Charlotte and Katie have gotten mixed up in the counterfeiting game. We even have nicknames to protect our identities. (I’m “Tummy,” which is only half as offensive as Charlie’s “Why don’t you go to the Daddy gym anymore?” question this morning.)
Archive for Katherine Therese
Charlotte was all business on the first day of the new (pre)school year. Katie took it all in stride.
They did partake in some celebratory clapping to mark the occasion.
Charlotte starts Spanish and dance this year. Katie is the star pupil in Almost Walking 101. There are kindergarten scouts crawling all over this daycare center.
My favorite part of this video is the look Katie gives Charlotte. “How dare you try to show me up.” Then the look right after that says, “I’m going to be a good sport about this. For now.”
One of Charlotte’s first words was Elmo (well, “Melmo”). Katie recently discovered the furry red monster and seems similarly obsessed.
Grandma Helen and Grandpa Johnny helped Charlotte fulfill her dream of diner ownership.
Uncle Keith headed up the construction crew.
In this episode, Katie played the role of a drunk, unruly patron.
Here’s a clip of life at the diner:
She told me.
Grandpa Johnny sent the girls these Derek Jeter shirts. You’re not going to believe this, but the New York Yankees have never won a World Series in Katie’s lifetime. Here Charlotte explains to her sister the glorious ’09 title run.
Day two of the three-day birthday extravaganza was very good to Charlotte. Now she doesn’t have to wait around for us to drive her places.
“Kate, you work the radio, I’ll work the pedals.” (Yes, her Jeep comes with a radio.)
Katie has learned the international hand gesture for “hello.” It also works for “I banged my hand on something and it really kinda hurts.”
Charlie had a good idea. Because Katie’s favorite trick is clapping her hands, we should sing “If You’re Happy and You Know It (Clap Your Hands)” and let her participate. Charlie was a little pissed that Katie wasn’t being cooperative. Maybe that’s why she went off script at the end…