Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happy 3rd birthday Claire!

How can it be that my baby is 3 already?  Time is flying by and it seems to be even faster with the youngest child.  It's giving me a bit of baby fever if I'm being honest.

Claire is growing up so fast, has become so independent, and is just a bundle of personality.  This child has tested me in ways I didn't ever know I would be tested.  She is stubborn, hard-headed, and wants things her way.  She is also the sweetest thing ever.  So loving and cuddly.  She tells me about 100 times a day "I love you mommy!"  She is quick to apologize if she does something wrong.  She loves her sister to the moon and back.  She is good at sharing.  She is a talker.  She laughs a lot.  She is crazy.  She loves to dance and sing.  She doesn't want to participate in anything unless it's going to be a good time.  She is a very good girl at school and is the teacher's "little helper".  She loves her friends.  She hugs everyone.  I can already tell that she has the biggest heart.  I can also tell that she is going to give us some trouble when she is older.  She is not what you would call a rule follower.  She got sent to the office a few months ago at school for talking during nap time.  I'm sure it's just the beginning of her trips to the office.

She will only wear dresses and picks out her own clothes.  I will lay out an outfit for her and she'll say "I'm not wearing that", and promptly go get something else out of her closet.  The girl has a style all her own.  She is mischievous.  Anytime it's quiet for more than 30 seconds, I know she is into something.  Recently, it's toothpaste, toilet paper, wipes, and band-aids.  She tells us about 10 times a day that she is a "big girl now" or that she is "not a baby".  She wants to be bigger than she is.  She has no fear.  She'll jump from the coffee table onto the couch with no second thoughts (with heels on).  She loves to play dress up.  She changes clothes about 15 times a day.

This crazy, reckless, funny, loving, joyful, delightful little girl has added so much to our family.  I can't imagine it without her.  She is so full of life and there is never a dull moment.  We love you Claire bear.  Happy happy birthday to you!


Here is your 3rd birthday slide show to celebrate the past year!  Love you!


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