|My three girls sharing the umbrella stroller in France|
Of all my children's first years, this first year has gone by the fastest. I feel as though I missed a lot of things you did that I was fully aware of with the other kids because of all the changes that have taken place in our lives this past year, but the one thing that hasn't changed is the love that I feel for you every time I see your smiling face toddling toward me.
|Can you not love a little squishy baby|
|Eye Close up|
Violette, you are much like your brother, Henry in many ways, You have the same hair as he did, you have a similar round head, and you have similar temperament. You are very active and now that you started walking, you don't want to do anything but walk around. You also walked at exactly 11 months of age just like your brother, while your two sisters walked at 12 months. You are extremely vocal and you already act like you have your own language, which is also the same as Henry.
|Posing with Pinocchio in Florence|
|Vivi riding a very strange baby swing in France with holes that babies could easily fall right through|
|Violette posing with the most darling Asian boy we met on the street in Florence|
|Posing on a giant fake ship that was used for an old movie. This is what we did when we couldn't find the church one Sunday:(|
|Vivi dancing to an all young boy band on the street in Chamonix. It was like the Jonas Brothers all over again.|
One thing I wish you did is give me hugs. You are so stiff and don't EVER hug me or put your head on my shoulder unless you're asleep. When you're sick you lay on my shoulder and that's always the silver lining to you being sick is that I actually get some snuggle time with you. Henry was also the exact same way, so I'm not too worried because he's always hugging me and wanting to snuggle now. So, I can't wait to snuggle with you someday
|Violette eating peaches when we went peach picking. She LOVES peaches. You can see her under bite pretty well in this shot. Poor thing.|
|Sleeping in the bike seat in Luca, Italy|