Uncle Den brought Aunt Jen, Uncle Golf, and little Bryce to meet Violet!! We had a great time and drove around the neighborhood to look at some houses. Oh yea, more on why we're house-hunting in another post ;).
Uncle Den's toes are much bigger than Baby V's toes. Uncle Den said that it looked like his big toe sprouted toe-lets.
Baby V loves her big girl chair.
Hanging out with Uncle Den. His arm is getting much better so he can hold her now!!
On our way back down from GA, we stopped by Gainesville to grab a bite to eat. If you can recall, I was with Joe, Violet, his sister and her entire family. We were eating burritos at Moe's. I was holding Violet when a young college guy came up to me and asked me if I needed help at the salsa station. I politely told him that I didn't need any help. He looked at me and said, "You guys are like the only REAL people here. You guys have families!!"
I smiled at him and said, "You're going to be a REAL person soon enough." Then I remembered how our college days seem just like yesterday... but they really weren't.
I have a friend who is just starting off her cake making business in San Diego. She baked Joe and I a yummy chocolate cake to celebrate our pregnancy before we moved to Orlando. She's got a blog of all the cakes and cupcakes that she's made-- the owl cupcakes are my favorite. You can contact her through her website or you can call me. I have her information :).
At least three times a day, Baby Violet and I walk the puppies around the neighborhood. This past Sunday morning, we thought that it would be a good idea to stop and smell the flowers that were blooming by the pool. I picked a flower and tucked it behind little V's ear. She loved her flower so much that we kept it there all morning.
I remember the day that this activity center arrived at our door. Auntie Karen and Uncle Danny bought this as a baby shower gift (among many, many other things) when I was still pregnant. I remember thinking to myself-- the day will never come when Violet is old enough to hang out in this activity center. I honestly believed that I was going to stay pregnant the rest of my life.
Yesterday I decided to take Violet to our first Mommy & Me yoga class. It's a yoga class for postpartum women who want to stretch but don't want to leave their babies at home. During the class, you're more than welcome to nurse your child, change diapers, have a cooing baby or even a crying baby. It's an open atmosphere with lots of moms.
Susan, the yoga instructor, started the class by volunteering her arms to hold your baby if your baby was taking up more of your time than yoga. Violet did a great job for the first third of the class. Susan noticed Violet's fussiness and scooped her up to allow me to do some stretches. Instantaneously, Violet was in yoga heaven. She was in love with Susan. As Susan walked up and down the room checking out the different yoga poses of the different moms, Violet dangled from her arm with the biggest smile.
So I was walking around Babies R' Us yesterday after our yoga class, when I was approached by a student photographer in training who asked if she could take pictures of Violet. She had to practice on "test subjects" for 3 months before she could get a job with the photography studio. She promised me a free 8 x 10. I said okay!!
Violet was sleeping and I was a little worried about waking her up. Miraculously, after rubbing her eyes and doing a series of stretches, Violet was the happiest child. EVER. Seriously, they propped her up and she had no qualms. She smiled all pretty for the camera and LOVED the "big girl" poses they put her in. I was DYING of laughter.
Soo, I promise one day we will take "real" and "scheduled" photography pictures but this one is going to have to do for the time being...