Kenley loves to... draw, color, write notes, make up songs for her rock band, dance, watch Hannah Montana, hold babies, get new clothes (what girl doesn't), do her hair, pick her own clothes, look at the gap from her two missing teeth, make art projects, help with dishes, read, play with her little sister, have friends over and have snacks!
What we love about Kenley... her smile, that she's so helpful, her laugh, that she's so thoughtful, her dancing, that she's responsible, her energy, her love for life, her very own pigtails, her notes, her songs, that she likes to just sit on the couch and cuddle, her creativity and her fun loving personality!
The day started out with her favorite breakfast, peanut butter and syrup on toast and presents from the family! Then off to school it was to celebrate with her teacher and classmates.
While she was gone my sister and I decorated her room. Tamra had the great idea to put confetti all over her floor! She loved it, but quickly told me that it was my mess to clean up not hers.
When Dad got home Kenley got her last surprise, a new bike! This is the one she WAS riding...
A quick ride around on her bike and we were off on our date. The agenda was pedicures and shopping, what girls do best, poor Daddy had to tag along.
She picked out a new ensemble to wear out to dinner with the family. My parents and Clay were in town so our almost missionary could go through the temple and Tamra's birthday was the next day so we all went out to eat and celebrate. What a lucky girl to be the only kiddo with all the adults! I think Carrabba's is her new favorite place.
About the date: On our kids even birthdays (4, 6, 8, 10, 12...) we let them have a party that they can invite their friends to come celebrate with them, but we didn't want every year to be a big huge bash. So on the odd years we let them pick what they want to do and we take them, JUST THEM, on a date with Mom and Dad. We started when Brock turned 6 and it has worked really well for us. It allows us to have one on one time with the kids and make them feel special and allows them to really celebrate the big birthdays which for some reason land on the even years.
Thanks for a great date Kenley, we had a blast!