Sunday, May 31
The family went downtown last night and ended up having some Japanese curry. We gave Violet a taste, and she definitely enjoyed it. She would wiggle in her stroller until we gave her some more. We ended up wiping the bowl clean with her pacifier to give her one last taste. Tonight she tried some red beans and rice goo, but she wasn't too impressed.
Were getting closer to crawling. Legs and arms are flailing, and we're getting some movement in the butt. Just a little while longer until she puts it all together. So while I put together our new entertainment center this weekend, a great deal of time was spent babyproofing it.
Friday, May 29
Tuesday, May 26
Monday, May 25
It's been only five months since we first met you and were amazed at how fast you've grown. You're getting smarter and more able every day. You start every morning 'talking' up a storm, telling us about all your wonderful dreams. You can help hold your own bottle. You're starting on solid foods. (Pears are a favorite, and you'll down a whole jar if we let you.) You can roll on your tummy whenever you want, and crawling isn't far behind.
But with all these new joys, we've lost some as well. You've gotten used to sleeping in your crib, so naps with Mommy and Daddy are few and far between. Our arms are a bit too small to get comfy in, so it's rare we get to hold you while you peacefully sleep. You've gotten almost too big for Mommy's moby-wrap, so she doesn't get to have you next to her while she's shopping.
And of course, your impending mobility means we can't put off baby-proofing any more. Eeek!
Love, Mom and Dad
Sunday, May 10
While Violet is to young to understand that she has the best mother a child could ask for, I'm absolutely certain that she knows it. You are an amazing mother, exceeding even my wildest expectations in your ability to love and care for our child.
This weekend, while I was quarantined from our daughter with some sort of bug, you single-handedly took care of both our child and our home while enduring your own major pains. I think that fits the definition of 'mother' perfectly in your willingness to put your family before your own self.
So, Happy Mother's Day, "Mommy".
P.S. - Speaking for Stephanie and myself, we'd also like to thank our own Mothers for all the support, love, and guidance they've given us over all the years.