Monday, April 28, 2014

Katie Beth is FOUR!

Our tiny dancer


...tornado

...princess

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.



Katie Beth, 
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!

 



1 comment:

The Carlson's said...

oh she is so cute and looks to be a ball of fun!:)