I’ll get this whole thing into my mouth so help me God

Yes, this is the fourth picture in a row of that kid. I can’t help it.

  • http://www.gigglinguniverse.blogspot.com Em

    As usual – simply precious. I could just eat her up!

  • Girl.A

    *Morpheus:* That you are a baby, Leta. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage, born inside a prison that you cannot smell, taste, or touch. A prison for your mind. (long pause, sighs) Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back.
    (In his left hand, Morpheus shows a blue pill.)
    *Leta:* Ghhhhgaghhhhga (Leta’s eyes widen and rool runs down Leta’s chin)
    *Morpheus:* You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your crib and believe whatever you want to believe. (a red pill is shown in his other hand) You take the red pill and you stay in Toyland and I show you how deep the toybox goes. (Long pause; Leta begins to reach for the red pill)
    *Morpheus:* Remember — all I am offering is the truth, nothing more.

  • http://www.commuterchaos.com Kieran

    Looks like me when I used to play hockey. I still taste puck in my mouth

  • Yolanda

    hi. Love your site. Your kid is adorable.:)

  • Laurie

    Is that a red hockey puck? Or a cap to something? I can’t tell? :D

    Her hair is getting so long and shaggy. :)

  • Lauri

    Me: Ooohhh! Look how cute!
    Ethan (7): What is that red thing?
    Me: I’m not sure . . . probably a block of some kind.
    Ethan: Or red cheese.

  • http://sketchery.blogspot.com chrissy

    Girl.A — that was cute. :)

  • bb

    the best pics you put up are of ‘that kid’.. always a pleasure to see.

  • Meg

    Hey Girl A–thanks for a laugh this morning!

    Leta is, as ever, the queen of all she surveys.

  • http://www.jamf.net/blog/ maricar

    Aww.. she’s so adorable! Thanks, I really needed a smile today.

  • Mrs.Stray

    She is so sweet. She has this look like she is trying way to hard to look innocent. Almost like “What, what??”
    Girls.A ~~ Right on point with that Matrix bit!!

  • sab

    It’s okay I love seeing pictures of her!

  • Mo

    did anyone go as the White Stripes and get inappropriately touchy with their brother-husband/sister-wife? Cause that would have been cool too.
    (*haha* pleated jeans)

  • http://angoras.blogspot.com/ TracyDee

    It’s easier to cram things into your mouth when you don’t have any teeth :)

  • kate

    thanks also for the depression post. so wish i could forward it to all my friends and make them read it and understand what i’m going through better. i’m thankful i’m not as deep into as many, but it’s still scary and hard and just knowing that i’m starting to journey in the right direction wtih therapy and all makes me feel better.

  • http://missdomestic.com Paige

    Oh man her hair is getting hilarious.

  • KS

    Look at that! Jenny was number 1 and didn’t even brag! We should all be so modest.

  • Jme

    the way she was holding that thing, you know she’s had practice. It’s like, “hey, I’ll just take a dainty nibble out of this red toy just as if it was a cracker.” Any cheese to go along with it?

  • http://www.digitalcatharsis.com The Mighty Jimbo

    mmmm, plastic-y goodness.

  • http://kimba-bremen.diaryland.com kim

    absolutely understandable. and i love getting to “watch” her grow up ;o) and thank you for the “you be well for me” post..

  • http://lunajoy.net/bluemoon Mari

    She’s so adorable!

  • Dre

    Love that little “fat roll” crease in her wrist!

    And, please, keep on posting the Leta pics! I love them!

  • http://jamsjunction.diaryland.com Jamie

    My ovaries, my uterus, can you hear them screaming? I need me one of those..STAT!

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/slickgothgurl/ slick

    again with the chubby hands! i can’t take it anymore! she’s just too cute!

  • andy

    It reminds me of the scene in A Christmas Story with Ralphie sitting with a bar of LifeBoy (Sp?) in his mouth. “Over the years I had become quite the connoiseur of soap. . . .”

    I love your party story. You would be fun to take place. Like my wife, who at 33 still likes to dress up each year at Halloween as Pippy Longstocking and go stomping through Whole Foods challenging people to armwrestle.

    Adulthood is way more fun than being a kid: there’s cool women and of course tequila.

  • http://www.sugarpants.net Candice

    Dooce,

    She’s starting to look more like you, you know.

    —C.

  • http://whereitends.typepad.com Liz

    Thank you for the depression post. I genuinely appreciate your openess on this topic, and doubt I would have gotten help without you.

    Liz

  • 0123

    So, like how old are you? Brian Eno’s dress-up phase was over by 1975. It was on to Peter Gabriel shortly thereafter. We need not mention Alice Cooper (1969), David Bowie (1972?) and the others.

  • http://redhappens.com red

    pictures of Leta everyday would be just fine with all of us, i think. good Lord, she’s cute.

