Friday, December 30, 2011


Dancing Queens

Christmas Morning 2011

Santa left a stocking on Violet's bed. I thought she'd be the first to wake up, but actually I was.

Violet asked Santa for a purple car this year, and she got a pink one. Apparently the elves ran out of purple paint.

Big sister helping little sister open her stocking

Thelma and Louis. Violet drives and Vivian works the radio.

Christmas Eve Anticipation

Thursday, December 29, 2011

More Pre-Christmas


Pizza. She loved making it, and wouldn't eat a bite. This is the pattern lately. What happened to our good eater? I'm actually surprised by how rejected I feel when she won't eat my cooking. Doesn't she know it was made with love? And who doesn't want to eat LOVE?!

Park It


Have your cake and sit on it too

Monday, December 19, 2011

Violet Verbatim

Me: "Grandpa Robillard is my daddy, just like Dad is your daddy."
Violet: "And 'Dark' Vadar is Luke's daddy."

I think she get it.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

More From Thanksgiving Weekend

Took her to Inner Space Cavern, but she'll never know...

Jeanne in the cave

More cave dwellers

More baking. Cookies this time. Violet ate more sprinkles than she put on the cookies.

Sister love

Thanksgiving Visit From Grandpa & Grandma

A day at the lake. Rare chance to walk across to Sometimes Island.

Violet had fun throwing rocks into the lake

I had been telling Violet for weeks that we would put up her Christmas tree when Grandma got here. So when Grandma arrived, not 5 minutes into the visit, Violet whispered "can we put up my tree now?" Don't tell this girl anything you don't want her to remember.

Lots of time in the kitchen. Violet helping mommy and Grandma bake a pie.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Vivian - 12 month well-check

Weight: 20# 6oz (40%)
Height: 28" (20%)
Head Cir: 47cm (92%)!!

She's great!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Big Appetite

The primary question I had for Vivian's pediatrician at her 12 month well visit is "Is it OK to feed her as much as she wants?" It's astounding the amount of food this small person can pack away - sometimes it just seems wrong! But apparently, what she wants she gets, so I'll keep serving it up and Vivian will let us know when she's had enough.