Caleb found this violin through our new brother-in-law’s father. He found it in the classified ads in a local paper and told Caleb about it. We had been on a search for a violin, and this one was in our price range. Upon further investigation, we found that it was hand-made in Germany, pre-war! It had been restored since then, and is lovely, actually sounds beautiful even when the kids attempt to play it. Avery is particularly thrilled about it and stretches her arms long to hold it! We also finally celebrated Reece’s birthday, after the flu and cold season about did our entire family in! Oma made a doggy cake for Reece, since her favorite things in the world are the dogs. Check out her eye- she and all the other kids in our family got colds that manifested in their eyes, and her eye took much longer to heal up. I was concerned that it got infected, so I took her to the pediatrician and he said that she had “trauma.” Our guess was that she rubbed it in her sleep and it irritated it. Needless to say, she wasn’t in the happiest of moods for her first birthday party (which is quite evident in the bottom right picture)!
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