Friday, October 18, 2013

Birthday girls

It's Birthday time around our house. We have a whole bunch of them all within a 3 week time period.

Who is it now?

First Mal, who turned 22 yesterday. 

She was able to come tonight so I baked her favorite, pumpkin pie. Yep, she's never been a cake kinda girl so pumpkin pie it is. And hey, candles fit in pie too:)

Malaree, if you haven't noticed, looks just like her dad. 

Same beautiful blue eyes, that deep dimple in her chin. She not quite a quiet as dad though, she tends to be more passionate and talkative like me:)

 You should hear her rooting for her football team--- wow. 

She's in her last year of college, to become a social worker. And a good one I am sure she will be.

Now the second birthday girl-- Miss Kat. Double digits. GASP. 10 years old??? How can this be? 

Growing up wayyyy too fast. 

She seemed pretty happy with her gifts, she really, really wanted a bracelet maker and was so excited to get it. 

Sadly, having so many siblings that "want one" had her in tears before too long, thinking ALL her rubber bands to make the bracelets for all would be used up:(  

She was assured she would be able to get many more rubber bands and she didn't need to worry about running out, so then the tears stopped.

Kat has gained some size this year, she's 4 ft 5 inches, just a tad shorter than Paisley and Phoebe. She's still stick thin at 52 pounds but finally over 50 pounds. Again, less than Phoebe and Paisley but that's just her.  Tiny.

Although healthy, she rarely gets anything but a cold. 

She's still saying she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. It's been a couple of years now she has had that in mind. 


She would certainly make a good teacher-- she is very patient. She's kind. She's mostly respectful, now don't think her eyes don't roll occasionally when she *thinks* mom isn't looking.

Yeah, (MOM) I know she's a tween now and that's gonna happen. 

Miss Kitty has taken sharing her spot as the "baby of the family" with Phoebe very well. Once over those initial bumps and she realized she is still our wonderful Miss Kitty Kat, and no one is replacing her.

Nope, no way. There's only one Miss Kitty:)  

So pretty, always making us crafts, and I mean daily crafts, from folded paper into animal shapes and hearts, to detailed letters telling dad and I how much she loves us and is thankful to have us. She's just the sweetest child.

You know, when she's not rolling her eyes:)

Seriously, she's a blessing, such a funny, sweet, kind, loving, and amazing girl that we have the honor to call daughter.

To both of our wonderful daughters---- 

Happy, Happy Birthdays girls-- we love you both soooooo much!!!

5 comments:

Narissa said...

Happy birthday Kat! Sounds like you have grown this year. Narissa has a few months to catch up, but she went last week to the Dr. and is 50 pounds 50 inches! We hope you have a great year. love you

Narissa said...

Happy birthday Kat! Sounds like you have grown this year. Narissa has a few months to catch up, but she went last week to the Dr. and is 50 pounds 50 inches! We hope you have a great year. love you

~Monica Utt~ Itty Bitty Land said...

If you don't mind my asking, do Phoebe & Kat still have contact their "families" in China? Have they seen pictures of how they have grown?

HollyMarie said...

Hey there, I found your blog while googling info for special needs adoptions from China. :) You have a beautiful family! I'm trying to find out more info on waivers specifically, and also trying to find an active on-line group of some sort but am not having much luck! I wonder if you can point me in the right direction? You can email me... hollykladder(at)Hotmail(dot)com I'd be so grateful!

Vickie said...

Monica-- YES!! The girls both have continued contact and now even sisters who can translate letters both ways, to help maintain those ties. I just sent out a letter to Kat's family for her 7 year Gotcha and her birthday and included pictures of how she has grown:)They love our girls and we love them for loving our precious girls. We pray that we will get to take all of the children back to China someday to see their loved ones.