We went out today to have some coffee and get a few things and while we were out went to look at some children’s clothes. Grace appears to have some decent shopping experience. While we were looking at the clothes, she would take a pair of pants off the rack, hold them with the hanger at her waist and the legs lined up with hers, look down to see how they would look on her, and nod happily (then put them back and start the process over again).
Today was the monthly friends get together, so Donné and Grace went off to the Southern 'burbs for the day. Before these get togethers (or other events) we usually chat to Grace about what is going to happen, both to gauge her feeling about the event and to try to build some excitement. Often she will respond with "No," or turn her face away and "hide" while we chat to her about what is going to happen, but there is usually at least one thing that we can get her excited about (at the moment the prospect of seeing Aunty Mel is getting her very excited).
Three things that stood out from my day:
Today was Grace's first swimming lesson after the school holiday break. She has now begun with individual lessons where it is just her and the instructor in the water, with me watching from the side. I was not really sure how she was going to be today after the long break and without me in the water, but it went incredibly well. Over the last week we have regularly reminded her about the upcoming swimming class, and today we kept running her through it. She seemed to be really excited before the time, and it turns out she was. What I thought was really cute was Grace sitting waiting for her lesson, pointing at the girl in the water and saying, "Done," as in, "Okay, you're done – it's my turn now."