Thursday, July 29, 2010


Em must read my blog or something. She's been closer to her old, cheerful self the past couple of days, and it's been a welcome relief. Her teeth still haven't broken through, but she's much more playful and full of smiles.

Plus, she's eating like she has a hollow leg! She's still picky about the food she'll eat, but she's been gobbling down all her usual favorites. Is there a 12-step program for a toddler with a yogurt addiction? She's constantly pulling at the fridge handle, asking, "Yogurt? Yogurt? Yogurt?" after she's already polished off a cup of it.

It's been a while since I shared some videos of our sweet gal and her pleasant self. These might be more for the grandparents than anyone else, so I won't be offended if ya skip them.

We lost our Flip Cam for a few months, but our cleaning lady happened to find it in the crack of our couch recently. We were probably hiding it from Em...or maybe she was hiding it from us. She loves playing with the camera.

It's hard to know what's going on in the following video without an explanation. Em is holding our Flip Cam. She says, "I dizzy. Dizzy!" and then proceeds to spin in circles. Brent asks if she's twirling. She replies, "Yes." Then she runs off, still holding the camera, and tosses it on our coffee table. Apologies in advance for the motion sickness this may cause.

A minute later, she runs back to the table and picks up the Flip Cam, which is still recording. Not the most flattering angle, but I still love this vid.

It's not always easy figuring out how much to let Em explore on her own. I do, however, really like a nearby park with a playground just the perfect size for Em. I still hover a bit because I haven't figured out how one explains gravity to a toddler.

"I don't want this parks department to build any parks because I don't believe in government. I think that all government is a waste of taxpayer money. My dream is to have the park system privatized and run entirely for profit by corporations, like Chuck E. Cheese. They have an impeccable business model. I would rather work for Chuck E. Cheese." - Ron Swanson, Parks & Recreation


  1. I'm glad to hear that Em is doing better! The videos are super cute. This flip camera is perfect for kids.

  2. OMG. Em is soooooo cute! I see the pictures but the videos are adorable. Sigh. I didn't think it was THAT long ago when Marcy and I visited you.