Sunday, August 26, 2012

Church Mentor

Our church has a women's mentoring program that I signed up for a few months ago. My mentor's name is Diane, and she is wonderful. We have been able to get to know one another over tea and a study in the book of Matthew.

Our most recent get together included Diane's granddaughter, Amanda, as well. She helped watch Cora while we studied. Diane is always giving Cora cute little things, the latest being a board book about sea animals.

Daddy and Cora reading her new book

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Oh, iPhone Video, How I Love You - Part 3

I've been having trouble uploading some of my videos to my blog; hence the multiple video posts. I think perhaps they were too large, but I have finally figured it out. Thus ends the trilogy of iPhone video (for now). Some of these are a couple minutes long and probably only grandparent material, but I wanted to include stuff that she is doing as she gets older and changes so fast.

The following is a video I took back in January with our new HD camera. I could never get it to upload anywhere but finally got it on YouTube. Cora used to dance in place whenever she heard music, and I'm so glad I caught a little of it on video. She doesn't do this anymore.

This next one was taken when Cora and I went over to a friend's house for a playdate. She has a little boy who is 3 months older than Cora. We were chatting in another room when we heard hysterical laughter. We got a little of it on video after we went to see what was going on.

Another time we were at a different friend's house, Cora got to play with the garden hose for the first time. We live right near the coast, so it usually doesn't ever get above 70 degrees here. We really don't have the appropriate weather for an outdoor kiddy pool, so Cora doesn't get to play in water outside unless we go to a water park inland. My friend lives in a gorgeous sunbelt, and it was a beautiful, sunny, warm day when we visited. We also don't have grass in our yard, so Cora was in for a double treat.

At 19 months, Cora is running everywhere. Sometimes she just runs in circles and giggles. I was trying to get that on video in this next one, but she got distracted right away and proceeded to start looking through one of her animal picture books and making the sounds for all of them.

This last one is one of my favorites. Sean was laying flat on the living room floor, throwing a ball up in the air, and Cora was right beside him giggling hysterically. I started video taping right as she moved, but then I managed to catch her trying to get back into the spot she had just been in with her head directly next to his. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Summer Shenanigans

"Time for bed?!! What?!! NO!!"

fun at the coffee shop with Momma

feeding Brigita kleenex from the bathroom trash bin

a date at the Farmer's Market

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play date at the park with Daddy

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Oh, iPhone Video, How I Love You - Part 2

I shot this video a few days after Cora had switched from saying "Dada" to saying "Daddy." I just love the way she rolls her tongue a little around that last "d" syllable. It almost sounds like a little yodel to me sometimes. She does it really well at the end of the video right before she says "Mama."

Friday, August 3, 2012

Oh, iPhone Video, How I Love You - Part 1

I'm excited to have a child in this digital age. When she is doing something cute, I can just grab my phone and catch it on video. Hopefully one day I will get organized and put some of them on DVD, so she can have them when she is older.

Silly fun with Daddy