Daron, Melanie, Stephen, Kassie, and Kenny

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Let them eat CAKE!"

What more appropriate way to start Kenny's 6th birthday morning than with cake?!?? We're so glad that we've had 6 wonderful years with our cute little Kenny-Boo! The whole night before, he just kept squealing in his bed... "I can't believe I'm finally having my birthday tomorrow!" It's so fun to see his childlike excitement -- it's a great reminder of why we're all supposed to be like kids - and LAUGH and be happy so much everyday.

Kenny woke up so excited about his birthday cake (with his favorites: pretzels & a fruit-roll-up...)


Opening the gifts...

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He got to do a treasure hunt to find his big gift - the train!


Mac and cheese with cake and watermelon, and Kassie's namecards she made ~


Getting in the elevator for school to take cookies to his classmates!


His sweet teacher Madame Gianina


Then home at lunchtime to play trains again...


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Topping it off tonight with one of his favorite activities - getting 'automatic' ice-cream cones at IKEA!

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The best part is realizing we've enjoyed every bit of the journey between then and now... here's a glimpse at how it all happened just 6 short years ago... going into the hospital ~


My silly siblings fighting over who should sing to my stomach next... (that was my favorite part of childbirth for all 3 of my kids - being surrounded by all my best friends - Daron, my parents, and my siblings) 


That moment that is unlike ANY other, when we get to see and hold him for the first time ~

Then leaving the hospital as a new family of 5!


FUN everyday since then... here he is at 1 ~

 And 2...

Then 3...


Then 4...

 Then 5...

And 5 1/2, dancing in the big tap recital with brother, sister, Grandpa, and cousins!

Happy Birthday Kenny!

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