So, Catie's 1st birthday has come and gone. She had a GREAT time munching down on some yummy spice cake and tearing into presents with her fav cous Caroline. They were both adorable in their little party outfits, and were in fine spirits for the duration of the party.
Pictures of said event will be forthcoming when her Uncle Shaun or her father post them. Uncle Shaun even got streaming video of the cake event!
Halloween was also a hit, and Catie's father will hopefully be passing along pictures of that event, as well (since it's pretty obvious i'm never going to remember to have my digital camera, the power cable, and a computer all in the same place at the same time). She was able to go once with her Grandma and Grandpa, and again with her father and cousins. By the second time, she had the process down and insisted on going to EVERY house -- not just those with lights and candy! And since i'm hoping that her few precious teeth will wait a while before rotting out of her head, she wasn't able to eat much candy, which is just as well, because i'm pretty sure cousin Jonathan and cousin Matthew were in desperate need of more! (*note the sarcasm, as each child got a BUCKET full of candy!*)
Catie has picked up a few new tricks. Her most recent is saying "thank you," although it sounds more like "tank-too" but a mommy always knows! She's such a big helper that i guess she's just heard that so many times, she can finally repeat it! She has also claimed a few books as her "favorites" and reads them several times a day each. Her all time fav is the one with all the animals, because they all make such funny sounds! She knows that the first picture is the puppy and the second is the kitty, before we even open the book!
She is also enjoying her new forward-facing car seat. There is a little holder on the side for cheerios and other assorted snack foods, and therefore there are cheerios and such all OVER the back seat of the car! But my smart little piggy reaches right for the snack bin every time she gets into the car!
Christmas is just around the corner, and the household will be all decked out in a couple of weeks. And tomorrow the custody case will be reviewed. Cross your fingers it will all work out well for Catie!!