Thursday, February 10, 2011

happy birthday katie!

Katie is now 5!! She is now up to 9 favorite colors and has stated that she will no longer be distracted by her brothers at swimming lessons. Because, you know, she's FIVE!

We had a bunch of friends come over for a ladybug mania party. With a number of siblings included, the number of kids quickly escalated. It was a little insane, but a lot of fun. I was glad that Mag helped her choose a non-princess theme - not that we avoided it entirely. It was even more fun to have Mag and Summer out for the party.

We had a ladybug cake; everybody made ladybugs to play 'pin the ladybug on the flower; we played 'find the ladybugs with ladybugs hidden around the room; and there were ladybug cookies in the favor bags and for treats at preschool. And did I mention the ladybug confetti? It's possible we took the theme a little far, but it was a lot of fun.

Some of the things Katie loved: new dress-up of Belle - (idea courtesy of Katharine's Halloween costume a few years ago),

a second ladybug cake at Oma's house,

a rainbow skirt and sparkly shirt from Aunt Julie that she wears at LEAST once a week,

pink roller skates from the Reeses - Max is also a fan,

and a ladybug tea set from Oma and Opa that EVERYBODY loves to play with.

A great birthday weekend for a great girl! We're so glad to have her in our family.


The Goat Herders said...

Happy Birthday, Katie!
You are growing up so fast and so pretty! All those lady bugs were a very fun way to celebrate your birthday! Keep being wonderful and cute!

Mia said...

Happy Birthday Katie!!