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Happy 5th birthday, Katie!

The day started by opening a present from papa and Grannie (that has been in our closet for probably two years now)—doll bunk beds. She was over the moon!

  
Picture with the birthday girl!

Opening her birthday cards—the same card from two people and the zebras matched her outfit! What are the odds?!

The official picture.

Two Barbies in a Croc

These are the kinds of things I constantly run across in our house: Katie put two barbies to bed in one of Tom’s Crocs.

 

She wanted to cuddle…

And Elsa had to be in the picture.

 

Mama! I’m sleeping with Charlie and daddy!

(Daddy is the Daddy Doll above her on the steps.) 

 

Mama, send this to daddy. 

We had just dressed her mouse in her doll’s dress and she told me to send it to daddy. :) 

 

She found her mouse. 

Cuddling with mouse (from one of her favorite books: If you take a mouse to school) after finding him in the basement earlier today. She was also cranky because daddy was at class and wasn’t going to be home before bedtime.

 

Katie’s Barbie reward

After our initial potty-training experience went well, we’d been having a rough few weeks with Katie having wet underwear A LOT. So we decided a bribe was in order.

She found a Barbie she wanted at Walmart and she had to be dry for seven days to get it. We put up a chart and she put her daily stickers on…and damned if she didn’t do it the first try!

 

Cuddling with Daddy

    

She wanted to watch TV in our room. 

I had stuff to do in her room so I allowed it. :)

She had to tuck in her barbie.

Katie playing with her new stuff.

Sofia/Barbie Supergirl

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Flying around the house.

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Watching a movie in her new sleeping bag…with her old backpack, of course.

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Putting all her new princesses in her new dollhouse.

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You’ll notice two of the princesses are “wearing Crocs” — she hung the Croc keychain on their heads. :)

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Christmas Day

My new Michigan State tee from Grannie and Papa (since I don’t have one that fits anymore)!

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Our Princess Sofia!

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“I have an amulet!”

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Anna/Sofia lining up all her princesses in her dollhouse.

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Maggie loving her squeaky lobster!

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Katie’s birthday presents, take 2.

Present #2 she picked, which was opened after dinner! Are you sensing a theme here? :)

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And the shot that makes it all worth it! :)

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(If you can’t tell, it’s a reversible Anna/Elsa doll. You flip the skirt over and the other doll is underneath. Her friend had one at T-ball and Katie co-opted it and carried it around forever. So I got her one off ebay probably two months ago and it’s just been waiting!)

Game 7: Raptors vs Scrappers

 

One of Owen’s teammates (surprisingly, there’s not too much of this with his team):

Katie’s same friend was there with her purse—and an Elsa/Anna doll—again today which kitty quickly co-opted as her own. The mom had no problem with it because she was just happy her daughter was sharing. :)

Katie off playing with her:

Our little catcher!

Owen’s two at-bats:

Pre-bedtime cuddles with daddy

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Of course holding her new Happy Meal dolly that she can’t let out of her sight since she got it yesterday. :)

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Katie put her baby down for a nap.

I guess a Zappos box is as good a place as any. :)

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Katie sleeping with her ballerina. 

Katie loves her ballerina that she just got from Grammy and Papa.

I was waking her up gently since it was time to get up from her nap. When the flashes from the camera didn’t rouse her, I gently rubbed her arm. With her eyes still closed she grabbed her dolly and then rolled over. :)

Katie getting scared by the peekaboo bear

We were downstairs coloring a welcome sign for Grannie and Papa when Katie pulled out her peekaboo bear…and the excitement began. Holy cow.

A new dolly and bears!

Grauntie Sue sent a dolly and some bears for the kids. Katie was enthralled with her dolly—as soon as she saw it in the box, she was saying “MY DOLLY! MY DOLLY!”

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In mom’s dress with mom’s matching doll—Part 2!

See part 1 here!

Today Gramma Jean and I tried to get a better shot of Katie in the dress with the doll—and with the bonnet that I found (and didn’t lose after we moved!).

First, Katie was thrilled to get new shoes (I’ve had them forever and finally had a reason to get them out). Second, she loved her “long socks” and sat very patiently while I put her tights on. Third, she was excited to finally hold “her dolly” that she had seen sitting on the table waiting. :)

Here’s a comparison shot with the original picture and the closest one from today (out of 147 shots):

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And a collage of the rest of the best:

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Two of my favorites:

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Some pics mom took:

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Showing grandpa her long socks!

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Heading to the bus stop to get Owen, with a brief detour to see the pumpkins and try for more pics:

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As always, excited to see Owee getting off the bus!

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Back at home, refusing to take off any of the outfit:

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