Sunday, January 31, 2010

Birthday Party #2







Katherine turned 6 years old today. Sometimes it seems impossible that she could already be that old. But when you spend time with her, she is most definately 6! As always on this day, I have thought of her birth family. Katherine was found at her orphanage gates when she was just a few hours old, so January 31st would have been her birth family's first and last moments with her. I wish that I could tell them how wonderful and beautiful she is and to let them know how grateful I am to have her as my child.



Katherine's postponed "friend" party was this evening. She had invited several kids, but only 3 little girls had called to RSVP. Well, one got sick and one didn't show. So Kate's good buddy Allison was the only one to come. When Katherine realized that her party was down to one girl and herself she shrugged and said, "Oh well, I still have a friend here and we'll have fun." Sometimes she is amazing! Allison and Katherine did have a grand time. They went to daycare together as toddlers and have been good friends since they were a year and a half old. Tonight, they made butterfly crafts, played, ate supper, and spent a LOT of time giggling. Rachel tried her best to keept up with the big girls and they in turn were very tolerant of her. It was not the party we had imagined, but it ended up being a fun evening and Katherine went to bed with a big smile on her face.

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I love birthdays!

the ladybug cake

The Ladybug Sisters

Sisters

Sisters
Jie Jie and Mei Mei

Park Pictures

Park Pictures
Peeking through the windows

Park Pictures

Park Pictures
Katherine and her toothless smile

Park Pictures

Park Pictures
The little one leads the way