They are the cutest, most joyful family!
RANDOM THOUGHT ALERT: I hate to admit this, but I never knew “binky-on-a-string” technology existed when my daughter was still using a binky! That would have been very useful and very sanity-saving! My daughter didn’t have a binky until she gave up the bottle and my son introduced it to her at that time to “make her happy.” The one he found had actually been given to her as a gift when she was just born (I think the exact same Gerber NUK that Violet is pictured with), but she had never used it. It was soooo hard to get her to give it up…what actually caused her to give it up was that one night I couldn’t find it when putting her down for the night and out of necessity she had to go without. She was fine without it and never asked for it again. I couldn’t believe it was that easy!! It is amazing how easy it is to worry endlessly about things, and then discover that there was no need for the worry at all! My son sucked his thumb, and when he was 2-years-old I started to really worry that he would always suck his thumb. Well, one day his grandmother was trimming his fingernails and accidentally cut the skin on the tip of the thumb that he sucked and that was the end of that! He never sucked his thumb again!