We've been telling Katie for a few years that when she turned 11, mom (me) would take her away to a hotel and we would have a special trip together. Well, we had a great time in Tyler. This trip took much thinking for me and John, because during this trip, I went over some things with Katie about "growing up" and making right choices as a Christian young lady---we used James Dobson's Preparation for Adolescence cd's---the ones that were age appropriate so far.
This was the park where we read over a book by American Girl---The Care and Keeping of You...teaches girls to take care of themselves and the uniqueness of them being them and being a young lady!
Of course, we went shopping! Katie is definitely part "Kolstad"...meaning she is like my mom and likes to shop!! She found these letters and quickly put it to form her brother's name!
Katie is also my avid science girl, so we found a science museum and she was in heaven
burying the dinosaur bones for other kids to dig them up!
Madame Curry info!
This was Katie's b-day outfit she picked out...tops and necklace!