Likes the applause

04/07/2010 at 9:34 am | Posted in Small Fry, Watch this! | 8 Comments

One of my favorite things about having a two-year-old is all the tricks we can make her do. It’s hard to resist. Sing this! Can you say that? Dance, Small Fry!  She’s like our own little circus pony, but way cuter.

We were trying to show the family her mad ABC-singing skillz after Easter dinner, and of course, she said no. Until she realized that we’d clap for her. This is one of those moments that I was SO GLAD I had the camera in hand.

This Too Shall Pass

03/02/2010 at 8:28 pm | Posted in Watch this! | 5 Comments
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This will make you smile. I promise. (via @Mom101)

Shaun White + “extra tomato” = love

02/18/2010 at 12:09 pm | Posted in Watch this! | 1 Comment
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Shaun White is pretty much the only reason I’ve been watching the Winter Olympics. The wild hair, the huge toothy smile, the talk of “putting it down” in his trademark boarder slang. Not to mention the ridiculously unbelievable stunts he pulls off in the half-pipe.

I’m totally smitten.

So you’d think I’d be able to keep my eyes open long enough last night to watch him win gold. I just couldn’t do it (for the record, in addition to my general mommy-tiredness, a cold has been dogging me all week).

I knew that as soon as I opened the Web this morning at work, I’d see the headlines. His gold medal is no surprise. I willed myself not to watch the highlights. To wait until I got home tonight to crank up the DVR and try to replicate the experience of seeing it for the first time.

But, y’all, I’m weak. When this video floated across Twitter, I couldn’t not take a peek. I wish I could embed it here, but no luck.

I did a little digging on YouTube and found this fun clip of Shaun tearing it up as an 11-year-old. Uh-mazing.

Playing with Sandwich

02/17/2010 at 12:29 pm | Posted in Belly to Butterfly, Watch this! | 5 Comments

(This is part of the Belly to Butterfly series, by my sis Laura.)

What you’re doing matters

01/28/2010 at 5:29 pm | Posted in Watch this! | 6 Comments
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Just came across this AWESOME video via @designmom. Written and produced by Katherine Center. Beautiful. Powerful. Just watch:

Feliz Navidad and boo!

12/24/2009 at 8:20 pm | Posted in Small Fry, Watch this! | Leave a comment

Wishing you the happiest of holidays!

Do They Know it’s Christmas?

12/07/2009 at 5:12 pm | Posted in Watch this! | 2 Comments
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Pretty much all of my ’80s crushes representin’. Oh, the hair. (via @Maggie)


12/03/2009 at 11:37 am | Posted in Watch this! | 8 Comments

This just made me cry. In a good way. (via @MyMamaBird)

Home for the Holidays

11/25/2009 at 4:15 pm | Posted in Watch this! | 1 Comment
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This one of my all-time favorite holiday movies. We try to watch it every year at Thanksgiving. This recording is shoddy, but it’s apparently the only one that exists on the Web. You’ll get the idea.

And, I guarantee you’ll be able to relate to at least one of the characters. Aunt Gladdie, no?

Happy Thanksgiving!


11/17/2009 at 2:24 pm | Posted in Family, Watch this! | 2 Comments

This is my cousin Jarred, age 9, competing in a karate tournament. He placed second in weapons with this routine. I’m blown away. For real. Just watch:

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