"Life flies by in seconds...you're not a baby Gracie you're my friend. You'll be a lady soon but until then...you gotta do what I say."
She loves nature. Which...is definitely nurtured in our home. She listens, she observes closely, explores, asks questions, and genuinely appreciates all nature has to offer. She remarks on the colors of the sunset and wonders if God possibly loves pink and purple as much as she does. She constantly asks me to bring the "nature cards" that Karlie got us whenever I mention going to the park. She explores the textures around her, and gathers what she can to bring back to her space.
She is still as girly as they come. This year she was prescribed glasses, she loved getting to pick out her new purple glasses, they made her look older, and are awfully adorable. She loves dressing up, feeling pretty, and going on dates with her daddy. This year she asked me for a braided headband and patiently sat throughout the week as I watched YouTube videos and attempted to do her hair for her. She gave lots of encouragement and praise, and in the end, she was delighted to have her hair styled just the way she wanted for a special night out with her dad.
Her full array of emotions confuses us but is part of her loving, empathetic heart. A few times this year we caught her crying and she had no reason other than "I just feel like crying". You do you girl. But she loves her family devotedly, that's for certain. I'm amazed how she can play with her brother for HOURS with little to no bickering, they just want to have fun.
As always, it's been a fun year that has flown by. She's grown socially, emotionally, academically, and physically and I am always amazed and in love with who she is and who she is becoming.