Heather and I have a running bit where we speak on behalf of Annabel. Usually, we use her to talk smack about each other. For example, yesterday Heather took Annie into the nursery to change her diaper. When they returned, Heather said, “you’ll never guess what Annie just told me – she said, ‘I love you the most Mommy because Daddy keeps me up at night with his snoring.'” Obviously that’s a dirty lie.
The other day when Heather was a little down I made her a silly video to try to cheer her up. She thought it was funny and told me to put it up for her Friday video post. I agreed even though it’s a little embarrassing.
if you can’t see the video above, click here
Eh, who am I kidding, Heather is her favorite. She’s mine, too.
Freaking AAWWWWWWW times 20!!!
Kisha Floren says:
I now want to go procreate just so I can make cute videos for my husband. Thanks. A. Lot.
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Um, I love you guys. *stupidgrin*
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Y’all are totally the shiz.
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Naaaw the wee thing is trying to sleep dad!
Natalie @ Hope Springs Eternal says:
Love it. My husband and I make our 5 week old daughter do and say ridiculous things too. When she was a week old and passed out, we made her dance the Thriller. When she was 3 weeks old, we made her shake her clenched fist and yell “KAAAAAHHHNNN!”
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I love Mike’s Annabel voice. She’s already got a Valley accent? Or is that Mike’s inner-Valley-girl foot-loosing her way out?
And it sounds like “Robot Chicken” has a new voice actor right here. Send this video to Seth Green, ASAP!
And there should totally be more of these kinds of exchanges. It could be like “Hardball with Annabel Spohr” where Daddy says one thing, Annie brings it over to Mommy who counters that, and Annie brings it back to Daddy again. It would totally win a Webby; a freaking cute Webby. If it does, I have to be thanked in your acceptance speech… Although I think they only allow you to use like 6 words, so “thanks, Katy” would do.
That was sooo stinkin’ cute – I just watched the video four times! I’ve still got a big grin on my face! You guys are awesome!
So so SO funny. You guys are the cutest. And teh shiznit. Fosho. Or something.
Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
I love you guys!
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Love, love, love!!!! Y’all are great!
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You guys are so funny! I’m sure that both you & Heather and Annie too, will love looking at these posts when she gets older. SO sweet!
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Suzanne Johnson says:
So cute!! What a great way to start off my Friday! Annie is SO very lucky to have such wonderful parents.
So, so adorable. I love her little squeaks and gurgles!
Lindsay from Florida says:
That just made my Friday. “Annabel, I am your father.” LOL.
Have a wonderful weekend with Annie, Mike and Heather!!
Annie has one great Daddy!!!
That is SO cute!!
Shiznet. SHIZNET. Way too awesome, man.
Annie sounds like she’s from Southpark.
Miss MVK says:
Ok that was hilarious. Just what an itchy-with-PUPPPs-in-my-third-trimester-pregnant-with-twins-insomniac needed to cheer me up too!
Though I have to say if I were creating my own Annabel-alogue, I’d have her saying “Dude, why are you all up in my GRILL? I’m just trying to get a leeetle shut-eye here!” Oh and also “Mommy really is my favorite.”
Thanks for the chuckle!
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Alexandra :) says:
cindy w says:
Ok, the Darth Vader thing actually made me snort. That’s awesome.
And now Catie is in my lap saying, “I watch Annabel again? Pweez?”
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I don’t know if it cheered Heather, but it sure made me smile! Thanks, Mike!
(((Hugs))) from here!
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shiz-nit. thats awesome
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Jen the Catalyst says:
You can totally imagine Annie as a teenager being roused by her father- reluctant to open her eyes and protesting.
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Ha! You said shiznet!
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Your daughter sounds a lot like Cartman. I’m just sayin’……
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Awww. This video made my morning. Annie is so stinkin’ cute!
Ha ha Mike….YOU are sooo funny!!!! Lets be BEST FRIENDS..okay?!?!?!? You and Heather must delight your “real life” friends since both of you are so fiippin fun, FUNNY and quick witted. I just LOVE peoples like that!!!! You two are the perfect couple!!! OTHER then
sorry…i hit send before I was ready!!1 my point is this…Mike & Heather – you both have the BEST sense of homour!! It’s very fitting to live LA because you both truly are SUPER STARS!!!
I hope this post made Heather feel better!!…I love your wit, you make me laugh all the time! It truly is a BLESSING to call you both my friends! Thanks for sharing Annie. I couldn’t love her more!!! She is so cute…even when you’re using her as a prop!!
Take Care and please forgive me for jumping the gun and sending the message before it was done!( I looked for a delete button but I couldn’t find one).
nic @mybottlesup says:
BWAHAHAHA!!! i think you ALMOST had her with the darth vadar reference…. ok, no. you didn’t. not at all.
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You are indeed, the shiznit. But I think Annie’s cranky because she hasn’t gotten to meet ME yet.
