Saturday, October 25, 2008


Olivia has projects. They are very intense and involve a lot of concentration interspersed with swift movement. For example, Olivia arranged and rearranged tomatoes of varying degrees of ripeness on and off of a ledge for about twenty minutes yesterday, pausing to taste each one, usually after it had fallen on the ground.

The project in this video is equally complex. The ending: priceless -- check out the sophisticated perching of bottle nipple on gravy separator spout. Riveting.

The Birthday Files

Here are the videos I took on and around Olivia's birthday. (DISCLAIMER: these clips are recommended for Dedicated Viewers (i.e. aunties, grandparents) rather than "Where's the Fun Baby?/Will this Head Straight to You Tube?" visitors. YOU guys should head back the archives for "Hot Tomato vs. Baby,""Swingers," "Naughty has entered the building," and maybe a little "Stinky!" if you need to see a baby cracking herself up hard. You'll really get your money's worth with those.

The first of these birthday videos is the on-the-day celebration with cupcake and frosting. The second two feature card opening and present wrapping removal. The BEST birthday videos live on Nanny and Grampy's camera, but I think that they are either trapped there or deleted. (Gramps took video when he meant to be taking pictures . . . and the results were AMAZING! Uncle Todd -- are you up for a video saving mission?)

Friday, October 10, 2008

DJ/Dancing/Scratching Baby

Mixmasta! Mixmasta! Hey, Ms. DJ, put a record on . . .

This is a classic clip of Olivia's full-on scratch and dance moves a la NYC house club. I've been holding on to it because I don't know how to edit in iMovie yet, but now that she's learning to walk, I'll need to get another video up soon anyway.

Not much happens after the one-minute mark, but before that, good stuff.