Violet got a piggy bank for a gift well over a year ago. She's been depositing spare change in it for quite some time. We asked her what she was saving up to buy and she answered "A giraffe". At first I thought she meant a real giraffe but luckily she qualified the statement later. She's saving up for a big stuffed giraffe. The time came when the bank was finally full and she took a hammer to it (under supervision).
She saved over $60! Eric and I rolled up the change that night. Violet and Eric then went to the bank to exchange the coins and soon we will be heading to the toy store to get her giraffe.
Outtakes from a recent photo shoot: