Piper- 22 Months Old


Piper turns 22 months old today.

  • weighs about 32 pounds
  • wears size 6 diapers
  • wears mostly size 24 months / 2T clothes
  • wears size 8 shoes
  • can count 1 to 10 missing a few numbers here and there
  • can say the alphabet, but not very well
  • car seat has moved behind the driver to make way for Poppy
  • getting very picky about what she eats
  • likes: cleaning, yogurt, number flash cards, peanut butter, medicine
  • dislikes: not being picked up when she asks, new teeth

Piper’s back molars are coming in  and this has caused her to be extra fussy. This plays itself out at school by kids crowding her and not backing off so she starts to “explore them with her mouth” (bite).


Piper- 21 Months Old

Piper turns 21 months old today.

  • weighs about 31.5 pounds
  • wears size 5 diapers, but size 6 are coming
  • wears mostly size 24 months clothes
  • wears size 8 shoes
  • talks a lot and uses short sentences like ” I drop it” and “Mommy get it”
  • says “I luh boo” (I love you) without being prompted
  • actually colors with crayons, etc. herself
  • has started back to school as an orange tiger
  • sings songs, but skips words
  • likes: dancing, listening to songs, climbing, splashing, buckling her car seat, putting on shoes (it doesn’t matter if they are hers), bubble baths
  • dislikes: not getting to put on her own shoes or shorts.

Piper is using common phrases, but she sometimes mixes them up. Recently, she passed gas and said, “you’re welcome.”


New Baby…GIRL

We found out this week that the newest addition to our family is a girl. This weekend, we told our families. Click each pic for some fun “auto-awesome” action. The first 2 are from Blake’s birthday party. The last 2 are of the gender reveals.





Piper- 12 Months Old


Piper turns 1 year old today!


  • weighs about 24 pounds
  • wears size 3 diapers
  • wears mostly size 18 month clothes
  • wears size 5 shoes
  • is walking!
  • drinks whole milk
  • likes: green beans, shaking things in her cup, dancing, carrying around a shoe, mommy, her new doll, hangers
  • dislikes: her changing table, socks

This past Saturday was her first birthday party! The theme was bananas because she’s always really liked bananas. Piper had a fun time, got a lot of wonderful presents, and really liked eating cake.


Piper is a little loopy

Piper had to get some anesthesia before getting her MRI last week. That meant she needed an IV. To put the IV in they like to get the kids a little calm, which means they give them basically what is like Valium.  She was pretty chill after getting that.


Piper’s First Solid Food

We started Piper on “solid” food this weekend. It is squash. I would love to feed her all the stuff I don’t like and maybe she won’t be as picky as me.


Piper Playing with a Balloon

A couple things to ignore.

  • That horrific hoodie. Rock Chalk YaLostLastYear. It was a 5 buck purchase last fall in Wisconsin because I was cold.
  • The child abuse at 1:21.