• http://www.makingfoodeatingfood.blogspot.com/ iamchanelle


    oh my gosh, she is so stinking CUTE!!! thanks for sharing that with us.

  • kathrynaz

    Thanks for sharing such cuteness! We in the world of the internets are now lifting our lighters…. freebird!

  • http://khathryn.blogspot.com Meg

    That child is too damn cute for words.

  • http://heterophobic.org/journal girl

    our nephew was singing “Row Row Row Your Boat” in the car Saturday evening. “Merrily Merrily Merrily Merrily” comes out “Melly Melly Melly Melly” which is way better, in my opinion.

  • Lindsey

    How on earth do you handle living with a creature THAT adorable?

  • DeAnne

    Awww, that is too cute! Leta is adorable in everyway! I love reading your blog!

    DeAnne (fellow non-mormon, utah resident, raising a toddler who is anti-food and a dog!)

  • http://www.dasbecca.com/ dasbecca

    It’s so nice to know The Language of Toddler is the same from child to child… Just from my own son, I knew exactly what Leta was going for. (Even that excited near-stutter is identical.) ;-) More videos! I’m loving the media thing you have going on.

  • http://mylifetransformed.com Mary Jo

    Oh my freakin god! HAHA

    I think I got the word “my” and “star” and “sky” HAHA

    She is soooo adorable!

  • http://stella.blogsome.com That’s Stella


    Sooooo cute Heather!

    My audio wasn’t even working on my computer, but I still found it the most entertaining thing ever!

  • http://www.krzimmerman.blogspot.com prozim

    Heather, when I saw that episode on Sesame Street with the dogs making peanut butter sandwiches, I could not stop laughing. I am not one to laugh a lot unfortunately), and there are few times in my life that something has made me laugh to the point of tears, but that episode was one of them.

  • http://hannahrama.com/ Hannah

    Colleen beat me to it–that video resembles nothing so much as a young Bjork.

  • http://laquet.blogspot.com laquet

    Oh my, cute beyond belief … she must get away with murder in your house!

  • http://www.beautifulcandy.blogspot.com angela

    Well, if you won’t give me Chuck, I’ll settle for Leta.

    Honestly, I’ve been reading your blog for many months now, and I have to say, you have captivated the hearts and minds of many of us. I admire you as a mother so very much. You approach your life with wit, irony and snarky humor, which, probably due to the inherent expression of sentience and insight those qualities require, makes the deep affection for your little family seem all the more heartfelt to me. It is so clear how much you love them both. I’m amazed when some of your readers don’t see that.

    Your baby seems very bright and happy. Good work, mama.

  • http://johnsthing.blogspot.com John

    Can someone please get chuck away from the flames? That dog is transfixed.

  • Katai

    HAHAHAHA. Oh, man. I must know what amazing language that was in, so that I can learn it and charm the pants off humanity.

  • http://thebelgiumwaffel.blogspot.com/ mandee

    she’s super cute!! i had to listen a second time before i picked up that it was twinkle twinkle. i particularly enjoyed chuck skulking in the background, comanding the fire with his mind.

  • http://www.reformedstrippersanon.blogspot.com JessicaRabbit

    Well I think that you need to know two things, 1. My 16 year old son had to come in from the other room when he heard Leta singing and then told me that she is adorable. Which is bad because I have tried to expose him to rotten little kids as a form of birth control and when he sees one being cute that puts me one day closer to being a grandmother.

    And two, my girlfriend might be running to go get sterilized right now because she is worried that she will become somehow magically pregnant from me ooohhing and ahhing over babies like this.

    We are all tramatized here now. Just so you know.

    Oh and I think I am offically on cute baby restrictions now. Damn paranoid girlfriend.

  • http://bucky4eyes.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Seriously, stop with the cute baby stuff. I feel my uterus being coveted right now….

  • Shana Banana

    Heh Tooo Cute. Her and My Daughter Madison should start a band. Im tellin you… the two of them together would knock everyone dead. Madison already has the throwing her hands up in the air and bowing while spouting something akin to ” Thank you Cleavland! ” although it sounds alot more like ” Thanks a Bevamen ” Or something like that. heh

  • http://www.glamorouse.blogspot.com the kim half of glamorouse

    the best bit of the clip? The brief glimpse of Chuck in the background, staring deep into the flames, pretending not to notice he is not the star.

