Kate's Special Day {2015}

Monday, April 6, 2015
I completely leave it up to Kate as to how much to make of her "special day" which is the anniversary of her joining our family.  Some years, we have simply gone for an ice cream cone.  Some years, we have gone for a mommy-daughter pedicure or made a pink cake.  This year, her special day fell on a Saturday.  So, Kate told us she wanted to go fishing, get a cupcake and order Chinese food.


So, we went to a local park to fish and explore.

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Will climbed trees and made friends with the squirrels.

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Will and Kate

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Kate is all business when it comes to fishing.

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She gets really mad when I try to take photos (see below).

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I love seeing all three of my kids together.  I see it less and less these days as the teens are always busy:(


There was a cool art installation in the park...


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The fish were not biting at the park, so we headed to the cupcake shoppe.

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We stopped home to wash hands and eat our cupcakes.

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Harry is addicted to fishing  (#thetugishisdrug) so he convinced us all to try another fishing hole.  And it was a success as they all caught fish.

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Harry reeled in a big bass (video above).  And finally, Kate caught one...

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She LOVES fishing but she is not a fan of holding the fish.  That is why she holds it out like that and makes a face.  I posted this on IG and someone thought it was fake.  Kate has caught a few fish and she even got a new rod and reel for Easter.

After fishing, Kate changed her mind about dinner.  She heard her brothers talking about chicken wings.  So, we went out for buffalo wings.  She is very other oriented.  She knows that her brothers like fishing and wings so she partially chose to do things they would enjoy too.

After dinner, I gave Kate this charm.  I had seen it a few weeks ago and knew it would be perfect for her even though I don't usually giver her a gift on this day.  Everyday, Kate says it's the BEST day ever!  She really does.  She finds the good in each and every day.  I love her positivity. 

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And the day Kate joined our family truly was one of the best days ever!

9 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to celebrate becoming a party of 5!

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  2. What a sweet way to celebrate that special day!! Do you have to clean those fish? Hoping your fisherman Harry does that for you! :)

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    1. We catch and release these fish, Janet. But when we go to Galveston fishing, Dave cleans them and we eat them for dinner. We live in the city so these are just small ponds we go to for a quick fish.

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  3. I love that you always celebrate this very special day as a family! And what a well-rounded sweetheart your Kate is- buffalo wings and fishing with cupcakes and those darling shorts :)

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  4. A perfect day to spend the day! Love the park installation!

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  5. Love the updates! The charm is beautiful! I would love to get it for my daughter! Where can I purchase it?

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    1. Evelyn, I got the. Charm from Zulily. The brand is LIttlefield Lane. They offer then every few months. Hope that helps.

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  6. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos - what a calm, serene, and happy day!

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