Happy Weekend Eve!
This girl had her 15 month checkup yesterday.
Steve and I took bets on her height and weight.
He won with height.
I won with weight.
Come to think of it, we never set prizes.
I'll settle for some Taco Bell.
I'm pretty sure he will too.
Piper is 25.7 pounds. (91%)
32 inches. (89%)
And her head...it's still off the charts.
Two extra stingy needles in her left thigh barely phased her thanks to a Sesame Street music video (and her sweet layer of thigh chub).
The doctor said she's perfectly proportional and healthy.
She asked us how we'd describe her personality "besides being Piper," and laughed as Pips shot her snoots, grins and side-eyes.
"She's happy. She's full of energy. She's friendly. She's impatient when it comes to food. She's expressive."
It felt crazy to already be at her fifteen month appointment. Weren't we just at her twelve month?!
Next week, we'll be saying we're halfway through July.
And well, that feels crazy too.
After the doctor's, we headed over to Aunt Kelly's for lunch and play time.
Piper and Dax are exactly ten months apart, and now that Pips is getting older, they can truly play together. It's neat to watch.
We had dinner last night and
afterwards, decided to take a stroll to the playground. I'm probably going to totally jinx it, but the weather hasn't been that bad this summer. I mean, there have been muggy, sticky, gross days. But in comparison to past summers, we can't complain. (Watch, it will totally be 102 degrees every day in August!)
Anyway, all I really was trying to say was, it's nice to take a walk and not melt.
And it's nice to watch Piper happily bop her leggies up and down while we stroll.
Dee Dee surprised us with these super cute sandals. We weren't sure how Piper was going to like her piggies separated, but she doesn't mind a bit.
After some swings, we headed to the sliding board.
Steve held onto Piper's back and feet as he slid her down! She made this face every single time. And when she reached me at the bottom, she'd say "Up!!" in her high pitched Pippy squeak. "Up" also means "down" and "again" to Pips.
This was seconds before her 12th "Up!"
We walked home and let Piper get out to explore here and there. She attempted to eat rocks, said "Beep! Beep!" and "Hi!" to the cars, and let us kiss her cheeks 42 times.
I say it every few months, but I love this age. It's just incredible how every day brings 829 new discoveries. I am obsessed. It's a healthy obsession. (Unlike my Diet Coke one.)
I hear it only gets better, and I believe it.
Seeing the world through Piper's eyes is such a gift.
And two Fridays ago, I got to see pure joy shine through this little girl all afternoon.
We took a trip to Longwood Gardens.
The last (and first time for Piper) we visited, was when she was 11 months...GiGi and I were so excited Dee Dee and a friend could join in on the fun this time!
We started with the fishies. Geeg gave Pips some Cheerios.
Dee Dee fed the fish.
Piper fed herself. (Hey, those fishies had plenty!)
A sweet group of women asked to take Piper's picture.
She threw out a few poses for them.
I spot a giant snoot!
And a smirky snoot, too!
Piper thought the fountains were cool!
Especially, the fountains in the children's area!
I remember being here four months ago. Piper was standing and holding onto the walls along these mini fountains. She wasn't tall enough to reach.
But two weeks ago, she was.
The scenery and all of the bright and cheery flowers were pretty and nice to look at.
But we preferred this bright and cheery scene far more than anything else that day.
A sweet #pippvid
Eatin' her shoes and eatin' her toes.
Last stop - lunch!
She was a little, snootin', wavin' flirt.
Piper says "Bye-Bye!" and wishes you all
a very happy weekend, rain or shine!
Drink it up.
Weekend Eve Lovin',