For Glenn's birthday last November, I gave him the gift of twelve envelopes, and inside each one was a pre-planned date for every month of the year. Anyway, the date for this month was to play croquet and have a picnic at the Rose Garden. Since babysitters are in short supply around here, Violet came too!
We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect (like low 70s) and we just found a corner of the park where there weren't too many passers-by, and set up our croquet game! After one game (Glenn won, naturally), we had our picnic, which was take-out Indian food and delicious.
You may notice I didn't get many pictures with Violet's face in them, and that is because she was a very busy girl. She had the best time running around, smelling the flowers. The flowers were all so beautiful.
She also spent a lot of time collecting leaves for me.
You'll notice that all of the leaves in front of me in that picture are of a modest size. She walked a little ways away from me, and when I looked up, this is what I saw.
"I got a big one, mama!"
Haha, she makes me laugh. Anyway, Violet had so much fun that we think we'll have to go back soon to let her run around there again.