It's hard to believe, but our firstborn is now FIVE! That's school-aged, ya'll! What a little lady she has become, too. We often have joked that she's four-going-on-fourteen (guess we gotta change that saying now!). See if you can see some of her big-stuff personality show in some of these pictures!
This year she really got into putting out cookies for Santa. Although she knows "the truth" about Santa, she still made it a big deal to put out cookies for him.
She knows she's beautiful, too. Can you tell?
One of the biggest highlights of her past year was becoming a big sister again. The whole pregnancy (except for the first month), she was very confident that it was a girl, and told people so all the time when they'd ask, even though we waited to find out. When Waverly was born and we told her the news that she was a girl, she simply said, "I know." She has taken on the role quite nicely, and loves to do things with and for her little sister. She is a big help, and will get things for me like diapers, clothes, wipes, and her equipment. She loves doing basic care for her like washing her face, helping with bath time, putting lotion on her, helping with diaper changes, and giving her meds. When Waverly is done eating, she'll turn off her feeding pump. She often entertains her and will "babysit" for me very seriously when asked (like if I have to attend to Jackson for a few minutes).
She took ballet class this fall. It was her first "class" ever, and she really enjoyed it. However, when the time came for the next session, she said she was done and hasn't asked about taking it again since.
This year at preschool they did a Christmas play. Kathryn was chosen to be the angel in the play that announced to the shepherds that Jesus was born. She was the ONLY child in the whole play that had a speaking part, and she did awesome! We were so proud of her for saying all four lines so well!
-She will often ask me to remind her of things, as in, "Mom, can you remind me to take my folder to school in the morning?" or "Remind me when we get home to get my necklace."
-Her imagination is really growing, and she will tell elaborate stories and dreams.
-She wears mostly size 5 or 6 now.
-Her shoe size is 12 or 13.
-She still loves music and will sing along to her songs on the cd or to songs on the radio. She often surprises me with a new song she knows.
-She often picks out her own clothes for the morning, gets herself dressed, brushes her own hair and teeth, can get herself something to drink and sometimes something to eat (if it's accessible and easy).
-She loves UVA sports.
-She's still a good eater. Some of her favorite foods are black olives, green olives stuffed with garlic, spaghetti, salad, apples, cheese, broccoli, and of course junk food like chocolate. She also loves our local frozen yogurt place where you can choose your flavor of yogurt and then add any toppings you want.
Kathryn, we are so proud of the little girl that you have become. It has been a true delight to be your parents these five years. You bring so much joy and laughter to our lives. We are so thankful that God blessed us with you, and pray that you continue to grow in your love and knowledge of Him. May you be a light for His glory. We love you!