|Get ready for some ridiculously cute pics!
|You say something about cute pics?
|Notice the big blue eyes?
|That smile slays me!
|Love pics of her from above.
|Happiest baby ever!
|This is one of my favs! Them cheeks!
Of course, with each and every compliment my head grew a little larger. By the time we left the store I could barely hold it up on my neck anymore. As a matter of fact, I'm kind of to the point now that I just want to take her out just to watch people respond to her. It's fun to see people light up and smile in response to whatever it is about her that strikes them. It's fun to say thank you and blush as a proud mama should. It's fun to watch her give as much as she gets. She really loves adventuring out and seeing people, she has always been a people watcher. When we went to the zoo she was much more interested in the patrons than the animals. She is still that way. People fascinate her. I think that is part of her charm. She is very much aware of her surroundings and responds effortlessly to others, and people seem to love this about her. It's logical. I like it when I give someone a compliment and they respond genuinely to what I've said. So it makes sense that other people would feel that way about Piper's response to them complimenting her. I so wish I could capture some of these moments on film, for they are quite intriguing.
|Repeat after me....AWWWWWWdorable!
|She could be made out of porcelain!
|Piper was adored by all at the party!
|Grayson admiring Piper!
|Piper admiring him back!
|And then checking for boobies! Everyone gets this treatment, lol!
|Piper and my brother at the party.
|The birthday girl!
|My other brother, the birthday dad!
|Part of my awesome gift!
|The totally awesome cake!
|Blowing out the candles!
|Pig is her favorite lovey!
The only drawback to Saturday's birthday party was that it didn't start until 8pm because the party room was unavailable before then. This meant that Piper would have to get off her desperately-trying-to-be-set nighttime schedule. Of course, even though during the party you would have never noticed it, this scheduling change made her completely bonkers for two days! After arriving back home Saturday night, some time close to 10pm, she was so wound up and exhausted that she couldn't do anything but scream and cry until close to 3am, ugh! Sunday she was still wound up, but after I laid down with her for a good two-hour afternoon nap she got back to her usual self. I'm still amazed how just a very slight change of routine can totally screw a child up, and make a parents job nearly impossible, too. I felt so bad for her Saturday night into Sunday morning, and I felt bad for feeling frustrated with her, especially knowing it wasn't her fault. I guess that's a part of parenting I'm just going to have to learn to deal with as I go along. I have determined that we will no longer be attending events, no matter their importance, if it means once again a night of screaming from over exhaustion. From now on, it's her way or no way at all. Mama cannot handle that kind of upset again, it about drove us both insane!
|Seriously too cute!
|Thought maybe a few more bear suit pics were needed!
|Can she get any more adorable?
Buy a bear suit here!
|Seriously big, blue eyes!
Oh, and if you are so inclined, go vote for Piper to be the next Gerber baby! Follow the link and search for her to vote. Her entry number is 7604! https://gerber.promo.eprize.com/photosearch/gallery?id=7604