the smell of my desperation has become a stench

For this I will forgive her for not taking that second nap yesterday

  • tmehraban

    2010/04/07 at 10:42 am

    I love the deep grunt/growl in her laugh.

  • jon

    2010/04/07 at 10:42 am

    I swear I am not tickling her. She’s just sleep-deprived and punchy.

  • michellep

    2010/04/07 at 10:44 am

    Baby belly laughs are the BEST, and she has a particularly adorable one!

  • CynthiaO

    2010/04/07 at 10:45 am

    Sleepy laughing babies are simply the best! What a sweet girl.

  • christine1127

    2010/04/07 at 10:52 am

    Adorable. But the best part is the look on Chuck’s face at the very end of the video. Priceless.

  • AmazingGreis

    2010/04/07 at 10:56 am

    Her laugh is adorably funny. Love the video, thanks for sharing!

  • radkitch

    2010/04/07 at 10:58 am

    that is made of awesome!

  • fableq

    2010/04/07 at 11:03 am

    OMG! that made me laugh so hard! How incredibly, ridiculously adorable!

  • kennesis

    2010/04/07 at 11:03 am

    Silly wabbit.

  • WebSavyMom

    2010/04/07 at 11:08 am

    –>That made me smile. I live MarCo’s dimples. 😉

  • mom interrupted

    2010/04/07 at 11:08 am

    If that doesn’t make you laugh right along with it, I guess nothing will. So cute – those years seem very far away now!

  • martywombacher

    2010/04/07 at 11:12 am

    Ha ha ha! What a great laugh, thanks for this post! Totally cracked me up!

  • jen.yaya

    2010/04/07 at 11:19 am

    Yeah, I’d forgive her too. Holy crap, how hilarious is that laugh?!

  • paigeturner

    2010/04/07 at 11:21 am

    Best baby laugh ever. It reminds me of a grown man, but in a totally cute way.

  • raeofsunshine

    2010/04/07 at 11:22 am

    Alice has that shirt, but not that LAUGH! She only laughs when her brother is doing something violent and I am racing in slow motion across the room trying to stop him. Great video!

  • MandDSoup

    2010/04/07 at 11:29 am

    There is nothing like baby laughs. In fact, I love my girls’ laughs so much that I turned them into ringtones on cell phone. :o) Makes it so worth having them!

  • heylaurabeth

    2010/04/07 at 11:30 am

    My sister and I call that kind of laugh the “fat girl laugh”. So cute, haha.

  • BargainBex

    2010/04/07 at 11:31 am

    You’re right. I’d forgive her anything too if only to hear that laugh again. Adorable, super cute and darling. Yep. All of the above.

  • WhatForMomma

    2010/04/07 at 11:34 am

    My Bunneh is STILL waving and giggling at the screen. A bit punchy herself, I might add.

  • ladygray

    2010/04/07 at 11:36 am

    oh holy baby laughs, that is amazing. totally infectious. well done Marlo.

  • RLE

    2010/04/07 at 11:45 am

    Love, love, love baby belly laughs. Makes all the sleep deprivation worth it.

  • francabollo

    2010/04/07 at 11:45 am

    That’s a pretty raunchy laugh for a baby. But since she is your spawn, we shouldn’t be surprised, right? She’ll be asking for Mr. Beam in her bottle any day now.

    Absolutely effing adorable.

  • The Naked Redhead

    2010/04/07 at 11:48 am

    My favorite part is the look on Chuck’s face at the very end. He’s soooo like my dog. They’d both be thinking, “SERIOUSLY? Trying to nap here!”

  • Missives From Suburbia

    2010/04/07 at 12:11 pm

    Chuck is not amused. But, boy, I am! I love my toddler and preschooler laughs, but there is nothin’ like a baby laugh to brighten the day.

  • mybottlesup

    2010/04/07 at 12:21 pm

    love that. and so fantastic hearing jon laugh with her. you can nearly tell that he’s trying hard to hold back and then when marlo hits her lower register with that growl/grunt of a laugh, jon can’t help it anymore.

    what a great moment.

  • blackpanther

    2010/04/07 at 12:29 pm

    Ahhh, okay…the sleepy baby laugh. Love it. It used to provide us with endless entertainment because every and anything is just so gut-busting funny to them, you can’t help but laugh too.

