Piper- 13 Months Old


Piper turns 13 months old today.

  • weighs about 25 pounds
  • wears size 3 diapers (Santa ones this month)
  • wears mostly size 18 months clothes
  • wears size 5 shoes
  • has 8 teeth
  • knows where her head and belly are
  • holds up 1 finger when asked how old she is
  • likes: oranges (more like loves!), walking around carrying things, little bottles of hand sanitizer, pulling items out of drawers, cabinets, and laundry baskets
  • dislikes: getting her hands and face wiped after eating, having things taken away

One year ago today was my first “watch me grow” post. It is so sweet to think back to that time last year when we were just meeting Piper and couldn’t imagine how the next 12 months would go. It has been amazing and now, as I think about it, I get a little sad. I even asked Chad if I could still categorize these posts under “baby.” I think I will for a while. She’ll always be our baby, right?

On another note, she has her first Christmas program at daycare tomorrow…I’m expecting a solo or 2 from Piper.


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’s First Birthday Party

She’s always loved bananas… so it had to be the theme of her 1st birthday party!

She dug right in to her banana cake.
The rest of us had chocolate and banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.
Bananas everywhere!
…and they are fun to play with too!
She got lots of great gifts from the family!
Happy Birthday, Piper!

Piper- 11 Months Old


Piper turns 11 months old today. Oh my!


  • Weighs about  23.6 pounds
  • wears size 3 diapers
  • wears mostly size 12 month clothes
  • wears size 3 shoes
  • has 6 teeth
  • cruises a lot
  •  has taken her first steps
  • can put objects in things (like a ball in a cup, for example)
  • has added sounds “yo,” “woah,” “wow,” “pa,” “na,” and “es”
  • likes: her hair brush and comb, the end table in the living room, travel packs of tissues, being tickled, feeding herself, balls, peek-a-boo, books
  • dislikes: socks, dogs that are too close, not being able to roam free

We all know that Chad looks best when his hair is shorter, but for some reason, it always seems to get pretty long in between cuts. One day recently, shaggy Chad got a hair cut while Piper was at day care. When he went to pick her up, she didn’t recognize him. Normally, she gets all excited and crawls straight to him, but this time, she looked at him funny and one of the teachers had to carry her over to him. Let this be encouragement for Chad to keep his hair short.