You know what made me smile tonight after my lousy day?
This was the first video that I took on my own . . . Dave was working, it was a Monday so I was off from work and thought I would record how happy she was waking up . . . (ignore my sugary voice). She was close to 4 months old here:
This was her first laugh, and second and third and fourth . . . literally. Dave was taping, and she laughed---like a little magical song! And then we were so excited that we were laughing, and then she was laughing more, etc etc. She was 4.5 months old here:
Her second trip to the dog park. (If you can handle super grainy old cell phone video, her first trip to the dog park, in which she laughed so hard that she was sick, is here.) She LOVED dogs. She still loves them now, but back then she LOVED them. This is why getting Parker was so perfect. You can't watch this video and not smile. I double dog dare you to try. She was almost 1 here.