Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Violet gets the best of both worlds with hannukah and Christmas.  We celebrated on Christmas eve since I had to work Christmas.

Violet enjoyed hanging out with the grandpas.

Then it was time to unwrap the gifts.  She wasn't really sure what to expect.

Once she realized there was a toy in each box, it was like a light went on.  Suddenly she wanted to open everyone's gifts.

Here she is unwrapping Grandpa's gift.

Here's just a small portion of the loot.

She said "My turtle!"
 Thanks for grandpa Burt, Papa, Nana,  and Marla and Merill for making it so special.

Monday, December 10, 2012

More Disney Pictures

The most exciting part of Disney--ducks!

Admiring Jaden's princess dress


Violet takes charge.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Holidays and Graham Crackers

Violet had her holiday pictures taken today.  It was a fair bit more challenging than last year.  First she was afraid of the scary lady with the camera and just clung to me.  That actually was the first 30 minutes.  The photographer gave us some time to adapt to the room and we tried again.  We were somewhat successful considering Violet is holding a graham cracker in EVERY single picture.  Yeah, you try taking a cookie away from a 2 year old and still manage to get a smile for the camera.  At least this years photos will have a story to go with them.

Here's a sneak peak: