Sometimes I'm amazed at Kenly's adorableness. This picture is one that takes me off guard.
In the middle of May, Kenly started getting ready for her first dance recital. She was so excited about performing on the "big stage." Since she was sick for hip hop pictures, I took her into the backyard for a photo shoot. This is her costume for hip hop. I used a few of these shots for her recital invitation.
Kenly's friend Annalise turned four in May, and we were both invited to her princess party. I'm actually wearing a tiara too, but for some reason my hair seems to be concealing it in this picture. Annalise the daughter of one of my oldest and dearest friends. I'm hoping Kenly will be as close to Annalise and I am to Jess. This party was amazing. I can't believe how cool.
I'm not sure what this picture is, but I like that she still looks like my baby in this pose. AI little pouty. Slightly insecure...and small. I catch glimpses every so often, and I love it. It makes me feel needed.
Miss Keeley was really good with Kenly, she let her gently ease into some of the skills. Kenly loves this shark belt that is actually a floatation device.
Over Memorial Day weekend, Kenly had her first dance recital. We celebrated her accomplishments in grand fashion. Nana, Papa, Mops, Pops, Uncle Travis, and Aunt Carrie all came up to watch her preform. We made a weekend of it. My friend Jennifer and our sweet neighbors (The Reeds) came to her performance as well. Kenly had a regular cheering session. Nana and Papa came up a few days early to hang out before the chaos ensued.
The weekend a a slight hiccup. Kenly played with some flowers from a tree just off our back porch. In about 12 hours time, her face was swollen, red, and itchy. We tried Benadryl, but nothing was working. I took her to the doctor, and he said the only way to clear up this contact dermatitis was with prednisone. Kenly took prednisione once before, and the results were not pretty. The timing could not have been worse. Everyone came to watch her perform, but with prednisone in the picture, there was a very real chance that she would refuse to dance. This is HUGE because Kenly was made to perform. She loves to dance, and she had worked so hard.
The day of rehearsal came. I warned her dance teachers that she was drugged, and that she would be a bit off. She made it through her tap and ballet routines with only minor distraction. She wasn't "on," but she looked adorable.
Mops and Pops stayed a few days after the performance. Adam and Kenly took them to the Davidson River while Corah and I napped. This place should look a little familiar.