My, how time has flown. As of four years ago, Facebook was only available to college and high school students and Twitter hadn’t yet been opened to the public. We were still living in a basement apartment in downtown Beverly, MA, and we were wondering when we were going to have our baby. And then, Catherine came along, we were able to get our own house plus decorated her room the best possible way for her to feel welcome. Things haven’t been the same since, even though we are still paying our mortgage we are very happy to have a house for our daughter to live in!
Watching her grow up has been the most amazing experience. She went from a little tiny thing who didn’t do much more than lay there to a girl who can ride a tricycle like lightning down the sidewalk. She is constantly dazzling us with her observations about the world, her memory of people, events, and places, her ability to read, her wide range of emotions and facial expressions, and her ability to love her friends and family. If you haven’t met Catherine, you’re really missing out on a treat!
We’re glad to be her parents, and we are looking forward to whatever the future holds for her! Happy fourth birthday, Catherine!