|Make a wish!|
Recently, Claire celebrated her fifth birthday. Her birth marked the beginning of my adventure as a stay-at-home mother, gave Evelyn a playmate and me a child in my image (yes, I was once a blond like her!). She was (and is!) a ray of sunshine, with big, blue eyes, dimples to die for and a smile that is constant and stretches from ear to ear.
|Claire: our favorite Halloween decoration.|
|A sampling of Claire's style.|
|Claire's got eyes bluer than the sky. Seriously.|
And, of course, she gave us plenty of laughs.
|Her movie star attire.|
More than the average child, I do believe.
|Waiting her her homemade cat mask for Evelyn to get off the bus.|
To the extreme.
|Cuddling our neighbor's cat who came for a visit.|
Though at first, she wasn't quite sure what to make of Henry's arrival, saying she'd rather help out by loading the dishwasher or feed all the animals than hold him, he and she have become fast friends. I see mischief in their futures. I guarantee it, in fact.
It's impossible to imagine life without Claire and it's exciting to see where life is taking her. I'm so happy to be able to stand by and watch what amazing things she'll accomplish.
|A mid-summer pumpkin.|
|Her happy kitty cake.|
Only five, yet it seems like we've known her forever.
Happy birthday sweet, smiley, happy, kind, wonderful, beautiful Claire!