Dad started a new tradition with the girls of taking them to pick out a baptism dress. ( I am too controlling when it comes to shopping so this is a good opportunity for the girls to excercise what they call free-will or "agency.") Kate didn't think she would be getting a dress for the event so when Dad announced it to her the day before her face just lit up. (Good job Dad!) They had a fun date together and Kate chose this cute little spring green--it's the new white !
Even though Kate's birthday was on her baptism, we decided to celebrate the day before. It started with breakfast in bed...is that our new tradition?...followed by present opening. Kate learned from having her other sisters' birthdays earlier in the year that you can gain maximum fun if you open presents in the MORNING. That way you have all day to play with them. It made sense.
She got what she really wanted-- a singing machine and a Hannah Montana (technically it's a Sharpay) wig. She has been rockin' to Disney Hits Mania ever since.
She also had a party. Twelve girls came to the church cultural hall where we played crab soccer, freeze tag, red rover, hide-n-seek, had a balloon stomp and a pinata--which was busted WAY to quickly. Next time we'll use a blindfold.
Happy birthday to our sweet, helpful, active Kate.