Hooroo and I love you me!


Despite the fact that Violet's aunt and uncle live in Australia, she gets to talk to them quite frequently via Skype. For those of you who haven't used it, it's a free way to video chat with people online. We weren't sure how well a relationship could be developed in 2-D, but when they visited us this past Christmas our normally shy-around-new-people girl ran up and gave them huge hugs and was glued to their side for the rest of their visit.

Violet has been saying so many new words lately - her language abilities are just exploding and she at least tries to repeat many of the words we say. Hooroo is an Australian way of saying goodbye and her Uncle Dan uses it a lot so we had a lot of fun teaching her that one in preparation for her upcoming trip this summer! Another cute thing she does is invert words. I figure with the word 'Possum' (the name of her aunt and uncle's dog), she heard the 'mmmm' sound at the end and repeated that sound first since it was most recent? 'Minnop!' She also often says 'Me!' when you ask her to say 'You' because she thinks of 'you' as herself if you know what I mean :) Such a cutie pie. It's fun to see how their little minds work.

Anyway, I had to share this video with you but I have to warn you that I die a little bit more every time of the cuteness, so watch at your own risk!

-xo, Lauren


  1. skype is the best! my brother, sister-in-law and 1 year old nephew live several hours away from us and i'm so thankful i've had skype to build a relationship with my nephew. how did people do it before??

    violet is a doll!

  2. I love (blub) my niece!!! :)

  3. So fun to see Violet in video! I found your blog shortly after my son was born (same month as her!) so they are practically the same age. I enjoy following their similar development. Her talking is so similar to his and it's just exploding. I find my love for him exploding every day in ways I did not know was possible! Sounds like a cliche, but parenting is indeed the craziest adventure to embark on, and you will never know the joys and trials except from experience. Your blog is the only blog I follow and I have gotten a tons of decorating help from you. So thanks and keep it up! - Jessica in Oregon



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