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Thursday, January 12, 2017

No more six year olds

Last night was the end of the sixes in our house. We celebrated Kate's birthday today with a cake and gifts from family.
Lucy's gift to her was a word game--right up Kate's alley!
Kate had wanted a glitter ball for her room...the after Christmas sales were the perfect place to find one.

I bought this very elaborate and intricate pop-up book about fairies nearly 4 years ago, waiting for the time when she could read the cursive writing that tells the story and appreciate the intricacy of the cutouts.

Seems to have been worth the wait.
Nana bought her a combo dictionary/thesaurus, the same gift she had received as a little girl, as well as a 4 book series that Kate had longingly pined for at the book fair.
Glow in the dark stars for her ceiling!
Binoculars from YiaYia and Pappou.
 Some pretty cool books about identifying animals, trees and constellations from Aunt Kathy.

Time for the cake before it melts!

So, so, so good!
And finally a little facetime with Meme and Papa before heading upstairs for baths.
In lieu of a party this year, Kate has asked for what every little girl turning 40 would want: a trip to the spa, afternoon tea and some shopping in Chinatown with just your mom. So Sunday Kate and I will venture into the city for the day. Unbeknownst to her though, is that we will be picking up one of her favorite friends from Montessori school, Scarlette, and bringing her with us for part of the afternoon. I had to have at least one surprise up my sleeve for her so the three of us will have manicures and some makeup applied and then head to the Drake for the afternoon Princess Tea. Then I'll take Kate to Chinatown to pick out something extra special from the gift shop before we head home to join Lucy and Len for supper.

Hard to believe we are now the proud parents of two 7 year olds! I love looking back at just how far we've come and how the girls have changed over the years so I thought I'd post a picture of each girl on their birthdays thus far.
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Six
Seven
And now my lovely Lucy. born in China. I so wish I had snuggled this little baby girl.
One, still in China
 Two--her first birthday with us.
Three
Four
 Five
Six
Seven

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