• Amy P

    AACCKKK!!! The cuteness! Can’t stand it…
    I swear that child is so frickin’ adorable; how can you be in the same house with her everyday?

  • dotsara

    Every word, clear as a bell. I love how non-chalant she is at the end when you crack up. “Oh, Mom.”

  • Kit

    Um… Leta really is just the cutest child ever!

  • http://www.digitalpretzel.com fred

    so i am not the only one who heard “christmas club and tiger woods”?

    too cute.

  • Bijou

    Don’t lie. It was you.

  • http://www.dilettanteindistress.blogspot.com dilettante in distress

    Such cuteness it’s almost criminal.

    What did Leta pick out from the SkyMall? Automatically replenishing water bowl for Chuck? A garden gnome? A tempurpedic mattress?

  • narsilia

    Is it just me, or did I hear her say “This is called good daddy momma”? That’s almost better than the FartGlanceTM!

  • Maiken

    I am impressed that she uses her finger to follow along with the words. When I worked with kids who struggled with reading this is a technique we used. Amazing how kids pick up on the little things.

  • hlv

    Thanks so much for sharing your precious little (farting) creature with us. I needed to laugh until my stomach hurt today.

    My precious baby is locked in her room and has declared: She’s not going to prom ; she’s never speaking to some (unnamed) people again ; and she’s never coming out.

    (My husband and I are seriously rooting for the last one)

  • slogal

    Oh my gosh – SO….DANG….CUTE! I love her toes, the way they’re moving and curling and uncurling. My kids do that too, almost involuntarily and I love watching them do it. Silly, I know, but so cute.

  • JennJenn

    I am such an ass.

    I just realized that the magazine is upsidedown.


    And adorable as well. :)


  • http://mooseinthekitchen.blogspot.com moose

    My favorite product in that catalog is the one that resembles a white couch. Floating in a pool. Who thought it would be a good idea to make a floating couch? I kept turning the page, hoping to find a floating TV.

  • sistieugler

    that was a charming (and honest-to-god-adorable) reading of Sky Mall Magazine (lovelovelove your spot on description, too. i always wondered who comes up with those crappy “inventions”. glad to know it’s the guy down your street.)

    oh, and enjoy those precious little toddler “toots” while ya can… trust me, farts aren’t *nearly* as cute and/or hilarious when your kid’s 22 (i’m just sayin’…)

  • http://www.xanga.com/gora_kagaz Gora_Kagaz

    aww…she is so cute! and the ending to the video was priceless.

  • http://www.glossolalie.org Thierry

    You go girl!
    This is absolutely priceless ;-)

  • http://stillbaking.blogspot.com suze

    heeheehee. that look is priceless :)

  • http://www.notthelifeipictured.blogspot.com Deb_LA


  • amyn

    My 3yo, Riley, has that same shirt! She was watching the video with me, and she made sure to tell me right away that “that girl” had the same shirt that she does! She laughed hysterically at the end of the video. We had to watch it over and over again! Leta has all sorts of friends that she’s never met. Too cute! Heather, the video is priceless… keep them coming!

  • http://cmoonchild.blogspot.com cmoonchild

    She is so intense — if you didn’t hear the audio, you would think she was really reading.

    As for Sky Mall: It should be called Useless Crap that Only Really Rich People Can Afford to Waste Money On.

  • Dan

    I haven’t seen something that made me want a kid this bad since the movie “Curly Sue.” And even then I didn’t really like her hair.

  • http://lowend.standingcheese.com The Aitch

    OMG! Anyone else catch her continuously curling her toes? Too cute. I love baby toes.

  • http://www.snickrsnack.com Snickrsnack Katie

    I love how she looked up at glanced at you before letting one rip. And then she went on talking about condiments, I think. She is seriously the coolest kid ever.

  • Annie

    I love it!! Excellent. My husband and I watched this video over and over last night. Your daughter is adorable. Thank you for sharing.

  • http://www.blackbeltmama.typepad.com blackbeltmama

    I don’t know what’s funnier: the fact that she has an air explosion and continues as if nothing has happened, or the surprised laugh of you as you tape the air explosion. That is too cute!

  • riot_siren

    Those fine motor skills! The burgeoning intellect! The sheer beauty! I think my ovaries are overruling the Ortho as we speak…

  • http://thefathousewife.blogspot.com/ Strizz

    Very cute. I could be wrong but I think she said Hi to a doggy and picked stuff out for you and Jon. And then belched. heh

  • Amber

    I think that may be the cutest thing I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing it!

    My 6-year-old can belch like a grown man. She let one out in an IHOP once and everyone in the place stopped what they were doing to stare, it was that loud. And she loves to say that she stepped on a frog whenever she farts. I couldn’t be prouder.

