Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Snapshot: {21}

I'm not entirely sure how this happened.

Because I'm pretty sure I was just curling her hair for a Nutcracker performance.

But, according to the calendar, my firstborn turned 21 this past week.

I did not get many pictures of Kaelee on her big day. Shoot, we were lucky to squeak in dinner & presents. Her birthday fell on "Meet the Team" night, which meant we all had to put a little hustle in it since she is a cheer coach at the high school & had to be there. We followed along for fun!

Kaelee is a busy girl. She's in her junior year of college, majoring in early childhood education. As I mentioned, she's also a cheer coach at the high school for football & basketball seasons, & she car-hops at a local drive-in. Crazy.

Yes, I insisted on all 21 candles on the cake!

The little ones LOVE their big sister, Kaelee! Not only does she give good squeezers & read them stories, but she has a stash of goodies in her room that she's always sneaking to them. ;o)

Kaelee is determined to make Kaya a cheerleader, which Kaya is totally into.

Just before we left the stadium, I was able to get a picture of her with Kyler. Now, could someone please tell me when this happened!? I looked at this picture, & Kyler is now taller than Kaelee??? I cannot take it. The time really does go by so fast.

I love you, Kaelee, & I love watching your story continue to unfold!

P.S. I totally blew it on Kearsten's last birthday, so I owe her a Sunday Snapshot soon! Rugby season is just beginning, so that could make for some interesting injuries pictures.
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Ni Hao Y'all


Alyson and Ford said...

They do grow up way TOO fast! I enjoyed reading and seeing your family.

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Stefanie said...

Happy Birthday Kaelee!! She sounds as absolutely beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside :)
P.S. YES, time goes WAY too fast!!

Sharon said...

She is beautiful, Dardi! Thanks for sharing about her-I love that she is going into early childhood educ.-how lucky her little sibs are to have her!!!

Monica said...

Happy Birthday! Kaelee sounds like a great big sister and a lovely girl.

Sara said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate your daughter.

Delighted to meet you as I just found Sunday snapshots. Hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a great spot to slip of my shoes and soak in some serious goodness.


Daisy Dreams said...

Happy 21st, Kaelee! Time seems to fly especially fast when we watch our babies grow!

zentmrs said...

Happy Birthday Kaelee! Our daughter turns 13 tomorrow. I am pretty sure she just turned 6 yesterday, so I don't know how it can be possible. ;-)

The Raudenbush Family said...

Time just flies by, doesn't it? (sigh)
(got your link from nihaoyall) -- come check it out!

emariestar said...

Sounds like you have an incredible daughter!!! Beautiful name, too! We've had that name on our hearts for a daughter for a while (we think we would spell it Kaylee). We love that it is a combination of "rejoice" and "sheltered from the storm." =)

Adeye said...

Your sweet daughter is absolutely stunning. What a treasure she muct be to her mama. Thank you for sharing her special day with all of us. Happy birhtday, Kaelee.

Chris said...

Wow! 21?? Really??? How does that happen??

Happy Birthday to your precious...ahem....21 year old!!!