dear violette, 4 years ago today you arrived, grumpy & adorable, not quite sure what this whole scene was. and you still aren’t sure what the big deal is with most things, and won’t hesitate to question anything deemed as silly. i like that about you, it reminds me of your daddy. you can be the sweetest and cuddliest little bug, but definitely the most mischievous, ornery toot this side of the mississippi. your jokes and quips make me laugh daily, no- hourly. violette, you are so fun and funny, and i am just thrilled to be your mama. thank you for choosing us, sweet bear. love, mama.