenting biblical Truth to children and families.

Previous DVDs in the series have featured such episodes as “Redemption,” “Saving Faith” and “Loving Obedience.” Volume 4, God’s Truth, contains three new episodes: “Abiding in Christ” teaches that abiding in Christ is a lot like imitating Him; “Light Unto My Path” teaches that the world is spiritually dark, and without a light we’d trip over spiritual obstacles and wouldn’t know which way to walk; and “What is the Church?” teaches that the Church is inclusive of people from all nations, races, and ethnicities and is the Body of believers worshipping God and sharing the love of Christ together.

God’s Truth also breaks fresh ground in the series by including the newly minted Home Edition. While the animated lessons entertain and educate children about God’s Word, the Home Edition includes a Parent’s Guide designed to promote quality family devotional time together.

After viewing the video, the Parent’s Guide helps parents introduce questions to stimulate discussion with their children concerning the topics they’ve just watched. There are also fun family activities, suggested Scripture readings, and a closing prayer to finish the Bible study. Nightly devotionals are included to help underscore the lessons of each episode, making them fun to learn and easy to remember.

“A family’s involvement in Bible study is key for a child’s spiritual development,” says creator Mike Joens, “and Theo: God’s Truth Home Edition caters to this very purpose. I truly hope it will help parents and instructors teach children the many wonders found in God’s Word, so that they may better know the awesome God we serve.”

A Whitestone Media release, Theo: God’s Truth Home Edition retails for $14.99. Distributed by EMI CMG Distribution, the DVD is available online and at leading Christian retailers nationwide. For more information, visit www.theopresents.com.

Big Idea Presents the VeggieTales Live! Happy Birthday Bob & Larry Tour Beginning March 1!







A One-Of-A-Kind Celebration For 20 Years Of Silliness, Stories and Songs

VeggieTales Birthday

SOURCE: Hoganson Media

FRANKLIN, TN (February 4, 2013) — Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today the official tour dates for their brand-new VeggieTales Live! Happy Birthday Bob & Larry tour. The show will run in over 35 major markets nationwide this spring including Nashville, TN, Kansas City, MO, Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Tallahassee, FL, Fort Myers, FL and more, in addition to a seven-day tour run in Canada. For the current tour itinerary, ticket information and group sales, please visit veggietales.com/live or iTickets.com.


It’s a very Veggie birthday, and you are invited! Join Bob and Larry and the entire VeggieTales® crew as they put on the biggest birthday party ever celebrating VeggieTales’ 20 years of stories, songs and fun. The show is filled with silly song favorites and memorable entertainment for the whole family! You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind celebration! The tour will feature fan-favorite songs like “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything,” “His Cheeseburger,” “I Love My Lips,” “Song of the Cebu,” “The Hairbrush Song,” “Monkey” and “God is Bigger than the Boogie-Man.”


“This super special VeggieTales production is a must-see show for children and their entire family,” said Leslie Ferrell, General Manager of Big Idea Entertainment. “Bob, Larry and the VeggieTales crew will be there to help us celebrate 20 years of hilarious stories, silly songs and lessons to live by. You’re invited to come be a part of all of fun with us!”


World Vision® has partnered with Big Idea Entertainment as a sponsor for the VeggieTales Live! Happy Birthday Bob & Larry tour. Through World Vision’s child sponsorship efforts, countless lives have changed for children and their whole communities by providing access to necessities like clean water, health care, education and much more.


About Big Idea Entertainment 

Big Idea Entertainment is celebrating 20 years as a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands. Big Idea’s best-selling series VeggieTales® is a one of the most recognized brands in the US with moms of pre-schoolers*.  Since 1993, VeggieTales® has sold 60+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs.  VeggieTales® and Big Idea’s property, 3-2-1 Penguins!®,enjoyed four seasons as top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV.  The studio’s two theatrical releases, Lionsgate’s Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie® (2002), and Universal Pictures’ The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything®-A VeggieTales Movie® (2008), are distinguished among the most successful faith-based films of all time. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea, visit: www.VeggieTales.com.

*Spring 2012 Q-Score

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VeggieTales Celebrates Easter with The Little House That Stood DVD Adventure!

VeggieTales® Celebrates Easter With A Brand-New Building Adventure!


The Wise and Foolish Builders Meet The Three Little Pigs

In A Hilarious Veggie Parable


VeggieTales®: The Little House That Stood DVD Launch

Supported by Extensive Marketing, Promotional and Licensing Campaign


SOURCE: Hoganson Media

FRANKLIN, TN (January 30, 2013) — Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will release an all-new DVD title, VeggieTales®: The Little House That Stood on March 2 and March 5, 2013 in Christian and general markets stores respectively, just in time for the Easter season.


VeggieTales®: The Little House That Stood features a cast of many fan-favorite VeggieTales® characters including Bob, Larry, Junior Asparagus, The French Peas, Madame Blueberry and others.  For the first time ever, this DVD parodies beloved nursery rhymes, with a signature VeggieTales® twist.  Families will enjoy learning the Biblical story of the wise and foolish builders made understandable for kids based on Matthew 7:24-27, making it a delightful addition to a child’s Easter basket.  Additionally, the story of “Humpty Dumpty” is hilariously re-told around the good neighbor parable in “The Good Egg of Gooseville,” inspired by Luke 10:27-37, the Parable of the Good Samaritan.  The DVD also features a brand-new Silly Song, “Happy Tooth Day,” and “The History of Mother Goose” bonus features among others.


