First Fall festivity: The Pumpkin Patch.
|Piper patiently awaiting our departure!
Pics from the actual patch:
|Piper with her awesome cousins!
|Us in the Patch!
|Possibly my fav pic of the day!
|Love this pic of us!
|Wait, this is my fav pic!
|Best cousins ever!
Pics from the train ride:
|Look at those baby blues!
|She loved the train!
|Although I still got some grump face shots!
|I loved the ride, too!
|Just like the lighting on this pic!
|Haven loved the ride!
|I swear she is having fun!
|Our second trip around!
|Mom and Larkin loved it, too!
I decided to film the ride, enjoy!
In the end, it really was a great day and I owe my nieces for coming along and helping out. I don't think my mom and I were quite prepared to handle Piper on our own this year. Thank goodness for small favors!
Pics of us being silly at the patch:
|Everyone make a duck face!
|Make a pig nose!
|Everyone be goofy!
|Now play dead!
|Aren't they a cute bunch?
This year Piper went as her favorite cartoon pig, Olivia. The costume was adorable, we went early enough to get in some daylight trick-or-treating, but yet I only managed to get two shots of her due to basic non-cooperation and once again her liquefying whenever she didn't get her way. Basic problem with the costume, there was a headband with ears to wear. I managed to snap a quick pic the day the costume arrived. I wanted to try on her ears while she was busy pottying and of all things, watching Olivia. I figured it would be the prefect opportunity. Well, as you can see from the pic, Piper thought otherwise...grump face!
|Blurry, but it's all I have!
On another Halloween note, Piper did get to enjoy her first pumpkin carving. By enjoy I mean she was totally grossed out!
It's sideways but it's cute!
|Our Jacked-up Jack-o-lantern!
I will be the first to admit that Thanksgiving is all a blur in my head. I meant to write and publish this post a long time ago, but life has been nuts! But as far as I can remember, Piper would hardly eat a bite of anything, had a few liquefying moments, wouldn't leave her pigtails in, and I stayed pretty stressed most of the day. It was probably a lack of relaxation due to all the cooking and cleaning and preparing for house guests, but toddlers will be toddlers no matter how tired a parent might be, they just don't comprehend our need to just chill sometimes. Plus, it's always noisy as hell at all of our holiday events, and this Thanksgiving was no exception. I will say that she did remarkably well out shopping for all the groceries. It took us about four hours to complete the shopping trip and she had no accidents and was in a good mood the entire time. Speaking of accidents, I almost forgot to mention this was during the time of potty boot camp, which you can read about in my previous post. I was off work a total of nine days, including weekends during Thanksgiving, Hence why I chose to host potty boot camp during this time.
|After Thanksgiving grocery shopping!
|Piper was looking adorable Thanksgiving.
Wish she would have let me take some more pics!
Piper pushing her ball around the kitchen during Thanksgiving!
I will end this post with a brief update of where Piper is now in life. She runs, dances, and tries to jump all the time. She had some setbacks recently on her pottying, so I dropped the issue for a couple of days during Christmas, and now she is back on track. She is prettier than ever but with the worst bedhead you've ever seen in the morning. She still liquefies when not getting her way, but will eventually give up...or I will (shameful, I know). She is a typical toddler and "no" is her favorite word. She says "no" for everything, even when she means "yes," especially when she's in a bad mood. You will get to hear more about all of this in the next post about Christmas, but just wanted to get that out there now to give you an idea of the holy terror I am at times dealing with. I so hope this early terrible twos means and early terrific threes! Crossing my fingers daily and patiently waiting on a miracle!
|See what I mean about the bedhead?
|This is what happens when she doesn't want to sit in her high chair!
Then she complains that she's stuck!
|This is what happens when she steals lipstick out of mommy's purse!
|Quite the scary Joker face!
|She thinks she looks beautiful!
|This is what happens when left unattended
around the baby wipes!
Yes, she like to table dance! I hope this doesn't
speak to her future occupation in life!
Yes, that was a joke!
I'm going to go ahead and wrap this puppy up and send it out into the Nets for all to enjoy. Sorry it took so long to get out there, but better late than never, right? I've got a few more pics on the fancy cam from the Pumpkin Patch and maybe a couple from Thanksgiving as well. As soon as I have those retrieved, I will add them to the post, so don't forget to stop back by and take another look here in a day or two. But for now, I'm going with what I have before this post sits in the draft section of my blog for yet another month. So much more has happened since all of this and I need to get caught up to the present before next year begins...I have set my goal! Let's hope I can actually accomplish it. For now, enjoy and don't forget to vote and swing by my other social media sites!
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And for those who actually scroll to the bottom, here's one last video of Piper trying to "fly" down the street! She is always running and has many different styles. My personal favorite is the arms behind her like she is flying run...love my little munchkin!
She loves to run!