Saturday, February 5, 2011

Everyone's A Critic

Linda went out with her mom this afternoon, so it was just Violet and me. Inspired by the YouTube link my buddy Nate sent to me (see below) – a hands-down adorable clip of a father and young daughter singing together, I got out my guitar, propped Violet up on the couch, and started to sing her a song. Her bottom lip immediately shot out and the crying started. I asked her if I should stop. She smiled.

77 days old

Jorge and Alexa sing "Home" :

Also, many thanks to the friends and relatives who sent us their good thoughts, best wishes, and offers to let us use their showers! We appreciate it more than you know. Thankfully, our water is flowing once again. We can't drink it for the time being, but we can bathe and flush the toilet, which makes a big, big difference. And Violet took a bottle today like a champ!


  1. Well, the singing was worth a shot! :)

    I'm glad to hear your water is on the mend. I can't imagine the cloth diapers without a functioning toilet. My hands can barely take the ice cold toilet water, but Penn stands firm on his potty training philosophy (which is, "If I want to I will; if I don't I won't.")

  2. What an incredible link, and most importantly, what a beautiful, peaceful picture of Violet.

  3. Amy - I have to say, we resorted to disposable diapers until the water came back on.