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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Happy Birthday, Katie!

This little girl is so precious!  I'm a lucky mama.  She has absorbed so much in the last few months.  She's smart and cute and cuddly and funny.  And LOUD.

When Paul is home, she tells him, "I need go bye bye!"  So he takes her with him to Costco, where she charms everyone who crosses her path.

Instead of "I need help," Katie says, "Mama help you!" when she's stuck or frustrated.

She's a great mimic.  Unfortunately.  She highlights the demanding way Hannah says, "C'you gimme some milk?" at dinner by parroting it after her.  Hmm, gotta work on that.  And as for the things she's picked up from the boys, well, let's not go there!

She's feisty enough to fend for herself with all those boys, too.  The LOUD part comes in handy.

She likes bags and backpacks she can put stuff in and tote it around the house.  It's been a challenge explaining to her that the whole house is not a giant toy box.  We try to keep the toys contained in the bedrooms and the playroom, but if Katie's playing, they find their way into the school room and the front room, as well.

She sings to Luke at night.  "Night night, Lukey, night night, Lukey, night night Lukey, it timuh go nigh night!"

She's walking all the time now, and can go up and down the stairs standing (although it's still faster to go down on her belly).

She's a delight, and a treasure, and we are so blessed to have her.  This girl that we loved from afar for so long is finally ours.

Happy birthday, little sweetheart.  Mama "lu du!"

Ni Hao Yall

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  1. she sounds like she's a happy youngster fitting right in. Enjoy her. :)

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