  • MelisAGoGo


    I’ll have to remind myself to show that to the Little Man-he’s not singing yet but over the weekend he busted out “yeyyo, pupul, rojo, boo” (yes, he can say red in Spanish and can’t in English yet)

  • nikkinik

    Awwwww, Leta is just precious! :)

  • http://xanga.com/jondopabs jondopabs

    too cute!

  • http://melmo.farvista.net melmo

    i’m not a fan of t.v. and kids, but you wrote so convincingly about the benefits that i’m ready to go buy that darn d.v.d. are you sure you don’t work for sesame street? you could work in big bird’s store…that’d be cool.

  • http://www.shannongrothaus.com Shannon

    I had to Google “Weimaraner” to discover that this was not a reference to a Sesame Street character.

  • http://alenaswebpage.blogspot.com/ Alena

    Serious ovary explosion from the cuteness! I love the little smiles during, like she knows it’s funny but doesn’t care.

  • kidsmom

    Baby Suri will be learning that song on Ork in a few years. Maybe Leta would be available to tutor her?

    (Cute, HAPPY, kid.)

  • Bec

    I could not resit and watched the video just now (at work). My boss peered at my computer and I had to lie and tell him Leta was my nice. I don’t think, “She’s the adorable daughter of my favorite author whose life I read about everyday on her website” would have went over well with a man who does not know what google is-let alone a blog.

    For what it is worth he says I have an adorable nice.

    Your writing is always a bright spot in my day Heather!

  • http://tmlens.blogspot.com Victoria Winters

    Wow. How you could tell that was Twinkle, Twinkle I have no idea! Made me smile, though.

  • nell

    oh my word, I’m going to throw up from acute cuteness!

  • http://carrieoke.net carrieoke

    She looks so. happy. What a freakin’ cute kid.

  • http://almostlucid.com Almost Lucid (Brad)

    With gusto! Great vid.

  • http://fyse.floatingface.com Fyse

    Heather, that is absolutely brilliant. Leta is a star.

  • Mack’sMom

    Twinkle Twinkle is far more appropriate than the songs I taught my much younger brother (who is 16 years younger than I am)…I had him reciting “Jesse’s Girl” by Rick Springfield at the age of 4.

    He’d swing out in the yard screaming the chorus! My Dad was embarrased, my Mom thought it was the funniest thing ever! I was a proud big sister!!

  • http://fyse.floatingface.com Fyse

    Oh, and I love the way she seems to start with her ABCs and medleys into twinkle twinkle by the time she gets to skyyyyy. And the scatting in the middle. Superb.

  • smoopiebooboosmom

    oh my gawd, that just made my heart so happy :) just precious.

  • Ktkat

    Wow… that made me actually look FORWARD to when my daughter is old enough to sing off key with such vigor and gusto that my brain explodes with cuteness overload! Until now, I was trying to find gypsies to sell her to…

  • http://overdressedconfessions.blogspot.com/ kalisah

    Well then you’ve got to take her to this site, with TONS of Sesame Street video clips


  • zitsmom

    Leta is my hero :)

  • meggers

    Sing it, sister!

  • Lorien

    That is just freaking adorable. I pray one day, my almost 4 year old will grow hair long enough to put in Leta-style pig tails.

  • http://kimba-bremen.com kim from germany

    man, she’s a cutie! i love kids. also, i want some. C, are you reading this? get your cute behind back to germany already and let’s make cute little KC’s. prettyplease…

  • http://anticipate.org epoh

    Yay for Weimys (and cute little girls.)


  • me-nikk

    my dear sweet ovaries are screaming out,”WE NEED A CHILD!!!”

  • http://www.fivebyfivephotgraphy.com Scott Murdoch

    UnbeLIEVable! More audio! More video!

    That is crazy-cute.


  • Kristen

    She is so adorable!

    My 4-year-old came home from preschool a couple of weeks ago singing “God Bless America.” I almost ran into a telephone pole when he started. It even has hand movements! I die every time he starts the badly remembered tune with the hand movements that make little to no sense.

  • http://elevatedumbrella.blogspot.com merseydotes

    Seriously, that makes my heart melt like chocolate on a sunny day.

  • Nikol

    Leta’s stage presence is unsurpassed. I think it’s all about the eye-contact. =)

  • Sunni

    That even made my HUSBAND smile and he usually only thinks our kid is cute. She’s a keeper alright.

  • Anna

    Seriously, your daughter makes me want to change my mind about not breeding. Cutest. Kid. Ever.