  • http://andreah.typepad.com Andreah

    Thank you Heather for another realistic post on depression. Thank you for getting the help you need so we can all be here enjoying you, your family would not be the only ones to have lost you. Lastly thank you for helping me understand that I too might have the PPD and thank you for giving me the courage to ask for help when I needed it

    P.S. All praise zoloft

  • http://aredeaf.blogspot.com Coelecanth

    Man, it just isn’t fair. She chews on a red plastic thing and everyone adores her. I do it and everyone pretends to not see while my S.O. takes away the rest of the tequila. Age-ism that’s what it’s called folks!

  • http://www.digitalcatharsis.com The Mighty Jimbo

    i’m gonna have to agree with all the cute comments around here too, heather.

    your daughter even makes MY ovaries skip a beat.

  • http://www.danah.org/Ani/ Up up up up up

    Thanks for the Be Well for Me post.

    up up up up up up points the
    spire of the steeple
    but god’s work isn’t done by god
    it’s done by people

    up up up up up up points the
    fingers of the trees
    the lumberjacks with their bloody axes
    are on their knees

    and just when you think that you’ve got enough
    enough grows
    and everywhere that you go in life
    enough knows

    up up up up up up dances
    the steam from the sewer
    as she rounds the corner
    the brutal wind blows right through her

    up up up up up up raises
    the stakes of the game
    each day sinks its bootprint into her clay
    and she’s not the same

    and just when you think that you’ve got enough
    enough grows
    and everywhere that you go in life
    enough knows

    half of learning how to play
    is learning what not to play
    and she’s learning the spaces she leaves
    have their own things to say
    then she’s trying to sing just enough
    so that the air around her moves
    and make music like mercy
    that gives what it is
    and has nothing to prove

    she crawls out on a limb
    and begins to build her home
    amd it’s enough just to look around
    to know she’s not alone

    up up up up up up points
    the spire of the steeple
    but god’s work isn’t done by god
    it’s done by people

    Up,up,up,up,up
    -Ani DiFranco

  • shelli

    OK two things –

    1) I’m gonna get up at 5 freaking am, just to beat all of you foilks who have some scret desire that your life will be incomplete unless you are first to comment on the picture. HAVE YOU NO LIVES? :)

    2) She is TOOOOOO cute for words, so I’ll just leave it at that.

    and 3) thanks for reminding me to play my music loudly, as I upload the best of Kansas and Bach’s concerto #3 illegally onto my computer at work, so I can listen to my music loudly. Thanks indeed!

  • beachgal

    btw, I’m utterly jealous of the red-headed thing Leta has going on. I hoped my son would be a red head, but no such luck. Leta is just so adorable. I’m almost aching for a girl now, even though I swore I was done with one.

  • http://www.lindseyandray.com/blog.html Lindsey

    Awwwe, she may look like Daddy but she’s got Momma’s appetite, and hey that kid is the cutest, keep the pics coming!

  • http://www.ipengy.com Chris From Ohio

    “The Snozberries taste like Snozberries!”

    (Is anybody else as freaked out by Gene Wilder as I am?)

  • Kano

    All I can say is, You people are weird!

  • http://www.dooce.com/archives/daily_photo/11_22_2004.html gladImNotFirst

    How come every single day people get all excited about being the first to comment? Do they have no life??

  • http://www.kailynsmom.blogspot.com lesa

    I love all of these pictures of Leta. Keep ‘em coming!

  • http://red.carisenda.com Beowulf

    You are Nibbler from Futurama and I claim my free personal organiser.

  • the niffer

    Chris from Ohio: Gene Wilder freaks me out, too. But his weirdness fits that role to a t.

  • http://humanwrites.blogspot.com Violet Beaurigard

    Snozberries? Who ever heard of snozberries?

  • the niffer

    I love Nibbler from Futurama – especially after seeing the episode where we find out that his people are all terribly smart and don’t want to be seen as cute.

    Leta is so Nibbler.

  • Sheryl

    I always thought Snozberries was a fancy word for boogers. Blue boogers, somehow, but boogers nonetheless.

    (berries – like the berries in “dingleberries” my exceptionally furry-assed persian cat hauls around, while pretending not to know they exist.)

  • http://www.clevertitle.net -leslie.-

    I haven’t read all 73 or so comments, but I just wanted to point out that the lead singer for the YYY!s is Karen O. I’m thinking you probably already knew this, but just in case…

  • http://www.ipengy.com Chris From Ohio

    *Wilder* Is it raining? Is it snowing?
    Is a hurricane a-blowing?
    Not a speck of light is showing,
    So the danger must be growing.
    Are the fires of Hell a-glowing?
    Is the grisly reaper mowing?
    Yes, the danger must be growing,
    For the rowers keep on rowing,
    And they’re certainly not showing,
    Any signs that they are slowing!

    *Me* ::terrified::

  • Bryan

    Reminds me of the soap Ralphie had to eat in The Christmas Story.

    “What did this to you, Ralphie?”
    “It was… soap… poisoning!”
    “Noooooooooooooooo”

  • http://www.poboxalisoncoffey.com/ptg abc

    remember when she was just a frog?

  • http://ladymadaysia.blogdrive.com Amber

    The way she looks at you when you take pictures of her…the look is always the same.

    I wonder what it means.