Friday, July 22, 2016


Grady you really grew up this year.  You interacted much more with others.  You continued to constantly annoy and bother Gwen.  Gwen and I say at least 10 times a day stop it Grady.  If I can't find you I just look for Gwen and you are probably right in her face.  Your love of bugs was replaced this year with legos.  You love them. No set is too challenging.  When you get a set you cannot sleep until you have completely put it together.  This brings up the fact that you really don't need much sleep, you just keep going and going.  You got a fitbit this year and always have more steps than Gwen.  I explained to her that you are just moving all day long from the second your eyes open.  I wanted to take you to get your hearing checked this year as you rarely want to listen to me.  Your math skills are fantastic and you really like counting money.  You really caught on to reading very quickly this year.  You could live on granola bars.  Each time you open one you look to see how many chocolate chips you have.  

This picture sums Grady up...


6 was a big year for you Gwen!  We can't find your teeth. You started girl scouts this year and absolutely love it.  I think it is your first thing that is all your own. You deserve to have something to yourself. You continue to be a caring and considerate young lady. You are always worried about others. You like to sleep.  I can only remember one day in the entire year where you woke up before Grady and all you were worried about was when Grady would wake up.  He is your best friend.  You can be feisty at times.  Your very few tantrums involve kicking, screaming and crying.  This rarely happens though.  You have the best handwriting out of anyone in our house hands down.  Your reading has come so far this year and I look forward to where you will be when you are turning 8.  When asked what you want for your birthday, many items are for bumblebee.  You are already acting like a mother.  You have started telling jokes and are wandering around asking everyone what that is under there.  I won't tell the punchline and ruin your joke.  Unfortunately you inherited my sweet tooth and can eat junk all day!  You also have a love of sloppy joe and party eggs.

And I forgot one more thing....the girl loves to sing.  Her favorite song is Grand Old Flag!

The end of vacation

It was jam packed fun and exhaustion!