Saturday, June 26, 2010


It's too hot to do anything outside and too hot to be in a car for to long. Violet's been getting a little antsy to get out of the house, so we decided to go to Petco which is only 5 min from the house and look at some animals. It's air conditioned, it's free, and I can pick up dog food.
We got to see a dog getting a hair cut. Violet thought that was very funny.

Violet said the guinea pigs were playing peekaboo.

Looking for Nemo.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Richard Grine. Grandpa to Violet.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I was unloading the dishwasher the other night and Violet wanted to help. So I told her she could put her cups on the counter. I would hand her a cup and then she'd go and put it on the counter. The whole time I had my back to the area of the counter where she was putting her cups. Once she had finished getting all the cups she wanted the lids. So I handed those to her too. She put them on the counter and then ran off. I finished unloading the rest of the dishes and turned around expecting to see a pile of cups and lids all over the counter, only I discovered this. All the cups lined up with the correct lids. I also noticed that the cups are almost lined up in gradual size order. I don't know who she gets this from. ;)

Monday, June 21, 2010


We spent most of the morning yesterday drawing. Violet prefers markers over crayons right now. These are the first darwings from her that look like more than scribbles. I'm amazed at these. The top drawings are school buses. She loves school buses. She's drawn these before on her Magna Doodle and I'm glad I got a drawing now that I can keep.
The second drawing is of people. I tried to really simplify them for her by showing her as few steps as possible. A circle and two lines. I'd draw one then she'd draw one. We must have filled up 5 to 6 pages of people. She came home a couple weeks ago drawing circles and squares and I was impressed. She's now taking those shapes and turning them into pictures. Awesome and she's not even 2 1/2!