I was kind of dreading taking her. Gracie is so funny and happy but she is also painfully shy. She rarely talks to adults* and won't usually interact with kids she doesn't know. She hasn't seen Shelby and Laura since June, I was sure it was going to be a disaster. BUT it wasn't. She was awesome. She and Shelby were like long lost pals, she hugged Laura and talked to both her and Shelby's dad. I was stunned. It was fun to see and a nice relief from the usual. She seemed so grown up.
After the birthday party the girls and I made a last minute trip to Omaha.....and no trip to Omaha would be complete without some hammering :)
*I say rarely because on Sunday Gracie decided to randomly tell the cashier at Costco that we were buying "toilet paper for our bootys"....but otherwise she doesn't speak :)