Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fabulous Four


Today is my little girls 4th Birthday!!! I can't believe it. We celebrated yesterday by taking her and her Best Bud Emily to Peter Piper Pizza. They then got to pick out a movie at Blockbuster and watch it together. Tonight we will celebrate with the "Family" at the splash pad, with Hello Kitty Cupcakes and a new big girl bike. She will be so excited.

Claire is the light of my life. I love how she loves her Dad, and they are buds. Their relationship is so important to me. I love how they wrestle and tease EVERY night, and then always end up snuggling. It is beautiful to see. Claire has such wisdom. She has a way of viewing things that most of us don't even think about. I love that she is always making me think.
This kid is happy, inquisitive, friendly, and full of life. Most of the time I see Dylan in her, but there is so much of me too. She often has a serious side and is so grown-up. She is tender hearted, especially when it has to do with her Dad, she really cares a lot about what he thinks of her. Most of the time she is bouncing off the walls and can't sit still. She also has a little sass in her, that's always good for a laugh. (Definitely Dylan) :D

Claire loves animals. She loves any living thing. She has the innate quality of being a natural nurturer. I know she will be a great big sister, and an even better mom.
Claire has the ability to make me smile and cry at the same time. The joy that she brings to my life and the fulfillment I feel is over flowing.
Happy Birthday to my "Baby Bug!" Thanks for being such a blessing in my life.



Special thanks to Kira and Janie for the great pictures, love you both like sisters :D

15 comments:

shahna said...

Such a sweet, heart-felt tribute to your daughter on her birthday. Yes, she will love the bike- but years from now- it is words like that which will mean the most. Your a great lady and a great mom, Sarah.

Brianne said...

Happy birthday Claire! I forgot she and Ben have the same birthday. Sounds like it'll be a good one! She really is a sweet happy girl!

Brianne said...

P.S. Those are awesome pictures too!

Janette said...

SO SWEET! I love the pictures!

Rene Madden said...

What gorgeous pictures. Happy Birthday to your Angel today.

I had the blessing of teaching her Primary class this last week. She is so smart and such a great helper. I would love to get to know her better.

Bethanne said...

That was soooooo sweet; what a great tribute. Claire is a sweetheart, that's for sure. I love watching her in Primary as she is so reverent and so mature. She is SMART and knows all the songs and sharing time lessons, etc. And I love seeing how friendly and social she is...I wish a little of her confidence would rub off on Leah! :) The pictures are beautiful!

Happy Birthday, Claire!

Texas Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Claire!! You are one special girl!

My name is Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Claire!! What an awesome mom you are, Sarah! And might I add I am IMPRESSED with your photographic skills! What beautiful pictures!

Eliza said...

I hope you guys have a great time celebrating tonight. Claire is a real beauty!

The A Team said...

Happy Birthday, Claire!! She's so cute and sweet. Ryan's always asking when his friend Claire can come over and play again, they got along very well.

Amanda said...

Claire is so beautiful:) HAPPY BIRTHDAY you sweet girl!

Chella said...

Happy Birthday Claire. You are so lucky to have her. I always remember when she kept telling Bridger to stop calling her honey and it makes me laugh. Great Pictures!!

Noelle said...

Sweet, sweet words. And those pictures are beautiful!

LaFish said...

Those pictures are stunning! What fun to have such a sweet and kind spirit as a daughter. Happy Birthday Claire!

The Moose said...

Sarah these photos are just so precious of Claire. She's just beautiful! She's so petite and fabulously cute :) I love the words that you wrote, I could've written the same things about William almost word for word. :)