Our tiny dancer
Katie Beth woke up on her birthday like most any other day...in our bed. We're working on that.
Once she made it to the kitchen, she found her chair all dressed up for the occasion and decided to do the same while eating her breakfast.
Ready to head to Mrs. Paula's 3-year old class
Snacktime party at school with her buds
Looking at her handmade card from Ben after school
Then it was time to dress for dinner. What 5-star hotspot requires a birthday girl to dine in her princess best? Cracker Barrel, as requested.
Home for presents and skyping with family!
The year of Frozen meant lots of loot from Arendale...courtesy of Nana and Papa
She really liked her makeup kit and goody box from Aunt Jess.
Annual Q & A:
Katie Beth, what is your favorite color? pink and purple
What is your favorite toy? ballerinas
What is your favorite fruit? strawberries and apples
What is your favorite tv show? Doc, no, Dora and the girls in Wild Kratts...not the boys
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? taco (burritos with beans and cheese)
What is your least favorite food? pineapple
What is your favorite thing to wear? nightgowns and dresses like my rose dress
What is your favorite game to play? Sharks and Minnows and Freeze Tag
What is your favorite snack? Gummies and bananas
What is your favorite animal? polar bears and flamingos and kinkajous and spider monkeys
What is your favorite song? Let it Go
What is your favorite book? Cinderella
Who is your best friend? Arianna and Paige and Lily and Charlotte and Georgie
What is your favorite cereal? Rice Krispies and Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
What is your favorite thing to do outside? play on our playground
What is your favorite drink? juice...apple juice, orange juice, lemonade, and powerade and juice boxes
What is your favorite holiday? Ballerina Day (a real one) Christmas and Halloween and Easter
What do you like to take with you to bed? Hearts and Coco
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? pancake and waffles and donuts and cereal and scrambled
What do you want for dinner on your birthday? hot dog and macaroni
What do you want to be when you grow up? a princess and a queen, and I'd like to put on braces and teach people how to put on their own braces
What do you like to do with your family? go to Disney World, the pool, the beach, the hotel
Oh, and then there was this.
We left for Disney World the next day, and surprised her with her own real princess makeover at the Bibbity Boppity Boutique that evening.
She chose her gown (Princess Anna's coronation dress) from a wall of beautiful, glittery choices and then her very own fairy godmothers in training took over - hair, makeup, nails, the works!
She was actually speechless during the process, but started to come to life at her photoshoot...and then owned. it. for the the rest of the trip.
At four, you are the definition of "emotion" - you show everything you feel, from the exasperated huffs and stomping feet to the sincere and unexpected compliments and hugs. You sing your heart out to your favorite songs and make up ones about Jesus and Zoe. You spell your whole name. You adore Ben and mother Will. You love babies and dogs, swimming and dress up. You can create complicated plot lines among handfuls of crayons or chicken nuggets and entertain yourself endlessly. You would rather play than clean and somehow messes just seem to generate themselves around you...I can relate. You are so fun and so hard and so loving and so so loved. I'm proud of you, sister...happy birthday!