All Things Kate - archived


Favorite Library Books of the Month

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin and Curious George Visits the Library.


Kate, outside

Portrait of a Child in the Yard

Hilarious Kate Quote of the Day

Kate - "Momma, what are you DOING?!"
Kristen - "Unloading the dishwasher, sweet girl."
Kate - "You can't do that! Only daddies do the dishes!"
Kristen - "Well, I'm doing it to help daddy."
Kate - "Okay, then."


Catechism and Kate

Kate has been learning the standard catechism for young children based on the Westminster shorter, slowly. It's important to us that she also learn a good number of hymns and service music, and basic Bible stories, and we don't want it to be frustrating or burdensome.

Tonight, we were introducing a new question, "why ought you glorify God?" and we just asked her, to see what she would say. She responded, "Because he died on the cross." Mike and I made eye contact and smiled at our highly religious child who knows good sunday school answers even though our church doesn't have sunday school! Then we asked, "Who died on the cross?" "I did!" Kate responded, with a grin.

So, I grabbed I Believe and turned to the relevant page and asked, "Who died on the cross, Kate?" "Jesus did." she said, with a touch of an eye roll in her voice. She's already learned to tease.


Hello Cello

One day after finishing Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Kate turned to me and said, "Mommy, can I have cello lessons?" "Sure, Kate," I told her, "You can have cello lessons when you are four." She thought for a moment and asked, "Do you think Nana and GP would buy me a cello?" "Kate, we'll get you a cello when you have lessons."

She's asked for cello lessons every day since then, and we took her to the symphony last night and she got to see the cellos up close and she was REALLY excited.


Girly Girl

Kate refuses to wear pants, capris and shorts. Denim skorts are as close as I can get, and even with those Kate doth protest sometimes. I guess it's a better problem to have than the opposite one, so I'm going with it.


Kate Art III (a continuing series)

"A happy sun!"