• http://www.absentmindedhousewife.blogspot.com/ Becky..Absent Minded Housewife

    Damn you…”rottenest fart” made me spit cream of wheat on my monitor.

    Yes, I eat cream of wheat for lunch.

  • http://di@redefining.org di

    That was a great pick me up! Perhaps I have just found the song that replaces the other song in my head from Ze Frank’s site… thank you, Leta!

  • http://croupier.livejournal.com Croupier

    Is it wrong that I’m totally jealous of her eyelashes? (Also, what is a baby doing with those cheekbones?!) LETA. STOP HOGGING ALL THE PRETTY.

  • Alison

    It is so fun to watch Leta grow up. She is no longer a baby in this video – she is turning into a gorgeous little girl.

  • Jewlzy

    Oh my gosh..she is the cutest thing EVAH!

  • Jensa

    Leta is so adorable. I’ve been lurking around this site for the past couple of weeks and have been enamoured with your family and the relationships that you share with each other. You guys remind me of my husband and I–you are so supportive and understanding of each other, so loving. Of course I am only able to see the tiniest of snippets into your lives, but your unending quirkiness keeps me coming back. Now, all we need for our family is our own Leta to brighten everyone’s day!
    If only I can be so lucky!

  • sara

    simon and i just sat here and played that video over and over. i am telling you – he is in LOVE with leta. i kind of want to record him watching it s that you can see how infatuated he is with her! this morning he was screaming, drooling and slapping his legs as he watched her!

    i think it’s love.

  • Maya

    Hahaha! Loving it. She’s so cute.

  • http://annejelynn.blogspot.com/ Annejelynn

    the best medicine available!

  • Gora_Kagaz

    too cute.

  • http://www.hopefulloser.com hopefulloser

    wow, now I have to leave work to go nibble on my little munchkin at home :-)

  • http://fyse.floatingface.com Fyse

    Loving all this new multimedia Dooce goodness. Leta is such a star.

  • http://outtamymindwithworry.blogspot.com/ margalit

    Leta could not get any cuter. You ought to bottle her and sell her. She’s just the cutest thang ever. Can she say CRAY-ON like normal people, though?

  • babbling

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue (big FAT lie they are purple)
    I’m woozy from the cuteness and,,,,,

  • HighlandAmy

    Hi Heather.
    I’ve been reading your blog for about a month. It’s pretty awesome ;)
    Anyway, I just wanted to tell you I think your daughter is super cute! Congratulations to you and your husband on a job well done!

  • http://www.thedrisin.blogspot.com dre

    TOO CUTE!! Leta is getting to be such a big girl these days… see ya need another baby! Joking!! :)

  • http://www.elwoods.org/home James

    Thank you for that moment of preciousness. She is so sweet. Absolutely, totally made my day.

  • http://claddyjack.blogspot.com claddyjack

    I like the last part where she goes “maaana maaana mana”

  • Raughy

    don’t you just love the way some children have an innate ability to sense those moments when they can stake a claim in their grandparents’ wills? My middle child likes to look up (unprompted, i must add) at her grandmother with HUGE eyes, and say, with utter sincerity “Nana, you make the best chocolate chip cookies EVER”. each one of these episodes is definitely worth a piece of fine furniture. well-trained, Leta.

  • Ciana

    *sigh* she has the most amazing eyes, ever. she’ll be a stunner when she grows up – but for now, let’s all just bask in the adorablenesss. ^_^

  • grublet

    I love how most of her singing/reading has mon mon in it somewhere and how she skillfully changes it to mama when she’s over singing the song already…

  • http://herablehands.com Kelly Ferry

    Too damned perfect. Hope your aunt’s recovery is quick and smooth, like a good fart. She’s lucky to have you, and the Avon World Sales Leader.

  • RzDrms

    i say this with all the love, but don’t you think she looks a tiny bit like laura from “little house” in the very last few seconds of the video?! (please understand that “little house” is my most favorite show of all time, and i love laura. seriously.)

  • http://earthmamagoddess.blogspot.com Deb

    No wonder all those babies in heaven are calling to ya’all!

    My kids also are totally enjoying Leta’s performance….OVER and OVER and OVER.

  • http://www.cheekylotus.com Lena

    Holy hell – that is ADORABLE. She’s getting big and starting to finally look like you! ;)

    Here’s to your aunt’s breasts staying clear of future lumps and her ass staying covered.

  • Allbeehive

    I can’t even imagine that sweet precious angel face would ever be anything but a sweet precious angel face.

