Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Kate's 1st Birthday Party!

My niece Kate turned one on December 15th.  I love her.  One of my favorite parts of moving to Idaho is being closer to her and getting to watch her grow up.  It was so fun to be at her first birthday party.  We went to a really cool indoor pool and water playground at Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, and then we had pizza, cake, and presents at the Nielson's home afterward.  It is so special to be near family so we can be there for milestones and events like this.

Kate is spunky.  She has serious personality.  She crinkles up her nose when she smiles, and she gives a death glare when she is uncertain about someone.  I used to get that glare a lot, but she is warming up to me lately and finally coming to realize what I have always known--that I am her favorite aunt!  (Shh, don't tell the others!)

Here we are playing peek-a-boo:

And here she is giving me a death glare at her birthday party (not sure what I did wrong):

This little lady is teeny--she is in the first percentile for height and weight--and yet she toddles around like a champ and has a huge personality.  She never stays still--never has, even as a tiny baby.  She has always been a mover, into everything and exploring the world.  I have a feeling she is always going to be feisty and smart, and I can't wait to witness her learning and growing over the years.

Happy Birthday, Kate!  I love you and am so glad we moved to Idaho so I could win you over!

Your (Favorite) Aunt Rachel

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