Katherine is 12 today. That doesn't quite seem possible, but it is.
When Kate was little, she had fun, themed parties that included invitations and decorations and a cake that I baked. She's over that now, so parties are a lot easier! She just wanted a couple of friends to spend the night. They went out for pizza and then came home to play Twister and bake a chocolate cake. Katherine assigned her friends jobs and then dared them to taste cocoa powder. (They did and were pretty grossed out!)
Grandma and Grandpa came last night and we went out for Mexican food and then ate some more of the chocolate cake. Katherine, at this point, is pretty much at a loss as to what sort of gifts to ask for herself. She has few wants and likes experiences better than things. A ukulele was her only request this year and Granny and Poppy took care of that. We got her a nice tennis racket...
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Katherine turns 12 in a couple of weeks. Granny and Poppy are going to be gone on her birthday, so they gave Kate her gift early. She had to follow a series of clues around their house and finally found her present tucked into bed.
Friday, January 1, 2016
The girls and I bundled up this morning and went for a walk on the levee.
There was no one around, but the birds were awake and calling. We saw hawks and herons, crows and jays and ducks swimming on the ice rimmed creek.