First of all, I am SO excited to see 3. Miss Violet was really good at being 2. As in, she was hands down the most terrible of all the terrible twos. I am glad that she is already succeeding at life.
Currently, HRH Violet Cordelia is quite tall for her age. She is thinning out, so not as pudgy as last year. She is still wearing diapers and has absolutely no interest in using the potty. She is bold, but can be very shy in public or when she first meets someone. Put her in a comfortable setting, though, and she steamrolls over everyone with her bossy attitude. Her favorite foods are fruit of all kinds and cheese. Literally, last night her dinner was a big fruit salad and nothing else. She would live off fruit alone if we let her. She loves books (current favorites are Frozen and Happy and You Know It). She likes to watch TV, but like her brother, she does it in a very active way. Favorite shows (ie Netflix since we don't have cable) are My Little Pony, PowerPuff Girls, ScoobyDoo, and Spiderman. She also loves all things Disney Princess and Tinkerbell. The girl has never seen a dress too poofy or sparkly for her taste. We have instituted time-out, and she is in it multiple times a day. Interestingly, she never gets up before the timer goes off and always apologizes afterwards. I think she wants to be good, she just can't seem to reign it all in - she is very emotional. No idea where she got that from. (Mom and Dad, I am SO sorry).
She pronounces her name "Lie-it Cordilla Hoppa" and she always says all three names. So, here is a little rundown of Lie-it:
|My mom brought my wedding dress from Memphis and Violet HAD to wear it. Obviously, I said not on your life, but I did let her play with the veil. Notice the wedding dress she already owned (thanks, Cheri) and the high heels (thanks, Teddi).|
|She sucks at hide and seek. Jeremy hid under that blanket for 10 full minutes before she found him. She does, however, love to play any game with her brother.|
|She just started private swim lessons with Sara and Jeremy. More on that in a later post. She loves the water.|
|She is a joiner. This is her acting out the scene where Hero gets married while disguised in Much Ado About Nothing. This was a Shakespeare troupe at the local library and Vi volunteered for every single activity.|
|When she watches TV, she acts it all out with her dolls. She rarely just sits there and watches. This is her while watching Frozen and Anna is running around the castle singing about doors. Or something like that. And she is wearing my nightgown.|
|She is a massive ham. We have been to Dollywood twice this summer and both times, she took center stage on the kid rides, waving to everyone watching. It is hilarious to listen to the other parents comment on her.|
|She goes out dressed like this. Full Cinderella regalia for a quick trip to the mall. Old people and tween girls all have to stop and tell her how cute she is. It is the law.|
|She is OBSESSED with nail polish. She and I have to paint our fingers and toes at least three times a week.|
|She comes to work with me a lot. Just strolling on campus with her backpack and lunchbox at class-change time.|
|In a meeting at the Housing Office.|
|In a staff meeting in Reese Hall.|