day-to-day pregnancy

[ Monday, January 17, 2011 ]

Kate is a spoiled traveler. After flying to Japan in first class, she overheard us talking about possibly not being able to upgrade on the flight home. Later that day, out of the blue, she told me: "Mama, can you call the flight people and ask them not to put me in Economy? I don't understand why they want me to fly in Economy". I almost collapsed in laughter. Fast forward to our return home from France (in Economy), over a month later. I had my headphones on when the flight attendant collected our lunch trays. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Kate say something, and the flight attendant laughing so hard she could barely breathe. I took off my headphones and asked Kate what had happened. Kate looked very puzzled and replied "I don't know, Mama. All I said was that the food was pretty good for Economy".

Now that the holiday madness is finally behind us, I can take a few minutes to write about the amazing last couple of months. In October, Kate enjoyed "Boo at the Zoo" dressed as a black cat, then went trick or treating on Halloween dressed as Marie (white cat). In November, I left for a 2-week business trip to South Africa. I sent Kate photos of my safari and the day I visited a sanctuary and petted a couple of young cheetahs. Kate has been obsessed with wild cats ever since. Three days after I got back, Jeff and I took Kate to Japan. It was an unbelievable experience. Kate charmed every Japanese who crossed her path, and then proceeded to enchant the flight attendants on our trip home. She was a great traveler, and I will be forever grateful for the games and apps on my iphone, which kept her entertained on long train rides. As soon as we got back, it was her 6th birthday and we celebrated with a cooking class for several of her friends. The next thing we know, it's Christmas. We had our traditional Christmas Eve dinner at home, then visited Jeff's family the next morning and rushed to the airport to meet Gigi, GrandDad, and David. The six of us flew to Paris, then drove 7 hours to my beloved Beynac. We spent New Year's there, and a few days in Paris before getting back. Time just flew, but I wouldn't trade those memories for the world. Photos soon.