is now 9 years old. She very much enjoyed our trip to Walt Disney World
as well as her time at Girl Scout camp this summer. It was a day camp,
not overnight, although they did have one overnight within the 10 days.
misses her old school, but has settled in very well at her new school.
She is once again in the Gifted Program and seems to like all her
She misses her after school voice lessons, but that may be something we
start up again. In the meantime she is staying busy with Junior Girl
Scouts, cheerleading, school chorus and semi-regular trips to REI to go
indoor rock climbing.
Erika has been making friends both at school and in our neighborhood,
and had the opportunity to see some old friends this year too. And
Erika really enjoys being a big sister! She and Kat are just too cute together.
Did someone say Kat? Indeed, onwards to
16 months old, has only recently tipped the scales at 20 lbs (the magic
number needed to turn her carseat around!) and is almost 31 inches
tall. She has 8 teeth and eats almost anything we put in front of her.
Lately her favorite food is yogurt (and potato chips) but she's also
still eating the Gerber fruits and veggies. The last 2 times we had
pizza she ate 1/2 a slice by herself in addition to whatever yogurt or
Gerber veggie we fed her! She's still getting the hang of walking, but
is fully capable of standing up by herself and taking a bunch of steps
without falling. She's started waving to people, laughing at
things she sees, and spontaneously giving Doug, Erika and I hugs and
kisses. She is normally very well behaved but doesn't like to be held
on our laps for long periods of time (think church). She's fairly
patient and content to sit in high chairs in restaurants, though! And
she's often quiet, if stony-faced, when we're at the bus stop waiting
for Erika. All in all, though, if I'd had Kat first, there
probably wouldn't be an 8 year gap between my kids!
The Kat Column!