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I woke up feeling down. But after I saw your video, It brought a smile to my face. It was so cute. Thanks for making my day Mike and Annie.
wow, your ‘girl’ voice totally sounds like Micheal J. Fox in Back to the Future when he’s his own sister!
If they ever need a new voice talent for Elmo, I think they need to put Mike Spohr on speed dial. That was so cute. Annie is adorable, as always.
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That is too stinkin’ cute.
Mike’s “Annie voice” sounds like Cartman.
Awww, that is so flippin’ cute. My husband and I do the same thing with our daughter. It is harder now that she can speak for herself
Love and hugs.
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You have to get this video out there! More people need tosee this…totally made my day!
Adorable, hilarious, reminded me of those talking baby commercials for that financial advice place…
too cute.. I hope that it brought the much needed smile to Heather.. you two are so lucky to have one another I really enjoyed the video.. thanks for the smile it brought to me as well!
Too, too adorable.
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Becky @TheRealBecks says:
LOL @ you’re the shiznit. omg that totally made me LOL.
Trisha Vargas says:
Awesome video to start my Friday morning.
You and Heather crack me up! One heck of a comedic team
(((HUGS))) from Florida
been thinking of you guys alot this week. hope you all are well.
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Very cute. I want to kiss Annie’s soft-looking cheeks. She’s the “shiznit”.
Video Fridays… oh how I’ve missed you!
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Ms. Moon says:
You have no idea how much I want to tell my grandson how much more I love him than his other grandmother. Nothing but the karmetic implications stop me.
But this- this is sweet.
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Too cute and funny!
Very funny, and so cute!! Thanks for putting it up Mike!
My favourite part- “Ya, i know I’m the shiznit” = thats complete awesomeness. What a great husband you are. Your Annie voice sounds like someone from Southpark. haha!
Too cute! I say those continue as a regular Friday video sequence
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I was going to suggest the same! Bring on the Mike and Annie clips Made me laugh!
Okay, that’s just too dang funny
I love sleepy babies telling stories !!!
I could watch this all day.
This should be a regular feature.
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Oh my gosh how cute is that??? I like the baby voice it’s very well done. =-) She is soo cute… =-)
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Rach L in Vancouver says:
She’s almost ready for the Jersey Shore! Such a great way to encourage each other, and adorable video!
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Love it! Hilarious!!!!
That’s so cute! She was clearly not impressed with you messing around. LOL
Your valley girl voice is a little bit scary, Mike. But it made me laugh, so I’m sure it did Heather, too.
Thanks for putting a smile on my face this Friday morning. I needed that! You guys are sooo funny…and Annie is lucky to have the both of you loving her. Have a great weekend, Heather, Mike, Annie and Rigby too
if every child could have parents like you this would be a better world
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Hilarious! She is such a doll!
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That was awesome. Thanks for the laughs. You all ARE the shiznits
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Marti from Michigan says:
That was awesome Mike/Heather! I bet you did this as well with Maddie.
Annabel is so beautiful, you two make lovely babies, girls especially!
Hope you have a great weekend.
Annie is soooo precious! Mike’s southpark-ish voice has made my day LOL! Love, love, love it!!! I won’t lie, I do voices for my pups :p
I agree with a previous poster–Babies Rock! And Dads Too!
Hahahahaha! Just wait until she’s older and watches this.
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Too cute. I giggled.
Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] says:
“you’re the shiznit!” is the best thing any baby can say.
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HAHA! That was awesome! I laughed so hard. “you’re the shiznit!” almost made me pee my pants.
She is too cute!!!
Amanda M. says:
Most dad’s can’t get a face like that out of their daughters until they’re teenagers. You got skills. Ehehe
Amy in Oregon says:
So funny and cute! The look on Annie’s face was “come ON dad, leave me alone! I am trying to sleep!” Remember this, it will happen again in 13-14 years!
lol you are the shiznit….hahaha loved that comment!
I just found this blog and have not been able to quit reading it. I have a 15 month old son and cannot begin to imagine what you have went through. Maddie was truly an angel and had the face of one to go with it. I am keeping you guys in my prayers. Congrats on Annie. Because of this blog, she will know Maddie in a way that she might never have been able to.
Aw! Very cute. I’ll bet she thinks you are both the shiz-nit. lol
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Oh, we do that, too!
Actually, one time it was sort of hilarious. I was holding the baby, and as my husband walked out of the room, I had “the baby” say, “I love you daddy!” and for as split second, my husband actually thought to himself, “Oh, that’s so nice! Gunnar loves me!” then he came back to his senses. Hee.
Kandi Ann says:
Ok. sans crank, this is AWESOME! Maybe add another day (let us keep our friday video day also. *cough*) where its the musings of Annie Video day. And then one day she will actually be talking, which will be so adorable to have on video and share with your devoted fans. xoxo, Kandi
Hmm, trying to wake her up so you can talk to her…this will come flooding back to you when she is a teenager! They are almost as impossible to wake up as a newborn!
