Crawling … Sort Of

Tateym is getting really close to a full-fledged crawl.  She’ll get up on her hands and knees, but hasn’t quite figured out what to do from there.  She’s gotten very good at her own variation of a military crawl though, scooting herself along on her tummy.  It’s very cute, although she gets into everything now!  We wanted to capture her scooting on video so we figured what better way to lure her than to put something in front of her that she shouldn’t have, like a video camera …

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Random Videos of Tateym

So in an effort to make up for our complete lack of blogging in February, I’m posting some of the stuff we should have posted.  Here are a few videos of Tateym that we thought were too cute not to share.

Eating Sweet Potatoes:

This was her first experience with solid foods other than rice cereal.

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Being Silly:

This was right after she woke up from her nap.  I was about to change her diaper when she suddenly started doing this.  It was so funny, I ran and grabbed the camera then coaxed her into doing it again.

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Almost Sitting Up:

For the record, she didn’t hurt herself in the face plant at the end of the video. 😉  Also, I should mention that she sits up like a champ now.

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The real cause of the financial crisis

This is a video that Carter, one of the guys in our video department at Imagine Learning, created.  It makes me laugh so I thought I’d share.  If you’re not familiar with the company you may want to read the explanation below first.

Twice a year our company has a Sales Conference, where they fly all the sales reps from around the country into Utah for a week.  When this first started we thought it would be fun to play a friendly game of basketball with the production team (Programming, Art, Video, Support, and Testing … basically those who work in the Utah office) versus the sales team.  Soon the smack talking began, and before we knew it it had turned into a major event.  It’s now tradition that whenever the sales reps come into town there’s a basketball game.  In the beginning the games were close, with the sales team winning most of them.  Over time, however, the gap has grown (we think it’s because the application for a sales position asks about basketball skills), and the last meeting was an absolute throttling.

So what does that have to do with this video?  Well, as the economy began to take a turn for the worse last year, it looked like it might not be fiscally responsible to fly all the sales reps into town for the Sales Conference, meaning they would forfeit the basketball game and the production team would finally revel in victory.  But who were the real masterminds behind this global financial crisis? …

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5 Months Old and Loving it!

Our pretty little princess
Our pretty little princess

Our little one is growing up so fast, she is now 5 months old. It seems like we just brought Tateym home yesterday. Tateym is full of curiosity, giggles, and smiles at this age. Every day is a joy to spend with her. The funnest part of the day is when daddy comes home and she smiles and screams in delight. Eric is so entertaining and fun to play with.

All Smiles
All Smiles

Tateym has started eating solid foods. She’s actually only had rice cereal, but she’s become a pro at eating from a spoon. We are quite proud of what a good eater she has become. Lastly, Tateym is starting to get really attached to Mommy! 🙂 I dropped her off at her Aunt’s house yesterday for about and hour, because I needed to get my hair cut, and she started to cry as I was leaving. I know most parents probably dread this moment, but it made my day.

Mommy giving Tateym solid food for the first time ever:

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Daddy giving it a try that night:

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