Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Violet Verbatim

"Stevie Wonder can't see with his eyes. He's nice."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Milestone: Vivian Rolls Over

Vivian rolled over this morning, all the way, from her back to her front.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

What's Your Clearance, Clarence?



Holding Hands

Vivian - 4 Months Old

It's a whole new world...Viv is big enough for the exersaucer.

Violet took this one

Kite Festival

Last week we spent the afternoon at the kite festival with our neighbors, they have a sweet daughter named Alli who Violet loves. It was perfect weather for a festival, although a little still for kites, but all-in-all one of my favorite family memories.

Alli and Violet watching kites

Vivian was so happy, she loves being outside. We probably could have stayed at the festival longer, if only I had brought enough formula. Oops

Cupcakes!

Kites!

First sunburn. Ouch!

Things Violet Does With Dad

Surfin' the web on their laptops

Garage time

Pizza Party With Cousins

Ashna and Vivian with Leila and Holland

James, Austin and Violet eating pizza.

Blue Birthday Party

So what's the deal behind a blue party theme for a girl named Violet? Well, Jeff and I were trying to decide for her what theme to go with, but we ran through all the options and just weren't feeling inspired. So...duh!...we asked the birthday girl what kind of party she wanted and she said "blue". So that's how it happened. Suddenly we were inspired and excited about planning. We asked everyone to wear blue, the menu included blue cheese sliders, wings with blue cheese dressing, salad with blueberries and blue cheese crumbles, and blue velvet cupcakes. Of course we served Blue Moon beer, blue Gatorade, capri Sun and blueberry soda. The kids played with blue rubber balls in the yard all day then took them home as party favors.

Violet has lots of cousins so I think we had about 40 people at our house. And did I mention it was raining.

Here's a rare shot of the party girl sitting still, i.e. refueling. She's soaking wet and so happy!

A few of the kids taking a break from the bounce house.

Obligatory cake-face photo

Yup, we're the proud and stunned parents of a two year old. Where did these past two years go?!?!?

I'm pretty sure we forgot to feed Violet at the party. After people were leaving she grabbed the bowl of blueberries off the table and started shoveling them in. I admire her dedication to the theme.

Violet's Blue Birthday

Birthday girl, birthday morning

Favorite gift from mom and dad, a baby and a stroller

Setting up for the Blue Birthday Party. Fun times going to target for 16 blue bouncy balls, and getting them from the car to the backyard.

Violet Verbatim

"I want to play in the sky."

Thursday, March 3, 2011

All is Well

We took Violet to her 2-year well-check this week and she did great. Apparently getting weighed and measured is frightening, but getting pricked in the finger is cool.

We learned that Violet suffers from allergies. Not a surprise living in Austin, but a bummer nonetheless since I hate to put her on any daily meds. We are trying Claritin for 1 month to see if it helps with the sneezing and runny nose which have been really bad lately. She takes it with no problem and calls it "juice".

She is also a tad bit anemic so she also gets an iron supplement. Hmmmm...wonder if she likes liver??

She grew to 24 lbs 12 oz and 33 1/2 inches tall. Fun Fact: apparently if you double their height at 2 years you can predict their adult height. If this holds true, Violet will tower over me at 5'7".

Other notes: She can eat peanuts now and we can switch her to 2% milk (from whole) so she starts to get her fat from other sources.

Back in two weeks for Vivian's 4 month check-up!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011