I can still vividly remember holding tiny, newborn Kjel on my chest in our big, white bed in Rexburg. On the first day we were home, it was mid-afternoon and a wild spring rainstorm was blowing through. I was in and out of sleep when Steven came in and laid down beside us. Sleepily, a darling three-year-old Gage wandered in, clutching his superhero figurines. He climbed in next to Steven, and all four of us fell into a deep, nourishing sleep.
And now that little baby has grown into a true Big Girl. Kjel turned FIVE in May and we had a really great day to celebrate.
|Kjel and I went on a special date to Wegman's for her birthday lunch of choice - "clean" sushi ;)|
|Later in the day, two good friends came over for a leisurely tea party and to paint.|
|Her heart birthday cake|
|The festivities actually began the night before - she has been wanting a nightgown for a long time, and we wanted her to wake up wearing her new, purple, birthday nightgown.|
|After she changed into her nightgown, we went outside to have mini ice cream cones.|
|Opening presents the next morning.|
|Birthday breakfast: yogurt and hot chocolate (served in her new tea set - that big beautiful tea cup is from her grandma who sends her a new tea cup every year).|
I don't know why I don't have any pictures of Steven and Kjel :(. I'll keep looking and post them when I find them.
Happy birthday, sweet Kjel. You are as soft as a feather, independent, smart, quick, helpful, courageous, and aware. Intuitive, kind, and wise. I love you! So much!