Today’s post is all about Kensington.
Because I do adoption update posts and share health info about Ashby quite a bit, I thought I’d do two extra posts on those special big kids of mine and tell you a little more about them.
Today, our sweet Kensington.
Kensington Kate will be 8 in less than two months. Eight? How did that happen? These first eight years flew by…and I know I’m going to close my eyes and the next eight years will too. #someoneholdme
Kensington is a lot like her mama and daddy…she likes hobbies, passions and things to do.
Right now, Kensington’s favorites are…
American Girl Dolls
Kensington also ALWAYS has a book with her (kind of like someone else I know…). She keeps one in the car, it’s next to her seat at dinner, it’s in her bag, on her bed…it’s everywhere.
Something that surprises people about Kensington is that she is really shy and quiet until you get to know her, and then she’s a firecracker. She has a big personality, but she reserves it only for those she loves the most.
All of those books that talk about qualities of a first born…well basically none of them apply to Kensington (they all sound like Smith!)…she is much more laid back, easy going, and spontaneous than what’s often described in those books. She likes a little clutter, she likes things that are sentimental, she likes to collect things, keep things and appreciate things. Her room has a lot of character because of all of the random stuff she likes to keep that’s special to her and means something. That’s just who she is…a girl who is sentimental about many things.
Right now, if you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, she says a baker. She wants to own a bakery that also sells coffee. How precious is that?!
Where Smith is practical and very realistic…Kensington is almost magical. She loves to talk about mermaids, fairies and unicorns. When her brother points out that they’re not real, she’ll say things like “You haven’t not seen them have you? So you don’t know.” He never has a response for that. A blog reader told me one time to leave a glass of milk out next to their bed when they lose a tooth and then the fairy will dip her wing in it and the next morning, you’ll know what color fairy you had by the color of the milk. Well, Kensington buys this hook, line and sinker while Smith says things like “that looks just like mom’s food coloring”. Those comments don’t even phase her. She’s my optimistic kid. Full of hope and joy.
Kensington is fiercely loyal to her family and friends. She is the first to defend someone, stand up for someone and love on someone. She is also always so happy when her friends succeed. For example, anytime one of her friends wins the cannon ball contest at the pool, she’ll shriek louder than they will. She is always so happy for others!
This kid isn’t perfect…but who is? We have our challenges and moments too…but her heart is so sweet, her love is so strong and her personality is so unique. She is an absolute delight.
I asked Kensington some of her favorite things right now:
Favorite color: Turquoise and Purple
Favorite TV show: Liv and Maddie
Favorite movie: Harry Potter
Favorite food: Shrimp Fried Rice
Favorite place to visit: France
Favorite part about school: my teachers
Favorite part of summer: staying up late
Favorite thing about Smith: He does whatever I say. (Side note, Smith was listening to me ask her these questions and his exact words were “It’s a shame mom, but it’s true.” Ha!
Favorite thing about Ashby: She shares
What one word describes you the best: Happy
Just a little Kensington for your Monday.
I prayed for this kiddo for a very long time…and God answered above and beyond.