Thursday, October 31, 2013

kate is 5

we enjoyed a week of celebrating Kate, as she turned 5 years old! there's something about your baby turning more toddlerhood....she's growing up.

the week started with a weekend visit from pappy & gammie, and aunt rachael even came too!

Kate chose to celebrate this year by having cake and ice cream with her closest friends (which she picked over a visit to the pumpkin patch, as is the tradition). so on tuesday, her friends joined us for some cake and ice cream, and Hello Kitty overdose. :)

then on Kate's birthday day we started with saying goodbye to gammie (gammie stayed a couple extra days to help out and we loved having her here!), opening presents, donuts and preschool with Kate's friend, Ana, then off to the mall for a free birthday ride on the carousel! she talked about this for weeks, there much deliberation about which animal she would ride on, and when we finally got there she got stage fright, so we ended up riding the bench :) Kate chose Chipotle for lunch (2 years in a row! i love this girl!).

the day after her birthday we were invited to join our friends for Disney on Ice as an extra birthday treat. what a fun night that was for the girls!

after all the birthday celebration was over, we had quite a "hangover". it took us several days to come down from the birthday mountain, but now she's settled into being 5 quite well. :)

this was Kate this morning, as we sent her brother off on the bus.
she's unique :) and we love every part of her