Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's Kate's Turn!

Kate-Kate turned 4 this past week. I refuse to admit to myself that my baby is really 4. Two maybe, but four?? I don't think so. But, like it or not, that's the way the chips fall, and she really is a great big 4 year old.

Kate is a little spit fire. She knows what she wants, and by golly, she's going to get it. She is my shadow, and my look-a-like; I don't know what I'd do with out her. Kate loves Barbies more than any of my girls have and is very much into the "boyfriends and dating" scene. In fact she told me the other day that she can't wait to turn 7 so can kiss. Uhhhh.....try 17 honey! (I have NO idea where she comes up with this stuff!) Kate either likes you, or she doesn't and that's just how it is with her. I always tell people to consider themselves lucky when she talks to them or smiles at them. And if she hugs you, that is the ultimate sign of affection from her. She would live off peanut butter if I let her, peanut butter waffles for breakfast, peanut butter and honey sandwiches for lunch, a spoonful of peanut butter for a snack, and peanut butter pickles to top it all off. (They're really bread and butter pickles, but she calls them pb pickles.) She adores her older sisters and brother and does and says everything she sees them do. She loves to sing (at the TOP of her lungs) and dance when no one is watching. Playing "sisters" is her favorite game (she's ALWAYS Courtney and you can be Nellie). Kate keeps us on our toes, but life would not be the same without her. We love her dearly!

On Kate's actual birth date, we had a little tea party lunch with her cousin Brylee. I told Kate to go put on her pretty princess dress but she INSISTED on the devil halloween costume. Alrighty then...

We went with a Barbie themed cake this year. Nothing could have been more appropriate. (Poor Barbie, she was little hefty in the hip - one side stuck out a little more than the other. I like to think her dress was just blowing in the wind.)

The party crew. Kate was so excited when her guests started showing up. So excited, in fact, that she slipped and fell, hitting her ear on the banister. It is now a lovely shade of black and blue with a scab to boot. Poor little girl.

It didn't stop her from enjoying the presents though. Does she look like a girl in love or what? The best was her reaction to her new boots. "Oh! OH! OH! Squeeeeel!" What girl doesn't love a great new pair of boots?

All too quickly it was time to blow out the candles and gobble up Barbie's dress. We haven't seen much of Kate since, she is CONSTANTLY playing with her new goods.

Happy Birthday little one, I love you!


Tonya said...

Happy Birthday Kate, looks like tons of fun! I think a devil Halloween dress is a perfect choice for a tea party.

Unknown said...

She is adorable! Happy birthday, Kate! I can't believe how fast they grow.{{sniff}}! Looks like she had a great day!

CB said...

OK she has the cutest, most infectious little smile! What a doll - Happy Birthday!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Elena.

Jennifer P. said...

Love that sweet little face. Seriously--you and Jarom made THE cutest kids!

Happy (late) birthday Kate!!!

Lee Ann said...

Oh my goodness I can't believe she's 4! In my mind she's always two because that's when I "met" her.

Miss those syrup in the purse, kitchen chairs turned on their side stories! She must be growing up!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday to Kate! You have really captured who she is at 4. What a cutie! You *both* will enjoy reading these memories in the future.

Amanda Rigby said...

She is so pretty. I couldn't believe how big she was when I saw her Sunday. I fell pretty honored that she spoke to me even if it was one word answers given pretty reluctantly!