Crosby is six years old today! I am not entirely sure how this is possible. I’ll first let the birthday boy himself tell you some things about him.
What is your name? Crosby
How old are you? Six
What is your favorite thing to do? Be with you. [heart melted]
What do you want to be when you grow up? A firefighter or a policeman.
What is your favorite food? Tacos
Who do you like to spend your time with? You
What do you do really well? Climb stuff
What makes you laugh? Jokes
What is the best time of day? Lunchtime
What are you afraid of? Nothing!
Who is your best friend? Christina
What do you like to do with your family? Play with them.
What do you love to learn about? I like to learn about Legos.
Where do you like to go? I like to go to Disney.
What is your favorite book? My favorite book is dinosaurs.
If you had one wish, what would it be? To be Spider-Man.
What is your favorite color? Red
What is your favorite TV show? Star Wars
What is your favorite animal? Cat
What is your favorite movie? Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
What is your favorite drink? Apple juice
What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
What is your favorite restaurant? Tijuana Flats
What is your favorite place to go? Animal Kingdom
What is your favorite song? Kidz Bop Halloween
What is the best part about school? Lunchtime
What is your favorite cereal? Blueberry Cheerios
What is your favorite snack? Flavor blasted Goldfish
What do you like to take to bed? Nothing
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play with Kenley
What is your favorite fruit? Pumpkin
What is your favorite ice cream? Mint Chocolate Chip
What is your favorite outfit? Dinosaur shirt
Where do you live? At my house
What is your favorite sport? Baseball
Crosby started kindergarten in August! We really like his teacher and his classroom is Harry Potter themed. I think we’re still in the transition process into kindergarten and elementary school in general. He has had a few really good weeks recently, but the start of the school year was rough. We had a few days off from Hurricane Dorian right after the start of the year, then there was some shuffling of kindergarten classrooms so it took about a month to get into a good routine in his classroom and during extended day. The first nine weeks just ended so I am excited to have his first official parent-teacher conference.
He’s now in this third season of tee ball and really starting to enjoy it! This season he’s on the Red Sox. He’s learning more about the sport and hitting the ball hard off the tee. He certainly has had a few moments this season where he wasn’t as into it but we’ve seen really good improvement over the last few games.
Happy birthday to our incredibly smart and funny little guy!
kenley’s end of year luau was friday. i can’t believe the school year is just about over.
on our way to sarasota, we made a short detour to stop by concord coffee in lakeland!
delicious iced coffee in the cutest coffee shop.
reading during lunch.
we opted for some indoor fun on a rainy saturday.
we had a short break in the rain so we headed out on the water.
this was our workout for the day.
hot tub for these two…in the rain.
we headed down to the beach on sunday morning to see what was happening. the skies were ominous and the waves were crazy! tropical storm alberto was passing by.
we chased this little crab to get a pic.
memorial day cookout with cousins.
we had a great time celebrating bobby’s birthday!
the kids had so much fun.
we had such a fun weekend in sarasota with grammy. though it rained most of the weekend, we did get to see the sun for just a little bit. we headed back home today to prep for the last couple days of school before summer officially begins!
happy memorial day!
we saw kenley’s science fair project at the orange county library on thursday night for the ocps stem fair! she was very proud.
the kids checked out some library books and we headed to our favorite brewery!
i got to hang with this girl on friday night.
six miles on saturday morning.
run all the miles, drink all the coffee.
saturday soccer in the rain.
it was fun while it lasted, then she was over it.
no better place to spend a rainy day than disney on ice!
moana was the best, but the whole show was really cool.
hugs from tink!
mother’s day church and brunch before heading to hollywood studios.
kenley got to meet star-lord and groot!
getting pumped for toy story land!
crosby conquered the tower of terror! he declared that he was never riding it again, but we’ll see about that.
staying dry with a snack.
running to the car in the rain.
we finished the rainy weekend with family movie night, the greatest showman! i had a fabulous mother’s day and we all had a great weekend.
how was yours?
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!