Violet has a phrase she uses often when she sees something brightly colorful: “All different colors of paint!” I really need to get video of her saying it, because it is so cute and she won’t be saying it forever. “All different colors of paint” can refer to a rainbow, a polka dotted shirt or a handful of m&m’s.
It can also refer to paint, which Violet loves. Crayola Color Wonder paints, finger paints and watercolors: she’s tried them all. She asks to paint several times per week and is really favoring the watercolors.
The other day I turned one of her masterpieces into a thank you card for her great-grandmother. Granny bought Violet a toy when she was here for a visit and I think it is very important that children send thank you notes. After her birthday, Violet sent out a bunch of thank you’s with her hand print in them. Now she has her own return-address labels, so that will make it even more personal.