This half birthday completely snuck up on me! I’m not sure where the time is going. Kenley is officially six and a half years hold and only has about six weeks left of kindergarten. She is doing really well in school and has adjusted well. The days are still pretty long for her so she’ll occasionally nap on the weekends when her attitude warrants a nap. She hasn’t had much homework (thank goodness), but she does have weekly spelling tests and some math tests. All of the grades were required to do a science experiment and their projects were showcased at the science fair last month. Kenley’s project will represent her class at the Orange County STEM Fair next month!
Soccer has started back up again, so she is excited to be playing again. We never got back into gymnastics because the gym was just too far from school and it was too much for a weeknight. This year, she’s already ran/walked the Lady Track Shack 5k and ran the Smile Mile on behalf of her school! We may start a new sport this summer, but I’m not sure what yet.
Since we got annual passes to Disney in September, she has become quite the thrill seeker. Her favorite ride is basically any roller coaster at Disney. Everest at Animal Kingdom and Rock n Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios is her favorite. She’s been on Tower of Terror twice and is trying to convince Crosby go to on it next time, but each time, she really doesn’t like it. I am really impressed with her as I can assure you, I was not riding these type of rides as a six and a half year old.
I am pretty sure Kenley is growing about an inch a week. I can’t believe how long her legs are and how big her feet are. In January, she got glasses which she wears (almost) daily at school and most of the time on weekends. She has also lost two teeth! Her bottom two teeth were the first to go and her top two are starting to get wiggly. She’s getting her first six year molar which she’s complained about a bit. She has also had strep throat twice in the last month!
Happy half birthday, Kenley Dee!
sliding into the weekend!
family movie night! we watched ninjago!
my first saturday morning alarm in a long time. ready to get back out there!
our double birthday party day started off celebrating dominic and cameron! the kids had a great time.
from bouncing to bowling.
birthday party madness.
old friends back together again!
happy birthday caelyn!
we had a nice relaxing super bowl sunday!
we had a busy weekend, but had so much fun celebrating our friends.
how was your weekend?
on friday, i toured the future site of ucf downtown.
tijuana flats for dinner with friends.
legos and pajamas. he’s in heaven.
post-church meal prep!
the nice weather has returned! beers and football on the veranda.
we were determined to get her tooth out today. daddy got it out on first try!
we had a very low key weekend, which is why there were very few photos documented. it was much needed.
how was your weekend?
kenley’s new glasses arrived and friday was her first day wearing them!
she’s not the only one getting new glasses. i got my warby parker box on friday and chose a cute pair to order.
we stayed at the reunion resort this weekend which put us very close to disney for a couple trips to the parks.
saturday afternoon we were at animal kingdom.
we weren’t entirely prepared for how cold it was.
kenley rode everest for the first time then went right back for more and rode it again with me.
on sunday, we went to epcot before heading home and met some friends!
after a lot of together time this weekend, kenley and i headed to magic kingdom while crosby and daddy played together at home. the kids definitely enjoyed some one-on-one time with each of us.
we met up with more friends!
she also rode space mountain for the first time this weekend. she’s quite the thrill seeker!
minnie ears for the girls. we had such a fun day together.
we had a great long weekend packed full of disney fun. how as your weekend?
greg and i were off on friday! we did some projects around the house, ran errands, and enjoyed the day together.
we had lunch with kenley at her school, which was super fun.
lunch #2 at 903 mills market.
seeing santa on veterans day has become our tradition.
saturday morning sunrise.
six miles with the girls.
playing with friends and cheering on the knights!
sporting my cowboy boots for the cows & cabs event in winter park.
sipping, strolling, and tasting all the good food.
rocking out to country music all night. we had so much fun!
park time on sunday!
after a couple weeks of trying to convince crosby he can ride his bike, he decided to give it a try today. he rocked it!
we had a great long weekend! how was yours?
i’m not sure why they are sitting in that spot, but she’s “reading” to him and it was the cutest moment of the night.
we headed out to the fall festival that was held at crosby’s school on friday night.
ooey gooey fun!
brains and eyeballs!
crosby was excited to show us his class science project!
i was back at it on saturday morning with an early alarm to meet the girls for a run. i wasn’t sure how it would go, but i got in five miles and some quality time with the girls.
after our run, we chatted over coffee at starbucks. it was a great start to saturday.
we took on the monster taco for lunch at tijuana flats for the day of outrageousness. greg and i definitely shared it.
we headed down to legoland for brick or treat on saturday. it was so fun! more photos to come tomorrow.
sunday consisted of church, food prep, and family photos! we had a great weekend home after two weekends away. this month is flying by!
how was your weekend?
Kenley Dee is six years old today! I will let her tell you a little bit about herself with her annual birthday interview.
What is your name? Kenley
How old are you? 5, I mean 6!
What is your favorite thing to do? Going on roller coasters
What do you want to be when you grow up? A hotel keeper (Can you tell we’ve been traveling?)
What is your favorite food? Donuts
Who do you like to spend your time with? Caelyn and Caleb
What do you do really well? Jumping on the couch
What makes you laugh? When daddy tickles me
What is the best time of the day? I don’t know. Afternoon because you don’t nap in the afternoon
What are you afraid of? Monsters under my bed
Who is your best friend? Kyler
What do you like to do with your family? Go on roller coasters
What do you like to learn about? That you have to listen
Where do you like to go? Amusement park
What is your favorite book? The spooky spooky book
If you had one wish what would it be? To hug Mommy and Daddy 100 times in the night
What is your favorite color? Purple and pink
What is your favorite TV show? Sophia the First
What is your favorite animal? Zebra
What is your favorite movie? Trolls
What is your favorite drink? Strawberry daiquiri (She still thinks we’re on vacation).
What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
What is your favorite restaurant? Wendy’s
What is your favorite place to go? Kyler’s house
What is your favorite song? Fight Song (Rachel Platten)
What is the best part about school? Playing computers
What is your favorite cereal? The square things (Frosted Mini Wheats)
What is your favorite snack? Muffins
What do you like to take to bed? Minnie!
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play hide and go seek
What is your favorite fruit? Grapes with no seeds in it
What is your favorite ice cream? Mint chip
What is your favorite outfit? Dress, a long long dress
Where do you live? (says street name), I mean Florida, United States
What is your favorite sport? Soccer
Kenley started gymnastics at the beginning of the summer and has really enjoyed it. She’s taking a little break now with the craziness of October, but we’re planning to start it back up again soon. She also just finished her soccer season. This was the first season with goalies, so it was a little more challenging. She had a great time despite missing a couple games due to the hurricane and our trips.
The transition to kindergarten has gone really well. We meet with her teacher next week for our first parent/teacher conference. It’s hard to believe she’ll get her first report card this week! She really likes school, her teacher, and recess. She’s been making new friends but also mentions that she misses her friends from her old school (who all go to different elementary schools now). I sometimes forget that we are “elementary school” parents. It doesn’t quite seem possible! I am excited to get involved with the school this year.
Happy birthday sweet girl!