You are 56 months old today.
See how I just did that...turned a negative into a positive? And used lots (!!) of exclamation points and all caps to indicate ENTHUSIASM? Yeah, I'm doing a lot of that lately with you...we're working on our glass 1/2 full outlook. Your pendulum of contentment is swinging wildly this month, mostly I think because we ended vacation and started school. Change has never been something you have embraced (note: speak to your father as that is a paternal inheritance).
Speaking of school, it started this month and you were super excited on your first morning.
Another first this month has been the start of gymnastics for you. You decided you would rather do this than continue with ballet and I must say, you thoroughly enjoyed yourself and talked non-stop about it for the rest of the weekend (but first we had a major skirmish over the required leotard...it ended with you in Lucy's old one because the new one "is going up my crotch and it's itchy!" More on your clothing issues later...)
I like growing up so I get more possibilities.
Height: 40 1/2" (38 1/4")
Weight: 37 lbs (32 3/4 lbs)
Shoe size: 9-10 (8)
You are still wearing some size 4T clothes but we are moving steadily towards 5T. Getting dressed every day is an exercise in extreme patience as things are still "too tight", "too loose", "too bunchy", "too scratchy"...in short, if it touches your body in any way but a soft caress, you are miserable. And so is everyone within earshot, all references to Goldilocks notwithstanding.
Kate: Why is everyone smiling at me?
Me: We think you're funny.
Kate: Superheros are not funny.
When climbing onto the mermaid's lap at Weeki Watchee: Mama, that mermaid felt like she had legs...I think she has legs in her fin, tucked up in there.
Me to Daddy: My friend Justin had a baby boy. Maxwell. Max for short.
Daddy: That's nice.
Me: Maxwell Mattice.
Kate: For long.
That last one was too funny. You never cease to amaze me with your verbal prowess and humor. I love listening to you and our mama/daughter dates are some of my favorite times.
You are a very special little girl but I think you know that already. I love you fiercely my little Katie-bug.