09 July 2015

Sweet P: 14 Months!

What a busy month this has been. We recently returned from a 2 week vacation to the West Coast visiting both southern California, Northern California (Bay area) and Lake Tahoe staying on the Nevada side. We also went to Portland, Oregon.

Piper's language has exploded. Here are the 20+ words she says:
Uh Oh, Mama, Dada, Dog, Ball, Doll, Sloan (sounds like Loooan), Ellie, Hi (with full on wave and cheese grin), Bye Bye, Thank You, More, Shoes (which is really just shhhhh but she brings them to you), Duck, Piper and Papa (sounds similar but she points to him when she says his name), Hot, No, Yes (sometimes it's Uh huh), Kick, Up, Book, Eye, Nose, Hat, Night Night, All Done, Shark (which is accompanied with the duh nun duh nun duh nun music ) and other random words, like today at school they told me she said "bread". She sees my coffee in the morning and puts her hand near and says hot, so her context is usually correct.

She also sings along to Ba Ba black sheep, twinkle little star, and row row row your boat.

She can tell you a cow says, MOO, a lion goes, ROAR, a monkey goes oooh ooh ah ah, and tries to purse her lips to make an elephant sound which is pretty cute as shown in this pic as she was watching the elephants at the Oregon Zoo in Portland.


She also started trying to make a fish face and whistles a little when she does this.

I know parents always say, My kid is smart, but this little girl is amazing.  She is a problem solver (carried a stool from one room to the next to help her climb onto the sofa).  Her vocabulary is quite comprehensive. She can even swim a bit and enjoys putting her face in the water and kicking to the steps at the pool, something I hope to get a video of soon, she is another water bug for sure! Piper is very methodical and figures out how each toy is supposed to be played with. I suspect she will have an analytical mind like her mommy!

Piper likes to rock and pat her baby dolls, likes peek a boo and will even cover her own head with a blanket, she loves to laugh and is very silly. She likes to play chase and be caught. She loves to read, take puzzles apart and try to put them back together, and pull things out of the cabinets. Her favorite activities are swimming, stroller rides, flying around in circles and being held upside down. She is a fast walker, likes to try to jump, and can climb anything! She also likes to play with the ball and roll and catch it!

Food:
Piper likes to eat most meat, especially turkey and ham and ground beef. She likes hotdogs, broccoli, frozen sweet peas and corn, cucumber, salsa, sushi rolls, salad, carrots, mushrooms, and green beans. She also likes bread, dry cereal, snack peas, rice, sweet and white potatoes, quinoa, and pasta. Sometimes she likes fruit but lately she does not like it at all except for bananas. Sometimes pears, kiwi, cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon. She is my food challenge for sure but i will not give up! She does like mustard though so maybe she is just savory over sweet as she dislikes ketchup!  Piper likes peanut butter, jelly and bread, but does not like a pBJ sandwich!

Piper dislikes strawberries, blueberries, any berries, watermelon, grapes (cut into small pieces),  and apples. Doesn't like ketchup (she's too young to try it anyways), and doesn't really like anything sweet unless it is watered down juice. Ah the joys of being the second child.

Books: Peek a Who, Brown Bear Brown Bear,  and Moo, Baa, La la la (she laughs at the end when it says "it's quiet now, what do you say?")

Songs: Ba Ba black sheep, Twinkle Twinkle Little STar, Open Shut them, If you're happy and you know it.  Piper generally likes music and will mimic sounds she hears. She has quite the ear for sound.

Piper is about 27 lbs and probably 31+ inches tall. She wears a size 5 diaper and size 2T clothes. Her shoes are size 5.5/6. She is still very bald on top but has longer hair in the back that i can pull into a tiny little pony tail (but i don't!)

She is so funny, makes us laugh, and has been such a great addition to our family. She and Sloan and growing into the best of friends!








Piper and her cousin Myles.

An iPad is a pillow right?
 Piper's First In-N-Out












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