You were 5 years old on Monday!
Many days you just completely short-circuited, the last one happening on the day of your party, right before our first guests arrived.
I did find you the perfect Christmas gift though: a make-it-yourself sticker-by-number jewelry box.
Fortunately, you and Lucy have had a lot of opportunities this month to play with old friends. Lina came from Sweden and spent a long weekend at our house.
Alas, the big day arrived and after one more nervous system breakdown, your guests arrived and the festivities began. This year we had a candy-themed party and a mad scientist come to do experiments.
Kate to me after cuddling for a while: A thank you would be nice for all the cuddling Mom.
Nana, how do you know more than my mom?
Kate: I want to watch.
Nana: Ok, but it's going to be pretty boring just sitting and watching me sew.
Kate: (after a bit) You didn't say it would be THIS boring.
And I thought I'd include a new tradition, an interview of you and your favorite things:
Favorite Color: pink (and purple)
Best Friend: Camilla
Favorite Animal: cat
What do you want to be when you grow up? Gymnast
Favorite Movie: Frozen
Favorite Book: Polar Express
What makes you happy? playing checkers
What makes you sad? When I want something and I don't get it
Favorite Food: ice cream
Favorite Song: Let it Go
Favorite Game: Checkers
Favorite TV show: Doc McStuffins
My birthday wish for you is that you will learn to view the world in a glass-1/2-full way instead of the bleak and and glass-1/2-empty way that has been your norm of late. You are correct; things do not always work out or go your way, but isn't it lovely when it does?