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What Katie Learned From The Vegetarian {A Very Special Birthday Post)

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Sweet Katie . . .

Five years ago today I traded my vision of a glamorous birth for a smurf hallucination and 35 hours of labor. You were worth every moment.

Today, on your fifth birthday, I celebrate the way you defend baby chickens from bullies, provide moral support any time I use the neti pot, and take photos of people taking photos of you.

Just for a little fun, let’s switch things up a little this year. Rather than reflect on 1095 moon trips around the earth and your life according to Twitter, today we’ll take a peek into mama’s “scrapbook” – aka Facebook. Oh, and just for a few extra giggles I’ve included a cameo of **someone** doing a wonky funky chicken in your birthday video.

Now, Your Life In Status Updates

“Trying not to take it personally that Katie calls me ‘meDOOM’ instead of ‘madame’ . . .


Katie: Mommy did know the sun is a star?

Me: Yes, I did! How did you know that?

Katie: From the vegetarian. [ahem, planetarium]


Katie: “Mommy, can I wear a dress today?”

Me: “No, honey. We don’t wear dresses out in the country because we get really dirty when we play.”

Katie: “Well, the Mennonites do.”


Katie just found a medal in one of my drawers and looked at me like, “Mama, you didn’t tell me you were an OLYMPIAN!!”

Me: “So sorry to disappoint you dear, but mama received that for being a scholastic nerd : /”


Me: Katie, no jumping on the bed.

Katie: I wasn’t jumping. I was LANDING.

And Because I Can’t Help Myself, A **Few** Photos . . .

Pics from Daniel's computer















I love you, Katiepotamus! Happy birthday!


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16 Responses to What Katie Learned From The Vegetarian {A Very Special Birthday Post)

  1. Sara@AJoyfulMother says:

    What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL girl you have! Happy birthday to her, and thanks for such a sweet post.

  2. Taylor says:

    Katie is such a happy, pretty girl! Happy birthday!!

  3. Michelle says:

    Congrats! She is so cute.. And so are you! Love to you all from DK

  4. Mary Korte says:

    Thank you for sharing! What a sweet heart. Happy Birthday Katie!

  5. Monica says:

    Such a sweet post! Happy birthday, Katiepotamus!

  6. zeffie says:

    How sweet! What a beautiful birthday girl.
    Jack read this with me and when we got to picture of her wearing sunglasses, he gasped and said, “WHO’S that?!”

  7. Leah G says:

    What a lucky little girl. Happy Happy Birthday Katie.

  8. Kristi Niclas says:

    so precious! thanks for sharing!
    happy birthday Katie!

  9. Heather says:

    <3 happy birthday! Lol @ mennonites

  10. Brittany Ardito says:

    Awww. Happy Birthday Katie. Those are some very cute photos of your beautiful daughter :-)

  11. Natalie says:

    Happy birthday to Katie!

  12. arih says:

    happy bday sweety:-)

  13. Ben Coors says:

    Belated happy birthday to you! Someone made some really nice photos. Love your post.

  14. Tasha says:

    Good Lord! I have tears in my eyes… She’s beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Cecily Watson says:

    Katie is so lucky to have a loving mother like you. She is really a gem and a beauty. Happy Birthday Katiepotamus!

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