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.