Thursday, March 24, 2011

Favourite Thing Friday

Here in the great state of Pennsylvania it's not quite Friday yet, but tomorrow I'll be busy getting ready for Kate's birthday party!  She turns 9 years old tomorrow night at 11:43. 

So, my favourite thing is our middle daughter, Kate Clair! 

When our oldest child, Joshua, was almost four years old, we welcomed Kate Clair into the world.  We were so thankful for her robust health as she tipped the scales at 11lbs 4oz. 

our doctor, a good German, suggested we name her "Brunhilde"

Kate is very unique. 

She's beautiful.

She's smart as a whip.  She was born for public speaking or teaching.  When she was two years old, she performed two children's songs with her brother and cousin for a memorial service.  When they were finished she said, "now I want to sing by myself".  She is a performer - I foresee her in theatre (heaven knows she has natural "emotional talent"). 

She's a born mother - this girl has been bouncing baby dolls on her hip since she was two.   She's even better with real babies!

She's mature.  She's nine going on thirty-two.  

She's fun.  She loves to laugh.

She's athletic.  She enjoys soccer, basketball, and playing outside.  

She's a best friend - to her sister.  I've never seen girls who are closer. 

Kate is so excited for her birthday!  We've been counting down the "big day" for weeks now.  We'll be  celebrating with family tomorrow night.  Kate picked the dinner and dessert menu.  My mom took her to get her nails done at a salon today.  I bought her a special outfit for her party.  Her classmates requested chocolate chip cookies. 

Kate loves life.  We love her.  Happy Birthday, Kate Clair! 


  1. Kirs-please give Kate a birthday Kiss from Aunt Jean from Iowa!!!! I just love all the pics & TOTALLY forgot that she was an 11 lb. baby! She is certainly a special & beautiful young lady & I can't wait to see her (along with the rest of the fam) in July!!! Make sure to get some good pics of her at her party!

  2. Great FTF! Thanks for sharing all the pics.

  3. What a blessing to have such a lovely little girl. Happy Birthday Kate.

  4. Wishing Kate a very happy birthday. They grow up so fast. Enjoy!

  5. I love these posts about your kiddos! This brought tears to my eyes. Happy Birthday to Kate Clair. Very cool name.

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATE CLAIR! Fabulous favourite, Kirsten. I hope the day is filled with wonderful memories, fun times, and good food. :o) What a beautiful girl you have. Happy Friday! :o)

  7. Happy Happy Birthday Kate!!!!! The Kate from IA only weighed 4lb 7oz at birth! I teased that if she had been triplets, she'd weigh as much as Kate Teague! Have a wonderful, super awesome fun day!! We love you! Amy, Jim, Payton & Kate

  8. I love this post! With all the great pictures, the memories come flooding back :) I remember the night you gave birth to we were all anxiously awaiting her arrival, then told to go home, and then Rob called us back! Kate, you are beautiful in every way and I'm so proud to be your aunt! I love you, girl and can't wait to celebrate w/ you very soon! Aunt Ang

  9. Now I will send my best wishes from germany! All the best to little miss sunshine! I love your post - what a happy girl!

    Liebe Grüße
    von Anja

  10. Happy Birthday Miss Kate ! You made a grand entrance (11 pounds Kirsten -good grief!) and it sounds like you're still doing grand things.

    Hope your day is as wonderful as you are.

    Terrific pics Kirsten. Called Miss P in to show her the one with you and the girls!

  11. Happy Birthday Kate! I hope you have a wonderful birthday party.
    Loved this post Kirsten, and what fabulous pics too. I love the last one of the three of you.

  12. Have a lovely birthday Kate. Great post.