Splash From The Past

We’ve been making plans for Caitlin’s 4th birthday party next Saturday. Ever since we celebrated Amelia’s first birthday in March, Caitlin has been asking about her birthday. There will be pizza. There will be a Dora-theme birthday cake. There will be presents and you can bet your backpack that at least a couple of them will be Dora related. And because her actual birthday falls on a weekday, there will also be cupcakes at daycare.

We’re putting up a small inflatable pool in the backyard this weekend and I’ve been looking back at Caitlin’s old summer pictures. Here she is at about 14 months old in August 2003 playing on our back patio in her first baby pool from Uncle Jimmy (she still had her strawberry birthmark on her tummy, which you can barely see on her left side). She was still very much into her paci and just look at those sweet fat rolls! The next photo was taken last summer at age 3 just as we were getting ready to go swimming at a friend’s pool. Sometimes it’s hard to remember baby Caitlin and then other times I’ll catch a glimpse of her and I just have to smile.


  1. nancy says:

    Oh, the big 4! I will have to show Mimi Caitlin’s picture again — she loves to ask about all my blog friends’ kids (especially the girls that are close to her in age.)

    Such a cutie in the swimsuits. We pulled out the baby pool for the first time this year today. I thought Rosie was going to have a fit when she saw it, trying to get in before dad even filled it with water!

  2. mothergoosemouse says:

    Dora. I miss Dora. She has been supplanted by Disney Princesses and Spongebob around here.

    Happy birthday to Caitlin! I know she will have a wonderful celebration, dragging it out as long as possible, just as Goosie did. I love the juxtaposition of pictures. It’s amazing to see how they change, and we’re still in the early stages. I’m sure we’ll remember our girls as babies even when they are heading off to their senior proms.

  3. Pattie (Domesticator) says:

    Those thighs! Oh they are biteable! What a cutie. She is growing up to be quite the little lady.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Isn’t she adorable! I love the chubby little legs!

    She still loves Dora eh? The Rugrat has discovered Diego. Diego Diego Diego. She’s obsessed.

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