On Kenly's actual birthday we went to Chuck E. Cheese because four year olds think the place is magic. I always require a family photo in the sketch booth. It's 25 cents and it can be a real treasure. This year's sketch is priceless in my book. Since I'm not sure it will last the test of time, I decided to take a picture. Captured forever!
Kenly started dance again this year. She's only taking tap and ballet this year. Dance was more expensive than we every imagined. Last year, when it was all said and done, we paid about $1,000 for dance. That included lessons, shoes, leotards, costumes, pictures, and other various fees. Mops and Nana and Papa helped make sure it happened, but one teacher salary doesn't always allow for such extravagance. Mops continues to bless Kenly by footing the bill for lessons--she gets a check for her birthday and for Christmas. Thank you, Mops!
Notice the birthday party dress again. I'm not kidding when I say that I have to sneak it to the washer. She wants to wear it everyday.
Kenly even rode the caterpillar roller coaster. She was having an amazing time. The operator had to stop the ride to let a terrified child off, and Kenly thought the ride was over. She unbuckled her seat belt and couldn't get it fastened again. I watched her slowly begin to panic. By the time the ride was over, she was in tears.
We got over the jitters by going down the huge slide again.
Corah started making us chase her everywhere. Girl can move.