Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Visiting Emile!

Yesterday Mommy was very good friends with Emile... the big fat rat from the new Disney movie Ratatouille. So Daddy and Piper decided to visit Emile and Remy. Piper liked the rats and smiled when they sniffed her looking for food and kissed her head!

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Encore! is a choir and orchestra for Disney cast members. This year was the 5th anniversary of the show and included a 75 piece orchestra and 160 in the choir. Ryan has participated in every show (except last year's because of Piper being born so close to the auditions). It's something Ryan has really enjoyed doing. It is an incredible show and so entertaining!

A Bike Ride!

Ryan has been wanting a bike for a while. The deal was he could get a bike as soon as he sold his all-in-one gym that's just been taking up space and collecting dust behind a door. So about a month ago he sold the gym and looked at some bikes, but didn't get one. 2 weeks ago I surprised Ryan with the bike. I was at Target and saw one I thought he would like and it happened to be on sale! A couple days later we went out looking for a seat so Piper could ride with him. We ended up buying a trailer for the back, since it was more practical. We got Piper a pretty pink helmet. Of course, the helmet is too big! We got the smallest we could find (ages 1+) but Piper isn't the same size as your average one year old so it's big on her. We added padding but it didn't help much. The way the seat is inside the trailer, when she has the helmet on it's hard for her to turn her head, so Daddy will have to ride on his own for a while until we get something figured out!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Bath Time Fun!

Grandpa Smith taught Piper how to splash in the pool. Now she thinks that she's supposed to splash in the bath too. The floor was soaked after this bath!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Piper's First Boo Boo

This past Friday Daddy had rehearsal, so Mommy and Piper went over to Grandma and Grandpa Smith's for dinner. Piper was crawling around on the kitchen floor and went over to the kitchen chair to try to stand up. As she was trying to stand her feet slipped and she fell into the bottom wrung of the chair. She was fine, just one little mark beneath her eye. She cried for a little bit more because she was scared than because it hurt.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Popsicles and the 4th of July!

Yesterday Piper got to try eating her first popsicle on her own. At first she didn't understand that she was supposed to hold the stick and she just held onto the actaul popsicle, so she kept screaming cause it was too cold for her little hands. So we wrapped the wrapper around the stick to make it easier for her to hold. She really liked it, but got sick of it about 1/2 way through.

As our tradition goes, we spent the evening at Epcot. Aunt Susan and Uncle Jeff joined us. Piper was very cranky by the time the fireworks were starting cause it was way past her bedtime. She just kept her head on my shoulder and watched out of the corner of her eye. The first few scared her a bit and she began to cry, but she calmed right down as she saw the pretty lights.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Piper's first tooth is finally sort of visible in pictures. It is really hard to see, but if you click on the picture it will enlarge it and you can see better (not really the most flattering picture of Piper either). And yesterday her second tooth came in. When she got up yesterday morning she was really crabby, but there was no tooth yet. She kept on being moody right up until her morning nap. After her nap the tooth was there!