Violet pulled up today in the hearth. She's been "practicing" a little this past week, but tonight she did it for real. Today, Violet's friend, Lucy, came over and showed her how it was done. Coincidence?...or did Lucy teach Violet this new trick?
I already mentioned that Violet is full speed ahead in the teething race, but did I also mention that she is dealing with a virus?? She has been running a 100+ fever for the past 3 days now. Last night it topped out at 104.9!! Sure, she's a little fussy, but she's mainly handling it all in stride.
She's a tough little cookie and I truly - or should I say "drooly" - hope she busts out those teeth and kicks the fever thing so she can get back to her full time job of torturing Jagger again.
There is not a bib on this planet that would be able to soak up all the drool and snot you are generating this weekend. Seriously, it's embarrassing. We are the people with the kid who's leaving germy '"kid juice" everywhere.
Not trying to count our teeth before they are hatched, after all you are 11 months old and don't have a single tooth to show for it despite drooling like a faucet since you were 4 months old, but this morning I looked in your mouth and it looks like you are about to get them all at once!
Small consolation for the middle-of-the-night wake up calls, and inability to let me get more than an arms length away from you, but at least there appears to be a reason for all this madness. And I thought you just had a leak.
I haven't been able to snap a picture or video of this yet, probably because I can't stop laughing long enough to grab the camera, but now when you say "fish face" to Violet she sucks her cheeks in and makes...well...a fish face! It's hilarious.
Today I thought Violet might like to stand up and look out the window, so I put her up on her feet and she held on to the window sill and stood looking out at the garden for a while. Then, she kept crawling back to the window and trying to pull herself up.
She was close to being able to do it. But for now she still needs me.
It's 2010 and hard to believe another year has past. 2009 will go down as the greatest, strangest, busiest, year full of firsts EVER!
To celebrate Violet's first New Years Eve we went downtown to First Night Austin, a family-friendly event with music and food and parades. Seemed like a good idea until we got there and the cold front blew in. So all in all we watched a little bit of an awful George Harrison tribute band, ate some festival food, and then scrambled inside to warm up with a warm beverage. Was the parade any good? We missed it.