Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Katie's 5th Birthday
Last week we celebrated Katie's 5th Birthday. I'm ashamed it has taken me a whole week to get these photos posted, but not much seems to go according to plan these days.
We spent the evening before her birthday looking at hundreds of cakes online, trying to determine which she would like for her birthday. After much deliberation, we decided on the Princess cake. No problem. By the time I went to bed the cake was baked and the frosting was made and in the fridge.
Wednesday morning we spent decorating the cake. Naomi and Colton were my quality control specialists. They tried desperately to keep Katie out of the kitchen until it was finished, but that proved more than a little 5 year old girl could handle. She just couldn't contain her curiosity.
We baked a lasagna and garlic bread, and had Grandma Shirley and Papa Ken along with Papa Joe over for lunch. In the hubbub of getting lunch cleared from the table and cake and ice cream served, it was just about an afterthought to get pictures of the cake before it was cut. It was a beautiful sunny day, and way too much light was shining in through the dining room window. The Princess cake was much more pink than the photo indicates. She loved it, and it tasted good, too!
We gave Katie a big girl bike for her birthday. She really liked it. She also received money from Papa Joe and Aunt Kimmy, and shoes and some Polly Pockets from Grandma Shirley and Papa Ken.
Five year old GIRLS are a whole new ballgame around here after having so many boys! She is SOOOO dramatic. She can't get enough of writing letters and names and coloring pictures. She is continually asking me how to spell things.
She'll sit in front of the mirror and brush her hair for great lengths of time. She loves lip gloss and fingernail polish, and all things pink and girly. She loves being a little mommy to Hudson, and can still hold her own against the big brothers.
She is doing a great job in Cubbies learning her verses, and can't wait for Sundays so she can go to Sunday School and Church. She's the best cheerleader at her brothers' basketball games, and feels no shame in running up to the boys after a game and giving them a big hug and kiss.
Katie knows just how to twist her daddy around her little finger, and uses the skill to her advantage. She can be overcome with giggles at one moment, and very matter of fact the next.
She loves to help me cook and fold laundry, but is not so good at keeping her bedroom clean.
We are so thankful that God blessed us with little girls, especially our little Kathryn Isabella Clark, who has grown up into a sweet little girl.
"She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her." Proverbs 3:15