Give me back the lens cap, Scooter

  • stella

    She looks just like you!

  • Kevin

    That much cuteness means that Kerry should win. ‘Cuz you know, nothing’s decided on issues anymore. It’s all based on the photo ops.

  • Kelly

    Thanks for making me tear up at work….cute baby, cute puppy, way too much cuteness!

  • shelli

    the whites of her eyes are blue, like in the Movie DUNE. COOL.

    By the by, poor Leta-ain’t teething fun!

  • 1 Instigator

    YES! The lens cap into the mouth representing the total lack of respect for the American media and an “in your face” statement to Hollywood, shall we even go so far as to say,liberals in general….Oh. My. God. I think Leta may be a REPUBLICAN! the pooping episodes should have given it away…

  • Micki

    Chuck’s adoption. Ah, Heather, you break my heart.

  • catherine

    the whites of her eyes are blue-white because she hasn’t yet learned the pleasures of gin, or vodka or rum, or beer for that matter…all little ones’ eyes are like that until they find the key to the liquor cabinet…it’s because their super healthy, they’ll stay that way into her toddlerhood and beyond. And, yea, it is cool.

  • The Mighty Jimbo

    so THAT’s how you get the “dooce effect!”


  • Liz

    Mmmm…lens cap.

  • Nina

    Leta sure is a beautiful baby…
    so was Chuck!(!!!)

    You were menat to be in that spot to meet him just like she was meant to eat the lens cap so you could take that wonderful pic.

  • CA

    OH.MY.GOD. too much cuteness with the Leta baby and the Chuck baby.

  • Chris From Ohio

    New Nikon selling point: Tastes like chicken.

  • Lauren

    She’s beautiful.

  • Ariel

    Anne Geddes, watch your back!

  • Liz

    OK, not in like a cannibal way? But I want to EAT THEM! They are so FREAKIN’ CUTE. Mmmmm yummy puppy to nibble on, and tasty baby fingers to dip in pop-tart filling and munch. YUM! Oh so cute.

  • Colleen

    Tell Leta she’s way too young for that low carb craze. She IS way too cute; I am particularly jealous of the little white coat. (I am expecting my third son in 2 months… no white furry hoods here)

  • JP

    She has the BEST eyes…what a cutie!!

  • Tiff

    Newbie here – love your site, love your babies, love your wit!

    Makes living in Texas bearable this time of year!

    ps – my 8 month old likes hard plastic objects as well – remotes, phones, it’s all good!

  • Kathy

    Great photos! Great story, too. I’m wondering, though, about Sadie. I was reading some of the other categories, getting caught up on the Dooce life, and found the entry about her, but then there is NO WORD about her ever again. I hope I’m not bringing up some painful topic, but whatever happened to her? As you can see from my email address, I’m a golden retriever lover.

  • christy

    Another request for coat information. It is hard to find a decent looking coat for a baby girl that isn’t a total pink explosion.

  • dooce

    the coat was given to her before she was even born by her Aunt Mary (jon’s sister) who found it on clearance at Old Navy. So it’s probably over a year old and not available anymore, but OH HOW I LOVE TO PUT HER IN IT.

  • Amanda

    Those eyebrows are totally in right now. Seriously.

  • Mir

    Dammit, Heather, take that lens cap out of her mouth and give her some paper towels and knives to play with. Sheesh.

  • Jenny

    Beautiful children, Heather!

  • BarefootGoddess

    I have that same jacket!

  • Kim

    Someone ABANDONDED Chuck!!??! On a parkbench? OMG you WERE meant to be there to rescue him.

    What a sweet story and what a cute pic of Leta (LEEETA now that I know how to pronounce it from reading your archives!). We don’t get to wear coats like that in Texas.

  • Seajay

    We also referred to our son’s ass as the play doh fun factory the first time he decided to wait until his diaper was off.

    Leta is absolutely adorable.

  • Carrie

    I am overwhelmed with cuteness! I got all misty with the Chuck story! And I love this picture of Leta! You are blessed with all things beautiful!

  • ab

    I just wanna squeeze her cheeks she’s so cute!

  • Kahli

    I was hoping you would celebrate the Red Sox kick assness by making fun of the guy from Creed-uh singing the Star Spangled Banner-uh and how it yet waves-uh… my husband said that is sooo South Park and I said I really hope Dooce makes fun of it tomorrow….You have a hansome brood all the way around, “Nice work! Now hawnk at tdhaat braawwwd!”

  • marybeth

    lol.. too cute.. now i see where the dooce effect reeeaaalllyy comes from.. lil leta’s saliva.. LOL

  • Stacy

    Damn, this whole time I have been calling her Leta, as in Jetta.

  • Cristina

    What a beautiful little snow baby!Does she like the snow?

    I want to hear the story of how Chuck came to be named Chuck (now that we know how Bootsie came to be Bootsie)

    Also, I have always been curious about the period in your life when you posted about your “roommate” who in retrospect was obviously Jon…why “roommate” and not “boyfriend”?

  • Patrick

    Random thought: my parents have pictures of me as a kid with my dad scooting me around the floor in a) a large empty Pampers box b) one of those huge stainless steel mixing bowls. So much entertainment and parental exercise!! (The scooter in the title reminded me of it).

  • Amanda

    DAMN! I’ve been pronouncing Leta as in Jetta too. My husband and I have had a bet going…I hat losing!

  • Eleni

    Love the picture of Leta!! And I guess I can forgive you for cheering for the Red Sox!

  • Ed

    How do you get 76 coments (or much mooore) for your posts ????

    Very cool blog ..


  • Elizabeth

    I actually wondered about the HAT! Very stylin’!

    Chuck was definitely TOO cute (and still is, still is!)!

  • Heather 2

    Hey Kathy -
    October 17, 2003 post titled ‘Drama’ is about Sadie and her new home.

  • lori

    Love the Leta photo…but I REALLY loved the Chuckles adoption story and the wonderful pics of him as a puppy. Thanks for sharing!

  • DM

    I love both pictures of the babies and the comments are great as well.

    The whole cuteness thing being that Kerry will win, yeah, that had me rolling. Leta, keep on being adorable, our country needs you! See, only one esclamation point to prove that I’m not a psycho. Of France!!!!

  • espressoblogger

    Hmmm… If you got her one of those white rabbit fur hats, like out of Dr. Zhivago, she’d look like a chubby Russian princess…

  • Stacy

    Stupid question- I notice in some comments people refer back to a previous comment by number. Are ya’ll counting, or is there some numbers off to the side that I just can’t see?

  • Minla

    Heather, your baby is just beautiful. I loved reading about how you got Chuck. Baby Chuck photos so sweet!

  • Minla

    Baby Chuck photos are awesome. He’s just the perfect dog. And I love baby Leta photos too. Thanks for sharing.

  • jenn

    leta looks so cute. i never realized her hair was that red… very sweet.

  • Liz

    That is the cutest little coat EVER! She is so adorable! Keep posting the great photos!!!

  • Shiz

    Leta is so yummy. How do you not eat her?

  • Liz

    OK I forgot to post this earlier… last night at dinner, my dad asked me who was going to win the World Series, and, without thinking, I said, “I hope the Red Sox do so that Dooce can poop!” Needless to say, my parents didn’t have a clue what I was talking about, but isn’t it nice to know other people talk about your pooping habits at dinner?

  • orangek8

    Those pictures of Chuck made me HURT. They are so cute I can hardly take it. He doesn’t even barely look the same these days, he’s grown into such a little MAN!!