Friday, March 30, 2012

First Food: Bananas

I love those eyes

I let you taste a mushed up banana the other day.  You had fun chewing on the spoon, but I don't think anything got down your throat.  You sure liked how it tasted though. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Noisy Tongue

Check out that tongue action
 Violette likes to stick her tongue out to the side and then vocalize making all sorts of inappropriate sounds during Sunday School and soaking all her clothes.  It is pretty cute though.  I caught her in the act while I was taking a photo with her and Henry.  I just love it when personality starts showing through.  She is such a sweet little one.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Longing to grow up

As Justin played baseball outside with the older kids, Violette looked longingly out the window, no doubt wishing she could participate in the fun.  It was a sweet moment to see our little baby interested in the family activities.  I, however, had to intervene.  Hopefully she forgot that she had been left behind.
These photos are a little snotty and slimy.  All my kids have colds right now.  Sorry.

Look at that adorable smile though! She's a real sweetheart.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Color Orange

What a happy girl
I don't know how many of you know that I love orange.  I love my orange ski jacket, orange puffy coat, I named one of my daughters after an orange and my babies are all born with orange hair. My favorite paint color is Saffron from the Restoration Hardware paint collection, which is the most perfect peachy yellowy orange color that changes when the light hits it. 
My little Henrietta.  She is the female form of Henry. 

Here is my sweet little Violette with orange hair, wearing a swimsuit with orange slices on it and holding an orange parasol that my mom got for her.  Her cheeks and lips are even a nice peachy shade of orange.  Orange just makes me happy.  How about you?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cute photos

I haven't taken many photos with my camera of the baby but somehow I always get some good shots with my phone.  Here are a few cute ones I got at church.

I think this is a hilarious face.  This is what she looks like a lot because she's always saying something

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Prego no no

My one redeeming feature is my buff looking shoulder.  Thank you Clementine for keeping my arms strong!

I got this amazing little collage from my friend Alissa in July when Justin finished taking his board exams, but just barely figured out how to take a screen shot so here I am, pregnant with little Vivi Lu.  I'm wearing a dress that is not maternity and don't look at all as spectacular as I thought I did that night.  I was trying to go for pregnant/sultry(with the red), but I'm just bulging out all over the place! haha!  I pretty much had the fattest pregnancy ever with this tiny little girl. 

Anyway, this is the same day I forgot Justin's clothes and we all ate a super fancy dinner up at Sundance while we were all dressed up and Justin had no shirt on, a coat, biking shorts and biking shoes.  He could have cared less though since he was so happy about being done with all his tests. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Neck Cheese

Happy, Chubby, and Clean!
I have to admit that up until this month Violette probably had about one bath per month.  One day I was nuzzling her neck and smelled something horrid. I looked in her neck folds, which wasn't easy btw, and saw a collection of all sorts of things from curdled milk to lint and spent the next half an hour scraping it off her neck and bathing her.  Since then I have been more regular in bathing my little Vivi Lu.  She actually enjoys her baths and she can't wait for the day when she can be in the tub with all her sisters!  Clementine also had a bout with this stench, but it was in her armpit fold.

I have had such productive weeks lately and it's all thanks to my super sleeping baby! Violette sleeps next to me on the bed and now sleeps about 12 hours straight and she's the first baby I didn't have to do the transition with a few nights of screaming.  She just naturally goes to sleep on her own with a binkie and a blanket over her eyes and falls asleep.  I wish I had a crib I could transfer her to so I could get my room back, but hopefully soon we'll move to a new house that has more rooms and we can put all our kids in their own rooms.  They'll eventually share rooms but not until they're a little older.  Henry wants to be with Violette and Bea wants to be with Clementine.  Sounds good to me. 

Violette is getting close to rolling over. She tries to twist her body and I think she'll roll pretty soon.  She is also close to sitting up, my favorite stage.  I can't believe how fast this has transpired.  The more babies you have, the faster life flows along.  She smiles, talks a lot, is playing with toys, is holding her bottle and starting to enjoy being awake and isn't just sitting around doing nothing during the wakeful hours. Welcome to life little one!