Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Kate!

My baby is 1 year old! I don't know how it happened so fast, but ready or not here she is. Last Sunday was the big day, of course it was pretty much like any other Sunday. We went to church, took a nap, ate dinner...but then came the cake. We had Rachel and Tyler over and our neighbors across the street. They have 3 kids who think Daylen is just the funniest little boy and he enjoys playing with them even though they are quite a bit older than him. We enjoyed their company and glad they could help us eat the cake. Kate wasn't so sure what was going on, she didn't like the ice cream, too cold, but she sure loved her cake.

Ice cream...not so much. Seriously?

Let's try the cake...

Yeah, I think this is good.

Oh ya! I like this stuff!

Kate's new birthday toy.

We enjoyed a nice family walk after the partying.

It has been so fun seeing Kate's personality come out more over the past few months. She is such a funny little girl. There are so many things I love about her.
I love:
  • her big, teethy smile
  • her laugh
  • her hugs
  • her facial expressions
  • seeing her excitement every day when daddy gets home from work
  • watching her play and laugh with Daylen
  • seeing her figure new things out
  • how flexible she is
  • her love of thrills, swings, slides
  • how she jabbers like everyone knows exactly what she's talking about
  • how she'll eat anything I put in front of her, except watermelon and ice cream (weird, I know)
  • how independent she is (I may take that back next year)
  • how she'll entertain herself after her nap by turning on her mobile music
  • watching her dance to music
  • her nicknames Kater or Kater Potater, especially when Daylen calls her Kater. We sometimes wonder if he knows her real name.
  • how she gets excited if I even mention going to find her blanket
  • how she makes me feel so loved!

We love you Kate, happy 1st birthday!


~~heather said...

Oh wow! I cannot believe she is a year already!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY little one!! Love the cheesy "i love cake" smile! *GRIN*

Ritchie Family Blog said...

That is such a cute post. That double jogging stroller looks awesome! I bet that is really nice. Glad that Kate enjoyed her birthday. She is so lucky to have you and Brad as parents!