So, like most of you, we’ve been busy….here’s a quick recap. 🙂
Cate’s birthday was lots of fun! She had both a friend party and family party. We were super happy to have so many to help us celebrate our big girl.
Lots of PINK (ya know, cause pink is very “girlish”).
The princesses of the royal party.
Cate, enjoying her new “rocker” toys. Notice the amazing outfit.
It was a great birthday weekend! Thank you for all of your happy wishes!
Aaaaaaand in other big girl news…guess who’s been wearing BIG GIRL UNDER WARE?!!
Right around Thanksgiving, Anna asked to wear her big girl under ware and she hasn’t looked back! Wow, Team B is SO different! Yay Anna!!
And last, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! Though we have our decorations up, we still have lots of shopping to do. But it all gets done, we’re not stressed. We’ve already seen Santa, shopped for our adoptive family, made ornaments, went to Light Up Downtown, and just today Cate and I went to Nutcracker!
In trying to “get into the Christmas spirit” this year, I had a moment of clarity. When you are a kid, the magic of Christmas is, well, magical. But as an adult, it takes a little more to get in to it, certainly having kids helps a lot. Anyway, this year, I realized the Christmas spirit is like anything else in my life. I have the choice to feel the “spirit” or not. I have the choice to embrace the magic of this time of year. It always feels good to remind myself that each day, I have the choice and its up to me to make every day, especially at Christmastime, magical.