I’m sure Heather enjoyed a little levity – and humor helps so much. Blessings to you all, you seem like really lovely people.
Michelle W says:
That’s awesome, the shiznit, and so sweet that you had Heather in mind when making the video. You are one of the good ones most definitely. I love the fact that she’s so uninvolved and trying to fall asleep and you finally break out laughing.
I think the whole Spohr family is the shiznit!
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I think we all know who Annie’s favorite person is…..she started crying that last time you mentioned that you were, Mike. ha ha ha!
I bet she thinks you are both the best two adults in the whole entire world. Cute, Cute, Cute, video!
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I love that you had her say you’re the “shiznit”.
I almost had to back up to see if you/Annie really said shizznit. Too Funny!!!!! And way to go, make her cry! j/k. Thanks for sharing the video. It is adorable! Fo shizzle.
No, Annebel is the Shiznit! Someday she will think the Star Wars joke is HILARIOUS! Too cute.
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I did mean Annabel. Sorry!
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Jamie (gimmethejuice) says:
I think you are all the shiznits.
can you add an ‘s’ to shiznit?
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=) You guys never fail to make me smile. So sweet!
She is TOO CUTE!!! (and the fact that you did that for your wife AND posted it makes you sorta cute too).
Oh, soooo cute! (((Swoon!))) Her eyes look a lot like Maddie’s!
Sooo stinkin cute! I agree, make Annie part of video Friday’s!! Would love to see more of her in action
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Ha ha! Very cute.
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I can totally hear her saying this right now;
“One day dad, I WILL get you back for this. Mark my words.”
She’s beautiful, you guys are hilarious, “shiz-nit” has me ROTFL, and i TOTALLY needed this right now. My last 36 hours have sucked serious azz. Thanks! You guys rock!
XOXO from GA,
Annabel’s baby sleepy eyes are making me sleepy… very, very sleepy. What a cutie she is!!!
She is so sweet! We have a 10 month old son named Luke, who was born on “Star Wars Day” (May the Fourth be with you…)
If I could go one day without a Star Wars reference I would be a happy girl!!!
How cute!! I can’t decide whether Mike’s “Annie” voice sounds more like Stuart from MadTV or the guy on South Park that says “oh my God, they killed Kenny!” LMAO
sending you lots of thoughts & prayers from Maryland…
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Dude. Annie is the SHIZ-nit.
Also, I would like to snuggle with her please.
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Yeah, Mike, not embarrassing. Fucking cute as hell. Proving once and for all that you are the shizznit. Your entire family is. You should all rename yourselves the Shizznit-Spohrs. Has a ring, don’t you think?
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Katie C. says:
My husband and I do that with my dog – make her talk in a funny voice. I can only imagine we will do the same with our first human baby! SO CUTE!
LOL! You and Heather both are the FREAKIN’ SHIZZNIT! =D
There is nothing cuter than a baby “saying” shiznit.
Thanks for the chuckle
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So cute! Annie definitely has her own look but she is also looking a lot like her sister.
Maggie G says:
That was hilarous…..good decision to put it up!
Annie with those chubby cheeks… I love them.
Way cute. Both you guys are in fact the shiznit.
Jen L. says:
I’m so glad other people do this. When Dean was an infant, he refered to us as his bitches. Now, in the toddler years, we have to speak for him when he’s not around, lest he call us “Bitchcakes” in front of my parents. Ahem.
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I’m sure you get comments like this all the time, but I just discovered your blog and can’t get you and your family out of my mind. I have a six week old (my first) and the idea of losing her so suddenly… it takes my breath away. Maddie was so adorable, with such a palpable effervescence. Like a bottle of sweet baby champagne. Annabel is precious, too, of course – she reminds me of my own little peanut. Since our daughters are so close in age and we live so close (I’m in Culver City) maybe we could meet some day. I have no idea if I’ve just violated blog protocol. I’m new here. Anyway, sorry for the long comment. I just felt like I needed to say something. So touched by your story.
awwww…..you guys are so cute
You know, Mike really is the shiznit. That was really sweet and thoughtful of him. I’m glad you decided to share that with us!
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Heather…former DG sis here again…I still read almost every day and I’m so incredible glad for you and Mike on the birth of Annie. She is an absolute DOLL! I just wanted to say that I think it’s amazing that you have such an f***ing wonderful partner to take this crazy journey of life with…it is so evident how much he adores you and your girls. You are so blessed Heather. And by the way…when mine was a baby, I totally talked for him. He’s 7 today. All my best girl.
yeah…sorry I didn’t proofread.
My husband and I also talked for our boys when they were babies….we talked for our dogs before we had kids. Weird, I know…but funny just the same!
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um dad……don’t wake a sleeping baby to make a video…regardless of HOW cute it is
Sara K. says:
Hahaha! That was such a cute video!! Good job, Mike
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That is so precious!
Maria Delgado says:
Team Mommy. I love it
She’s sooooooooooooo cute!
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Angela Copeland says:
She’s already got that side-eye down.