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Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Can’t Believe That She’s 5!!


Our sweet Caty turned 5 on Friday March 19th.  Instead of spending the morning with her friends at preschool, we spent the morning at the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic for Caty’s annual checkup.  The clinic has moved from Oakland, CA to Roseville, Ca, which is a wonderful thing.  Oakland is about an hour and a half from us, which isn’t too bad, seeing as some parents have to fly to visit with specialists.  But Roseville is only 15 minutes from us.  I know – super cool to have it so dang close!  Scott’s mom, Sandra (also known as Tutu, which is grandma in Hawaiian) and sister, Auntie Christine, flew up from Southern CA Thursday evening so they could come and watch Hanna on Friday morning, while we were at the clinic.  Everything checked out well and we were out of there in a little over 2 hours – would have been sooner but I offered up my friendly services and talked with a family who’s son is 2.5 years old.  They aren’t involved with LPA but want to be. 

After finishing at the clinic, we headed home and hung out for the afternoon.  The sun was shining so we spent some time in the front yard – so Caty could wait for my parents to arrive - playing soccer.  They arrived and the birthday girl had requested pizza for dinner.  We enjoyed cupcakes too!

Caty got to open her presents from Scott’s dad, my brother and his family, my parents and us.  She got some great things. 


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Saturday morning everyone showed back up, after spending the night in a hotel.  Caty got to open her presents from Tutu and Auntie Christine.

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Then the decorating got underway – let’s just say that it looked like it exploded polka dots in our house!

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Part 2 – THE PARTY – to follow…


Danielle said...

So adorable! Makes me excited for Peyton's b-day next week :) Caty is so unbelievably cute, I love it!

Emily said...

Wow, what a super fun start to the birthday weekend! I can't believe I'm going to have a 5-year-old too...where does the time go??

Alex said...

So cute! Looks like she got a lot of fun pesents!

The Wymer Clan said...

Great pics! Happy Birthday Caty! :o)

Destini said...

Happy Birthday Caty! Great that the skeletal dysplasia clinic is so close - we drive about 5 hours! Looks like a great start to the birthday - can't wait to see the party pictures!!! BTW, I love the polka dot theme!

Caden and Mommy said...

What a fun Birthday for Sweet Caty! I'm glad her check up went well and I LOVE her green and white polka dot dress, so cute!

Laura Wolf said...

Love the birthday pics and you did a nice job decorating. It's amazing how those years fly by. Looks like Caty got some nice presents (perfect for travel this summer).

mejane said...

Happy birthday Caty!!! Sorry she had to spend her B-day at clinic, but it looks like you more than made up for it.

Kim said...

I think you did an AMAZING job on the party and the decor. Caty looks so thrilled in every picture. Like I told you on Facebook-I love all these pics of Caty. And if memory serves me without going to POLP-I believe that pic of Caty looking out the door-she was dressed in that beautiful dress your mother made. Happy Birthday Sweet CAty!!!!

Melissa Swartley said...

5?! Someone tell her she needs to slow down!! LOL! Looks like the birthday girl had a wonderful day! Yay for the clinic being fairly close! Oh Leapster! Akela just got this for Christmas along with some games for her 5th birthday and she loves it! Barbie too?! Oh my goodness! Looks like she made out like a bandit! Love the polka dots too! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATY!!!!

Greene Family said...

Happy Birthday Caty!! She is absolutely adorable and looks so thrilled in all of the pictures! I love all of the polka dots and her polka dot dress! It looks like she got a lot of great gifts!
That's great that the clinic is so close now, and I'm glad that she had a good check up!

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