Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dear Violet,

(For background, read my old blog)

Tonight I walked around the house, putting you to sleep singing "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by Bob Marley. I could tell you'd fallen asleep when your fat little cheeks were pressed just perfectly into the corner of my neck, heavy and warm, smelling of sweet milk. You'd finally given up that tension in your muscles, and I couldn't help but take a deep breathe and give you a little squeeze. I enjoy having you go to sleep at 8, so I can have my "me time," relaxing and/or working, but when I finally get you to sleep I don't want to put you down. Standing there with your little arms wrapped around me as you sleep is always exactly where I want to be.

You're trying to crawl right now. You'll be 6 months old this month, and you're 'swimming' on the floor, ready to go! You have such determination in your face sometimes, it's so funny. You're a very patient person so far. Patient, loving, goofy, laid-back, and sensitive... Those are the personality traits I see. You startle easily too- I have to sing to you while I use the hand mixer or you'll start crying from the noise! You're a good little sous chef, though. You sit in your bouncy seat or your excersaucer in the kitchen and watch me cook. I love that you let me cook. Sometimes you get restless and I have to cook with you on my hip, but I don't mind that. You try to grab EVERYTHING I hold, though, so it can get pretty tricky! You're in a very grabby stage right now! I'm littered with scratches and marks on my face from your little clammy hands exploring my face while you nurse, clawing at my cheekbones.

Trying to get that knee up-

This is you being goofy the other day-

I was playing around with my camera today, testing out different white balance settings and what ISO my Rebel can handle, and got these 2 new favorite shots of you-

I hope you enjoy this blog- I want you to know just exactly how important you are to me, and I hope this gives you a little glimpse...



  1. That is such a good idea and so precious! I might have to copy you since I am just horrible at keeping a journal! I love it!

  2. Geez Kerry! I can't be getting all teary eyed at work! LOL This is absolutely beautiful and what a great way to record daily things that you will now remember forever. Great idea!

  3. So fun that you started a blog for Violet! I love that first picture of the two new ones. Beautiful!

  4. Love your first post. I will be checking in each day.


  5. You're such a good writer and what better venue than expressing love to that beautiful baby of yours... so warm and beautiful!