We did a little party for Pip yesterday, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to get the pictures up and posted before we leave tomorrow. I do want to post a few more pictures from our visit with her on Saturday, though.
Pippy got some new sunglasses from her Grandma Beth (Jake’s mom), and since she likes to wear sunglasses suddenly, they were the perfect gift. They fit her perfectly and she kept them on, only pulling them up now and again to either get a better look at something, or show her surprise.
We went outside to lay in the grass, it was the only sort of sunny day we’ve had in a week and a half! I felt pretty lucky that the rain didn’t start until the late afternoon, so we were able to see this flower girl outside in her pretty, sunny dress. It’s the perfect dress, I got it from Pumpkin. Her shoes are from a thrift shop and I made her flower halo. Inspired by this!
We had a lot of family in town for the occasion. My mom, my dad, my brother Jesse and my Auntie Gail. It’s pretty special that Pip has had family in town every year for her birthday.
(Piper is still anti grass, BTW)
My little brother, Jesse, hasn’t seen Piper Jane since she was 8 months old. She is totally different of course. When she was 8 months old, she hadn’t even learned how to sit on shoulders yet, and she was just barely teaching herself how to tap things! Now she is an expert at each. If she ever decides to teach a class, she’s the type that can charge whatever she wants. She’s that good.
My Auntie Gail came all the way from Albuquerque, NM to meet Pip. This was a very big deal which Piper Jane caught on to, so she dealt out the snuggs left and right. (always the crowd pleaser)
After playing outside for a while, we came inside to get Pip’s sensitive eyes out of the sun. We went to the cafeteria, because Piper Jane likes the big windows, and she for the life of her couldn’t figure out how Grandma got on the other side!
The cafeteria is empty on the weekends, so Pip was able to explore it. She saw these Italian chef statues and was immediately obsessed. It was one of those things where she was really afraid of them and didn’t want to get too close, but she also didn’t want to leave them. We walked away and Piper Jane had a meltdown. She was pulling me to go back, she was stomping and she was refusing to walk anywhere unless it was back to the cafeteria. What a weirdsie, that girl.
So..4. Can you believe it? 4 is just crazy. Next thing you know, she’ll be practicing carwheals and kissing boys.