We've reached another milestone today - Violetta has turned 7 months old! We can't believe how quickly the time has gone. And something my Dad first told me years ago has come true - we do not remember what we did before Vivi was a part of our lives. The last seven months have been such a blur that I can't really remember what we did just 8 months ago - what we did with all our free time? I figured I'd at least go a year... I didn't even make it seven months. Along with the sight and smell senses overload, we've been introducing all sorts of new tasty foods to Vivi. Her favorite foods are: sweet potatoes with vanilla bean, bananas with cinnamon, apples, carrots, and loves gnawing on apples and oranges; and vanilla milkshakes, she loves vanilla milkshakes. Mommy really enjoys making all sorts of homemade, tasty goodness - and Vivi sure does enjoy eating it! She doesn't like all foods though; her least favorites are: peas, pears, squash, mango, and mashed potatoes. Violetta celebrated her first St. Patrick's day! She was all dressed up in her green "McSweetie" onesie, emblazoned with a gold heart-shaped shamrock. Mommy made her a matching gold headband to "really pull the outfit together". The "luck of the Irish" has never been more appropriate describing how lucky we are to have such a beautiful, little angel in our lives! Next year, we may even go running around looking for the end of a rainbow! last blog post, Violetta was getting oh soo close to crawling! Mommy and Daddy have been having a total blast practicing with Vivi. Each day, our Munchie has gotten closer and closer to intentional forward movement - as opposed to the frequent, accidental forward face plant! Towards the end of March, on a rare, clear night - something extraordinary happened! The next thing we knew, our little Peanut was not in the same place that she was just moments before! She wasn't off to the side, nor was she turned around, and she hadn't gone backwards - she had gone forwards!Along with the crawling, Violetta hasOne of my favorite things to do with the lil' Munchkin is take pictures of her doing whatever it is she feels like doing - playing with Mommy and Daddy, eating, eating her toys, lying on her belly, spitting up - really anything. Because no matter what she's doing, she always has absolutely the most fun ever while she does it. And a lot of the time, it seems like we have an impromptu photo shoot...ok, so that actually happens a whole lot - but none of her pictures are ever posed. And it's hard to believe that this Vogue-esque shot wasn't posed either... Spring is in full effect, and we've had all sorts of flowers in the house for Vivi to see the beautiful colors and smell the floral scents. It's no surprise - our lil' Peanut's favorite flowers are the purple ones!
two parents who love taking pictures of her painting discovered an artistic side she didn't even know she had - finger painting! Good thing the paint is non-toxic and edible, because whenever Vivi paints, she tries to eat more than what goes on the canvas! The first time we made homemade finger paint, but the paint faded. We decided to give the paint that they use at school a try - and the color is very bright!
Of course, after we finish up with our painting session, it's bubble bath time! We wanted to really try and make bath time fun so V wouldn't mind taking them as she got older. Right from the start, our lil' Munchkin loved bath time - she kicks her feet and laughs at all the splashing water! The bubbles definitely help, and just like the paint, the first thing Vivi likes to do is take a handful of bubbles and see how they taste!
Despite all the time spent practicing crawling, painting and cleaning up, and experiencing all kinds of homemade food, we also had time for Uncle Juan to stop by! Uncle Juan always has the best stories too!
Vivi can't wait to tell you all what is going on in the next post! And this will most definitely be happening sooner than we're ready for it!