Grace turned 2 1/2 this month! I told her it was her half birthday since she is always talking about her first birthday. So what has Grace been up to? She is in the pool probably 4-5 times every week!She has a book about a little boy or wants a nickname so she thought she needed one too. So she decided her nickname was Fish. She is getting really good at swimming with her puddle jumper. Sometimes she forgets she doesn't have it on (and one day she forgot she didn't even have her bathing suit on and we were just putting our feet in) and takes off and swims like a rock. She never wants to get out of the pool! She will take a break for her Oreo dippers. And then with a little convincing she will get out to come inside to swipe one of Grandpa's skinny cow ice cream treats. She also likes to put on her lounge clothes when she gets out of the pool.
And this is just her little backyard pool. She does all of her swimming in Grandma's BIG pool!
She is such a funny girl. And she is so smart! She can count (I have no idea how high she can actually count but at least somewhere in the teens), she can spell her name, she knows shapes, colors, letters. This year we are going to start pre-school! We are going to homeschool the girls and it will be fun to get started with out first year.
We spent one day at home and pulled out some shaving cream. It was a mess but also a lot of fun!
Grace loves to play with other kids. Especially kids who are a few years older than her. She loves to go to church and see all of her friends there. She is constantly talking about all of her friends. Nations of Fun is always a lot more fun when she finds a friend to help her get to the places she is not tall enough to reach.
Grace is VERY independent too. She always wants to dress herself (and she can do it very well!). Sometimes she will be wearing her clothes backwards or inside out or her shoes on the wrong feet. She does know right and left though but still gets the shoes on wrong occasionally. She has a name for every pair of shoes. She has her running shoes, her Grandma shoes (New Balance and they have an "N" on them like Grandma's), her crocs, her princess sandals, her Brandy shoes, her Uncle Deuce boots, her water sandals, and swimming shoes....
And she loves to wear her hair in pigtails with big, pretty bows.
One of the funny things she tells us is "No, I'm not beautiful yet" when we haven't fixed her hair and put her hairbows in.