Sunday, November 11, 2012

Katie’s 7th Birthday

Thought it was about time for a birthday update for my firstborn. I can’t believe she’s SEVEN. How can she be seven? She’s grown into such a nice girl. Here’s Katie’s birthday interview:

My favorite food is: homemade pudding (This was a surprise!)

My favorite movie is: Annie

The coolest person on Earth is: Mom and Dad (bonus points for that one!)

My favorite thing to learn about is: science

The thing I’m great at is: reading and art

If I could go anywhere, it would be: Hawaii

My favorite color is: pink

My favorite superhero or princess is: Jubilee for superhero and Belle for princess

When I grow up, I’m going to be a: fashion designer

My favorite song is: Alouette (she played this for her first piano recital)

A book I love is: McKenna—Ready to Fly

When I was little, I used to: sing the ABCs a lot

My favorite time of year is: summer—for my birthday!

The snack I like best is: oranges

One food that I really don’t like is: spicy foods

My best friend is: Makenna Frost (The Frosts moved to Washington earlier this year, and Katie misses her like crazy. Some day we’ll all go for a visit to see them!)

If I had one wish, it would be: to have a horse

My favorite phrase is: I love you (Paul put this one down last year. We have very loving kids!)

My favorite treat is: homemade baklava

My favorite toy is: Kanani

Katie started second grade this year, and she LOVES school. We just had parent/teacher conference, and her teacher said that Katie is an excellent student. She loves to read and has loved the Illustrated Classics series. She makes friends easily and is very confident. She’s a wonderful big sister and is a HUGE help with Bridget. She’s learning to vacuum and loves the new vacuum we just got. She can be very emotional and is just starting to sulk and scowl when she doesn’t get her way. I have a feeling she’s going to be your stereotypical emotional teenage girl. She loves dressing up and is very excited when she wears a cute outfit, although she does put together the oddest combination of clothes sometimes. She’s lost three teeth in the past year and has another loose one up top. She’s been doing gymnastics for just under a year now and is working at advancing to level three. She goes to the gym twice a week and practices at home most days. She’s very flexible and graceful, but she’s a bit of a ‘fraidy cat, which makes vault practice tricky. She’s working on it though, and we really like the gym she goes to.


Aunt Ashley came to stay with us so we all celebrated Katie's birthday together, even if it was a week late. We’re not sticklers for the calendar over here.



I don’t want to brag, but I make the best carrot cake. Chunky, moist, and supremely delicious.