Today, our Kensington Kate is nine.
How did that happen?
All of my kiddos are unique, and they’re all so special…and this one is no exception. Kensington has always marched to her own beat. She is spunky, she is shy, she is creative, she is fiercely loyal, she is dramatic, she is empathetic, she is silly, she is independent, and she has the biggest heart. We could not love this girl more if we tried.
Here are a few little facts about Kensington this year:
1. She is almost always upside down. You have never met a kid who cartwheels more than this one. She cartwheels all.the.time. If I call her into the kitchen, she comes around the corner via cartwheel until she’s there. I mean…this is no joke. She probably does 200 cartwheels a day. She is always doing cartwheels. Always.
2. She loves to play independently. The other three want someone to play with, but not this one…she loves to go into her room and play, write, color, craft on her own (with music on in her room…and for the past 3 months, it’s been Michael Buble’s Christmas album. #likemotherlikedaughter ).
3. She loves to talk about what people wear, what she wears…but in a fashion-like sense. My cousin is a fashion designer in Dallas and K loves this about her. She is constantly wanting my old magazines and she’ll make collage boards with different styles (preppy, hipster, formal, etc). We also watch Project Runway together every week. Her favorite part is when the judges critique everyone at the end and pick a winner.
4. She has a very sensitive heart. She is always routing for the underdog, she always gives everyone the benefit of the doubt, and unfortunate things that happen to other people really bother her.
I prayed and prayed and prayed that I would get to be a mom one day…and there were days when in my heart, I just didn’t know if that was going to happen. But this kid. This kid right here, made me a mom.
Andrew and I have thrown a lot at Kensington over the last three years. We’ve made major life decisions that have affected our entire family…but she has NEVER ONCE COMPLAINED. To watch Kensington interact with her younger sisters has blessed my heart more than words can describe. She has been selfless, giving, kind, compassionate, encouraging, and loving around all of the changes and events that have happened to us over these last few years. I am just so proud of her.
I asked these questions yesterday morning…
Play in the back yard
Play adventure (when we go on adventures in the back yard)
An architect with Ebby Lee
Lucky, Tinkerbell and Mimi