You are 58 months old today.
Happily, this month has had a lot of non-bloody excitement which culminated with Yiayia's and Pappou's arrival for Halloween. You have been ready for both of those events for what seems like MONTHS. Your spirits were high even when it became clear that it would be too cold (not to mention windy and sleety) to go trick-or-treating without some serious outerwear. You fretted and clucked about the weather and how no one would see your costume but in the end, trick-or-treating and, HELLO! CANDY, won out, so off we went with long johns helping out under your costumes.
Earlier in the month, we got to enjoy several adventures. Since I rarely get one-on-one time with either you or Lucy, I decided to schedule your dental appointments for separate days and then take you both on dates afterwards, playing hooky from school. Our date was to the children's museum where you had the most fun painting your face.
This month you decided that instead of just arranging your treasures on the floor, ("then I have to put it away and nobody can admire it..."), you would glue them onto paper. Here are just two of the MANY papers you created.
Lucy: What is 2+2+1?
Lucy: What is 4+1?
Kate: Still 5!
I like to eat my snack as soon as I get to school so I won't have to interrupt my work. I don't like to stop working to have a snack.
Kate: Are you ever going to get a new bike?
Mama: Perhaps. Maybe I should ask Santa for one.
Kate: Do you really think you should be sitting on his lap?