Our Grace turned 7! On her actual birthday, we celebrated very low key with just Jon, the kids, my parents and me. We ordered pizza from a favorite local Italian place and we have not had pizza in so long, it was a special treat:) Grace asked for a cookie cake and we obliged. After pizza and cookie cake, we went outside and Grace discovered a new bike. As I am looking through the pictures, I realize I have no good pictures yet to do her awesome bike justice, but it is black and hot pink. Grace only just learned to ride a bike without training wheels this past winter break and was anxious to have a bigger bike. She was so very excited and I was very impressed that Jon picked it out all on his own after looking for a couple of days at different bikes.
February 17, 2005 I welcomed Grace Ann into the world. It had been 10 years since my last child had been born and what a difference in ME that a decade had made. I was so much calmer and aware of how quickly time passes in the life of a child. Grace Ann I love you so very much and I am so proud of the person you are.