  • http://www.kirida.com Ramona

    I was expecting her to lick her finger and turn the pages, but I guess when the magazine’s about half the size of your body, you don’t need to do that.

  • pyxi

    Didn’t know you if you read this already…but i think it might interest you…


  • http://www.shananegins.com/blog shananegins

    Oh jeeeze! I love it! I can’t decide what is better, Leta pretending nothing happened and that you guys aren’t laughing or you being able to control your laughter from becoming laughing your ass off outloud!

  • Martha

    This may be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. You’re gonna have an avid little reader on your hands in before you know it.

    By the way, I love your blog–which I know you hear all the time, so I’m not really special. But you did inspire me to start my own blog, and I love it… so for that, I thank you!

  • http://www.hnrjmpr.blogspot.com hnrjmpr

    First time commenting, although I’ve read for awhile. Have to comment on the barf bags. As someone with ridiculous motion sickness, they really do come in handy when you’re in a middle seat, the plane is practically doing cartwheels as you go in for the landing and you’re not allowed to leave your seat. The worst part is after you’ve finished horking into the bag and embarrassed yourself completely, you have to find a place to PUT the bag. Oh, and to make sure it doesn’t spill.Good times, good times… :)

  • http://www.hamiltonfamilycircus.blogspot.com Heather

    What a doll… just ignores it and keeps on reading!! The movies of her always make me smile!!

  • http://lucysdilemma.blogspot.com Lucy

    OH my god….that was soooo funny. I have been having a really crappy couple of days and this totally made me laugh. Thanks for sharing your beautiful little creature. :)

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

    Cutest and funniest video I’ve ever seen, ever.

  • lizneust

    Couldn’t agree more that catalogues are terrific toddler entertainment. My 2 yr old daughter not only tells you what everything is, she also assigns them to people she likes. Her favorite one right now is a gardening catalog, and the roses are hers, the irises are mine, the ferns are daddy’s and the dog gets azaleas. Makes sense, no?

    Also, she actually doesn’t get farting yet. She’ll do it and look very surprised and ask “whas dat?” How do you answer that kind of question?

  • http://www.postednote.com eddeaux

    I think I will make that sound my new ring tone.

    I love these video posts Heather. Keep them coming.

  • http://fractureddestiny.blogspot.com destiny

    Dude, the truth is out about your husband being a Fury. Those rabbit ears (see photo of the day)speak volums about what life in California will do to a man.


  • http://www.amanda.veryzen.com Amanda B.

    Damn. That was most impressive. I’m in awe of the percussion- especially since it had to travel through a diaper.

    She’s is going to be sooooo pissed at you when she’s 16. Awesome.

  • Shanni O

    I forgot just how heart tugging that little “baby babble” is. I agree w/many others that you have a beginning reader on your hands. Good for all of you. It makes school so much easier for them.

    Also LOVE that you used the “goat balls” in the mast head as promised :>) You’ve goota hope the person is just livid about that :>) !!!

    BTW, after reading another comment, where did all the adds go?

  • http://www.lifehappened.com bird

    That’s priceless and too cute.

  • http://khathryn.blogspot.com Meg

    I love the curled toes! Too cute!

  • Grace Kong

    Leta is the cutest little girl!
    I love the baby feet, especially how they wiggle and cross toward each other after she raises the magazine – Who me? Um, I didn’t hear anything…

    Get the commode ready. Leta has the sitting and reading pose down pat. Such skills.

    Sooo adorable, sweet reading skills too.

    Thanks for sharing your little girl with us.
    Jon, love the kitty ears.

  • Susie

    Cutest. Video. EVER.

  • brandy

    OH yeah and John is looking good with those kitty ears.


  • http://wifemotherninja.blogspot.com Gigi Frankenstein

    heather, leta is absolutely adorable and hilarious. and an alarm clock that wakes you up and ketchups your hotdog is a brilliant invention.

    the funniest thing of all is that the ad banner on the right was displaying an ad for “infant gas drops.” i nearly died laughing.

  • http://jenniam.com jennIam

    oh lordy! I want to bite her toes regardless of her tooting…

  • Msyvone

    Leta’s a Russian President, just like my daughter when I hear her not engaging in certain activities.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • brandy

    I totally heard
    “condiment” and “this one I want” and “this kind”
    How is it that she hasn’t learned to blame all smells on Chuck?

    Every time I see Leta I go home and talk about clocks ticking. Damn you Heather, damn you!

  • Melanieflorida

    Leta’s toes curl in every direction. Good enough to gobble up.