Friday, March 9, 2012

C.Jane Vlog: Erin--Provo, Utah

Last Sunday my family watched BABIES. We loved it. Chup and I spent a couple days discussing the reasons why we loved the lifestyle of the Namibia baby (Ponijao) and the Mongolian baby (Bayar) so much. Those babies were being raised right.
As we watched the movie, I held my own Erin Caroline and couldn't stop marveling at how gorgeous these little humans are, amazing and wonderful. Then I asked Chup to make a mini documentary of our baby for our family. This week he's been following us around with a camera and today he put it all together, just in time for my birthday. Here it is:



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90 comments:

Jen said...

Totally melted my heart...so sweet

Jen said...

And happy birthday!!!

Jerusha said...

Your children are so beautiful!

Robin said...

So lovely!

Erica said...

How incredibly sweet! There is a lot of love in your house. Happy Birthday!

Lisa said...

Chup! You are an artist with the camera! Beautiful!!!

Happy day of your birth Cjane!

Alisha said...

What an angel!

K said...

Loved that! I had my 12 month old son on my lap and he was as entranced with it as I was. Thank you for sharing her with us :)

Tara Milligan said...

Just beautiful!

Emily Heizer Photography said...

That was very sweet! I like how it started out a lot, and the end with her hand in Chief's mouth! And mommy on the phone kissing her cheeks.

But you know what else I thought? ... LOL You know, that baby spends an awful lot of time on her back in this movie, is she a working baby? lol (You know, workin' on poops, workin' on bows, workin' on... spit up... workin!) LOL I don't know why I thought that. Perhaps because I am a little bit of an idiot, and it's 5:23am and I have NO IDEA why I am awake now. LOL

Erin is so sweet. Ever is so sweet too. I loved it when she tried to smoosh her!!!

I have no idea what Chief's real name is. LOL

Wendy said...

What a sweet baby! (happy bday!)

Emily Heizer Photography said...

Is today your birthday Courtney?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COURTNEY!!!

I hope you have a great day!

You share the birthday with this witchy mean girl I remember from elementry school whose last name contained the word "poo" and about sixth grade decided it was suddenly pronounced "pour" instead. But we all knew the truth. POO POO POO.

My birthday is on the 24th. I will be almost-old. I'm shooting a wedding that day.

I hope your birthday WAY rocks more than mine!!!! Because you get to spend it with your Chuppy and babies! YAY! :D

(Why am I not asleep??)

Katy said...

I don't usually comment, but holy smokes that video totally made me cry! What an incredibly beautiful family you have. Happy Birthday!

Michelle said...

Love! I downloaded the song as soon as I was done watching!

Jennifer said...

Awesome. And I totally want another baby now.

Pat Stika said...

I hope you enjoy your birthday in a million ways..you have certainly helped millions of folks (count 'em!) enjoy life more each day, including me.

catie said...

little erin will treasure this.
she is simply delightful ♥

catie said...

and, happy birthday to you!

Bessiemae said...

This was just totally spectacular. Beautiful. And Happy Birthday!


P.S. this is my THIRD time trying to post this with the dang word verify thing. Grr.

Kim S. said...

Now that is a new business venture for you two! Making beautiful videos like that for babies and their families! It was simply amazing. I can just imagine her watching that 30 years from now, feeling so happy to know she was/is so loved. What a gift.

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Happy Birthday Courtney! Beautiful video~ What a guy!
That's is the best gift ever! Lucky you!

Laurenkri said...

Ooooooh, I thought all her bows stayed on with magic (you know, like some kind of reverse You Are Special phenomenon? The black dots did not stick because he was full of self-confidence -- the bow sticks because she's beautiful?) I have only had to dress little boys in my life so far. Seeing the truth makes me a little sad.

I can't imagine a better birthday present than something like this, and I am glad you get to celebrate your life with it!

Raychel said...

The video was beautiful! I think every baby needs one!

Happy birthday C. Jane!

Domestic Diva said...

What a gift and a treasure that video is and will be. Loved it but darn it all, it made me want another baby and my 4th and youngest is almost 3 now and well, I really do not want to go back to the beginning. So sweet and lovely and full of the joy a baby brings ....

Leslie Jam said...

I have to tell you a pop up ad for 'The Godfather' came on immediately. I have to admit it made me laugh when the tagline said. "Don't mess with this family."

Of course I already knew that!

Beautiful show! Good luck at the Conference today in SLC and Happiest of Birthdays friend!

Cindy Howard said...

What a beautiful girl. She looks so happy, with the cutest faces ever. I am ready to make more babies, thanks!lol

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Cjane!!

