Friday, October 3, 2008

Our Own Rocky!

And now for the big announcement:

The big event happened two weeks ago today while we were visiting Ted at work on a TV show set in Van Nuys (do we have a future actor on our hands?) which explains the odd location in the video. And now, our life is pretty different. Click here to see what most evenings are like now in our house.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful thing to watch on a dreary wet day in Portland. Linda

Caroline said...

Dadgummit! My youtube is broke! I keep seeing flashes - enough to gt the idea, I think, but no actual proper moving. Well, if he's doing what I think he's doing, chase after him and say congratulations from me!! How clever!

Amy B. said...

That was great!!! Rocky has to be one of my favorite movies of all time...and I have to say that I like Abe better than Sly :)

Yea! Abe...you are such a good walker now. Just think of all the places you can go and all the things you can see now. Proud of you!!!

The end part of him sleeping cracked me up. I don't think I have ever seen a baby sleep so sound.

Amy

Julie said...

Woo Hoo Abe! Lori you are hilarious! Love it.

Caroline said...

actually, eighth time lucky, I got that to work! What a hilarious video!

PVZ said...

Yeah Abe!!! He is determined, if he's gonna walk he'll walk, gonna sleep he'll sleep.

Ted and Lori said...

Julie: all credit goes to Ted with the video. I shot it all but Ted is the genius behind the editing :)

jen said...

that was awesome.

Heather said...

Fantastic video!! Abe is too much! What a cutie! He's learning just in time for M to come home... I can't wait to see them running around the back yard together!

coffeemom said...

Just. Too. Funny.!!!!! We were cheering him on from here! Little Man came in and kept asking, "Is that Gabe? He has the same hair. He has the same shirt." No honey, it's Abe. "oh. Is that Gabe?" Too funny. GO Abe!!!!!!!!!!!

Of course you know: life as you know it is over.

Love M

Los Cazadores said...

Lori, I just want to apologize to you for having a vitriolic spasm on my blog on the same day that people from your blog happened to click over on mine due to the link you posted. Totally not intentially. Sorry about the timing. Rough day...

Cindy

Hauswife said...

You guys are hysterical! That is incredibly darling. Go ABE!

filoli said...

Lol...that video is amazing...I don't know what part I like best, the slide scene breaking into 4 shots, the sitting up, the end with the eyes...man, the whole thing was just genius and the cutest learning to walk video of all time. My youngest nephew is still in the standing-to-gumby leg stage. Bravo for shooting and editing a true classic is made.

The Albertsons said...

GOOOOOOOO Abe!
HA! love this... perfect music... hahahaha!

Sara said...

Well done! On your mark, get set, go! Hope you have your running shoes ready!

emily said...

That was awesome!! Way to go Abe-

jody said...

oh man, I just about died laughing at him in the car seat-our littlest one will hear a feather drop and wake up-it drives me INSANE!!!!!! I pray we get a good sleeper this time!!!

Jocelyn said...

Love the video..that was so fun to watch...and GO ABE!! You are such a great walker...Auntie Jocelyn is very proud of you...oh and I'll tell Mommy to leave you alone when you are sleeping:-)

Autumn and Dan's family said...

That was so funny and cute that I literally have tears from laughing! We all watched it together before putting Rhett to bed. First we watched a few Monster Mash videos on YouTube though...
Let's get together... I want to see that walking action in person.

Erica said...

Awesome video! Way to go Abey baby! So cute!

Christina said...

Hysterical. Our son is just learning to walk and my husband just leaned over to say, "Is that what we have to look forward to? .... Cool." :) Such a cute video.

Nicole said...

HA! Great video!

Go Abe Go!

Erin and Keith Sager said...

Oh my I loved it!!! I had to watch it twice to funny!!!!! What a big boy....

kris said...

best post ever!

Blog Shmog said...

This had me CRACKING up! Great video seriously. Way to go Abe! Your life will is forever changed! :)

megan said...

Haha that is so CUTE!!! I love it!!!

Jim and Debbie said...

What a big boy! So precious too! Loved the background music.

courtney rose said...

That. is. incredible.

I love, love, love it. *Every* moment it took you to put that together was well worth it. So well worth it.

And to Abe- CONGRATS LITTLE MAN! Such a big, big day. I'm so very proud of you. Now go and terrorize your parents....

Amy said...

Love the video... So cute and hilarious and creative!

Ya Abe!

A Memory Each Day said...

okay, best video ever...but watching you guys hold his eyelids open!!! let him sleep!! :) can't wait to see him walking in person!

Susan Isaacs said...

GONNA FLY NOW!!!

Los Cazadores said...

OMGOSH!!! LOL! Okay, I meant to come back and watch that video, and Craig said to me, "Did you watch the video on the Rooney blog yet? It's the best one I've seen ever." I replied that I had not watched it yet. So, I came back to sit here for a few moments and watch it and HOHHOOO!!! That is hilarious. That has got to be the CUTEST thing ever - you guys crack me up, so clever!!!!!

Cindy

Carrie said...

Well, he can't be Baby Abey any more. He needs a new name that denotes his toddler status.

Lindy Young said...

WOW! That video gave me goosebumps! I especially loved the part where he continued pushing the tricycle after he fell to his knees. Dessi is making all the exact faces and movements as little Abe -- I think she will step out herself as soon as she gets the courage up.

I had lost touch with your blog for many months and am so happy to check in and to see how fabulous you all are doing. I will look again soon -- this is MUCH more relaxing than reading political blogs.

~Laura~ said...

WAY TO GO ABE! You guys are a riot. Love the end when the poor guy was trying to sleep and ya'll kept messin' with his eyes. To funny! :)

Meredith said...

I thought my spirit fingers video was something great. This is a true masterpiece. Last minute of the video was laugh out loud funny. Congrats Abe!

neola said...

YAY ABE! :) I hope that soon I get to help chase him around. Hurrah!

Jennifer said...

what a great video! you could win some type of award for this i think. we were cracking up watching this...way to go abe!

Stacie said...

oh that was great! Congrats to Abe on his big news! Micah and I watched the video together and while I was laughing rather loudly, he was clapping and signing for more. We loved it!

Los Cazadores said...

Lori, I hope you don't mind, but I linked to your precious video...please don't hesitate to let me know, I would not be offended....

I love it!

Cindy

Tricia said...

Wow. Absolutely the cutest video ever to chronicle one's first steps. Bravo!

Tricia said...

Lori,

Like Cindy, I couldn't resist linking this to my blog. Please let me know as well if you mind...

Tricia