Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Katie!

2 years ago today, Katherine Marie came into our lives. It was love at first sight and she is the perfect addition to our family. In the time that has passed, she has grown from a tiny newborn to a walking, talking toddler.

This past year has brought a whirlwind of changes in Katie. She has all of her teeth except her 2 year molars and has grown several inches. I have also cut her bangs countless times since her first birthday as her hair grows pretty quickly. Katie has gone from saying a few words when she turned 1 to speaking in full sentences at age 2.

Katie is becoming very strong willed, which is no surprise as she is turning 2. I am hoping to start potty training soon as she always wants to be in the bathroom and will tell you when she wants you to change her diaper. However, I can already tell it's going to be on her terms.

She really loves her big brother and thinks that she is the same age as him. It's awesome to watch their relationship develop as they are able to communicate with each other. He is one of the first people she asks for if she doesn't see him when she wakes up. Listening to their conversations can be so cute.

Lately, Katie has been a bit more difficult to get to sleep for bed and naps. She sleeps around 12 hours a night and rarely gets up before 7:30am. And she hasn't tried to climb out of her crib yet (knock on wood).

Katie still eats a good variety of foods but will tell you when she is done now. She also asks for specific things to eat and will let you know if she doesn't want what you are offering. It's nice in a way because we don't have to play a guessing game about her meals anymore but she doesn't like for you to tell her that she can't have a "pock" (lollipop).

We are so lucky to have Katie in our lives and a part of our family. It has been a seamless transition since day one and I can't imagine life without her. We are truly blessed to have Katie as our daughter. Happy Birthday Katie.....Mommy, Daddy and Michael all love you very much!


Mel said...

What a cutie! Sweet post. Happy birthday sweet Katie!

LauraC said...

Happy birthday Katie!!

Jessica said...

Cute little sweetie. She sounds so much like Siennalee - when Sienna was that age she also slept 12 hours a night and never tried to get out of her bed, save one time. She stayed put until we changed her bed to a toddler bed - I bet Katie does the same thing! :)