Sunday, December 25, 2011

Violet's First Christmas

Today was Violet's first Christmas and suffice to say she scored the loot.  She spent it with her grandparents and us of course--her Aunts/uncles were out of town.  It was past her nap time so it was a race to get the gifts open before a meltdown.

She got My Pal Violet from her nanny Faby.


Aunt Deanna gave her a cool wheelie bug.




Eric hand made Violet some boots.


Toddler music band?  What was I thinking?

Glow rubber ducky
Up next, Violet turns one.  I really can't believe it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hanukkah

Lucky Violet gets to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas.  Hanukkah started two nights ago and I lit the candles for the first time in 25 years while Violet munched on Cheerios.




Next week she'll get even more gifts at Christmas.  What a lucky kid!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

11 Months!



Violet turned 11 months old yesterday.  It's hard to believe in one month she will be a year old--no longer considered a baby, she'll officially be a toddler.  She is changing so much.  She is super close to walking and can take up to four steps on her own.   She started saying Daddy, although she has no idea what it means.

video

Did you catch her attack at the end?

Here are some other new discoveries:

1.   While binkies previously materialized out of nowhere, she now is aware of the little container attached to mommy's bag that holds them.  She will paw at it incessantly until you give in.
2.  It's fun to smash cheerios with the TV remote.
3.  Buttons do something when you push them.
4.  She has  meowed to the cats for sometime but now she says "aroo" (like a howl) to the dogs.
5.  If you push really hard on a cheerio with your finger, it'll go flying off the table.
6. Mommy can be manipulated by crying and whining.  It doesn't have the same effect on daddy.



Aroo! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holidays


The holidays are quickly approaching.  Violet got some pictures taken for the holidays recently.







She is so mobile now that it was hard to get her to sit still!  We were both exhausted afterwards.

This past weekend a college friend Cale came down to visit.  It was a babyfest as we hung out with two other friends and their four month old twins.



Lots of babies!
Marc, Vanessa, and the twins

Violet is getting smarter by the minute.  She's figured out how to push buttons and when you push them, something happens.  Unfortunately, she's also learned how to whine and cry to try to get what she wants.  I thought this didn't happen until toddlerhood?