Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a great time with the Steffey family on Thanksgiving!  We also saw Papa and Grandma T but didn't get a picture this time.  Whoops!  It was a very thankful Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Catching up

Loving the fresh blackberries  - Check out this flashback!  Blackberries in May

Making Thanksgiving crafts with daddy

I imaging the conversation went like this: "Look, Jack.  We're going for a walk no matter what.  Try not to upstage my spunky outfit, mmmkay?"

Yep - she picked this one out herself!

Getting some park time in

Old MacDonald had a farm...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


She loves to help daddy "fixa fixa" the scooter.


We've been talking about sneezing and coughing lately since it's cold season and it's just so fun to cough and sneeze!  I'm trying to teach her to cough into her elbow as the CDC recommends, but for now she's good to cough into her hand. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

family photo shoot

 Our good friend Jen took some family photos last week.  We got lots of good ones, lots of squirmy toddler ones, and a few great ones.  Here is a small sample of our favorites.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Week in review

Taking Jack for a walk

Fun at Monkey Joe's!  It's an indoor play place with all inflatable stuff for little ones to jump, climb, and bounce.  She LOVED it and would've loved it even more if she weren't so tired from the time change.

Climbing up the slide

Working on winning a toy

Playing in the choo choo with her friend Sammi

Demonstrating how to "bouncy bouncy"

A new tradition: she helps me make cookies and she gets to lick the mixers.  These were pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and super yummy!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


We had a couple of special visitors this weekend.  Margaret & Nora stayed with us for a couple of hours while mom and dad went out to lunch.  It was so fun to hold and love on them!  They were perfect angels :-)

Mama Jamie ROCKING the Moby wrap!  Amazing!

Potty time!

 We've been thinking about getting a potty for a while.  We know she's young and not ready to potty train but she's showing interest.  We ordered a special new potty and so far she loves to sit on it!  It will play a special song when she actually goes in it but we're still waiting for that :-)  I have a few cute naked and sitting on the potty pictures but those should stay off the internet.  (I'm already getting sick of saying "potty" and we haven't even started yet - uh oh!)
Wiping her baby

Big girl on a potty!

She can even flush her potty! 

Birthday Party

Who is this big girl?  Getting ready to go to her friend Ella's 2nd birthday party?  Who decided to wear tights and her black shoes?

Who can do it all by herself?

First Haircut

Violet's first haircut - courtesy of Mama! 

 Before:  Straggly fine baby hair in the back inching towards a mullet classification

 Wispy and crazy!

 It's not as though I didn't have a helper...
 Checking herself out after the cut

 Her bag of hair - for the baby book :-)