August 10, 2008

Video killed the blogging star

I have taken thousands of photos of Swee’Pea and TheMonk.  We have, however, been hit and miss on the video taping of day to day life.  The biggest obstacle has been the fact that our video camera has good old fashioned video tape and I am technologically impaired on how to convert it into digital formats that we can watch with ease.

To remedy the situation, I got a Flip Video Camera last week and I’ve been playing around with it.  Perhaps someday I’ll get good enough to where it doesn’t look like every video is being filmed by a drunk guy in an earthquake and, perhaps, I’ll even be able to edit out the parts where my voice sounds like an extra on The Muppets.

And, perhaps, TheMonk will one day not be so fascinated by the camera that he wants to see the camera rather than do the cute thing that had me video taping him in the first place.

But, even with those obstacles, here’s the first video I took of Swee’Pea and TheMonk.  They had just finished their bath on a Sunday afternoon and their favorite stuffed kitty and monkey had also received a bath courtesy of Mr. Kenmore.

While I might not receive any Director of the Year Oscar’s. Swee’Pea and TheMonk might win over the judges.

Everyone’s Clean from Matthew on Vimeo.


  1. Awwww, they are soooo cute!! It’s nice to put voices to the Swee’Pea & TheMonk and to the posts I’ve been reading all these months!

    Hugs & Blessings!

    Comment by MamáChanga — August 10, 2008 @ 11:17 pm

  2. Love the Flip. It’s the best and easiest electronic device ever made.

    Comment by Hygiene Dad — August 11, 2008 @ 4:19 am

  3. Cute video. We have had to institute a “tit for tat” rule in our house: we record my kid (or take her picture) and then turn it over to her so she can take pictures of us (she doesn’t have the patience to stop pushing the shutter release, so her videos are all 1-2s long).

    Comment by SciFi Dad — August 11, 2008 @ 4:21 am

  4. So cute!

    Comment by Kate — August 11, 2008 @ 8:48 am

  5. your kids are too cute for words!

    Comment by Grace — August 11, 2008 @ 9:09 am

  6. i cannot possibly take a video without the “can i sees”

    your kids? DELISH!

    Comment by ali — August 11, 2008 @ 9:20 am

  7. we love the flip. i let owen handle it today and he filmed himself during a diaper change. totally not internet content but it will make us laugh someday.

    Comment by mamie — August 11, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

  8. All I have to say is your kids are beyond adorable!

    Comment by Equipoise — August 11, 2008 @ 2:11 pm

  9. I’ve found that the video function on our Canon still camera is a convenient way to grab video without investing in another piece of hardware. What’s good is that the limited memory forces you to pick your shots rather than let the camera roll. The sound quality is roomy, to say the least. Sometimes my band uses a still camera to record rehearsals for the built-in hall reverb effect.

    Comment by Art Dada — August 11, 2008 @ 6:03 pm

  10. LoL My kids are ALWAYS asking if they can take a picture of me. I don’t think it will ever end, but if you get them to understand the concept of “do something cute first” THEN you can see yourself, maybe he won’t be so insistent. LoL

    I look forward to the next VLOG from childsplayx2.

    Comment by Julie — August 11, 2008 @ 9:43 pm

  11. Can I see? Can I see? Can I see? Can I see?

    Comment by ByJane — August 12, 2008 @ 10:52 am

  12. I had to come home and watch that one, cause I couldn’t get the volume to work before. They are even cute in video!

    Comment by Issa — August 13, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

  13. I don’t think they ever get used to the camera. Let me know if you figure it out.

    Comment by Whit — August 14, 2008 @ 11:07 am

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