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December 26, 2007

Retro Sci Fi Kayleigh

Filed under: Kayleigh — Andy Carvin @ 2:22 pm

Retro Sci Fi Kayleigh, originally uploaded by andycarvin.

Funny pic of Kayleigh peering through a piece of orange plastic on a toy tent.

September 13, 2007

Kayleigh’s First Steps!

Filed under: Kayleigh,Video — Andy Carvin @ 7:11 pm

This afternoon, Kayleigh managed to take her very first steps on her own. She’s been able to walk a few steps at a time when holding someone’s hand, but this is the first time she was able to do it independently. We didn’t have the camera rolling for the literal first step, since she did it unexpectedly. We started shooting video about 20 seconds later. Welcome to toddlerhood, Kayleigh!
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September 4, 2007

Kayleigh Composes Her First Song

Filed under: Kayleigh,Video — Andy Carvin @ 8:31 pm

Tonight during dinner, Kayleigh started making these hilarious noises, and then began to change pitch as she did it. I managed to grab a camera and shoot about a minute of her taking a crack at composing her first song. It’s a real keeper. -andy
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June 2, 2007

Happy Birthday Kayleigh!

Filed under: Kayleigh,Video — Andy Carvin @ 10:55 pm

I can’t believe it’s been a year since Kayleigh was born! Today we celebrated her first birthday by getting her a vegan cupcake. Why, you may ask? It’s because babies can’t eat anything with eggs in it, so their first birthday cake has to be vegan. The recipes we found online all sounded pretty crummy, so we got her a little vegan cupcake at the Silver Spring bakery Cakelove. It wasn’t exactly birthday cake but she seemed pretty happy with it.

Happy birthday Kayleigh!

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June 1, 2007

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Filed under: Kayleigh,Social Media — Andy Carvin @ 12:56 pm

Tomorrow is Kayleigh’s first birthday, and what happy little one-year-old wouldn’t be delighted with her very own 128-bit integer? I certainly can’t think of any – except perhaps that suspicious-looking kid who hogs all the rubber balls at Gymboree. So I decided to take the plunge and get Kayleigh her very own integer:

39 83 49 F4 12 4E 36 B6 0A 49 A2 C7 08 A2 CB CA

Kayleigh Loves DinnerNow please understand this number is hers and hers alone. None of you can have it. Yes, I’m talking about you. If you use it, share it, make t-shirts of it, make songs about it on YouTube, create a Flickr group about it, send it via Twitter or create a Facebook app about it, you will receive a take-down notice from my army of attorneys, not to mention a few sudden jabs from the voodoo doll of you I’ll be giving to Kayleigh. She’s currently going through a bit of a biting phase. That, and our cats might pounce on it.
Along with filling her with pride and joy over her father’s good taste in birthday gifts, I’m hoping that her own integer will teach Kayleigh the importance of respect. Respecting rules, no matter how arbitrary. Respecting encryption keys, DRM and other tools that rightly prevent things from being free, even when such controls make no sense whatsoever. And respecting the simple truth that anything, including something as simple as a string of numbers, can be owned by someone and thus made inaccessible to everyone else.
Enjoy your integer, Kayleigh – you’ve earned it. And be sure none of your toddler friends ever get their grubby little hands on it – they can get their own integer – if their parents are as generous as I. Now blow out the candles and have some cake, sweetie. -daddy

April 3, 2007

Swing Set

Filed under: Kayleigh,Video — Andy Carvin @ 1:10 am

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Kayleigh’s got a new favorite pastime – the neighborhood park swing set.

December 6, 2006


Filed under: Kayleigh — Andy Carvin @ 10:59 pm

Timber!, originally uploaded by andycarvin.

Kayleigh is learning to sit up on her own. This is what happens if you let her do it for more than 20 seconds straight. -andy

Googoo Babies (Beta)

Filed under: Kayleigh — Andy Carvin @ 9:50 pm

Googoo Babies, Beta, originally uploaded by andycarvin.

I made this shirt for Kayleigh earlier this year, but it’s taken this long for her to grow into it. Hat tip to Eugene and Vonnie for inspiration. -andy

October 23, 2006


Filed under: Kayleigh,Video — Andy Carvin @ 7:55 pm

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At 4am this Saturday, Kayleigh started babbling to herself. She hasn’t stopped since then.

I dare you to find two minutes of cuter footage on a video blog. I double dare you. 

October 16, 2006

The Things I Do to Make Kayleigh Laugh

Filed under: Kayleigh,Video — Andy Carvin @ 10:05 pm

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You, too can play your baby like a tuba. It’s also the first time we’ve managed to get a full-fledged laugh from her on video. -andy
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