|Happy 3rd birthday, Kate!|
Kate just celebrated her third birthday (which, is incidentally the same day as my baby sister) and, as always, I had a flurry of emotions. Three years really isn't all that long but at the same time, it seems like we've known her forever. Families are forever, after all.
|Usually Kate's a dog person, but she doesn't discriminate if the cats are close by.|
|Always helpful. Recently, she's also developed an incredibly cheesy camera-ready smile.|
|Cuddling one of our new chicks.|
...and she long ago gave up being squirmish around bugs and now delicately handles them right along with her sisters.
|Another praying mantis!|
And, of course, there's always time to practice mothering on Dad.
|Jack happily puts up with a lot at our house.|
Katherine's special day was a flurry of activity. When we got home from camping, we had work to do, a dirt cake to make, animals to take care of, honey to harvest, meetings to attend and certainly her fair share of presents to open.
|Um, if you don't like kids licking their fingers while making dirt cake, you might not want to have a serving of Kate's...|
Happy birthday! We love you, Kate!