Tuesday 22nd July 2014

by admin


This post is all about the sweet little lady pictured above. She got to choose the classes at this summer camp and is donning Harry Potter swag from her favorite class. She also chose to learn about food science and underground caves.


Violet started piano lessons a year ago. At that point I wanted her just to try it for the summer and get exposure to the basic concepts. At the end of the summer I gave her the option to quit lessons but she wanted to continue. Here we are a year later and she is still taking piano.


I’ve noticed a pattern. Violet’s lessons are on Tuesday. Most Wednesdays she wants to quit piano. It is her first day with her new assignments and the most difficult day for practicing. I always tell her to let me know on Tuesday when we are at the music school but by then she feels much better about piano and is very proud of her achievements for the week and not thinking of all about quitting.

Here a video from her second recital.

Violet has an entrepreneurial side to her and she likes to dream big. Earlier this summer she talked for days about setting up a lemonade stand. Then she had an idea of selling some of her things in a garage sale. We wanted to support her and thought it would be a good experience. We chatted with some neighbors and found a few who were also interested in the idea so we set a date for a quasi “neighborhood garage sale” with lemonade concession. A couple of weeks before the sale Violet decided completely on her own with no suggestions from us to donate the money she made to cats who needed help. She also wanted to make origami, bracelets, scarfs, etc to raise money for the cause. We took her to Austin Pets Alive to find out how she could help our local homeless kitty population. Of course she wanted to take kitties home but it isn’t in the cards for our family right now. Instead she learned APA is in constant need of clumping cat litter and monetary donations. Here are pictures from our garage sale day. We are so proud of our girl!



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One Response to “Violet these days”

  1. Aunt Becca says:

    Happy 8th Birthday, Violet! We love you! Great job at your piano recital. Keep it up! You’re awesome. I’m so proud of you and your tender, caring heart for animals. It was so sweet to donate your money to the animal shelter.
    Love, Aunt Becca

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