I wonder if I will ever NOT feel nostalgic when my kiddos have a birthday. Kate's was over a month ago, but thankfully there's no statute of limitations on blogging (because I have a backlog that dates much further back). We had a celebration for just our family and then on the weekend Grandma and Grandpa came over as well as some family friends. They conveniently have 7 kiddos that are all built-in playmate age for all my kiddos as well as some cute babies that afford me my baby fix. All in all, a great way to celebrate Kate and what she adds to our family - lots of fun, sweetness, cuddles and most of all - smiles. We all love her so much.
Our tradition is to let the kiddos choose whatever dinner they want, including side dishes. When I asked Kate what she wanted she said, "I can have anything? - even Wendys?" We compromised by having Wendys for lunch and I even sprung for the fancy Frosties. Kate loves bacon more than any food and they have a "sandwich called The Baconator at Wendys. 840 calories and 51 grams of fat deliciousness. Yuck.
Not an unusual situation. Henry is very touchy-feely and Kate loves that...except when delivered by Henry who is a little robust with his touchy-feelyness. He also doesn't like to take no for an answer. I see Used Car Salesman in his future.
Kate got a Barbie for her birthday and Henry is always willing to play with someone - for a time. His version of playing Barbies is a bit more aggressive than Kate's.
and then there was the cake. I think I may have worked harder on this than I worked on November 18, 2001.