Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Violet Rolls Over! And Some House-wifery.

We've been busy over here at Villa Vona. On Sunday our precious little Violet rolled over for the first time! Yeah, I know, it's not that big of a deal but we were pretty excited to get it on VIDEO! Along with her rollover practice we've been trying out the whole sitting up thing. She still needs help with that for a while but I think she likes the change of scenery. Violet has been even more vocal lately. Lots of talking.  She is especially good at telling us when she needs changing and when she's hungry. And yes, we can tell the difference...

Violet is 3 months old now so we've been trying to get her on a sleep schedule. Not too hard actually. (The other parents HATE us) She seems to get tired and cranky around 7:30-8:30 most nights so I just take her to her room, feed her, wrap her up and rock with her. It can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour but she eventually knocks out. Some nights are harder than others.

I have been trying to do other things during my time off besides playing with baby. Although I can EASILY kill most of a day just hanging out with her and have zero regrets.

This is my first attempt at landscaping. Well, the beginning of it really. I plan on dropping in some compost soil and planting a few trees back here. We're thinking dwarf lemon, peach and some blueberry bushes. Then next spring I'll be getting my dahlia tuber order from Swan Island in Oregon and then I'll have PRETTY flowers in my yard!

I've also been doing a little baking and cooking when Violet lets me. Its easier if I let her sit in the kitchen with me in her jumper chair. I'm getting very tempted to make bread. I've always been scared to but what have I got to lose but some time and flour?