Kendal turned 7 years old today. Wow, what an exciting 7 years it has been! I remember when I was pregnant with her, I couldn't imagine loving another child as much as I already loved Kelsey. I didn't think there was enough love in me to go around. Boy, was I wrong! She came into our family and I loved her just as much and there was plenty of love to go around. Funny how that works!
These pictures are when she was 6 months old. What a little tank and sweetheart she was! Kelsey was so happy to be a big sister, and just loved on her as much as Kendal would let her. Which in reality, wasn't that much!
She had a great day at school today. She woke up to 7 balloons and promptly gave Kelsey the yellow one and a blue one to Emmitt. She is a sweet girl and we love her so much. I took treats to her class today, she got to go to the Principal's office for a treat, and her wonderful 1st grade class and teacher made a nice big fuss about her birthday. When she got home from school, we had cake and ice cream and she finally got to open her presents.
We then loaded up and went for a bike ride down Provo Canyon. I was the pick-up mom and loved watching the joy and happiness in my family's faces as they enjoyed a wonderful afternoon together. It was great for Kendal's birthday to fall on a Tuesday, because Matt was able to play with us today after he did his herd work in the morning for a few cattlemen.
Matt said Emmitt's little legs made about 20,000 revolutions with his little pedals, and we figure they rode about 5 miles. They loved it and the trail is beautiful right now. The afternoon was perfect. Well, almost. Kelsey ran over a monster thorn and got a flat tire for the last 1/2 mile or so of the trail. It was a good family party for Kendal's birthday. We try to only have 'friend parties' every few years and really focus on our family most years for birthdays. Our families are the most important people in our lives, and we should learn to love and foster those relationships as much as possible.
After our bike ride, we went out to dinner at a local cafe that Kendal loves. It was a wonderful day for my wonderful little girl who is growing up so quickly. Happy birthday Kendal!