Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday!

My baby girl is 4...really, 4.  Wow, how did that happen?  She just seems so little, although she certainly has a big personality.  She is loud and loving, stubborn and sweet, sensitive and strong willed.  She's our wild card - you never know quite what you're going to get with her.  She adores dresses, bows and jewelry but also loves to find bugs, slugs and snails.  She favors princesses, Pinkalicious and Fancy Nancy but will happily watch Kung Fu Panda and do karate with her brother. I can't wait to see how these likes and dislikes will help shape her life.  Kennedy, you can do and be anything that you desire.  You are a special girl and we thank God for you and the joy that you add to our life! 

Kennedy was so excited to be four and we did our best to make the day a special one for her.
a special breakfast with a number "4" blueberry pancake and a candle

this was going to be a happy day!

the birthday girl couldn't resist a little silliness when I was trying to take pictures

Happy Birthday!

A few presents to start off the's hard to wait all day!

a party hat worn at lunch
Kennedy received several fun crafting kits for her birthday and has been crafting away ever since - she loves to paint and create.  This was one of her first projects - fitting for the birthday girl, I'd say!

A quick stop at the park to play

She humored me with a few pictures
(I'd like to figure out how to edit these a little better, because they are kind of dark and shadowy)

A fun afternoon with Carter, Nana and Mommy


Off to the movies
She chose to go to the theater to watch Brave
(kind of scary for the kids but over all they enjoyed it)

Daddy's girl
Dinner at Red Robin, birthday girl's choice

The day was made even more special because Nana and Pops were here to celebrate with us!

more presents

thrilled with her new tea set
it's been a constant tea party ever since

care for a spot of tea?

her very own cd player, can you feel the excitement?
(this one ended up not working properly, so she now has a pink Hello Kitty one instead)

Kennedy has been begging to start ballet and I told her when she turned four she could take a Nana got her everything she'd need: shoes, tights, a leo and tutu and of course a cute bag.  Her first class was three days later and she loved it!

Ready to dance!

a very happy birthday
Kennedy, Miss K, Sister, Lovie
I love you with all of my heart and are what I wished and hoped for.  I pray that you will always know that you are loved and adored, that you keep your confident spunk and that you grow to trust in God's love and His plan for your life.  I hope that you will be a kind friend with a generous spirit, showing empathy and compassion for others. 
May you grow this year and enjoy being four!

1 comment:

  1. She really is growing up! Just looking at these pictures I realize she no longer has a baby look to her. She is just precious and I'm so glad I've had a chance to get to know her this year!