  • http://squirrelly42.livejournal.com Squirrelly

    Heh. Your family sounds a lot like mine, except with Baptists in Kentucky instead of Mormons in Utah. Lots of Baptists.

    When my terrified mother was being wheeled into surgery for her mastectomy, my dad leaned down, kissed her on the cheek, and said, “Don’t worry, babe, I’ll still love you when you only got one tit.” Mom went in laughing.

  • Susan D.

    My 2 1/2 yr old son is in love… We’ve seen this movie 10 times so far with no sign of him losing interest.

    Max & Leta sittin’ in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!

  • http://elevatedumbrella.blogspot.com merseydotes

    Dude, is she wearing false eyelashes? Or did she get those naturally from the gypsy side of the Armstrong family?

  • http://i-obsess.typepad.com lildb snack

    “and clung to her neck like a heavy piece of jewelry.”

    that’s some fabulous imagery. me likee.

  • http://bellasmommy.livejournal.com The Lizzy

    I demand a translation of “MON O MON O MON”.

  • http://www.elizabethashwood.com lizziepants

    Too cute, too cute!

  • Pandy

    What a beautiful child!

  • Tara

    Holy crap, she’s a riot.

  • goddesschristine


    Damn, Heather, seriously. She rocks in an otherworldly manner.

  • http://verygeorge.com GEORGE!

    I don’t know which is worse, seeing Lola’s ass, or smelling one of her raunchy farts…

  • http://www.horriblereality.blogspot.com HorribleReality

    Awesomely Cute!
    I thank god everyday that my parents only have photographic evidence of me as a child and have no idea what a blog is.

  • Mary

    Do you ever worry that as she gets older and realizes that LOTS of people have been watching her sing and talk for years, that she might be a little creeped out?

  • Smacky

    Oh my GOSH. She is so bloody adorable I watched that video over and over. So cutes!

  • Jezzie

    This morning I before we left the house I bribed my 6 yr old son with a dollar to sing “Little White Duck” just to hear him ryhme “water” with “ought to” (sounds like otter :) and I know it makes just everything ok. heart lump. No problem, I’ll pay. Hint just in case you ever need it on que :)

  • http://flamingosurprise-ca.blogspot.com Flamingess

    This so reminds me of when my best friend came out form her mastectomy/reconstruction surgery. On the way to her room, my husbad picked up her hand and said “Oh,cold hand!” Her eyes never opened, but her prompt, acerbic answer was “Cold Ass!”

  • http://www.elizasmom.com elizasmom

    Leta is awesome; I have no doubt of her healing powers.

    It’s gotten to the point where, as soon as she spots that Quicktime logo on the screen, my one-year-old daughter crawls over and demands to be put on my lap so we can watch theltaest Leta appearance together.

    Right now she is sitting on the desktop, pounding the monitor to make Leta reappear.

  • kwan

    adorable, that one is.

  • N8′s Mom

    I just watched Leta’s video at least 12 times in a row because my 2 1/2 year old son came in and said “Go again” every time it played. I laughed after the 10th time or so and said “Are you in love?” and he said “Yes!”

    I’m fairly new to Dooce and I’m glad I found it! Thanks for all the laughs.

  • http://table4five.blogspot.com Elizabeth

    What strikes me about the screenshot is how Leta is starting to look less like a chubby-cheeked toddler and more like a little girl, do you know what I mean? And goodness, she has the most perfect eyebrows!

    She’s so cute and natural in front of the camera. I can hardly get my boys to sit still for a photo!

  • tksinclair

    And, in tune! You have a vocalist (and an actress) on your hands. We are currently raising my niece and nephew, ages 11 and 9, and had it not been for their almost identical cutest when they were Leta’s age, this would all be a complete nightmare. Instead it’s a gift we grow to love more and more each day.

    Leta is definitely a toddler now. Very little “baby” left in her. The time goes so quickly huh?

  • http://cribceiling.blogspot.com Krisco

    That’s hilarious. And she’s such a cutie. In the still picture, you can totally tell what she’s going to look like as a grown up. (Well, at least it seems that way.) She’ll be very pretty.

  • tksinclair

    Oh, and PS: I always forget the words of that song in exactly the same place!

  • La Dolce Lissa

    She’s adorable!

  • http://siliconvalleymomsblog.com Jill Asher

    All the best on a speedy recovery! Your little girl is adorable. It is amazing how the little ones can brighten up our days.