Purple has always, always been my favorite color.  I used to have a quote on my bedroom wall that read:

When I am old, I shall wear purple
and be what I am, and do what I please
perhaps I won't wait 'til I'm old...

Violet's pretty 'princess dress' and vibrant personality provided the perfect contrast to the chilly, gray December day at the beautiful Lake Anne Plaza in Reston VA, which is known for its modern art and architecture.  What a gorgeous and loving family!