Friday, September 24, 2010

Violet 19 Months (con't)

I keep thinking of new words...

And my other favorite..."'leeze" (for please)

Raudababy Too - 33 weeks

So the nesting has reached a crescendo with the kitchen renovations finally complete. All that's really left on our to-do list before this baby comes is install the floors in Violet's new room so we can buy her big girl bed and move her into her new room soon enough that she has time to adjust before RT arrives.

Honestly, I'd probably keep riding the nesting train, but I think Jeff's had all he can take. I tested this the other day when I bent down to inspect the grout in our shower and declared that we might want to remove it and replace it. To which I got a much deserved "Seriously, Regina. Stop." So the grout is fine as it is.

Other than that, everything is fine with the pregnancy. We'll know in a few weeks if the baby is still breech and if so what options we have. "Please flip RT, please!"

This baby continues to be quite the kick boxer, and I'm still convinced it's a boy. Yesterday, Doreen Lorenzo, the President of frog design told me it's a boy. And she would know right, since she's a CEO.

Violet 19 Months

Violet is just about 19 months old and we really noticed a huge change this month in her ability to communicate with real, honest-to-God, actual words. Where I used to list the new words on one hand, now I cannot keep up. While I'm thinking about them, here a a few of the latest:

'tilla (for tortilla)
'mali (for tamale)
Her favorite..."light" and "hole"
And my favorite..."Love"

She can also mumble something that sounds like the melody to A, B, C and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. She loves to sing and will sing on command if you ask her, which I do a lot as a distraction when she's mad. It usually makes her forget she's mad, which really is what singing is all about, right?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nanny of the Year

It's hard, if not impossible, to be successful working parents without reliable child care. We have certainly found this in Olivia, who we trust with our most prized little girl. Olivia is always upbeat, consistent, and loving to Violet - and now she has earned one more title. Today at the nanny placement agency's Nanny Recognition Event she was awarded Nanny of the Year.

We're very proud and happy for Olivia...wonder if she's going to want a raise now....

Friday, September 10, 2010


I call this one "Kiss from GG", and I love it

I love my Grandma, and Violet loves her GG

Violet's cousin Mila. Watching these two play was priceless and a highlight of the trip.

The newest little lady, Caitlin, and her beautiful mama

Girls! Girls! Girls! Violet with friends Anna and Ellie. They are filling up on junk food before the wild rumpus starts. Violet's first taste of Capri Sun, Doritos, potato chips and dip. I couldn't get her to eat a vegetable all weekend.

O Canada

The Cooks

Happy Birthday, Rene!

Road tripin'

Labor Day

Family trip to visit family and friends in Rochester. This was Violet's 4th time on an airplane and she was a great traveler as always. We relaxed and enjoyed our first evening at Grandma and Grandpa's. Violet liked the Italian cookies best (so did I).

The most amazing, full rainbow I have ever seen. It was so vibrant. Not a bad first rainbow for Violet, all others will pale in comparison.


Long trip, full tummies, tired.

Aunt Rene, and playing with Trevor and Travis