Monday, March 10, 2008

Happy 4th birthday!

Today is my baby's birthday! I can hardly believe that she's 4 years old! Of course, we had a hard time convincing her that she was still 3 all weekend. Since we'd had her party, she thought that was her birthday so she should be 4! I didn't even try to tell her that she wasn't born until after 8:00 in the morning. Today is now her birthday and she is 4 today-all that matters to a 4 year old!

Grammer & Pappy joined us and a few friends for a Burger King birthday party on Saturday. It was fun and nice in the sense that someone else did most of the setting up & cleaning up! The kids had fun playing on the indoor playground and eating a kids' meal and also a yummy cake made my none other than good 'ole Wal Mart! I can blog about the daily lives of my children-recording precious memories to never be forgotten-but I CANNOT make cute birthday cakes. It's just not my talent.
After some naps, we had dinner with some friends who invited us over. They are fond of my parents, so they wanted to visit with them while they were in town. Sweet. After church on Sunday morning, we had lunch at this great little country restaurant-kind of like a local Cracker Barrel. Country Fried Steak with white gravy-yum! I enjoyed my nap that I'd been planning since the night before-the time change affected me! Last night we all met at church rather than having Life Groups and also had a potluck to "send off" a Mexico mission team that will be leaving this week.
Last night before I went to bed (actually early this morning) I set out Katie's presents from us. This morning we got her up to tell her Happy Birthday and let her open up her goodies. We had to do it before Gracie went to school or wait until she got home-she'd already requested to be around.
She is excited to now be 4 and is trying to ride her bike in the living room! Typically, this wouldn't be allowed but since she can't really ride it yet and it's her birthday and I won't take her outside yet because I told her it's too cold-I'll let her "ride" it inside for a little while. I asked her what she wanted to do for dinner-did she want to go somewhere or did she want me to cook-she said she would pick somewhere that we would like that had a playground-Chick fil A! Not a bad choice. So.....that may be where we end up going tonight. She also wants to go to a local children's boutique today. I'm not sure if we will because I don't see myself buying anything there-she just wants to play in their playroom, so that request is up for debate!
Dear Katie Boo,
I love you so much and am so thankful that God made you the way He did! You make me laugh on a daily basis-I love your sense of humor, the random things you say, the facial expressions you make when you talk, your imagination-everything about you! I love that you are able to tell us what you learned in Bible Class with such detail-you have been blessed with great Bible Class teachers and a mind to soak it all in! I love hearing you sing, "'s not so far, it's not so far away!" It's so cute that you like to sing that song. Even though we try not to laugh and try to encourage you not to do it too often and not around certain people, I LOVE when you "shake your hiney" for us while dancing. It's just too cute. We just have to teach you when it's appropriate. I love that you love to play with your Sissy and I love how you "hide" from Daddy when he comes home from work-right in the middle of the floor or like a big lump under the blanket. I love that when someone asked you what your middle name was you said "Boo." We've called you "Katie Boo" for so long that you probably think that really is your name. I love when you say, "Hode me!" and hold up your arms to me. I love how proud you are of being 4 and the confidence you have that you can now do so many things because of the fact that you're now 4. You're just so special to me and I am so blessed that God chose me to be your Mommy! You are going to keep me on my toes as you grow and I'm glad! I love you, Katie "Boo" Brooklyn!

1 comment:

Jenna said...

Happy Birthday, Katie! Your girls seem so very sweet.

I loved the cake!