It's been such a joy to watch your family grow over the years! You've a beautiful,beautiful family and this film was great. I think Chup needs to get into filmmaking if he isn't doing that already. This was awesome!

camilla said...

I am 7 weeks pregnant with my 4th. I am so sick, I can hardly get off the couch. It was all I could do not to sob while watching this. THanks for reminding me why it's all worth it. Today my baby turned 2. happy bday!

Kate said...

I totally started crying by the end(a little hormonal these days.) Beautiful film. You're so lucky to have this. Great job Chup! Can I hire you? :)

Danna said...

Happy Birthday! That video melted my heart and brought tears to my eyes. You guys are such a lovely family. I hope you have a blessed birthday!

Leisha Mareth said...

Beautiful.

Aiketa said...

I watched the movie "Babies" at the cinema last year... and loved it!!! And I really liked the lifestyle of the same babies you mentioned! Oh, now I want to watch it again!

And your video of Erin Caroline is adorable! They should have included it to the movie... ;)

I loved the sibling moment on the carpet! Cutest ever!!!

lawdy said...

. . .and I was just cured of my baby hunger. . .thanks alot.

Brett said...

Little Miss Erin has to be the cutest little baby in the whole entire world! Happy Birthday! Hope your family spoils you!

shalynn said...

that is the sweetest video. must get my husband to make one now!!!

Vanessa said...

I think maybe you liked one of the baby's story lines that I didn't. Because I thought he sat there an awful lot by himself! Although my baby #3 kinda is on her own a lot...with all of us running around her like crazy people I bet in her head.

Brittney said...

I just have to tell you...

YOUR BABY IS GORGEOUS

Just a thought... said...

Happy, happy Birthday C. Jane! Wow! You don't even need any presents ...because you already have 3 of the most amazing gifts of all. Those beautiful and precious children of yours! Hope you have a wonderful day. 8)

Emily Frame said...

what a loved existence Erin has! absolutely loved this. also: happy birthday!! can't wait to party with you tomorrow.

The Ruggs said...

This is such a gorgeous video! I may have to steal away your idea! :-)

Nikki said...

This made me cry...Because it made me nostalgic for when my babies were little! My baby is 12 now! Sometimes I wish they could stay little forever...

Jennifer said...

Beautiful video. Beautiful family. And you have beautiful skin (something I dream of)!

Happy Birthday!

Meme said...

You make such beautiful children...they look so loving together. I love babies too and loved the movie as well. Happy Birthday and thanks for your entertaining blog.

Harriet said...

Happy happy birthday! :) The video is amazing... Erin is adorable, and it was fun watching the family interact with her!

Sue said...

Darling in every way.

=)

Reenie said...

Absolutely Adorable!! Good job putting it together Chup. Love all of it...so touching to see the Chief and Ever with her. You have beautiful babies.

Happy Happy Birthday C-Janie =)

Pepper Lovin! said...

I am So baby hungry and this did NOT help my craving. She is adorable. Thanks for sharing

ambuhhh said...

We watched Babies with some friends about six months ago (after some major begging on my part). Afterward we all announced which babies were our favorite. The baby from Namibia was mine and not one person understood why (I don't think they got over the knee-poop scene; I thought it was lovely). You said it right, though - this is the way babies should live/grow up.

It's wonderful your husband was able to make such a video for your family. The children together are so sweet. And little Erin's thumbprint is so beautiful! I can only imagine them watching this when they are in their 70s and you and Chup aren't on this earth any longer. How much sweeter that will be.

Happy birthday! Enjoy your day.

Sandy said...

What a great video. You guys make adorable children! Happy Birthday...hope it is a sunny one!
Hugs from Ohio.

Kristie Young said...

Cutest video of my life!!!!

Emily said...

That was completely delicious. What a beautiful video of Erin's loving world

The Story Tales said...

That was the sweetest video ever. Thanks for sharing your family with us!

gretchen said...

That video is amazing!! Isn't it great that the most simple things are the most beautiful? Happy Birthday!

Sandra said...

Crying. Our babes are all so close in age, it was like a video of my own family! Wish I had a pretty video!

Joanie said...

absolutely beautiful...bravo!

Happy Birthday Courtney!

Ronny said...

I remember a study that found that for mothers, the smile of their baby produced a high in the pleasure centers of the brain that was similar to that of street drugs. Thanks for the natural high. I've needed a fix for a while now, since my babies are teenagers.

Kathy said...

I want another baby after seeing that! There's nothing like 'em! I would even love a grandbaby... too bad my only married son is far away in Afghanistan! Loved the movie - thanks so much for sharing! And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Erin said...

