Because I do a lot of posts on adoption and so many of our “daily life” pics happen while the big kids are at school, they often get left out a bit here in blog world…so every once in a while, I do a post just on one of the big kids. Today’s post is all about Kensington…
Our sweet oldest kiddo is in the third grade this year.
I would say that this year, K has come into her own.
She turned nine back in September and all of a sudden, she went from little girl to big kid overnight.
We’ve had our bumps in the road regarding school. Kensington is very shy in a classroom setting and often, that gets her behind or the teacher thinks she’s behind (because she doesn’t like to speak up, answer questions, have any attention on her in class), so we’ve struggled with building her confidence in that department (as well as communicating with teachers so that they know her personality plays a big factor in the classroom), and this year, she’s done amazingly well. I was really nervous about this going into the year, but she has overcome a lot and doing really well in school.
This sweet girl LOVES her friends! Every day, I hear story after story about what her friends are up to, what happened at recess, what so and so had for lunch…it’s a lot of “girl” talk when she gets home from school. I hope that Kensington sees how much I love my girlfriends and wants that too (it seems she does!). Girlfriends are so important!
This year, Kensington has also figured out her “thing” after school too. We’ve done dance for several years, but last year, she wanted to take a break and only do one class along with basketball. Well…that didn’t go well. She missed all of her dance classes and really didn’t enjoy basketball at all. This year, she picked some great classes at dance (and has some super sweet friends up there too!), plus, she started volleyball and LOVES it!
She tells me every day how she’s going to play volleyball at K-State.
She goes outside every day and works on volleyball with one of us or by herself (sometimes Smith helps her too!). I am just so excited that she has things this year she LOVES. It makes this mama heart very happy.
Kensington Kate is super sweet, sensitive, fun, fiercely loyal, emotional, passionate, and creative all wrapped up in one beautiful girl.
She is my independent one. Her favorite thing to do after school is go upstairs and play “school” in her room. She enjoys the company of her siblings from time to time, but she very much can entertain herself.
She’s just growing up so fast! She’s gone from little girl to big kid who talks to me about big, deep, complicated things. She makes her own snacks, puts away her laundry, does her homework, and helps me with the younger two (they LOVE it when Kensington gives them a bubble bath!). I’m just really proud of who this girl is becoming. She has a heart for the Lord and that right there makes me happiest of all. I am so thankful for this sweet daughter of mine.