Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lake Day

Spent the day at the lake today and Violet had a great time. She loved the water, but that's no surprise I guess since she is a Pisces. She sat in her float and floated for as long as we would let her. Then, back on shore she ate nonstop. She tried raw orange bell pepper for the first time and loved it, plus watermelon, cherries, grapes, grape tomatoes, cheese, pretzels and Pirates Booty!

She was entertained all day watching the dogs and kids playing in the water, the Jet Skis and sailboats, and a helicopter and sea plane! We were very proud of her ability to go with the flow - she was her charming self all day in spite of having no nap.

I'd post some cute pictures...but I forgot the camera...duh!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Walk the Walk

Today is a big day. Violet started walking. She turned 15 months old today and decided it was time I guess, because up until today she wasn't even standing on her own.

We're really proud of Violet, and we Skyped with Grandpa Ned and Grandpa & Grandma Robillard so she could show off her new trick. She was very tired from all the activity and went right to bed - dreaming of all the possibilities.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Tonight Violet and I met up with Cheryl and Dion at Gymboree. It was our first time there and I was so proud to see how confident Violet was. She was climbing, exploring, and playing on all the equipment. She didn't want to leave.

Talk the talk

Violet has a few words and she seems to be adding them at a faster and faster pace. A few we can understand are:

Ba = Ball
Buh = Bird
'eeze = cheese
ish = fish
bubble = bubble
jaja = Jagger
da = dog

Monday, May 17, 2010

Milestone: Flutter

I just felt The Raudababy Too move for the first time. Earlier than with with Violet, because I know what it feels like. Like butterflies in my tummy.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Muddy Buddies

2010 Muddy Buddy with my two buddies - Noelle and The Raudababy Too.


And after...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Far, far away

I'm in a plane somewhere over the Southeast, flying back to Austin from Atlanta where I had a meeting this afternoon. Talk about a commute. I'm grateful for not having to travel all that much these days, but still when I do I miss my family terribly. A day trip to Atlanta means leaving before Violet wakes up and getting home long after she's in bed. I hate those days! Last night I tried to soak up all of her that I could in hopes that it would get me through, but no luck. I still missed her.

What's fun now though is the feeling of having Raudababy Too with me all day. So while Dad's at home taking care of V. I'm out here on the road with the one I'm growing and that's kind of a neat feeling.

Tonight, when I get home, I'll tiptoe into Violet's room and watch her sleep for a while. Then I'll go to bed and wake up, and it will be like Christmas morning because I'll get to get V out of her crib, and watch her point to the light, and the fan, and her books, and her animals painting as if it's the first time she's seen them - just like she does every morning.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Raudababy Too!

Gonna have to change the name of this blog to The Raudababies.

Here is Raudababy Too's 12-week 3D sonogram. It's just as magical and breathtaking the second time. We're in awe of our next little miracle and can't wait to see Violet be a big sis.