Grace shows love for everyone around her- her family and friends. She is our animal lover, always gravitating to animals (we won't let her have anything other than our cat). She loves to read, draw, and write. Lately, she's been walking around with her diary and writing about all sorts of things. She's been reading and doing research about sharks and dolphins because she plans to write some stories about them. Last year, she wrote a "series" about a bobcat named Diamond. She called it her "Diamond Series." I can't wait to see what she comes up with in this next series! She likes to play with legos, Littlest Pet Shops, and she says her favorite play buddy is her brother. She loves to do arts and crafts. One of her favorite things to do as of late is listen to the radio. She sings along and says she loves to dance in her room (in private). It's been interesting to see Grace come out of her shell, a little bit more as she gains confidence in herself. She still gets very nervous about the thought of doing things in front of people, but more and more, she's becoming comfortable letting others truly see who she is. Her favorites to watch on t.v. are Phineas and Ferb and Cake Boss. Grace really loves school this year, and in particular, her teacher. She especially enjoys learning math and writing. It took some time but she's finally adjusted to being at a new school! It has been great to hear her talking about her circle of friends- Morgan, Bella, and Sasha. These past few months, she's been on a swimming team, and next up, she wants to try judo. She surprised Jason and I when she shared with us about trying out for her school's cross country team. She came in 18th during tryouts, and only the top 10 made it. She was discouraged and sad, but shocked us by insisting that she would try again next year, training earlier to increase her chances of making the team. It was the first time that she went out for something on her own initiative.
We are so very proud of Grace!!! She brings us so much joy and we feel blessed every day that she is our daughter. Our love for her overflows and we are thankful for such a precious daughter.