23 October 2015

sweet P 16/17 months

Well this has been an eventful month (or two). So much that I haven't had a chance to write about Piper at all but that hasn't stopped her from growing or from me thinking about her. We have had a crazy two months with severe water damage in our home and we are going on nearly two months of being displaced, but the work is nearly done and i am very excited to see the results! It was cute to see Piper's face when the floors and cabinets were ripped out and the refrigerator was moved across the room! We are just anxious to get back to normal, even Rick is tired of eating out !

Piper has 12 teeth, the bottom molars came in just after she turned 15 months. The top came in just before that around 13-14 months.

Piper can swim a little on her own and is fearless, we finished up the summer with that. We swim indoors a few times a month and Piper will float on her back and "dive" into the water hands first. She should be swimming just fine by next summer!

Piper likes to run and jump and play. she loves to go "outside". She loves to sing and knows part of at least three songs. The wheels on the bus go "Round and Round", she does the motions for the wheels, and then will ask me to do the next part, asking for "baby?", "mama", "up and down" (that's what the people do) She loves Ring around the Rosie, Row Row Row your boat and will also sing "Up above the world so high". She also sings Ba Ba black sheep and loves her little lambie.

Piper loves the farm and has no fear feeding the ponies and donkey, even if she did get bit!

Piper can say SO many things. The other morning I was buckling her into the car and singing to her. She kept saying "No No Noooooo" so i finally asked, Which song do you want to me to sing, and she replied, clear as day, "McDonald". I was floored by this three syllable word.  Of course now as I type this, she has exploded in her language. Yesterday she asked me to roll her window down please. I questioned her, and she said, Yes. I rolled it down, she said thank you. She is so sweet!

Whenever she sees someone she will say, Hi (S)loan. Hi Ma(x). Hi Dada. Hi mama. Hi Ellie.  We have a Yoda at work and she came back a few days later to eat breakfast and started pointing towards the wall saying, Yoda? Her memory is also very sharp. She usually locates her shoes for me in the morning and will also bring me my shoes as I get ready. Piper also enjoys handing me my towel as I am getting out of the shower and says, "here you go".

Piper has been using her Bjorn potty for the last few months. She isn't regular about it yet, but I hope to try to do some training around thanksgiving or Christmas. I think she will be almost ready. She does sit on her potty and says, "Poop". I ask her if she has to go, she shakes her head yes, and I remove her diaper so she can go.

Piper is so sweet and loving but also has a bit of a temper to her when she doesn't get her way. We are working on that

Food: Piper likes frozen peas, green beans, corn, broccoli, carrots, salad, mushrooms, hummus, rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, noodles, steak, beef, chicken, salmon, bread, healthy muffins, cookies, eggs, sausage and healthy waffles. She sometimes likes hot sauce, but is learning about ketchup and mustard from her sister and likes to dip her food.  She likes cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, and bananas.

TV: Piper likes Elmo and Daniel Tiger and sometimes Shaun the Sheep and Timmy Time. We only watch a little tv, and some weeks under one hour for the entire week.

piper LOVES books. Her favorite ones are the word books that she can identify the objects and flap books. she LOVES peek a Who.

Piper loves playing peek a boo, chase, riding bikes, coloring on all the things, being flipped upside down, diving off the ottoman to the couch, driving her Little Tykes Car, pulling all the books off the bookcase and climbing everything. Outside is her favorite.

Piper loves wearing her shoes, likes getting dressed, and is excited about her halloween costume (didn't want to take it off the other day). She likes it when i put a hair bow in her hair and will run to the mirror to go see it, but then will pull it out and say "Uh oh". She also is often caught saying "Oh Man" which usually means she spilled, dumped, poured something all over the floor.

Piper also likes to pretend to fall and "dive" from furniture or on the ground

We sure do love our silly funny baby!