Friday, October 14, 2005

¡Felíz cumpleaños!

Demigoddess the Elder has come a long way in fourteen years.


She is no longer obsessed with the Muppet Movie or Corduroy the Bear, and her interest in Britney Spears was mercifully short. But she has retained her wacky sense of humor, amazing creative streak, and a smile that knocks me out.

These early teen years can be brutal on a girl's self-esteem, especially for very smart girls with sensitive souls like hers. But I'm still hoping that one of these days she will start believing me again when I tell her how beautiful she is.


To my debate-winning, A-in-math-earning, politically savvy eighth grader, who speaks fluent Spanish with an uncanny accent, is the only one in the family besides Grandpa who can talk like Donald Duck, and who is a genuine badass with a glue gun, I say,


¡Centenares de besos y de abrazos para tú! ¡Te amo con toda mi corazon!

8 comments:

Meghan said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE THE GREAT!!!


You are a scrumtious gorgeous funny smart beautiful woman child!

Love, Meghan

Auntie B said...

Happy Birthday Katie! Julie, you have the bestest kids in the whole, wide world.

Auntie Mo said...

Isn't she such a cute kid! We're so happy to have Ms. Kate the Great. She's da' BOMB.

jo(e) said...

I love the photos. She really is beautiful.

Jenny said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!

Lin said...

Kate, You can't always trust what your family says, but trust me... you're a beautiful girl and how cool that you're funny and smart as well!!!

Lin said...

Kate, You can't always trust what your family says, but trust me... you're a beautiful girl and how cool that you're funny and smart as well!!!

Anonymous said...

Katie, you are beautiful and great and swell and awesome and amazing and fragrant and special and cool and fragrant. EYE HEART U!
-love,
ME
(p.s. happy bee day, I loved the chineese buffet, it was beautiful and great and swell and awesome and amazing and fragrant and special and cool and fragrant. EYE HEARTED IT!)