"And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." Deuteronomy 30:6

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Katie Jo turns 6

Katie Jo turned 6 years old on Sunday, January 30. WOW! Has it really been that long!?! Katie Jo came out a whopping 5 lbs 14 oz and 19 in, and I do not believe that she has stopped since that moment. :)

Kathryn JoAnn, I am so proud that you are my daughter. You are a special little girl. You are tender and caring, especially where babies are concerned. You also care for those that are hurt. You are quick to give up something for someone else, usually.

You do have a bossy side and slight temper. You are the socialite of the family! We started going to a new church over this past year, and you seemed to know everyone within a week or 2. You are enjoying choir and mission friends.  Performing is something that you love to do!

You played 2 seasons of soccer this year. You played your best! :) You aren't one for being hot tho. You want to try softball this year, and you have been practicing baseball on the wii. This is good because at first you swung the bat backwards! You are more of a dancer than an athlete at this point, but you may surprise us.

You started Kindergarten this year. You really enjoy school! You started math this semester, and you are almost done with your phonics. You still LOVE to craft!!!! Nana and Poppa got you crafting supplies for Christmas and your birthday so that you don't use up all the school craft supplies. :) You are always making things for others.

You love to nurture! I believe you would take care of Joy Michelle all day if I let you. You generally play well with Eli, but you have your tiffs. You and Josiah play well together, except you aren't big on being involved in his wars. The three of you play Star Wars all the time, and you often have some special something that heals people. Your brothers got you a light saber for your birthday, and you were so excited!! You ran and gave each of them a big hug. :) I do believe it is your favorite gift.

The day before your birthday we went on a shopping spree with Abby. You also had some spending money. You spent over half of it in Claire's getting eye shadow, scrunchies, and galactic ooze (which you experimented with freezing it). Then, you spent the rest at Bath & Body Works getting a gift set of lotion, body spray, and shower gel, and a coconut lip gloss. You have thankfully inherited the love of shopping. :) You often times go with me when I grocery shop, although, that is so you aren't stuck with the boys. LOL I will pretend it is b/c you want to go.

It has been a hard and fun year for you! You love to visit Janie Beth! You drew her a picture for her birthday and we sent it up with the balloons, but it got stuck in the tree. I know she loved it!!!!

I am excited to see what God has in store for you! You already talk of being a mommy. I pray now for a godly man to be your husband and that you would become a godly woman. You talk of being a missionary. I think you will be a missionary for Him in some form or fashion, whether it is going to another country or just in your neighborhood. I am praying for you to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ this year. God is planting seeds in your heart and I am honored to have the privilege of watching them grow. :)

Here are some pictures from your year!
 Attended your first tea party. :)
 Made your first Domino's pizza.
 Go Upward!
 Slept like Mommy. :)
 Finished your second book in Cubbies.
 Went and got your hair cut on a girl's day out. :)
 We had fun at the mall after your hair cut spending your Claire's card.
 This is where you would spend your entire summer! In the POOL!
 Went blackberry picking.
 Lost your first tooth.
 Enjoyed a Fourth Friday learning about wooden instruments.
 Stole butter from the fridge!
 Became a big cousin to Gwyn.
 Became a big sister again... to Joy Michelle
 Mary Poppins after shooting through the chimney. :)
 Made a huge snowball...
 That you threw at Aunt Amy. :)
 Enjoyed another big snow!

I love you Katie Jo!!!! Thank you for all your help everyday! You are a special little girl. I am blessed!


  1. happy birthday to katie jo! what a joy!

  2. I love the birthday posts you do for your kids. What a neat way to remember the year in a less time-consuming way, and then you (and they) have it to keep! I see things like this, and I add them to my mental list of what I hope to do as a mommy. :)

    Happy birthday to Katie Jo!

  3. Happy, happy birthday Katie Jo! You are such a beautiful girl!
    Michelle, I have enjoyed all your recent posts, especially the one about Janie Beth's gifts. (((HUGS)))