We had a remarkable birthday celebration with Katherine.
It's also remarkable to see her personality starting to stabilize. She has always been a bit unpredictable - crying at odd times, screaming when we least expect it, keeping us guessing. Now I'm starting to understand her a bit. She doesn't like to be left out but she's learning that she can watch her older sisters play and as long as she is quiet they don't really mind. Now that we are at the end of the summer, she can't quite play by herself. She's so used to one of her sisters supplying the game, setting, ideas and fun.
I'm excited for her to start Kindergarten this Fall. I'm excited to see her become more independent this year. I'm a bit sad that she won't have A. to play with this year since I've decided not to babysit full time anymore. But, I'm happy that she is going to have time to be independent, explore her interests and get a bit more attention from me.
She is a gem, a gift and truly a precious part of our family.