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Introducing Cowboy Eliza

By November 7, 2012 Eliza, Geekdad, Home Movies

Cowboy Eliza from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

Here’s a quick pre-Trick-or-Treat chat with Eliza, while she was still in character as “Cowboy ‘Liza.”

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The Barnstormer

By May 6, 2012 Eliza, Orlando, Photography

Riding the Barnstormer

This weekend we braved the crows and heat, returning to The Magic Kingdom so that Eliza and her buddy could ride the Barnstormer roller coaster (and so that I can get more trading cards for the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game). I took this snap while enduring the ups and down and general nausea of riding a roller coaster with acute motion sickness.

Camera: Fuji X100
Location: Disney's Magic Kindgom
Flickr: Riding the Barnstormer

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My Little Rapunzel

By August 4, 2011 Eliza


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Video: No PlayGround Monsters

By August 1, 2011 Eliza, Home Movies

My daughter Eliza and her preschool pal had fun tearing up the playground. They didn’t mind the Sunday morning humidity, however they have very little patience for monsters.

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Video: Eliza’s Egg Hunt 2011

By April 24, 2011 Eliza, Orlando

I can’t believe that it’s already been a whole year since we made last year’s Easter egg hunt video! Last year, we were in a downtown apartment in Houston, and now Eliza is chasing down eggs in our family-owned home in Orlando. Nevermind, it actually doesn feel like a whole year has gone by.

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Eliza Takes a Milk Break

By February 1, 2011 Eliza, Home Movies

My little gal is growing up so fast! She insists on pouring her own beverages, and usually does a pretty good job – until she gets greedy.

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Driving Daddy around Disney

By November 18, 2010 Eliza, Orlando

Driving Daddy around the park

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lost in her own reflection

By October 11, 2010 Eliza, Photography

We took Eliza to Disney this past weekend, where she got her face painted. This is a snapshot her right afterwards, as she gazed at her self in the mirror.

looking in the mirror

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Eliza likes Tuvok the most

By August 4, 2010 Eliza, geekery, Photography

Eliza loves my Star Trek Dolls

This weekend, while unpacking boxes, I came across one of the many “nerd boxes” (as my wife calls them) containing various “collectibles” (which I like to call them) including my Star Trek dolls. So I decided to grab the entire crew of the U.S.S. Voyager and let my little toddler monster play house with them. I dumped them on the floor in front her, strategically timed to distract her while I assembled a mammoth Ikea entertainment center. It didn’t work, since she ended-up having a million questions about each doll. You know, typical stuff like, “Why don’t they have the same uniforms as the DS9 crew since they were active during the same stardate?” and “Shouldn’t Lieutenant-Commander Tuvok be wearing blue, rather than yellow?” So I had to take time to explain to her that the ship was out-of-contact in the Gamma Quadrant before Starfleet went to war with the Jem’Hadar and switched to the newer uniforms, and that Tuvok was a science officer earlier in his career, but wore yellow because the was a Tactical officer now.

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Mini Photoset: Eliza’s Cardboard Box

By May 10, 2010 Orlando, Photography

Eliza loves watching us pack up the house, so much in fact, that she wanted to be part of the action. So I gave her a large wardrobe box to play in (which kept her entertained for about 20 golden minutes), and here’s a few of the shots I snapped while she played.

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Easter fun with the little one

By April 5, 2010 Eliza, Home Movies

Here’s the highlight reel from Eliza’s living room Easter Egg hunt this morning…

Eliza’s Egg Hunt from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

And here’s the beginning of the inevitable sugar high….

jellybean attitude
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Daddy and Eliza’s Hip Hop Show

By March 9, 2010 Eliza, Home Movies

Just messing around on the webcam at my computer. We have lots of little shows recorded so far.

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ToddlerTown; residents: 1

By October 28, 2009 Eliza, PDX, Photography, Portraits

home in toddler town

I was originally going to make the post’s title about the housing crisis, but decided it’d be better left as a fun caption game. Any ideas on clever captions for this pic? (I also posted this to my Facebook, so comment wherever you like).

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Had a pretty sweet Father’s Day

By June 22, 2009 Eliza

We went to the zoo on Saturday (where this photo below was taken) and then to play in the water fountains in the park on Sunday. Our goal was to get a bunch of stuff done each morning when the temperature was still at a cool 96 degrees, and chill at home when it got into the triple digits.

Riding the zebra with Daddy

This week a bunch of cool projects that I’ve been working on will finally be let out into the wild, and I’ll finally be able to post some rad photos and videos on the blog. Later this week we’re off to Atlanta for the Southeast Emmy awards thing, and I can’t wait to see dozen of old colleagues and friends while I’m in town.

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a family that texts together…

By April 28, 2009 Eliza

Here’s showing off some of our quality family time this weekend.

a family that texts together....

Okay, it might look like we’re all in our own separate worlds, but in fact, we all split up the work when it comes to trolling the internet for Lost spoilers. I read the latest updates from Spoilerfix while KyAnn checks the Lost Wiki, and baby Eliza gets into flame wars on the ABC and Fuselage message boards.

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The Adventures of Danger Baby!

By April 28, 2009 Eliza

climbing the big slide

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Now that’s what I call a show!

By April 24, 2009 Eliza, Home Movies

Our daughter, Eliza loves grooving during the theme songs to various TV shows. She really gets into 30 Rock, The Office, and The Wire. Well, tonight she took her whole routine up a notch when the Parks & Recreation theme kicked-in. Hilarious! We kept rewinding the show and recording her going berserk to the song, and each video I shot had some awesome, new move she added – this one is my favorite because of the dramatic finishing move.

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Photoset: Eliza’s Spring Dress

By March 29, 2009 Eliza, Photography

Some of my favorite pics from an impromptu photo shoot in the park this Sunday afternoon:

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