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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Go go guitar


Here's Vi playing with her aunt Keri, Katie, ad Anna. Anna calls
Violette her "tousin".

Sushi slippers

Aunt Tara made these adorable sushi slippers for Violette on her first

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Silent night?

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, lots of
creatures were stirring, but not this little mouse!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Pants hat

Daddy was being silly with Vi. If that wasn't funny enough, she
decided to stick her tounge out too.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Playing w grandparents

Here's Vi at the kitchen table with grandma and grampo.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wants phone

I'm nor sure what is the right age to get one's child a cell phone.
Much to vi's chagrin i've decided that she can't have one yet. She's
always reaching for mine, especially when I'm trying to take pics.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Quizical look

I wish I knew what she was thinking. With looks like this, sometimes
I have a pretty good guess.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Horsey rides

This is yet another reason why my sweetheart is a wonderful uncle and

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hippety hop

Vi really enjoys her Johnny jump-up. Good exercise and gives mommy a

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Vi has been babbling a lot. She's really good at those "ba" sounds.
Grandma Bonnie says she must be practicing to say her name.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


She's a happy little baby. Ate pear for the first time today. Yummy!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Poo bear

This is Violette's little friend. He was a gift from Uncle Al and
Aunt Liz.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sit puppy

Our little puppy is learning how to sit up. She can sit with minimal
support now and with all those crunches she doesl every day, her
little abs will be able to pull her up in no time.

Monday, November 30, 2009


Today in the adventures of food tasting, little Vi had some carrots.
She made some faces and gagged a little, but she really enjoys
gnomming the spoon and by the end of the meal, I think she decided
that carrots are good eats even though she only managed to swallow a
small amount.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cousin Tade

We visited Aunt Tara, Uncle Drew , and cousin Tade this evening. They
treated us to a wonderful meal and afterwards, Vi played with Tade and
his friend Emily. Unfortunately, Vi had a bout of the grumpies while
away from home. Hopefully this does not become a regular occurrence.

Lazy Sunday

We're lounging around in our jammies this morning

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mommy being funny again

Janie sometimes just cracks Violette up.

Friday, November 27, 2009


Mommy and daddy ate Thanksgiving leftovers and played Beatles Rockband
all afternoon. Vi played, ate between sets, and splashed lots in a
warm bath. Now she's a sleepy little fella. Sweet dreams precious

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

This is why the internet is a good thing

I can't embed this video on the site because my layout isn't right, but here you go. Just something that makes me really happy.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sweet Potato Pie

Giraffe pj's

Here's some footage of Vi in the cute pj's grandma Bonnie sent her.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Meemee Time

Vi's bed time is 9pm but it's 10:30 and she's still fighting off sleep.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Polio shot

Vi had vaccinations yesterday. 3 shots in her thighs. She's sore and
cranky. Poor baby!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Gnomp those toes! I realize that I'm biased, but everything this baby
does is cute!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

First crawl

Vi's getting stronger every day. This is the first time she's gotten
up on her knees. She'll be mobile in no time! Mommy is so proud!

Baby jabbering

Lil cutie

Friday, November 13, 2009

Family pic

Here we are at grampo and gramma's

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Here's our latest trick.


The Spring Canyon park on west Horsetooth is the mother of all
parks. It is huge & has lots of different play areas, paths, and
bathrooms. This picture doesn't do it justice. You just have to see it.

Froggy at the park

We went to the park with Sherri and Jeryn today. It was windy, so we
bundled up in the froggy coat.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Visiting grandparents

This is Vi's first visit to her grandparent's house. Grandma loves
snuggling with her hita. Here is Vi smiling at Grampo.


Janie, Vi and I are down in Trinidad, Colorado, visiting J's parents.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Vi is enamored with the baby in the mirror.


Say cheese and look at the camera! Well, we got 1 out of two. We'll
keep working on the other half.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I thought it might be a little too big for her, but Vi loves this
toy. She can turn the swivel chair around so she can see me whever I
am in the kitchen. She's curious about everything around her and
wants to grab and put things in her mouth. I am amazed every day at
how much she learns and how quickly she makes progress. I'm such a
proud mama!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Serene Sunday

Auntie Rosie is snuggling with Vi while we all play Wii Bowling Scott
made us some delicious waffles and ice cream for breakfast. Life
doesn't get much better than this!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Laughing for Grandma Bonnie

Cousin Tade

Went out to breakfast with the family. Tade kept Vi entertained.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

First big snow

Well, winter is officially here. Here's what it looked like this

Friday, October 23, 2009


There's just something especially adorable about tiny jeans!


There's lots of noise coming from the basement. Both the plumber guy
and the electrician have been working all morning. I'm really excited
about the new water heater.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Eye on the ball

We put Vi in these cute jammies some friends gifted to us and I was
playing with her when Scott said something so funny I almost peed my

Janie: "Mommy's going to get you! Keep your eye on the ball!"
Scott: "That never works!"
Janie: " lol! You're right, it never worked for me either."
Scott: "What good does it do if you can't hit it? Had my eye on it
and watched as it zoomed past me..."

Sorry Vi, with our genes, I don't think you're destined to be a
professional athlete.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sleeping in

Here's a pic of us doing our best to ignore the trash truck noise this
morning. Why is it that sleeping in when you should be getting up is
so delicious?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sick baby

Our little one, who is usually calm and happy, fussed all night and
all day. It breaks my heart to know she's feeling bad and there's
nothing I can do. We went to see the Dr. today and she tested
negative for flu, so that's s relief, but they're not sure why
she's miserable and having fevers. I sure hope she gets better soon
for both our sakes because mommy is not accustomed to the torture of
her inconsolable crying.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

So, we went to Austin

As may be evidenced by the Blue Bell post and Janie at Alma de Mujer, the family was in Austin last weekend. Janie's NHLI class had a reunion, and Violette and I tagged along. I can't say it was the best trip I've ever gone on, as the only bits of Austin I got to see were the airport, a Wal-Mart, a gas station, the retreat center, and Flaco's Tacos, but it wasn't all bad. After a pretty hellish start, things got better, and Saturday was actually fun for me, hanging out with Violette in our cabin, going for walks with her in the baby bjorne rig around the grounds. Janie had a good time and left happy, which was the entire point of the trip, so all in all it was a success. And I've been told I have beaucoup brownie points to spend. Not sure yet what they're good for. Maybe I'll ask J to make me some brownies.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Is this comfortable?

Two nights in a row now!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Smooth as a baby's... foot

Got a pedicure today. What bliss!

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