Monday, December 15, 2008

Some vidjuhs...

Jaime has tried forever to get some videos of her little girl smiling. Here are a couple of her successes:

Tess cries in her sleep a lot. It's not that fun. We think she is waking up, but it's all lies. In this video, she never wakes up, starts crying and then falls right back into a deep sleep.

Tess talking

Tess smiling a little, and then getting very serious when I come in the room.

And the big finale. Performing on command:

Look at those eyelashes!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Synesthesia and Super Powers...

Not long ago, Jaime and I were having a minor dispute about important things like which fruits and juices are the best. Somehow the conversation turned to which letters are better than others. Jaime has always believed that the letter K should be eliminated from the alphabet, since C is "soooo much better." I, on the other hand, know the truth...that K would kick C's trash any day. In the argument, Jaime explained to me that C is by far more masculine than K. I'll let anyone that reads this set her straight on that point because it is a ridiculous argument. Anyway, then Jaime proceeded to tell me that K is more feminine because it is pink. In her mind, K has always been pink. When I stared at her dumbfounded, she then asked me, "Haven't you always thought of letters as having colors?" And said it in an accusatory tone as if to point out that I was the crazy one!

Why am I telling you this? Because I told Keck about this conversation last week, and he sent me a link to Dinosaur Cartoons (click on the image to go to the site and see the rest of the cartoon):

She's not crazy. She just has a super power!!! Wikipedia has a nice long article on Synesthesia and it is pretty interesting stuff. Click here to read it. Do any of you suffer from this super power as well? I want to hear about other peoples' sensory overlaps.

I don't have this particular super power, but I can tell you one thing...K is not pink.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend and some long lost pictures of Tess...

This last week and weekend has been exciting. Tess had her first non-sponge bath. She finally got a belly button:

And she slept through her first Thanksgiving! Here she is after stuffing herself silly and then trying not to move at all until dessert. She caught on to how Thanksgiving should be spent very quickly. These 2 pictures link to an album of pictures from our weekend.

I also uploaded an album of Tess a while back but forgot to link to it.