• geeky

    hahaha what a great photo :)

  • lulu cornichon

    Although, in some colder habitats, it’s the male that develops a pouch to protect the young from the frigid temperatures with his greater body mass, and allowing the mama kangaroo to keep her KAPOW figure.

  • Fran

    Leta and Jon are in da ‘hood. Fo shizzle.

  • lulu cornichon

    Dang, chickenflicken–you beat me to the punch on the nature-show comment.

  • TamarainHamilton

    The things we do with babies to keep them entertained while they wait to conquer the world — its hysterical

  • Leslie


  • Kris

    LOL! That’s a fantastic photo.

  • Jill

    Your husband and daughter are very precious, cherish every minute of every day together…as I know you will.

  • Carol

    Leta: “What are you looking at?”

    She looks so warm and cuddly. Sweet.

  • giggles

    Cute photo – and the thumbnail closeup of Leta’s eyes is even more cute.

    Thanks for all the lovely photos and posts. It all brightens my day – and by the looks of it, many others as well.

    Thank you. :-)

  • red

    omg, this is my favorite picture EVER.

  • Sarah

    That is adorable…AND we get to see the Scrumptious One in GLASSES and a BEARD.
    I’d be gettin’ all hot and bothered this morning, but Leta is such a cutie pie plus you now have me reliving the scene from Alien that scared the shit out of me as a young person.

  • Fish

    “I will NEVER escape that camera, will I?”

  • Cheryl

    I think Jon has a little more room for mommy to fit in.
    That would make the cutest Christmas photo ever!

  • Brooke from CT

    Leta is really developing her own little personality there! I wish I chronicled my daughter’s childhood with amazing photos like you, but unfortunately I lack the skills. It’s so cool to see Leta grow up right in front of our eyes!

  • Fish

    Or were you looking for the obvious comment: Boohbah Baby.

  • Circus Kelli

    Heather! That is the greatest photo ever! I LOVE IT!

  • gordon

    Its the Spawn of Dooce! Its Alive!

  • kEma

    hahah so cute

  • Moxie

    Kangarooman and his Roo reenact the birth experience.

  • Amanda B.

    Ha! I love this picture. That’s a lot of cuteness.

    You knoooow, there’s nothing wrong with having a Southern accent. I have quite the twang myself and that’s fine by me.

  • VDOprincess

    I’m completely rethinking my whole position on “being in bundled in polartec is completely unflattering and therefore not a fashion option.” Of course, I don’t look like Her Royal Cuteness, so I don’t think I’ll quite be able to pull off that look.
    *huge sigh*

  • Chris From Ohio

    With a loud, onomatopoetic ‘foomp’, Leta was launched into the air and into the waiting arms of Momma, thanks to Dad’s new circus canon jacket.

  • Gooooder

    That baby carrier gets a lot of use!

  • amit

    awwwwwww, that’s adorable

  • LadyBug

    Sweet pic. It must have been veeery coooold.

  • Mir

    See now, all she needs are some tiny square glasses….

  • Melanie S


    You sounded great. Not how I thought your voice would sound, but still a great interview.

    You should post up a sound clip of Princess Leta screaming too!

  • beachgal

    Wow…I’m speechless. So adorable.

  • mrs. george #2

    She is TOTALLY playing along with that game. Soooo precious.

  • Melanie S

    Fish LIVES!

  • Badger

    Cuteness! With all the focus on Leta’s delicious cheeks, I never noticed until today that she has the cutest little nibbly nose EVER.

  • Lauren

    Leta has such a “knowing ” look on her face. I imagine the voice of a dry, witty, Lauren Bacall-ish character coming out of her mouth saying something like “this is NOT my best moment, thank you”

  • amber

    Awwwwww!!!! Too cute!

  • stella

    Dooce, I’m starting to see more of a resemblance b/w the you and Leta esp. in the eyes.

  • Madison

    How can one baby be so cute yet so evil? She’s obviously plotting to take over the world.

  • Amy

    I *thought* you were probably laughing at Leta, actually! sounded great!
    My husband and I laughed along with you at the end of it and ever since he’s has kept saying to me “Don’t get Dooced, Amy!” To which I reply, “Well you can’t get Dooced very easily if you ain’t got no job!”

    I always find it amusing that some people think it’s a cool thing to be “Dooced”..because when has being fired from a job ever been fun? Even if you hate it…

    ppl just love you so much that we need to think of a more positive word based on “dooce” that can get incorporated into the vernacular!!

    oh and..yeah..that picture..awesome. you are consistently awesome with the photos..and the writing..and the design..and the humor… must be said yet again: you rock.

  • Dazed & Confuzed

    As my nephew would say before the concept of “adorable” was introduced…”That’s a door bell!”

  • romy

    hehehe. i love the parallel hoods. alien indeed. :)

  • cat

    Yep, lil’ Leta, she’s lovin’ every moment. EVERY MOMENT, I say!

    I can TOTALLY sense these things. That’s just the kind of mother I am.

  • Lisa

    She’s so cute!!!!!! I can’t imagine anything more adorable…

  • Anita

    THat picture is TOOO MUCH!!

    It is not legal, it is too cute! (But not in the bad way, in the good Oh My God That is CUTE!)

  • Amy

    “he’s has”..uhh yeah..

    ..and YOU worry about appearing like a hick?

    ..really! I ought to be Dooced from the ‘blogosphere’. ..and dunno why, but I hate *that* term…anyhoo..

  • Nicole

    Yo hold up. Leta is like days away fom being ONE and she still fits into the Baby Bjorn? That’s great, a baby item that lasts through more than one stage.

  • Southern Fried Girl

    The thumbnail pic alone cracked me up and then I clicked on it and saw that!!!!! How hilarious y’all are. Love it.

  • Colleen from NJ

    I vote this one as my ABSOLUTE favorite.
    (Second? the heinous Christmas pig from Thanksgiving).

  • sclark

    She may have daddy’s eyes, but that facial expression is all you.

  • Leah

    I love that hat your husband is holding! And Leta’s expression.

  • megan

    regarding your interview – maybe i’m not supposed to find it this funny – but you’re right – you do sound like you’re crying and then here i am listening to it picturing leta and the scene you’ve set – hahahaha!! great job though! i was impressed with how professional you sounded considering the way you described what happened! and you spoke much slower than i would’ve expected – your words read as though you speak without taking a breath!! :) i enjoy your blog every day! :) thanks.

  • A N N A

    oh, those eyes of hers…they say it all. totally sweet picture. :)