    Did I see Chuck rolling his eyes? Man, that dog is all kinds of awesome.

  • sarondipity

    2010/04/07 at 12:29 pm

    Marlo’s laugh sounds like what I imagine Louis Armstrong’s laugh must have sounded like, except cuter.

  • kmpinkel

    2010/04/07 at 12:30 pm

    Sounds like an old Tennessee relatives been drinkin’ moonshine! LOVE IT!

  • kristanhoffman

    2010/04/07 at 12:33 pm

    GAWD I needed that today. Thank you. Also, Coco is a hilarious attention-whore. But Marlo steals the show.

  • TG81

    2010/04/07 at 12:35 pm

    I kinda REALLY want to make that my ringtone 🙂

  • lovingthismomstuff

    2010/04/07 at 12:42 pm

    That’s hilarious! Nothing is better than a baby’s laugh…and hers is especially cute!

    Loving This Mom Stuff

  • katiemcdowell

    2010/04/07 at 12:49 pm

    holy heck that is hysterical! what on earth were you doing to make it happen?

  • Brookelyn Bridge

    2010/04/07 at 12:56 pm

    That is hilarious! I watched it a good four times.
    I love the part where Coco comes in at the end. We have a cat that ALWAYS gets on our videos.

  • eliz

    2010/04/07 at 1:07 pm

    Love it when babies laugh like that! Nothing cuter.

  • cipsi

    2010/04/07 at 1:13 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing that. Marlo’s laugh made my otherwise crappy day into a good one.

  • TexasKatie

    2010/04/07 at 1:56 pm

    Omg. That was quite possibly the CUTEST LAUGH EVER! She was sort of grumbly and growly! Too sweet.

  • MustangSally

    2010/04/07 at 2:11 pm

    Maybe she’s Ed McMahon reincarnated? Definitely destined to be a late night comedy show sidekick, that one is!

  • ninesandquines

    2010/04/07 at 2:11 pm

    Coco says “here, smell my butt!” 🙂 LOVE that belly laugh!!!!!

  • NatW

    2010/04/07 at 2:17 pm

    I love that your baby has a manly laugh.

  • BlesstheFunk

    2010/04/07 at 2:24 pm

    oh man, baby laughs… that just hit the spot, in a good and in a hurting way… Love those baby laughs, and she sure is a cutie… ENVY. You have beautiful children, al beautiful family (and funny as hell dogs, Chuck’s expression really is priceless)

  • caril

    2010/04/07 at 2:25 pm

    Babies laughing… nothing better.

    Just want to add that Coco is displaying “splitting” behavior… common in dogs when they think two other dogs (or humans in this case) are having issues. She is showing her concern.

    Chuck looks kinda sad and jealous in the background but he is too much of a gentleman to intervene!

  • TK

    2010/04/07 at 2:25 pm

    Thank you so much for posting that. It really made my day! The new anti-depressants don’t seem to be working cause I’m a mess right now, but that clip made me feel better then any medication could….

  • ekp

    2010/04/07 at 2:50 pm

    That’s the best thing I’ve seen/heard all week. Seriously. I can’t wait for that kid to grow up. The stories you’ll have to tell about her will be AWESOME.

  • WilliesMom

    2010/04/07 at 2:51 pm

    She has such a great old guy laugh! And I love the surly look Chuck is throwing at the end.

  • simpliSAHM

    2010/04/07 at 3:04 pm

    Though I’ve not seen the particular combination before, that was “maniacal cuteness” right there.

  • Greta Koenigin

    2010/04/07 at 3:46 pm

    Joy and babies. This is some seriously offensive stuff. Praying for you at my laptop.

  • heymamas

    2010/04/07 at 3:58 pm

    Oh yes, all is forgiven, that is freaking hysterical!!!

    Sadie at heyMamas

  • Amanda Brumfield

    2010/04/07 at 4:23 pm

    She’s got “Dr. Evil” down pat.

  • Becca

    2010/04/07 at 5:10 pm

    Coco’s mind: Smallest sheep is making strange noises. Must stop baby noises. Licking isn’t working. Must intervene with full body…

    Chuck’s mind: When will they all get off the bed so I can sleep?

  • kariberi

    2010/04/07 at 5:13 pm

    Goodness! Fozzie Bear laugh! So cute!

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