October 20, 2011

Month Eleven

Dear Violet,

Amazingly, you are almost a year old.  I still think of you as a baby, Violet, and you continue to grow up despite that.  You have a few more words this month including "kitty" and "Hi", and you have even paired them together with "hi, kitty!"  Except "kitty" comes out more like "kih".  


You are thoroughly unhappy about your Halloween costume, and this year, like your sister, you are going as a ladybug.  In fact, she picked your costume for you.  Mainly, I am lazy.


Your father and I took our first major vacation away from you and your sister since either of you were born.  I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but from everything I have heard, you did great.  I think you both did.  Of course we missed both of you, but scarily, not as much as I had expected to....   Lets just say it was a nice break for us.

Next month is your birthday, and I cant wait to start planning your party!  Im excited that this will be the first big event only about you (aside from your baptism, but you were too young to notice then).  My prediction is you will be very exited about your cake and you will love the attention.   

You have take a few steps, maybe a handful, but you aren't terribly interested in repeating those.  You will stand constantly, unless you want to be held (which is often), but I am guessing you have another month or two until you are ready to really walk.  We are ready though, Violet.  Its time for you to be able to chase your sister around on the playground.

You are my sweet sweet girl, and I love you forever.


October 06, 2011

Month Ten

Dear Violet,

You are the sweetest baby.  I finally stopped breastfeeding you, and I think you are quite happy about that.  I dont think I was keeping up these last couple of months, and you finally seem to getting enough to eat.  At least you seem a lot like your old happy self.

Feeding her sister

The most exciting thing this month is that you are talking!  You now have three words - "Mama", "Dada", and "Uh Oh".  Though if Im being honest here, your first word was "uh oh".  I can only imagine what you are trying to express with that.


You are still a super easy baby, we take you to restaurants all the time.  We give you an assortment of various finger foods (baby cookie, cheerios, and soft fruit) and you happily entertain yourself the whole time.  When you find something new (either to eat or otherwise) you will lift it up above your head as if to show the world:  I AM AWESOME.  You are doing a whole lot of standing, and even some standing on your own without holding on, but my guess is that you are not going to be walking for another month or two.


You are doing pretty well in the eating department, and we are trying to move towards the "feeding yourself" end of the spectrum.  I think you have about a 5% hit rate there.  But you definitely enjoy squishing a banana in your fist, then trying to stuff your fist in your mouth.

At some point in the near future I know I will look at you at think "you're not a baby anymore!" but that hasnt happened yet, and I am dreading that day.  You will always be my Baby Violet.

I love you, sweet girl.