Rabu, 16 Oktober 2013

Wednesday: Violet Reads!

As I've mentioned recently, Violet is in the midst of learning to read.

She is so amazing.  I can't help but to totally overdo it when she suddenly realizes a word while reading a book - I break into a glee-ridden clapping fit!  I love watching her learn and grow into who she is -- it is one of the most rewarding parts of my whole life.

Below I share some pictures of Miss V reading to my other baby, Mr. Owen.  It was really cute to watch her read a cat story to her most favorite cat!

Selasa, 15 Oktober 2013


On Sunday we went to a get-together at my sister's new home.  It included pumpkin carving and apple picking and lots of yummy food and drink.

Violet spent QT with all of her cousins!

Senin, 14 Oktober 2013


An Update:

1. Violet has been working hard to learn how to read.  She seems to be picking up new words every day and it is very exciting to witness.  We are encouraging her to read at least three books every night, but usually more!  She can be somewhat reluctant to read at first some times but I've noticed more confidence with each night.

2. One if Violet's friends recently transferred to Violet's school and although this change gave us worry (possible jealousy or distraction issues), it has proved to be a nice situation for them.  Violet is doing very well with it so far and enjoys seeing her friend more often.  To read more about V's friend K, check out a blog post about her *here*! 

3. I started another new job this week.  I have high hopes for this position and I really want to do a great job at it!  With my professional life all over the place this year, I am really ready for some stability and success.

4. I am also trying to create a balance with my health, schedule and Violet's care right at this very important moment in my life.  I had all summer to really focus on Violet completely and so successfully.  Now I want to take much better care of my own self while maintaining the high level of care for my girl.  I am trying to put it all together!


This is Violet, just this morning.  She was waiting in the window quite impatiently for her Grampy to come pick her up from our apartment.  They spent the day together as a favor to her Daddy and I because we had to work this Columbus Day holiday.

Final report from my Dad and Miss Violet: they had a great day together! 

Kamis, 10 Oktober 2013