She's one. I can hardly believe how quickly this year has gone. Here's Kate the morning of her birthday in her new dress.
Kate is holding Pete's baby, which was John's baby. Both boys went through a brief phase of playing with that doll when I was pregnant and had a newborn. It was important, I thought, for them to be able to act out what they were thinking about the baby with the doll. The doll has otherwise sat around the house, not being played with. A few weeks ago Kate discovered it and fell in love. That doll goes with her everywhere. The obvious choice for her birthday was another baby doll. She was thrilled.