“We can’t wait to share The Little House That Stood with VeggieTales® fans and their families this Easter and spring season,” said Laura Neutzling, Director of Marketing at Big Idea Entertainment. “The title helps teach an important lesson about making good choices and being a good neighbor. It also shows us what can happen if we choose to follow the wise plans God has for each of us in the ‘Master Builder’s Handbook.’ We invite you to join us for this VeggieTales® action-packed adventure that’s also full of silliness and fun!”


A comprehensive marketing, advertising and licensing campaign supports The VeggieTales®: The Little House That Stood. Promotional partners include Chuck E. Cheese’s® with in-store video monitor clips, Big Boy® Restaurants with special kid’s menus and placements.   Non-profit partner Focus on the Family® is also working with Big Idea on initiatives that help teach families and children the importance of building their lives on a solid foundation.


DVD Synopsis

When the Three Little Pigs roll into Cabbageville looking to build some new houses, they meet one builder with a plan and two without a clue!  Larry builds with hay, Mr. Lunt with bricks, but only Bob builds his houses on a firm foundation – following the wise plans from the “Master Builder’s Handbook!”  Will the Little Piggies make the right choices when it comes to building their houses – and their lives – on solid ground?  Find out in this parable that shows kids when they follow God’s blueprints, they can stand strong when the storms come!


PLUS!  Ever wonder what happened before Humpty cracked?  Find out in this very Veggie retelling of the classic Humpty Dumpty story, “The Good Egg of Gooseville,” where we learn that a good neighbor always “lends a little hand” to those in need!


Advertising, Radio, TV and Online Support

The title’s marketing and advertising campaign includes extensive print, radio, and online advertising, as well as social media promotions on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, YouTube and interactions with mom and parenting bloggers. Street level promotions with close to 300 members of the VeggieTales Ambassador team are also slated to take place this spring.


Promotional Partners

Chuck E. Cheese’s® will run indoor advertising on closed-circuit televisions at over 500 locations. Clips from the Little House That Stood DVD and the Silly Song “Happy Tooth Day” will play in their birthday party areas.


Exclusive VeggieTales®: The Little House That Stood Kid’s placements will be available at Big Boy® Restaurantsspring 2013.


Safeway™ stores will offer customers a free package of Capri Sun® SuperV when they purchase The Little House that Stood DVD.


Retail Promotions

Christian retail stores will offer a $10 mail in rebate when customers purchase both The VeggieTales Bible (NIRV) from Zondervan® and The Little House That Stood DVD.   In addition to the DVD and the Bible, the floor display will also include Veggie Easter Egg Coloring Kits and A Very Veggie Easter Collection, featuring two Veggie Easter movies on DVD and two compilations of Easter and worship songs on CD.


Non-Profit Partners

Big Idea Entertainment has teamed up with Focus on the Family® for a Discussion Guide that is part of the Little House DVD.  Focus on the Family® will promote the release through their various channels including online initiatives and in Clubhouse Jr.® Magazine. Long-term partner World Vision® will also promote the DVD in the World Vision Spring Gift Catalog.


About VeggieTales: The Little House That Stood

Not Rated-48 minutes Color-5.1 Surround Sound-English & Spanish Subtitles Close-Captioned

Full Screen & Widescreen Versions

DVD UPC Codes CBA: 82041328999 $14.99 (through Word Distribution) and GM: 037117063437 $14.97


About Big Idea Entertainment 

Big Idea Entertainment is celebrating 20 years as a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands. Big Idea’s best-selling series VeggieTales® is a one of the most recognized brands in the US with moms of pre-schoolers*.  Since 1993, VeggieTales® has sold 60+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs.  VeggieTales® and Big Idea’s property, 3-2-1 Penguins!®, enjoyed four seasons as top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV.  The studio’s two theatrical releases, Lionsgate’s Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie® (2002), and Universal Pictures’ The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything®-A VeggieTales Movie® (2008), are distinguished among the most successful faith-based films of all time. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea, visit: www.VeggieTales.com.

*Spring 2012 Q-Score

January 24, 2013 Journal Entry

Will’s speech and comprehension of seemingly random things keeps amping up. Just the other night, we were out at a diner and he was holding a toy and suddenly raised it in the air and declared “Up!” And put it down and proclaimed, “Down!” And, I forget what the objects were (butter packets?), but he literally counted out the quantity of them on the table (2 or 3), which was cool because I know he can count from 1 to 20, but it’s exciting to see he understands –at least somewhat– how counting works!

Even as I write this, we are watching classic Donald Duck cartoons and when one ended, he ran up to me and said “More peez!” (and he just a second ago did the sign language sign for “more” while saying it — but the attempt at “please” is a new thing.

This was fascinating to me too: I hung up a piece of art I bought recently on eBay in my office yesterday and had to take down a different framed photo. I left it on a desk near the doorway and he saw it today and said “book!” and I said, “No, Will, it’s not a book, it’s actually a picture! It’s a photograph!” He then tried to open it, but then abandoned that when I emphasized it was a picture and proceeded to prop it up on a CD rack nearby and walk away…! That was definitely a first that I’ve seen.

It’s really quite neat to witness his various developments!