How dare you make me BABY HUNGRY!!! I already have four...that should be enough, yet when I watched that...awww...they grow up too fast!

Christie Bryant said...

Such a sweet video!
Happy Birthday!

emmaproctor said...

this made me smile nonstop.

Nicole said...

I loved this!!! C. Jane you're completely awesome to share this with people you don't even know. My husband just asked me who I was watching and I was like "these people I don't know...but I feel like I know them because I read her blog everyday"...seriously tho...you're like my cyber best friend...me and c.jane, bff's all the way:)

Dahlia said...

Oh my, that made me tear up! What a sweet, perfect little baby - such a blessing. And don't you just love how the children love to lie by her and love on her. That's my favorite part when my kids do that with our newest...thank you for sharing.

marie said...

What a great birthday present! So sooooo sweet. I wish I had a video like that to remember my sweet little babes. Cherish every minute you have with them, because you'll only have them for a moment. I think you do that, though. Your children seem so very happy and content.

Saunders Family said...

That was the sweetest thing I have ever seen! It made me cry tears of happiness. Life is GOOD! I hope you have a terrific birthday! Thanks for being such an incredible woman and for sharing your life with all of us.

Kath said...

Happy birthday, happy baby:)

Anna said...

You have the most beautiful children :)

Ashley said...

My ovaries hurt. Too sweet.

Kiar Shaw said...

super baby hungry now. thanks. at least the hubs and I are thinking about adding a number 6 to our house. so, I suppose it's not as bad as someone who has been over and done with littles.
(your children are gorgeous and make for some incredible reasons to want more babies on the earth!)

Large Marge said...

That is gorgeous; your children are gorgeous.

Wordsmith said...

I NEVER comment, but here it is.
This is beautiful and made my day more beautiful.

Jill said...

Life is good.

Lola G. said...

How the heck do you manage to put that much deliciousness into something that's roughly 5 minutes long?
What a fabulous birthday gift!

alanna said...

That was the opposite of birth control. Well done. :)

Matt said...

I just wanted to pay you a sincere compliment for celebrating your family on your blog! I know your life isn't perfect, and neither is mine, but there are a few things that bring REAL joy, and a baby is one of them. Thanks for sharing your joy with this world that is so thirsty for simple, pure, goodness.

Matt said...

p.s. That last comment from "Matt" is really from his wife, Natalie. It just kind of sounded like a girl comment, so I wanted to clarify. :)
Natalie

Laura Jane said...

You two TRULY do make the most beautiful babies.

What a precious memory, she is so loved <3

lovinglife said...

I need Chup to come to my house and make my baby a video!!! Loved it!! Happy bday!

HAS said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Chup did such a fab job capturing you as the beautiful mother that you are, and that beautiful baby of yours! There is so much love in this video. I also loved the song that Chup used to go along with it. He is so great, C Jane! You lucky dog!
Happy Birthday to you!
Heather
xo

HAS said...

I think in my first comment, I wrote, "...and your beautiful baby," but I meant, "...and your beautiful children." You have a lovely family!
Thank you for sharing. I think Chup should offer his video service to everyone. I know I'd want it done for my family! ;)

Emily Foley said...

Good haeavens, that is the sweetest thing I've ever seen. Happy Birthday to YOU and please, please bless that I can have another baby so my husband could do that for me. Amazing.

Also. I could not handle that African baby, eating dirt and chewing on bones! It was killing me!

michelle-gibb-photography said...

I had my 15 month son watching with me. He gave Erin kisses a thousand times throughout that video. Loved it.

Laurie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! So beautiful! Erin is scumtious!

Notes from Holly St. said...

what a beautiful little baby! babies truly are magnificent and magical. and it's so sweet to see Erin with her siblings. makes me want to give my daughter a sibling asap. so enjoyed that video! happy (belated) birthday!

Shari said...

You guys have great genetic compatibility. :) Adorable kids.

I also LOVED the Babies movie. It was fascinating to me.

Rebecca said...

This was beautiful! Can Chup come live with us for a week? Our last three are the same ages as your three. (No, for real: 05.42.08, 03.14.10, and 11.21.11). I loved this video. And happy belated birthday!

aLi said...

cherub baby is right!!! She is such a doll. I could watch that over and over.

DisneyDina said...

Absolutely adorable.

Becky Rose said...

what a wonderful video. You will cherish that forever and so will she. Bring it out when they have fights when they get older!

Rachel Ashmore said...

How beautiful. That baby looks so loved.

Toni :O) said...

So very beautiful! Such a blessing!