Saturday, January 5, 2008

You can do it!

WARNING: this video is long and is loud and contains a cute baby girl that is trying to master the art of rolling over. It also contains a naughty puppy that gets beat, yelled at (sort of), walks in front of the camera, and then gets put outside (he was just a little excited because we were all cheering Jericho on) If you don't think you can handle it please refrain from watching. Oh and if if you have a problem with motions sickness you might not want to watch either.

This video was taking last week while my dad was visiting. Jericho had rolled over before then but this is the first time Seth (and my dad) got to see it and it was the first time I got it on video. I can't tell you how hard it was for me to not go over and give her a little nudge to help her. It took everything inside me to let Jericho roll by herself and I'm so glad I didn't give in to my mommy-ness (yes, I know that's not a word) and that I let her do it on her own. Jericho needs to know that she can do things all by herself even if it's hard and even if it takes a little longer than it would if mommy or daddy helped. I love the fact that she kept trying and trying, even though she did get a little mad at the end, but never gave up. My daughter has that killer instinct of "never give up" even at 4 months old. I like that. Good job Jericho! Mommy is so proud of you!

If you want to know what Gamba does to his squeaker toys, notice the shredded pieces of orange on the floor behind Jericho. Yep, that's Gamba's Christmas present - a squeaker toy that he could do with as he pleases, he was thrilled!

4 comments:

Michelle said...

That was like watching a great movie in 3 minutes. I was laughing, full of suspense and pretty sure I dropped a tear when she finally rolled over! You guys were quite the cheering section! Loved it!

KT said...

Very Cute....she was trying so hard! Great job Jericho!

Susie said...

you have incredible patience! haha. 3 mins of taping when she starts cry at the end... i don't think i would have waited any longer! yay jericho!

Papa Philip said...

Maybe she would have been a little quicker if you had been calling out, "Sneak, Sneak. Come on, Sneak!"