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.”


Piper- 20 Months Old


Piper turns 20 months old today.

  • weighs about 30.5 pounds
  • wears size 5 diapers
  • wears mostly size 18-24 months clothes
  • wears size 6 shoes
  • is putting words together like “more please” and “daddy walk”
  • says “I luh boo” (I love you)
  • likes to hold crayons in one hand and have someone else color on paper for her
  • has still only pee-peed and poo-pood in the potty a few times
  • tries to put pants on herself (even if it’s really a shirt)
  • no longer uses a pacifier
  • likes: slides, swinging, fish, spinning in a circle, motioning to songs like itsy bitsy spider, splashing, watching and playing with other kids, giving hugs (that’s a like for me too)
  • dislikes: diaper rash

I got my first eye roll from Piper the other day. We saw a fly while eating outside and I quoted one of her books, “no, fly, no… so go, fly, go.” She looked at me, no smile or anything, and rolled her eyes. What I think really happened was that the wind blew her hair on her forehead and she was just looking up to see what it was. Either that, or she was just reminding me that school was getting ready to start again, so I need to prepare myself for some 8th grade behaviors.


Piper- 19 Months Old



Piper turns 19 months old today.

  • weighs about 29.5 pounds
  • wears size 5 diapers
  • wears mostly size 18-24 months clothes
  • wears size 6 shoes
  • has 16 teeth
  • can put books on shelves, throw things away, and bring items to us
  • says “okay” in response to things
  • has pee-peed and poo-pood in the potty a few times
  • knows how to say almost all of the colors but hasn’t been able to identify them yet
  • when asked to count, says “one… two” and if someone says “three,” she’ll say “four”
  • takes people by the hand and says “walk” meaning she wants you to take her somewhere (playground, computer, to get food, etc.)
  • likes: grapes, ice, stickers, peanut butter, dancing, typing on a keyboard, swimming, airplanes, necklaces
  • dislikes: strep throat

Piper plans to spend the (too short) summer going to the library, visiting family in Louisville, going to Gatlinburg and Charleston, learning to drink from a cup, and preparing to be a big sister.


Piper- 18 Months Old


Piper turns 18 months old today.

  • weighs 29.3 pounds
  • wears size 5 diapers
  • wears mostly size 18-24 months clothes
  • wears size 6 shoes
  • has 12 teeth
  • is now sitting forward facing in the car seat (with her pediatrician’s approval of course)
  • can say over 50 words
  • likes: dancing, saying “hi” to people, when daddy juggles
  • dislikes: home phone ringing, sleeping on long trips in the car, and people coming to the door

Piper has always liked books and she likes when my dad (Poppy) reads to her. Well, after one book at their house had been read too many times, Poppy turned to the old encyclopedias from the shelf. He showed her all the pictures of the different kinds of fish and all the dogs. She loved it, and now she asks for them whenever she is there. Hopefully some of the info is still accurate.


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- 17 Months


Piper turns 17 months old today.

  • weighs about 27 pounds
  • wears size 5 diapers
  • wears mostly size 18-24 months clothes
  • wears size 5 shoes
  • has 12 teeth
  • can slide down a slide by herself
  • has started saying “mommy” instead of “mama”- I love it!
  • tries to put her shoes and socks on
  • has added “button”, “sticker”, “Piper”, “fish”, “bird”, “teeth”, “cheese”, “Elmo”, and a few others to her vocabulary
  • likes: carrying around a purse (or bag of some kind), Easter egg hunts, putting on lotion/ hand sanitizer
  • dislikes: napping in the afternoon sometimes

Piper has impressed several people with her knowledge of colors, but the truth is, when asked what color something is, she always says “purple” . It just so happens that that has been the first color a few people have asked her. It does seem impressive that a 17 month-old can not only recognize but also verbalize the color that they see. Yeah, that would be impressive. But with Piper, it’s just luck that you asked the right color.