Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Violet's first Halloween!  She slept through most of it.  I sleep deprived her in the early afternoon, pushing her nap later in hopes that she'd stay up later than 6 p.m.  We made it until about 6:45 but she was pretty unhappy about it.

I call this one "grumpy Halloween"
 She was happier at a daytime Halloween party last week.

In terms of what's new--it's been challenging recently trying to get Violet to eat solids.  Miss Independent refuses to be fed by a spoon currently, so we've given up on purees and have been trying various finger foods.  She eats a really small amount before she starts tossing everything on the floor (to the delight of the dogs).  Poor Dakota passed away a few weeks too soon.  She would have been in hog heaven with all the food being tossed around.  I keep thinking Violet is going to be 25 and still just drinking from a bottle but I'm sure she'll start to eat solids at some point.

We take her to the park every day (and Eric takes her usually twice a day).  She just loves it.

And here she is with Daddy looking cute.

Being silly with daddy

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Eating wood chips.  Yum!

Not an Orange

Violet went to a birthday party today.  Let's be honest--she's too young to party with the big kids.  It's all about the party dress.  Before Violet was born, I bought a bunch of pretty dresses for her.  Never being a mom before, I didn't realize how incredibly impractical dresses are.  The buttons are a pain, she gets all caught up in them when she crawls, and they have food or various other organic material on them within hours.  So Violet has a closet full of dresses that don't get worn.  Enter the birthday party for her 3 year old twin friends.  She can't eat the cake or play much with the other kids, but she can show up in style.
Looking very serious here  

Violet stood up for the first time today without pulling up in the ball room today.  She only lasted a few seconds but she did it twice.  It was pretty cool to see.  She also is completely refusing to be spoon fed and wants to feed herself.  She wants nothing to do with all the homemade baby food purees in the freezer mom and dad made for her.

I leave you with this one comment about the picture below.  That is not an orange.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

9 months!

Violet is now 3/4th of a year old.  It's hard to believe.  We're coming up upon her first Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas.  In terms of what's new--teeth!  Two weeks ago she had none and now she has three.  She's getting her lower incisors and an upper canine.  I've already decided I'm going to carve my jackolantern in her honor this year.

We didn't get many pictures with the sticker again this month.  She's not eating much solids yet but paper and the sticker she'll eat.  Figures.

She's completely obsessed with this nightlight.

And finally a picture where you can see some of her teeth.