Tuesday, April 2, 2013

My big little girl.

A week ago today, my sweet KenLea turned two! Two! I know every parent feels this way, but really, I just can't believe how fast time has gone. It seems like yesterday that I gave birth to this brown haired baby
And then she turned one...

and now...
...my Little Miss has the biggest personality. I took these pictures on her birthday. I wanted to capture our everyday life, and so that's exactly what I did. She absolutely loves to be outside. Loves it! She recently started doing this funny thing, where if she's barefoot, she'll tip toe around all the little rocks and cracks. She loves to play with Tex, and our Kitty. And she loves going for rides in the Ranger with Papa, to feed the animals.
She loves church, and is always first to fold her arms at the dinner table, letting us know, we need to pray. She loves to "play with the kids" in nursery, and sing her little heart out. She has the sweetest little voice. The other day, she was playing the piano and singing, and no joke, she was singing with vibrato. So cute!
One of my favorite things she says is, after I say "I love you," she'll reply "I wove you too." Melts my heart.
She will chat your ear off, and is asking a lot of "what's this?"
She is such a smarty pants and catches onto everything so quickly.
She is semi-potty training. I've only put her in pull-ups. I haven't been pushing it much, rather just award her when she asks and goes on the toilet.
She loves movies now! Some of her favorites are Madagascar, Shrek, and Panda. Though she loves to watch a movie, she'd much rather play. So that is a relief as a mother.
She still loves her vegetables. Her favorites are tomatoes and carrots.
She also loves eggs. Which is nice, because we get about 10 a day.
She's starting to lose her baby fat. She wears size 2T-3T, and size 6-7 shoe.
Her hair continues to be out of control, but it's adorable!
She can just about beat me in a race. She loves, loves, loves to run! Weird I know?! ;)
She is a bit of a drama queen. She can do a pretty good fake whimper.
Growing up, my parents always called me "The Commander," and KenLea inherited that trait.
The other night we were over at my parents and we were singing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." We sang it once, and started singing it again, but my dad wasn't singing, so she stopped singing, looked over at him and said "Papa!" and gave him this look of "hey you better start singing!" It was super funny!
She just amazes me everyday. I don't how she got to be so smart. She is always making me laugh, and even though she can be cranky at times, what two year old isn't? She still is the sweetest, loving little girl ever. She's always concerned about everyone's well being, and if she see's you crying or sad, she runs over to you and gives you a hug.
She says hello to everyone, but sometimes she pretends to be shy.
I am beyond bless to have my sweet KenLea in my life. She is my best little buddy.
Heavenly Father knew I needed her example in my life, and I'm so grateful for her sweet, Christ-like spirit.
I could go on and on about all the amazing things she does and how much I love her, but I think it's pretty clear that she has stolen my heart.
Love you KenLea!