toddler in motion

It has become increasingly obvious to me lately that sometimes it’s more effective to capture Maggie via video than photos. As a baby, she didn’t do much other than lay there and be cute (or weird-looking, because all babies- even the cute ones- had a Weird-Looking Baby Phase) And that motionless-cuteness was adequately captured using a still camera. But now that she’s walking and talking and playing and being silly… to truly capture her essence, I need movement and sound.

Thus I bring you some videos from last night in her playroom. Starring Maggie, Dan, a very messy toy room, and my voice.


  1. mel

    February 16, 2009 10:25 pm

    This is my favorite kid age. It really really is. I love seeing them grow and develop into their own little personalities. :)

    She’s so freaking cute and smart.

    I can’t wait to work with kids one day!

  2. Dave

    February 16, 2009 10:39 pm

    She’s adorable! I agree with Mel; this is such a fun age, watching them learn and grow…they do something new every day! Heh, mine still hasn’t gotten down winking – maybe I’ll try Popeye on her!

    Maggie is definitely a smart one. Sometimes when I see & hear the things she does, I’m amazed. But, then again, Abby amazes me every day, too, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Last night, she sat down and read some of her books to me, and got the stories mostly right, even the longer ones, like “The Giving Tree.” Kids are amazing and wonderful!

    And, yes, I totally agree with this post in that it is getting very difficult to get any good still shots these days! I have been capturing a lot more video lately, too. Now I just need to get it off of the camera and upload it! Heh!

  3. Allison

    February 17, 2009 9:52 am

    Holy cuteness, Batman! Maggie as Popeye?! That is priceless. I couldn’t stop laughing!

    She is too cute. “Bonk!” Seriously…that just made my day.

    Pictures are getting increasingly difficult. They just won’t stay still and look pretty anymore, will they?!

    Allisons last blog post: The Illness That Wouldn’t Die

  4. Burgh Baby

    February 17, 2009 10:07 am

    OMG. Popeye. POPEYE! Hahahahahahahahahaha!

    Burgh Babys last blog post: Subliminal Messages? Where?

  5. Melissa

    February 17, 2009 1:22 pm

    Cute videos. The Popeye one cracks me UP. :D

    p.s. You’ll be able to get some still shots with your new speedy dSLR soon. :)

    Melissas last blog post: late night nonsense

  6. Kelly

    February 17, 2009 7:44 pm

    Ha! So cute!! The boys heard the audio and came to watch. The little boy was quite fascinated by the baby on mom’s computer. Maggie might just have another little fan!

    Kellys last blog post: No Monkey Wrenches!

  7. Anneli

    February 19, 2009 12:38 am

    So adorable! My ovaries are about to explode!

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