Archive for July, 2010

Hello Again!

Posted in Home Life | 13 Comments »

So I know that it has been about forever since I posted anything here. My creative energy has gone into the Las Vegas Mama site so frequently that I usually run out of time for this one.

My mom and dad came this weekend, which was really nice. Of course, it was strange that they were here without my Grandma. Very strange. I miss her. Ivy said that she wants to be old someday just like Abuelita. “But I don’t want to smell like her though,” she added. LOL

The girls had an absolute BLAST with their Iaia and Abuelo. And I, of course, loved having the break.

A new and interesting development in the case of Violet is at hand… she has begun to string together words into full sentences! It happened fairly suddenly, she would blurt out “Don’t want to!” when she was upset about something. Or if she was adamant about something she would blurt, “I want that!”. That was a couple months ago, but it was the extent of her sentences and she would never repeat it if you asked her to.

Now in the last couple of weeks she has graduated to, “I want apple juice,” and phrases like that. She said “Dog… wanna pick it up!” as well.  She doesn’t use her phrases all the time, but when she does its really astounding. I dont recall Ivy ever putting phrases together until she was at least 2 years old, if not longer.  I could be wrong (I will have to double check that), but I think Violet’s language skills are much more advanced. Which makes sense when you consider the older sibling.

The other thing that I find funny is that there are times when I just cannot understand Violet, but Ivy does. I guess babies know baby talk!

Well that’s it for now. I am going to try and make an effort to post here more frequently. The Las Vegas Mama site is a lot of fun for me, but it is also a lot more impersonal. On this site I am freer in what I post, which is nice. Now I need to take advantage of that again.

My Little Pony

Posted in Ballet | 15 Comments »

Violet’s second ballet class went really well, and she participated fully without any of the pouting and difficulties of her first day. Here are some pictures.

Ivy patiently waits for her class while Violet goes in

Ivy patiently waits for her class while Violet goes in

Stretching time!

Stretching time!

Getting dressed up

Getting dressed up

She's My Little Pony!!

She's My Little Pony!!

Picking berries

Picking berries

Got one!

Got one!