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How can Grace be turning 11?  This doesn’t even seem possible.  I remember the day I delivered her like it was last Saturday!

In honor of her birthday I thought I would post 11 things I love about her, obviously there are many more, but in honor of her 11th birthday…

  1. Her sense of humor-she lays out one liners that literally make my guts hurt!
  2. Her creativity-whether it is quilting, painting, drawing or working in her Wreck This Journal, she is so creative!
  3. Heart-Grace has a huge heart.  She often doesn’t even understand why someone would call someone a name or pick on someone
  4. Cats-she loves cats so much!  We call her the future crazy cat lady.
  5. Bath bombs-she makes the best bath bombs, even though she uses a LOT of my oils to do it.
  6. Cupcakes-she loves to invent and try to create different kinds of cupcakes (chocolate potato chip cupcakes, anyone?)
  7. Her love for her sister, they argue, they fight-at the end of the day she would defend her in a heartbeat
  8. Her love of school, as an educator of course this makes me happy, she truly loves to learn and loves the social aspect of school..
  9. Her carefree personality.  Literally since she was a baby she could care less what people thought of her outfit, hair, etc.  
  10. Her love of music-she loves to rock out and sing along with her keyboard and she has a beautiful voice.
  11. Her cautiousness over new things. She likes to know all of the details of what’s coming next or what to expect.

I love you my little Pumpkin Pie!

Do you have any fun birthday traditions? Do you allow your children to have “friend” birthday parties?

From the gravel road-



Wreck this what?

Looking for a gift for that creative child, young adult or adult in your life?  Check out Wreck This Journal.

One of the many pages that the girls have created.

My daughter LOVES her Wreck This Journal, so much she has more than one.  She has been working in the same journal for over two years and continues to work in it, add new things, and change the cover of it often.  Seriously, every time I see it laying around it has a different look on the cover!

Here are several reasons you should order one today:

  1. It provides cheap entertainment for kids, literally, they run around the house looking for scraps, fruit stickers, used stamps, and gum to put in the journal.
  2. It keeps kids busy for minutes, half-hours, hours and days at a time.  Who doesn’t need an activity like that when it is 3* Farenheit?
  3. It sparks creativity in all ages!  I have watched my girls create things with their imaginations and sometimes wonder how they even thought of the things they wrote in their journal.
  4. It’s inexpensive for the amount of fun that is to be had with the book.

The girls and I would love to hear how you or the recipient of a Wreck This Journal liked the gift, comment below and tell us all about it.

From The Gravel Road-


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