Monday morning came and they were here to pick her up at 8:45. Let me tell you, Gracie was so excited she would not go to bed the previous night and stayed up until midnight. I KNEW she would be a little terror to get up the next morning and boy was she ever....We fought and fought to get her ready in time. I had to threaten multiple times that she wasn't going to go but she finally got her act together.
Once they left, I became antsy and couldn't stop worrying, which is what I normally do when I am away from my children (which is VERY rare). I had to put my craziness aside and let her go and have fun even though in the back of my mind I knew all the dangers that can happen at the fair or the trip there. Now that she is home I can write them, a wreck on the way, a ride breaking and hurting her, someone kidnapping her, the list could go on and on. I told my cousins girlfriend Nikki to please send me pictures when she could to keep me updated. She did and it made my day. Gracie was having the time of her life and I couldn't do anything but smile. I was so happy she was able to go and spend time with my grandparents like I did when I was small. What a great memory she will have forever, that her first fair experience was with them.