Tag Archives: Home Movies

Home Movie: The Power of Cute

17 Nov

This is how Isobel ends up with a purse full of straws.

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Snapshot

6 Oct

Over the weekend I mentioned on twitter that I do a fairly accurate Baby Jaguar impersonation due to my frequent exposure to Go, Diego, Go. When challenged to offer up proof of this, I somewhat unwisely shot this video with Isobel. Just in case you were wondering what a grown-ass woman impersonating a talking jaguar sounds like. You’re welcome. I also maybe allude to the fact Foofa sounds high. Maybe.

Notable things that also I occurred this past week: I successfully put my bestie’s toddler Kingston down for a nap, Tristina surprised me by sending me these gorgeous handwarmers, and Laura posted this hilarious video. It’s at the end, so keep scrolling down past all those adorable photos of her daughter Sonora no matter how much it makes your ovaries twinge. Anthony and I also took some time out to go to the amazing Ansel Adams exhibit at a local museum and then on a grown-up date to a local brewery.

Yesterday I posted some Halloween decoration inspiration and I threatened to name my front door gnome Marky Mark if a better suggestion wasn’t made. My favorite nominees include: Gnoman Mailer, Gnome Chomsky, Gnome Deplume, Gnome Mercy, Snooki, and Matt Damon.  Marky Mark was declared the winner, however, after it was pointed out that the rest of my gnomes would qualify as the Funky Bunch. I think I’m going to have to update my Life List to reflect this ideal.

Home Movies: Vintage Isobel Plays Peekaboo

13 Aug

This video kills me every time. Especially because you can see her struggling with curtain mechanics at a few points. Hilarious. She’s about eleven months here.

Home Movies: Washing the Pachas

30 Jul

You are going to have to excuse Isobel’s crazy hair for this. She had just woken up and we were finishing up breakfast when she decided it was her turn to “wash the pachas.” (Pacha is Spanish for bottle.)

I took these photos but kept cracking up at her attitude. I knew I had to get a video. She was so serious and got to work rinsing and stacking the pachas like she has seen us do a million times. What got me is how serious she was about the whole thing. She is helping, don’t you know.

Home Movies: The Bike

23 Jul

Our neighbors had a yard sale and gave us this sweet bike for free. Enjoy these two short videos of Isobel pushing Kingston on the bike!


ABCs

29 May

Isobel sings most of the ABCs till she gets distracted. She also does a pretty good chorus of “Don’t Bite Your Friends” from Yo Gabba Gabba.

Starring Jupiter

22 May

I was trying to take a video of something else, but Jupiter decided to make himself the star.

Workin’ Out

1 Jan

While her Auntie T was here, Isobel enjoyed doing Zumba with her.

 

Hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year!

Home Movies – Coloring

11 Dec

After I caught Isobel trying to play with a Sharpie, Anthony and I realized she was going to need some other means of expressing herself, STAT. We bought her washable markers and that was one of our better ideas because she found out that coloring on her hands is way better than coloring on paper.

She makes little sound affects when she makes “dots.” and I love the face she makes when she’s coloring. So full of concentration.

Thanksgiving, Then & Now

25 Nov

The photo above was taken on Isobel’s First Thanksgiving. She was in the womb and it was a wonderful time to be pregnant: a holiday devoted to eating as much as possible and sitting around afterward, fat and happy, awaiting room in your belly for pie.

Holidays are a nice way to revisit the previous years. Here are two videos, one taken last year on Thanksgiving, and one taken a few days ago. I can’t remember how she was ever so small.

LAST YEAR

She can barely stand! Don’t worry about her falling at the end, she doesn’t cry. She’s mostly dismayed. She barely ever cried last year at this time. This year, however, she’s very keen in exercising her right to throw a fit.

At one point in the video, my sweet orange Mensa kitty Tinky walks by the camera. At the time, I never would have thought that she wouldn’t be with us this year. I miss her and Peach on a daily basis.

THIS YEAR

Isobel is so different compared to last year, but her wonderful laugh is the same.

It’s impossible not to notice Zorro in this video. He is all up ons the camera. He must think I’m recording him.

In this video you can hear a glimpse of Isobel counting. She only says up to “two” before she starts giggling (she’s anticipating tickles) but she can count up to five. Additionally, she can count backward from three. So, I’ve officially become a Horrible Bragging Parent.

Hold on a second. I think I hear my karma coming.