I got a new toy this week! On the Lighthouse Adoption yahoo board last weekend, one of the topics of discussion was having your child seen by a doctor during the referral status. One of the ways some families achieve this is to create a video and send it to an International Adoption Specialist.
This was a challenge to me, as I don't have a video camera. I haven't needed one in the past, so I never bought one... and was thinking that if Chilled Beverages @ Nestle makes plan again this year AND we have our catalog points system for a bonus, a nice video camera could be on the horizon next year. However, in the interim, I have nada and wouldn't feel comfortable asking someone "hi, can I borrow and take your expensive nice video camera out of the country?"
So Tamara (http://tamaras-corner.blogspot.com/) had posted about using her "FLIP" camera in Russia and that it was really small and handy. For those of you who don't know Tamara, she's a total lifesaver! She's been through this whole process twice -- and is truly helpful! So needless to say, I listened (read) what she had to say. And smart as she is... she even posted a link. So I went off to check out the FLIP. (http://www.theflip.com/products.shtml) After reading all about it, I was sold. Amazon.com even had the Ultra model cheaper than list (I am told Target does too!) So I ordered it and it was waiting for me when I returned home from a work trip on Wednesday. (I LOVE Amazon 2 day shipping for free, works well with my patience level!!)
So here is my first published video. It's from this morning - Saturday mornings in this house are earmarked TUNATIME for the kitties (they aren't spoiled or anything). And as you'll see Gracie gets particularly excited for tuna. Enjoy.
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