She had a blast with puppy play - 3 puppies! And then all that swimming & crafting. She discovered sewing & ironing - we have both sewing machine & iron; both in the box. Let me say now, "We absolutely LOVE Downy Wrinkle Release" - now let me tell you: the girl can spray & snap to remove wrinkles to her credit, AS WELL AS use the old fashioned iron. :o) Margie reported she can turn her own egg in the pan & put it on her plate. :o) She enjoyed the use of BIG scissors - sorry, Marge about the pillow case. Uhhhh...guess she learned scissors are for more than just cutting paper. Eeeesh!
What made me beam were the reports of her being helpful, as well as neat & tidy. Though I must say she did get thorough instruction before leaving home to be neat & clean up her mess. I'm also really proud of her when she spoke up about her own safety. Here's the account from M & M:
Margie: "Well hon, I guess I'll run to the store for _____."
Mark: "Ok, I'll get the mower out & work on the lawn while you're gone."
Gracie: "And WHO's going to watch ME??"
Upon our reunion, Gracie smothered me with hugs & smooches & I love you so muches. Then without missing a beat, she asked if we could get her hair cut. I previously promised after summer swimming was over & she got back from Auntie Margies, we could get her hair cut. Thankfully they could squeeze us in at my salon. She's wanted to donate her hair to Locks of Love since she was 2 years old - helping other kids who couldn't grow their own hair due to cancer/chemo. They took of about 8 inches of curls, 10 inches stretched out. That's alot of curl. Must admit, I miss them already. She looks so grown up; so Kindergarten-ish now. After hopping up in the chair at the salon & getting all caped up for her cut, Gracie swished her hair & said "I feel different all ready." It was really sweet & we love the new look. We hope that braid blesses some other cutie kid really soon!
Notice the "delighted" look on Mambo's face - Oh, JOY!
Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming~