Sunday, January 10, 2010

01-10-10

January 10th is a day that our world became a little sweeter with the addition of Claire 2 years ago. It was a crazy, crazy day. If you don't know my birth story, you can find it here. However, if you're pregnant, I'd advise against reading it as it might scare the daylights out of you :0)!
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taken Jan 10,2008

Growing up with 3 brothers, I desperately wanted to have a daughter one day. Don't get me wrong, my little boy is great & I love him "to the moon and back," but I reallllly wanted to play dress-up. Claire has fulfilled all of those dreams, but unfortunately, she's really starting to have an opinion about what she wears....actually about how much she wears. She chooses to wear layers, which usually involve panties on the outside.

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taken 11/13/2009

Other times, she chooses to strip totally down. I can walk away for 2 minutes, and come back to a half or not at all dressed child. This happens most often when I'm trying to cook dinner.


Like her momma, she LOVES to eat. She wants to eat as soon as she gets up in the morning and will eat anytime thereafter.

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taken May 4, 2009
I've said recently that she's 2 going on 12. She wants to do all the "big girl" things and is already into Princesses, which I'm not super fond of. She's growing up waaaay too fast! She always has to have a hairbow or a barrette. She also loves pigtails or ponytails, which she just calls "tails."
She can talk on the phone with the best of them.
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taken 10-17-
She goes through my drawers and wants to put on makeup and lipstick constantly.
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taken 11-16-2009

Although she's extremely shy in large crowds or unfamiliar situations, she can be quite the ham when she's comfortable with her surroundings. Her vocabulary has exploded, and she astounds me every day with all of the things she's saying. She went from saying very little to speaking in sentences in about 2 weeks. Now, she says pretty much everything and talks pretty clearly. She loves to sing and dance. Her favorite Christmas song this year was "Away in a Manger," which she called "Jesus in the Hay."

I can already tell she has the sweetest little heart. When she says her prayers at night, she randomly prays for friends and it always makes me smile. She can hold her own with her brother these days, and wants to do everything he does. Their fighting is a little exhausting at times, but I know it's just begun!

We love you sweet girl and can't wait to see what the next year has in store for you!

Happy 2nd Birthday!!
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taken 11/14/2009
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taken 9/30/2009
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taken 11-27-2009
This picture was on her birthday party invitation - pictures from that to come later this week!

9 comments:

  1. she is such a doll! i'm so glad you have such a precious girl (and boy too). i love reading about her and her great 2-year-old personality!

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  2. that was actually me:) didn't realize my husband was signed in.

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  3. Adorable post!!! Happy birthday Claire!!! She is a little doll!

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  4. Happy Birthday Claire!! What a little cutie pie..The pictures are adorable!

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  5. Happy Birthday "Baby Claire" (as Cade would say!) You are such an adorable little angel!
    By the way- I did not click on your labor post...it scares me just thinking about it!;)

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  6. those were SO cute!!!! i LOVE thepicture of her peeking through the fence. what a sweet post :) happy birthday claire!

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  7. She seriously couldn't get any cuter. I can't take her b-day invite off my fridge 'cause it makes my smile every day! And I will NOT be reading your labor/birth post thank you very much, even though I already know it!!!

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  8. She is the cutest!! I remember being so excited about reading when she was born. Was that really two years ago?? Happy Birthday Claire!!

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