Special K likes to have stories posted about her. She also still likes to have her photo taken. She tends to get short shrift because she is so busy living her life and she isn't usually right in my face like the little boys tend to be.
So today's blog post is a bit of an update on Special K.
She is growing up so fast and I often feel wistful that we very likely will have no more princesses in the house. It won't be long before her dolls are put aside for more grown up things. She relishes in the fact that like her older sisters, she is NOT a lady. Why, oh why aren't any of my girls prissy little things? Sigh. She loves skiing, riding her bike, roller blading, hiking and hopes to take up skateboarding and snowboarding in the very near future.
I loved that she was smiling a grand smile as I photographed her skiing last week.
She is one of my only cooperative photography subjects.
Several years ago we discovered K has a sensitivity to artificial colors, flavorings, and certain preservatives. This sensitivity manifested itself in emotionally and behaviorally for the most part, although she did confess certain foods with these additives made her feel physically sick. We've been very careful of her diet and just eliminating those types of foods made a drastic improvement. She even noticed a difference and has always been very good about policing herself--she did not like at all feeling out of control of her emotions. As she has grown older, we have relaxed a tad--birthday parties are hard when you can't have cake or ice cream because of culprit ingredients. She seems to handle occasional indulgences, but if she indulges to frequently she does indeed seem so much more emotional. She is aware this may be the case her whole life and is judicious in her choices, for which I am very proud.
And there you have Special K, still my little girl, but growing up into an adventurous young lady.