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Note 1: These are from our digital camera rather than our digital video camera. We started filming in high resolution on June 17, 2006. Movies prior to this can be viewed at "double size" (under the QuickTime View menu or Ctrl+2).
Note 2: If you need a program for running these movies, a freeware version of QuickTime can be downloaded here. You don't need to give them your email address if you uncheck the stupid boxes.
Warning: These are large files.
|Date||Movie Link||Description||File Size|
|April 18, 2006||She's on the move!!! Miriam took some hesitant steps on Friday, April 14th, 2006 and started crawling on Saturday, April 15th. It took us a couple of days to get a good video.||10.0MB|
|May 7, 2006||Two of Miriam's favorite toys are an electric piano/mixer and Doofus (a little dude with suction cup feet whose head spins round and round).||17.3MB|
|May 7, 2006||Crawling with a purpose towards Doofus. The first time we stuck Doofus to the floor, Miriam was very frustrated that she couldn't pick him up and shake him. Then she realized how much fun it was to spin his head and make noise.||6.7MB|
|May 17, 2006||Oh the joys of O's. Miriam has decided that she really doesn't want us to feed her. So, we've turned to foods she can pick up: cheerios, tofu, watermelon, cantaloupe, frozen blueberries and an array of frozen vegetables (peas, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, carrots).||4.5MB|
|May 28, 2006||Bye-bye. Recently, Miriam has begun to understand what bye-bye means, and so she is more reluctant to say it.||2.9MB|
|June 6, 2006||Books, books, books. Miriam's taken to pulling them all off the shelves, opening them, and looking at the pages. She is now interested enough to sit through short stories.||3.8MB|
|June 6, 2006||Toys, toys, toys. Half the fun is taking them out of the box. The other half is making noise with them. And, apparently, yelling on this day. Poppa is still working on his speech development and often mimics Miriam.||23.0MB|
|June 8, 2006||Here she comes!! Miriam began walking with help in early June. For the first week, she thought it was the funniest thing in the world and would laugh as she walked. Now she's more intent on where she's going.||3.8MB|
|June 11, 2006||Miriam's favorite foods is watermelon. She also really likes frozen blueberries, peas, O's, and graham crackers. Note the ambidextrous precision grasping!||5.8MB|
|June 17, 2006||Miriam started swim lessons on Saturday June 17. This was actually the third time in the swimming pool. She likes it best when both Poppa and Momma join. For the lesson she was very serious (too busy taking it all in to smile) but seemed to enjoy herself.||12.2MB|
|June 17, 2006||Friday June 16, Miriam had the opportunity to push a small plastic shopping cart around at daycare. Apparently, she was quite good at it; backing up and maneuvering around things. Saturday, she decided to move the chair since we don't have a shopping cart.||8.5MB|
|June 17, 2006||Miriam and Momma rocking out to Miriam's favorite toy piano. Please turn up the volume to hear both the music and her squeals of joy.||12.3MB|
|July 4, 2006||Miriam loves the swing. She also loves kisses from her Poppa.||6.1MB|
|July 7, 2006||Miriam getting ready for lengthy discussions with Grandpa Jim.||27.0MB|
|July 22, 2006||The sprinkler took a little getting used to at first.||6.2MB|
|July 22, 2006||But soon, Miriam got the hang of playing in the sprinkler. "But, why can't I catch the water?"||17.0MB|
|July 22, 2006||If you're happy and you know it, kick your feet.||17.8MB|
|July 26, 2006||On July 26th, after a week or so of taking hesitant steps, Miriam took off walking in earnest.||7.5MB|
|July 26, 2006||And look how fast she can crawl now compared with April 18th.||3.0MB|
|July 26, 2006||She spent all evening walking around the house after spending much of the day at school doing the same.||4.0MB|
|August 2, 2006||It's a shame that Miriam doesn't like her Poppa.||9.8MB|
|August 2, 2006||A novel way of getting onto the bed.||7.7MB|
|August 2, 2006||Getting better at walking. BTW, Mark is talking to his brother, Michael, in the background who was preparing to move from Milton, Delaware to Tucson, Arizona.||22.5MB|
|August 19, 2006||"Row, row,
row your boat
Gently down the stream
Ha, ha fooled you
I'm a submarine!"
|August 19, 2006||"Fishy,
fishy in the sea
Fishy, fishy come to me
One, two, three!"
|August 20, 2006||This was a morning ritual in early July. When we tried to get video on the July 16th, she pushed the books out, but didn't crawl thru. She then stopped doing this for a while and didn't start again until a day or two before this video was shot on August 20th.||20.7MB|
|August 26, 2006||Miriam has taken to feeding Poppa and Momma, particularly when she decides that she's done eating. "Hey, he ate all my blueberries."||11.5MB|
|August 26, 2006||A favorite activity is water play. It doesn't matter where: in a real pool, in the wading pool and sprinkler on the deck, in the bathtub, or in the shower. Note she's getting more agile, adventurous, and playful.||31.3MB|
|August 26, 2006||And she's figured out how to get in and out of the pool. And in and out and in and out. If you look closely at the end of the video, you will also see her intentionally put her face in the water.||25.0MB|
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