Do you know how much I love that "healthy" title of this post. Gracie has had a great week and has been very healthy. Healthy equals happy!
On Monday we went to the dentist for her 6 month cleaning and to get a little fluoride applied. She did quite well, although we did have tears when the noise of the water sucker (does it have an official name) came on and scared her. She's not the best about brushing her teeth...it's a constant struggle, so I was thrilled to hear there are no cavities. Her dentist was thrilled to hear her thumb-sucking has reduced alot. Daycare and school both report that they do not see her suck her thumb, until she sees me...than she wants her palm rubbed and her thumb goes into her mouth. I guess it's a comfort thing. She also starts out sucking her thumb to go to sleep, but it's very short-lived and doesn't go back in her mouth for the rest of the night.
Gracie is very happy to have daddy home after his week long trip to Chicago for work. Gracie is happiest when she has mommy and daddy at home...that's when life is good.
Gracie loves the sensory projects at daycare. Yesterday they all painted their hands and then put them on the window of their classroom in the shape of a wreath. It is so cute and Gracie loves to touch it now that it's dry. She also noticed that her hands are much bigger than her classmates.
Tomorrow (12/20) is a very exciting day for us....it's the anniversary of Gracie's Adoption day. Although she has been with us since the day she was born, this is the day that made it official...five years ago. As I tell her "We always knew we were a family, but this is the day the judge said 'I now pronounce you a family!'" That always makes her giggle. We were going to make cupcakes to celebrate, but I found some sugar cookies with Mickey Mouse's face on them, so we might bake those instead.
Have a great week.
Lisa, Jeff, and Gracie