Friday, April 8, 2011

Our Gracie is getting so big!

Gracie continues to enjoy her sister everyday. She likes to help Doris and I with everything involved with Madison from Feeding her to putting her to sleep. The one activity she steers clear of is changing diapers...although she does have the most sensitive nose in the family so she's the dirty diaper detector for the house. She also looks forward to any visits with family she can get. We recently had a visit from Nana and Papa for spring break where much Nana&Papa bonding time was had by all.

Goofball and cutie in goofball training.

Papa Lovin'

Quality Nana time

She's also still a big fan of helping Mommy in the kitchen. Here are a few shots from a day baking cookies (we try to keep the cookie dough sampling to a minimum, but it's a constant struggle).

Getting her homemaker on...

But never too serious of course

Gracie continues to enjoy going to school. She learns an amazing amount and still looks forward to seeing all of her classmates at school. She's currently in the middle level of advancement for the Montessori program. The latest we've heard about her learning activities is her putting together the letters from three letter words. So the teach says 'fit' then Gracie has to get the f i and t letters together. I think we'll have a reader on our hands before we know it. In math she's currently learning her odds and evens. She and I practice with fingers on the ride home from school and she's a pro.

Gracie has started taking a sports class at school. There she learn the fundamentals of several sports as well as teamwork and sportsmanship. So far she's been to class for soccer, basketball, and hockey. Basketball seems to be the favorite so far, but we'll see as the class continues. Doris was able to sneak in and observe the first class without Gracie knowing she was there. The kids take a little instruction, run like mad for an entire hour, and then collapse at the end. The highlight of the class as Gracie letting the teacher know that she was too tired about 3/4 of the way through the class. She toughened up and finished up the class. Somebody is sleeping really well on Friday nights.

Gracie's first school they get her to smile like this we'll never know.

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