the black and white post. here we are. 10 months. the time when i realize i need to start thinking about her birthday that is coming up in 6 short weeks... while i was uploading pictures for this post, and walked away for TWO SECONDS to plug in my computer, my sweet little 10 month old decided now would be a good time to try my her first mocha... i opted to not take a picture of her chocolate covered face or the chocolate covered carpet that i spent the last 20 minutes cleaning. but i think you can imagine the look on her face, smeared in mocha from ear to ear, when i took my mug away from her. that look, as if to say, "how have you been hiding this wonderful goodness from me for the last 10 months?!" so much for not eating refined sugar until her first birthday. this is what happens when you are no. 2. i think we might be in trouble with this one... don't let her big brown eyes or her adorable little laugh fool you. she is all over the place. she walks/crawls where she wants to go and gets into whatever she can get her tiny little hands into: including, but not limited to chewing on lucy's toys, pulling dirt out of plants, and taking her sister's beloved blanket. we love you, sweet kate. even when you drink mama's coffee.
recently this has been a space for monthly updates on kate. there has been life outside of kate's monthly updates. for example, back in february we had both sides of our family come to town for charley's birthday party and kate's baptism. thus earning the name "baptism birthday bash galore." while trying to plan a pinterest worthy two-year-old birthday party, i quickly realized the theme might better be charley's most favorite thing to do in the world...bowling! so we had a two-year-old birthday party at the bowling alley on base. charley loved every minute of it. we loved having family and friends to celebrate with!