dear kathryn grace,
yesterday you turned one. it was hardly momentous- celebrated by pancakes, hashbrowns and chocolate milk
you had half a pancake.
but don't fret, we will be celebrating until the cows come home on sunday up at grandma and grandpa hansen's. with brysaac and ryken. you'll love it!
i wanted this post to be magnificent and wondrous to behold. i wanted you to be able to read this when you're older (when i've turned this blog into a book)
and feel my love for you. but i suck at writing. so instead i am just
going to keep on loving you
for the rest of forever
i think that should suffice.
i wanted you to know some things about you. little things that i will inevitably
forget as you grow
you like to sit on your bum and turn in a circle using your feet
when you're really happy you lean back while sitting and kick your feet really fast on the ground (think bicycle ab workout)
you love the tub- the kicking feet get even faster in water!
you go to bed between 7-8 and wake up 12 hours later. i love that
some mornings we hear you "reading" books to yourself. i really love that
you're always cranky around 4 in the afternoon
you like vegetables. it's a chore to feed you fruit
you love to share your toys, half-eaten food and your blankie
(we don't always want the food)
you hate your rear-facing car seat but your dad won't let me turn you around
until you get a little bigger
you weaned off the bottle like a champ. it took absolutely no effort at all from us
your chunky cheeks are slimming and that makes me sad
you like to gnaw on your crib. not cool
you cry when i leave for work and although i hate hearing you cry,
i love knowing you will miss me
your blankie will quiet you when upset
you sleep with your knees pulled up under you and your face smashed into the mattress
you're sweet. and shy. and cute. and loving
wouldn't have you any other way
Happy Birthday katers