updated 01/03/2012 AT 9:30 AM ET
•originally published 01/03/2012 AT 12:30 PM ET
She’s a big girl now!
Six-year-old Violet Affleck joined sister Seraphina (who turns 3 this week) and parents Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck on a New Year’s Day walk with the family dogs through their Brentwood, Calif., neighborhood.
Violet confidently took the lead, walking alongside a yellow Lab. She was followed by dad Ben, who strolled with a German shepherd – leash hooked to his belt!
Affleck has been enjoying a few easy days off with his pup: The next morning, he made a pit stop at a coffee shop with his shepherd in tow. The patient dog waited outside while Affleck picked up an iced drink.
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