This is my dad taking a picture of me. I think. It might be of Caleb. He had my camera for some of the time.
My parents came to visit for a couple days a while ago. Dave had some time off work so we took that opportunity to go to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. It was awesome! You have to be quite while you're in there and that is hard to do with little kids. Violet didn't take a nap on the way up there so by the time we got there she was very tired. We started out by putting her in a backpack hoping that she would fall asleep but she had a different idea. I ended up carrying her for most of it. For some reason she wanted only me. My dad got a picture of all of us togther. I will see if I can get it and I will post it. Over all it was a fun trip. I highly recommend it.
It was so fun planning Violets birthday! We had a princess party! She is so girly that a princess party was perfect. Our little Violet loves shoes ( a girl after my own heart) loves to carry a purse, loves Tinker Bell and Elmo, loves fingernail polish and lip gloss, and loves to have pretties in her hair. She loves to color and play with her babies. She got lots of gifts but I didn't want to overload you with pictures so I just chose a few. We had a few of our close friends over and had cake and ice cream. I got her dress and crown from Oriental Trading. I wish they had one my size, I probably would've ordered it so we could be princesses together. We love our baby girl and can't imagine our life without her.
I know it's been over a year since I posted last. Not sure why I haven't. We haven't been that busy. I will try to do better. Maybe I will designate Sundays to update my blog. So just to update you right now I will tell you what we've been up to and then I will do posts on them. Violet turned two! She growing to fast. Dave has been working a lot lately. Caleb is almost done with 2nd grade and Aidan will be starting Kindergarden next year. I got called to be YW 2nd counceler which keeps me busy besides our three kids, two dogs, and all my housework. Can't wait for summer when everything kinda slows down. We have some fun trips coming up. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures. I think the next post will about Violets 2nd birthday so be sure to check it out. My posts will be out of order because I can't remember exactly when they happend but I want to share them with you so sorry.
It's official I no longer have a baby. I now have a toddler! Violet turned a year old on March 15th but we had to wait to have her party because Dave was gone for some training. So we celebrated on March 19th. She got very spoiled! We were lucky to have Grandma,Papa,Jason and Keyton all visiting from AZ for the week also. We went swimming, went to The Incredable Pizza Place, had car trouble, Grandma and Papa got sick for a day. Overall it was fun. Oh and Violet learned to climb the stairs! No walking yet but I expecting her too any day now.
Wow it's been a while! Sorry about that I will try to do better. Since my last post a lot has happened! We moved from VA to El Paso TX! much closer to my family! I am very happy about that. We bought a house and got a dog. We have some fun things coming up. Violets 1st birthday, our 10th anniversary, Caleb turns 8 and Aidan turns 5. Posts about those to come. Here is a picture of our house.
I was a little worried about how the boys would be with another girl in the house. They are usually pretty rough and hyper. They love to run around, throw things at eachother, wrestle etc. You know all the things boys like to do. Since Violet has come into our lives I have seen a sensitive side come out of them. Even from Dave! He told her that she makes him talk baby talk. He didn't do that with the boys. Caleb talks baby talk to her too and is always willing to help. Aidan is proud that he is a big brother and always wants to know where Violet is. I told him the other day that he was a big boy and he said no big brother! It's even more fun since she has started cooing and smiling! She definately brings joy into all of our lives and is our new family favorite! I got video of Violet "talking" and smiling and also some pictues of Dave and Caleb loving on her. Aidan was asleep. I hope the video part works. It's pretty cute but then again I am biast!
David and I have been married for twelve years! We have two very funny boys Caleb (10) and Aidan (7) and we added a girl Violet(3)I have been an Army wife since 2004 and feel like I have grown tremendously within that time. It's definately not for everyone but it has helped me to appreciate things more.