Monday, May 22, 2017

Kennedie is SEVEN Today!

I just don't even feel like this is possible. Really?  Seven?  How in the world did seven years go by SO fast?  I LOVE being this girl's mom!  She is fun, adventurous, determined, loyal, kind, and compassionate!  She is such an awesome little girl & I'm just so proud of who she is becoming every day.

Of course I had to do our yearly "interview."  Here are the big 7 year old's answers this year:

-How old are you?  7
-What makes you happy? The dentist
-What is your favorite animal? A cat and a dog and a giraffe and a zebra
-What is your favorite thing to eat? Macaroni & cheese, and um...jalapeño turkey burgers with a sunny egg
-What is your favorite thing to do? Celebrating my birthday and playing with my friends
-What is your favorite TV show? Sophia, Carebears, and George, and Daniel Tigers Neighborhood
- What are you really good at?   Math and cooking and giving hugs and cartwheels, and back bends and handstands
What is your favorite movie? Alice in Wonderland, American Girl Dolls, Trolls, Pete's Dragon,
-What is your favorite color? Purple & pink & mint & turquoise & light blue 
 What is your favorite song? Song on  Trolls, Let it Go, I like to make up songs, Through it all my Eyes are On You
Who is your best friend? Gabby, Madeleine, Cheney, Kensley, Molly, Demi, Bella, Myrah, Nyah, Anani, Karissa, Shelby, Hadley, Bella, Emily, Natalie  
What do you and Mommy do together? We go hang out and shop {but not that much though}, we do math, you help me practice cartwheels, you help me practice baking, we give hugs and kisses
-What do you and  Daddy do together? We play games outside, and we laugh about his toots, 
What is your favorite sport? basketball, gymnastics, swimming, soccer
Where is your favorite place to go? Grimaldi's and Chick-fil-a, go to a dance party at the church building {The Daddy-Daughter party}What is your favorite book?   Mercy Watson
- What do you want to be when you grow up? A mom 
What is your favorite Bible verse? "How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." Ephesians 3:18
What is your favorite toy? American Girl dolls, Shopkins, I like to make stuff
- Who loves you? Mommy & Daddy, & God & my friends & Henry 

{If you are interested, you can go back and read her previous responses to see how things have changed, and how things have stayed the same: for year SIX click HERE, for year FIVE click HEREfor year FOUR click HEREfor year THREE click HERE.}

Kennedie, you are so cute & I love hearing all about you from your point of view. Here is a little about you from Mommy's perspective:

- You are super fun!  You are always looking for a way to have fun!  Your laugh is so contagious & I love how you crack yourself up sometimes!
- You have such a sweet heart for learning more about God. I love your faith! You ask deep spiritual questions and truly sit and soak up the Bible stories.  You connect your faith with the world around you. 
- You are respectful.  Of course you have your moments, but for the most part, you are very respectful to Daddy and to me and to your teachers and others around you. 
- You are very inclusive. You like to play with everyone & lots of different people. You don't want to leave any one out.
- You are determined. For over a year you have worked so hard on cartwheels, and you have recently mastered them all on your own through your own determination.  The same is true with tying your shoes, riding your bike- and now math.  I love that the question above that asked "What are you really good at?"  You did not hesitate AT ALL when you said "math."  You are actually struggling quit a bit in the math department.  You are REALLY good at reading, but pretty behind in math, but that's okay!  You are working SO, SO, SO hard every day to get caught up.  I'm so proud of you and your desire to learn and understand and master.  You are gaining more and more confidence each day in math and it makes my heart happy -- not to see you get better at math, but to see you grow and learn and try and not give up.  This is such a valuable life skill you are learning... you don't give up when something is hard - you try harder and you practice over and over.  Good job baby!
- You love to swim, ride your bike, play babies, play Barbies, draw, color, read and watch movies!  
- You are still very small for your age-- not sure your percentage, but we'll find out soon at the doctor.   Most tops you are wearing a size 6.  Most bottoms are a size 5.  
- You got to get your ears pierced yesterday for your birthday!!!  This is something you have been asking us for for several years now.  We decided that we would let you get them done & Aunt Feather called and asked us if she could take you to get your ears pierced. She desperately wanted to share that special occasion with you & was so excited when we told her yes... maybe as excited as you... maybe more!  It was so cute to watch you pick out your pearl earrings and to sit in the tall chair.  You were nervous and scared.  I prayed over you and you just sat as still and cool as a cucumber.  You didn't even flinch or cry - you did SO awesome!  You were so big!  You have been so excited about your ears getting pierced!  You have been showing everyone! 
- You are very brave & love adventure!  When zip lining in the fall you were ALL ABOUT IT!  You kept going, over and over and over.  You wanted to do everything that was high and scary!  My little thrill seeker! 
- You can pretty much swim on your own without a life jacket.  It still makes me nervous, but you have enough skill to get you where you want to go on your own.  You still need some lessons & you need to learn the basic strokes better, but you'll get there. 
- Art is by far your favorite subject in school.  In fact, you like all your specials classes- music, PE, library, Spanish, but definitely art is your favorite!  You are also very good at reading.  This year you have come home asking to "research" things.  You love to look things up & learn for yourself.  
- You are definitely a little fashionista!  Half your birthday wish list was for clothes, or shoes, or accessories!  You love to pick out a "cute" outfit and style yourself! 
You are the BEST BIG SISTER EVER!  No seriously, you help with Chantzlyn SO much!  You are quick to play with Sawyer and Preslee and give everyone turns and share with them.  {Not to say that you guys don't bicker, but you are so sweet to them for the most part.}

Kennedie, I am so incredibly proud of you and who you are becoming. I love your heart for Jesus and your faith.  You truly care for others and I know that is something that God has planted deep within you.  You are joyful and kind and you tend to include others.  You are loyal and respectful and thoughtful.  You are hard-working and so much fun!  You are an adventure seeker!  You have become a  servant lately- looking for ways to help out without anyone asking. I'm also so proud of how hard you are working at school.  Even when things are hard, I'm so proud you are not giving up.  Kennedie my deepest prayer for you is that you will continue to grow in favor with God... that you will seek Him with all your heart and desperately long for Him above all others.  That your faith will be real and transparent and contagious. That you will be passionate about the mission of making disciples and sharing Jesus with others. You are such an amazing person Kennedie and I feel so blessed every day that I'm the one you call Momma.  I love you more than you'll ever know sweet one! 

1 comment:

  1. I love the interviews you do every year with the girls!! She is so adorable...Time flies by for sure! ❤❤