I just wanted to write a little bit about why I love life with my daughter, Catherine.
When I first walk into Catherine’s room in the morning, and she opens her eyes and looks at me and smiles, it melts my heart. Just about anything that I was worrying about for the upcoming day goes away. Catherine looks so incredibly happy to be awake… she smiles, giggles, and then dances around on the bed like waking up is the most fun thing in the world. I only wish that I had that kind of energy and enthusiasm every morning when I woke up. 🙂
Catherine loves playing little games. We’ve recently invented a new one: The Fort. It goes like [this](http://prwdot.org/gallery2/v/baby/home_catherine/P1130059.JPG.html) and then like [this](http://prwdot.org/gallery2/v/baby/home_catherine/P1130060.JPG.html). Underneath, it looks like [this](http://prwdot.org/gallery2/v/baby/home_catherine/P1130062.JPG.html). She loves it, and so do I. She also enjoys playing with [the simplest things](http://prwdot.org/gallery2/v/baby/home_catherine/IMG_0615.JPG.html). 🙂
Since Becky is breastfeeding Catherine, I don’t get to feed Catherine all that often. But on the rare occasion that [I do get to give her some pumped milk](http://prwdot.org/gallery2/v/baby/home_catherine/IMG_0612.JPG.html) (for example last week, after Becky’s surgery), I love it. I can completely understand why Becky enjoys it so much. Catherine looks at me like I’m the best thing in the world.
All of this is why, even after the occasional night where she wants to stay up until 2 a.m., I can do nothing but love her.
P.S. I have finally added some banners featuring Catherine. There are three of them. Please feel free to keep refreshing the page until you see one. 🙂