just swimmingly


Baby Violet recently had her first swimming experience!


My lil ballerina liked it.



Even when she was discovering...


... that splashing in your face...


... isn't fun...


...she recovered quickly and still had a good time.


She was even kicking up a storm. A little fish indeed!


i heart it




I like having a little doll to dress up :)

almost...


...but not quite yet.

snapshots


Sometimes I think I gave birth to a porcelain baby doll.


She's just too pretty for her own good.


Happy little Violet has been smiling up a storm these days. And why wouldn't she when Grandma and Grandpa made a special trip to visit and play with her?


Oh man those jammies just kill me with their cuteness.


Gah!


Conked out after a major Freaks & Geeks marathon.


More walking with Grandpa.


And I didn't want Zooey to feel left out... However this is clearly much more for my entertainment than for hers.

sitting pretty


More old(ish) videos! This is from three months ago which is half a lifetime for baby Violet. (That is crazy btw) Now she's an old pro with the sitting and the eating from a spoon. Miss Violet has been eating not just rice cereal, but sweet potatoes and spinach! Watch out Popeye...

chatty



So many (non-Violet) blog post ideas... so little time. You just gotta deal with all this Violet. Mom life is busy, as it turns out. And she's a cutie cuteface who provides me with endless material.

blondie


HIIIII I SMILE LOTS THESE DAYS


WANNA SEE MY NEW TOY?


LOL JUST KIDDING THIS IS DADDY'S TOY


HERE IT IS! AND LOOK AT ME SITTING BY MYSELF GOOD


BETCHA CANT FIND MEEE


I PRACTICE CRAWLIN TOO I'M SO CLOSE MOM SAYS


AND HERE'S ONE MORE OF MY ANGELIC FACE


AND A BONUS SMILEY ONE! IT'S EVEN BETTER IN PERSON I PROMISE COME HANG OUT WITH ME I LOVE FRIENDSSS

walk the walk


How can you not smile back at this glowing face?


Lil gummy bear lovesssss walking all around these days... with help of course.



Aunt Demoree came to visit and got some good cuddle time in.


But back to business... more walking, duh.

some guidance



I wish my high school had had a Mr. Rosso in the guidance counselor office. Although good ol' Mr. Hanert did ok.




SIDE NOTE: So Jason Segel is around Ann Arbor these days shooting a movie. We were bowling the other night and the production staff for the film was there bowling too. Mike and I were really really hoping he would show up and we could use our collective wiles to convince him to perform this number in the bowling alley bar karaoke. It would've kinda made my life I think.

Also:


aww.


daddy day


Happy Father's Day! As you watch this video you will see why Mike deserves to be celebrated... He's a wonderful and loving daddy to Violet.

Here are some of the photos you see Mike taking in the video- my husband is so very talented:







Violet & her parents also wish Grandpa and Poppy a very happy Father's Day!

very vantastic video veekend



It's Father's Day weekend! I do declare it is Violet & Dad video time!




My favorite people in the world.

joker


I FIGGER IT'S ABOUT TIME I START PRACTICIN MY STAND UP...


COMEDY, THAT IS!


SO A BABY WALKS INTO A BAR AND SAYS CAN I GET A BOTTLE...


...OF MILK!


*crickets*


TOUGH CROWD.


OK HOW ABOUT THIS ONE...


KNOCK KNOCK ORANGE YOU GLAD I DIDN'T SAY WHO'S THERE BANANA


WAIT I MESSED THAT UP.


YOU GUYS GOTTA TEACH ME SOME BETTER MATERIAL.

tuff it out, k





There is tooooooo much to dooooooo and I'm not feeling so well blehhhh. Grumpy cookie understands.

Maybe Violet will take a 72 hour nap...?

my name is karen

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