S: Beautiful Kate at Age 2
FC: Beautiful Kate at Age 2
1: K | a | t | e | 2 | two | II
2: The Many Faces of Kate | Chef Kate | Leave me alone Kate | Mommy Kate | Fashion Kate | Helpful Kate | Very Helpful Kate
3: Clean Kate | Fearless Kate | Naughty Kate | Silly Kate | Creative Kate | Loving Kate
4: A Year In Full Circle
5: In Kate's Words | Watch me! | Mimmy | Charson | Missmas Tree | No Fank You | Cinrella | In the backseat the conversation went like this... Carson: "My name's NOT Charson, it's Carson." Kate: "Sorry Charson"
6: Spring | Fishing at Papa Kollar's Farm * St. Patrick's Day Parade in Brookside * Big Cedar in Branson MO * Playing at the Park | Easter Egg Hunt * Big Girl Bed * Farmer's Market * Plant Flowering Bush for Mother's Day | BBQ * Swimming Lessons * Garage Sales * Open the Windows * Kirksville with Cousins * Blow Bubbles * Ride Trikes | Visit Ms. Ward in COMO * Picnics * Easter In Liberty * Find Nature * Brookside Art Fair
7: Summer | Lake, Lake, Lake * Sidewalk Chalk * Walt Disney World Vacation * Mow * Royals Baseball Games * Swimming Pool | Lemonade Stand * Barefoot in the Grass * Missouri State Fair * Baty Family moved to Des Moines Iowa * Chew Gum | Sunshine * American Girl Grand Opening in KC * Spray Park * Fireworks * Swing Higher | Go to the "car washer" * Popsicles * Scraped Knees * Learn how to do the Firepole at the Park
8: Fall | Carve Pumpkins * Daddy Turned the Big 40 * Brookside Ice Cream Social * Rake Leaves * Snuggle * Westin, MO | Winston, our Scarecrow * 1st Sleep Over at Papa & Grandma's in Liberty * Alli's Basketball Tournaments * Football | Neighborhood Block Party * Playdates w/ Nicholas, Susan & Sarah * Thanksgiving * Zoo | Carson's 5th Birthday Party * Pumpkin Patch * HALLOWEEN * Hot Apple Cider & Fritters
9: Winter | Hot Chocolate * Christmas * Kate's 3rd Birthday * Grandma's Birthday & Teddy Bear Tea Party * Snow Angels | Radio City Rockettes * Movies * Sledding * Cozy Up to the Fireplace * Game Night * Art * Christmas Shopping | Play Dress Up * Tangled * Visit Santa Claus * Sing * Dance * Look at Christmas Lights | Welcome Elfis to the Family * Snowman Building * Brrrr * Play dates with Penelope * Snow
10: Walt Disney World July 4 - 10
11: Magical indeed! We stayed 6 nights at Disney World. We ate dinner in the castle with all of the princesses! We also danced at a BBQ with Mickey, Minne & Friends! Bay Lake Tower is where we stayed & we had access to the monorail. We spent most of our time at The Magic Kingdom, but also explored Epcot and Animal Kingdom! | Wishing Star
12: We went to more fabulous places! | Fritz's the Lake Royals! Des Moines MO State Fair Kirksville | Kansas City Renaissance Festival
13: We spent time with fabulous people!
14: Daddy & Kate took Swim Lessons. Kate was ready for the Lake!
15: Potty Training was super easy! Kate would get one M & M after she went. | No More Diapers for Kate at age 2 1/2
16: Kate's Basic Needs... | Daddy and Sleep
17: Kate still needs her beauty sleep...Mommy likes this! | Papa & Daddy are the two favorite sleeping places!
18: School Friends... Lana, Miss Ally, Sean & McKenzie H*A*L*L*L*O*W*E*E*N PARTY!
19: Miss Ally's Preschool Class
20: Outings with MOM! American Girl Opening The Circus MU Football Game
21: Time with Friends! Luke's Skywalkers Step Up for Downs Syndrome Brookside Ice Cream Social Brooks & Kate Honor, Your Babysitter | Kate & Penelope at the KC Zoo
22: Love to Love | You have a big heart! You love animals, books & babies.
24: Holiday Magic | School Valentine's Day Party | St. Patrick's Day | Easter with Grandma and Papa in Liberty, MO
25: What memories! | H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N | Cinderella X 2 and Handy Manny! | Thanksgiving... YUMMY! | Daddy turned 40! Mommy surprised him with a trip to Las Vegas! | Armour Hills 4th of July Parade
26: We celebrated Christmas the weekend of your birthday in Liberty with Papa, Grandma & Uncle Matt. We had a special meal and opened presents. Grandma & Papa gave you a doll house! We went to Des Moines later that week and stayed 4 nights at the Baty's. Papa Kollar & Grammy came too. Santa knew where to find you. He fulfilled your wish for a "pink girl"! We had a white Christmas and enjoyed ice skating, sledding & snowman building. | Ho! Ho! Ho! | Fa la la la la | Sue
27: To: Carson | From: Santa | To: Kate | From: Santa | To: Alli | From: Santa
29: It was December 19, 2010. Cinderella arrived in her carriage with music playing and a jeweled box full of treasures. Yes, she was here to celebrate your 3rd birthday! Grandma made a cake that looked just like her! You & Izzie made Cinderella so proud dressed in your royal Cinderella attire! Snow White (Libby), Sleeping Beauty (Isabel) & Pocahontas (Emma) were also in attendance to celebrate your big day! Did I mention two prince charmings arrived on white horses? (Nicholas and Nic). What an enchanting afternoon with family and friends. Great Aunt Teresa and Great Aunt Susan were there too. It was obvious to all the royal guests that Papa & Daddy enjoyed the party the most. You were showered with gifts: baby dolls, princess dolls, princess games, a princess phone, books and many more fascinating treasures. Your 3 year old smile was priceless!
30: Dear Kate, Life is good! You are such a joy and you amaze me everyday! At age two you seem to be changing daily. In one evening you became a dare devil at our neighborhood block party. You were going up and down the driveways at a high rate of speed on your trike. You were barefoot and fancy free. As I watched you zoom around I thought to myself that you were growing into an adventurous little girl at that very moment. You have a love for fun. I also witnessed this when we were in Disney World and you went down a huge spiral water slide all by yourself. You loved it and I don't think it crossed your mind that it might be a little scary. I think you got this free spirit from Daddy and that is a wonderful quality. It is evident in your eyes that you are a happy person and that is what I want most for you. I remember Papa Kollar commenting on some photos of you that I had e-mailed him. He replied that you have "happy eyes". That is so true. In every picture, your beautiful brown eyes say it all! Your smile too, but it is your eyes that tell your story. Soon after you turned 2 Great Grandma Bax passed away. She was a wonderful lady and she loved teddy bears, just like you! She lived in St Louis, MO her entire life and we were fortunate to see her on several occasions. She told good stories and she loved the Lake more than anyone. She is greatly missed, but now she is with Great Grandpa Bax. I am certain they had a beautiful reunion. You warm my heart and I am the luckiest person to have you and Daddy. I love our home and it is because we live our lives here. We have dance parties, tea parties, Wii parties, Baby Doll parties., etc. We have fun! We have the best neighbors and we are fortunate to live close to Papa and Grandma. Your cousins, Carson & Alli, are the closest to siblings you will have and I am so happy you share a special bond with them. There is lots of happy in your life. My advice to you is this... be happy and live in the present. All we have is time and it is what we do with that time that matters. Keep being your happy self! I love you Kate Beckman. Love, Mom | 19 West 66th Terrace Kansas City, MO