This post is going to be torture for Wendie, since she can’t view YouTube until she gets home from work – sorry!
As stated before, Mommy has a lot of difficult capturing most of my adorable moments – even though she has an iPhone, digital camera, AND Flip camera on her at all times. We’ve posted a few video fails already, but here are a few more to add to the list:
Last week, Daddy and I went swimming for a little while – I was SO excited; I *love* swimming! Mommy is thrilled because I’m learning how to move well in the water; clearly I will be a medal-winning Olympian both for winter sports (skiing, duh) AND for summer (swimming). This video was meant to capture me kick, kick, kicking – which it totally did. Unfortunately, you’ve got an obstructed view seat because Mommy also got a really great view of the pool handrail. Also, every OTHER time I went across the pool with Daddy I chanted “kick, kick, kick,” this video however is narrated only by drippy pool noises and Mommy and Daddy telling me how great I am (they do that a lot).
Next up, is a clip of me playing with Max. For about 10 minutes prior to Mommy trying to record us, Max and I were running around his playroom literally shrieking with laughter. Mommy pulled out her iPhone, though, and I immediately decided I wanted a cracker (you can hear me say it and see me sign it if you watch closely) and Max desperately wanted to be the videographer rather than have an on screen role.
Finally, I may have mentioned I *love* trains. I am happily entertained at the train table in Barnes & Noble for as long as Mommy will hang out there, and my *favorite* toy is the train table that Mommy got off of Craigslist for me. I got Daddy to play with me before bed and I made several successful circuits around the track before Mommy tried to record it. Once she started videoing, though, the train jumped the track and I threw a bit of a tantrum. Then, I ignored most of Mommy’s questions (I don’t perform on command, remember), and yet happily yelled “duck-doe! duck-doe!” (“conductor”) after the camera was off. Also, I refused to say “bye-bye” – I thought Mommy was trying to end train time, not just the video.
Mommy’s still trying to get a video dictionary of animal sounds/signs, but maybe she’d do better with hidden cameras.