Posts tagged ‘Videos’

October 14, 2011

Better Than Your Average Sequel

It’s common belief that movie sequels are rarely, if ever better than their predecessors. The greatest exception, of course, being The Mighty Ducks, D2, and D3.  In that case, things just keep getting better. I’m already teaching Jacob to “quack . . . quack . . . quack . . . quack, quack, quack, quack! Quack! Quack!”

Well, get ready, friends, for a break with convention. Yesterday, I caught more of Jacob walking on film—or memory card—and the series has become what you may consider the greatest trilogy in cinema history. Even better than The Mighty Ducks. Yes, even better than The Lord of the Rings. For serious. And it’s not like I’m biased or anything.

Happy weekend!

October 12, 2011

The Walking Wonder

On Monday, I took an adorable video of Jacob walking. He was still excited about what he’d begun to do the night before, and he was giggling in that giddy way he has, like he’s having so much fun he might just explode. By the end of the video, he’d made his way across the room to me, and more importantly, to the camera. I stopped recording and gave him the camera. I’d seen before that he could handle it without damaging it, so I didn’t think much of it.

Until later. When I went to upload the video, and it wasn’t there. Little man deleted it and replaced it with two videos of his thumb and the ground, alternately.

We tried again later, and got some good ones, but the giggle seems to be gone. We’re hoping it will be back this weekend—maybe it’s more a daddy giggle than a walking giggle.

In the meantime, I did manage to capture the little dude walking, playing a piano book with his foot, and then going to his room. All in just over a minute!

Walking is lots of fun, for both Jacob and me. He’s a happier kid this week than he was last, although that could be because of teeth, or me not being stressed out, or who knows what else. I think a lot of it is the walking though. You know that feeling you get when you finally accomplish something you’ve been working on for a long time? I think he has that kind of high right now.

When we go out on errands or to the park, he walks out the door himself. Yesterday, he walked through all three doors and climbed the four steps up to street level. And at the park, he walked all around the playground, seemingly amazed at the new view he had on his world.

I’m sure this walking thing will get frustrating soon, when he wants to go places I don’t. But so far, everything he’s tried has been within his bounds, and a lot of the time—although we both know he doesn’t have to—he’s been holding my hand.

And if I have any say in it, it can stay this way for as long as he wants.

September 28, 2011

Toddler Jacob

As freaked out as I was last week when I got my first “Your Toddler: Week 1” email from, I’d like to state for the record that toddler Jacob is, in a word, awesome.

It feels like a switch was flipped sometime last week, either in him or in me. Suddenly this little baby is a little boy, giggling, talking, and dancing even more than before. He chatters all day long, only stopping to laugh at things that, honestly, I can’t always find the humor in. He claps? He laughs. He turns the light off? He laughs. Other people might smile at these things, but to Jacob, they are worthy of a from-his-gut chortle. That’s right, my boy chortles.

His personality is more and more present every day. And while this means there are some temperamental moments, it also means that there are a lot of silly faces and a whole lot of hugs and kisses.

Maybe a lot of it is that we’re almost weaned (and almost back to cupcakes!) and still sleeping through the night, but this parenting thing really does just keep getting better and better.


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