Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Birthday Party at Mimi and Pop's

We can't believe that a whole YEAR has come and gone... It really feels like we JUST brought her home... But if I look at pictures from her newborn days I think to myself, we've all come a loooong way baby.

You can see Maddie reading Baby V's birthday cards out loud so Violet can concentrate on the more important things like ribbons.

Family shot before Baby V digs into her special cake. That top layer is her smash cake that Mimi ordered especially for Baby V.

Yey!! It's smash cake time. Note that I took off her clothes because Mimi bought Violet a nice birthday dress from CA that we didn't want ruined with purple and yellow icing.

Note that Kate is in the background cheering Violet on. Kate knows the awesomeness of a smash cake.

Gotta love the aftermath.

Clean as a whistle. :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Slow with the pictures, I will recap our current events.

In an attempt to keep all of my pictures chronological, I have been bad about posting...

Violet walks! She started walking Thursday, March 19th-- right after her 1st birthday. I came home from work and she was walking down the hallway towards me. Now that I think about it, it feels like she's always been walking...She loves to walk and unfortunately has walking scars on her knees from her many mishaps.

We spent a weekend in Boca Grande with Joe's side of the family (Mimi & Pop, April and her family, Bo, and us)-- it was awesome. The boys went fishing and girls maxed and relaxed at the beach (it was windy and the sand was kicking up... it felt like little bugs biting legs... babies crying... that part was not so awesome...)

My uncle, aunt, and two cousins (Na Hol, Na Kai, Cookie, and Kookik) came from Thailand. They stayed with us for about two weeks and we had a great time! We went to theme parks, flea markets, and outlets.

Shayna came from Maine right after my family left and we had a fab time as well. It's always nice to have friends visit (hint, hint). She got some bonding time with Baby V and we got to celebrate her birthday at the Animal Kingdom. I must say that we missed the "boat" the first time we went to the Animal Kingdom because we didn't see any animals. I think that we got see a ton of animals and then some. Good times all around :).

Pictures to come so stay tuned!

Congrats to Serena and Isaac for having a baby girl :)!!! I can't wait to hear more details... Hopefully you'll start posting again? :)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Party Time!

Kicking off Violet's birthday festivities, we had a small lunch with Giovanni, Carm, Ana, and Brendan.

She had such a great time that she fell asleep before lunch was served.

The last of the Thailand Pictures

Violet, Jibby, and I having just enjoyed some Haagen Daz ice cream. My ice cream of choice? Why Green Tea of course!

Violet got bit by a bug on the morning that we left Suphan. It was a parting gift from the mosquitoes.

A Thai style family portrait. Clockwise starting from the far left-- Pa Penpun (my mother's oldest sister), my mother, my grandmother, Na Hol (my mother's younger brother), Na Jew (my mother's youngest sister), me and Baby V.

Exhausted from an awesome vacation. Baby V managed to score a MAJOR case of the runs. Fortunately it only lasted a few days. We like normal bowels.