Some of you may recall that last year we sent out a really cute card with Katharine dressed up in a monkey suit for Halloween. Some of you may also recall that the picture was a bit of a fluke as we had about a dozen pictures of her miserable in the costume and somehow one where she looked like she was having a great time.
This year we face similar challenges with the Halloween costume. I bought the costume and she carried it around the house a few times and that was good. But, then I tried to put it on. And, since then, every time I dared even take it out of the closet she would back away saying, "No!" This, of course, was quite upsetting for me as I love a good photo shoot and was looking forward to this year's cute Halloween card.
So, last night I had an inspiration. While I knew the camera didn't happen to be at home, I thought I would give the costume a try and see if I could "de-sensitize" her to it a bit. I said in my cheeriest voice, "Katharine, how would you like to put on your Halloween costume and then eat some chocalate?" "Alright," she said. Success! We wore the Halloween costume for probably a full 20 minutes while we munched on some M&Ms. I am hoping to replicate this experience tonight and actually take some pictures.
It is getting a little late in the game so who knows if this process will actually result in a mass mailing of cute cards but at the very least we can record another cute moment in her history and post a picture here on the blog!
Katharine has added another word to her vocabulary - PUMPKIN! She had a great time at the local pumpkin patch picking out some pumpkins for our Halloween festivities. She especially loved picking out the smaller varieties that she could carry and put in the wheelbarrow all by herself!
She is featured here with her Daddy taking a ride!
This picture is about two weeks old now -- but still cute so I wanted to share! It portrays Katharine in action running in the front of our house. She just loves this newly developed skill and runs everywhere! I think on this particular Saturday morning we were enjoying creating some art on the driveway with sidewalk chalk and she took a quick break to dash to the garage door and back!
Poppa, along with Katharine's cousin Morgan, hit the stage once again for a church production of Oliver. The play was quite a hit and both Poppa and Morgan did a great job. I wonder if Katharine will catch the Roof acting bug?
Paul and I took a long weekend away to the mountains is what has now been given the trendy term, "baby-moon" (that last child free getaway before a baby comes). We rented a small cabin outside of Boone, NC and took the dogs for some R&R. We all had a great time and KK had a great weekend staying with Grandmomma and Poppa.
Paul and I toured the Blue Ridge Parkway, hit the restaurants and shops of Boone, visited Paul's alma mater, and relaxed at the cabin.
KK spent the weekend visiting with cousins, including her cousin Sarah's 13th Birthday party and attending a family reunion.
BOY! Boy, oh, boy we better get ready! Now our family is complete and we are going to have one of each gender! Hopefully Katharine is ready to keep up with her little "bubba"!
The ultrasound went really well and the first shot we got were his little boy parts! Of course, they looked at all his parts and everything appears healthy and right on track.
(By the way, as a side note, I did not use the candy bar and caffeinated beverage trick this time and we still got a good shot of the parts. We had done that with Katharine so I was a little nervous our baby would be too sleepy to cooperate. But, in true Roof form, he rose to the occasion! - Pun intended?)
So, it is picture day at daycare and all I can say is - ugh! I think somehow Katharine has turned into a tomboy. I'm not sure how that can be with her passion for shoes but here we are on picture day and the kid pitches an absolute fit to be put in her cute corduroy jumper dress. I pulled the dress over her head and she just lost it. She pulled on it and screamed her little head off. But, Mommy can be stubborn too so I just let her get it out. Then we got to daycare and it started all over again (I tried to put in the pigtails). So, I left her looking cute as button but absolutely miserable. Hopefully, she will get it over it and smile pretty for the camera but given the morning we had I no longer have high hopes! I can't wait for the report at the end of day today.
This is Katharine having fun outside over the weekend! She loves to run around now!
She talks up a storm with phrases like, "What are you doing, Daddy?", "I got it", "Thank you, Momma", "more, please", and "sit, Momma" to name a few. She also will go on and on with incredibly long sentences of pure gibberish that are amazing in their length even if they don't make sense.
Katharine had another new babysitter this weekend and she had a blast once again! She knows the minute these young college girls walk in the door that they are there to play with her and she just eats it up. It is starting to feel more like we are "renting" her playfriends rather than trying to get a night out to ourselves!
Next Monday we have our ultrasound where we find out the sex of the next little Roof. We can't wait to find out if we are having a girl or a boy!