And after going through some old photos, I realized JUST how much our little Grace loves her.
It all began back in 2009 at her first birthday cupcake party. Her Great Grandma Viefhaus gave Ducky to her as a birthday gift, and she’s been snuggling with her ever since.
Every. single. night.
That was two and a half years ago.
So, as you can imagine, Ducky is a little rough around the edges.
Let’s take a look back at Ducky’s journey.
A “Where’s Waldo” of sorts……
The car seat connection.
Every night looks like this.
Ducky accompanied Gracie for her first hospitalization. Darn that scary pneumonia.
Luckily Ducky was by her side to help with a speedy recovery.
Once again, car seat love.
A snuggle in her “bed” one afternoon.
Watching big sister Sophie sing in her Easter program.
A family photo at the top of a water tower.
An eight hour trip at night to Michigan to watch Aunt Maggie.
A COLD Michigan day at the ballpark.
Ducky cheered quite loud that day if I remember correctly.
Good thing, because Gracie couldn’t see a thing.
Her new big girl bed.
An easy transformation when she turned two, all because of Ducky.
After scrolling through all my old photos, I realized that Ducky has been through so much with our family. She’s been a part of every milestone and memory.
She’s been there for all the happy, sad, scary and confusing times.
In a way, she is like our fourth daughter.
And a few weeks ago, Gracie welcomed ANOTHER ducky family member with loving arms….
Her first meeting with Ducky number two!
Steve’s mom Barb kindly surprised Gracie with a new, less tattered and worn Ducky.
We surprised her with the new Ducky when she woke up one morning and she couldn’t believe her eyes.
Now we have a fifth daughter.
Meet Sleepy Duck.
Thank you so much Nana for making Gracie’s day!
And welcome to the family Sleepy Duck. We think you will fit right in at Haus of Girls.
We sure hope you like pink!