Monday, July 29, 2013

3 years old!

My baby girl is 3 years old! Here is a little interview I had with her to remember her at this age:

She is our little beauty. 

On her birthday morning, we had a little neighborhood friend party.  I combined all of her favorite things: cereal, cartoons, rice krispies, and chocolate milk:) 

Sneaking some marshmallows waiting for friends to arrive:

Then the friends arrived! 

Once I turned on the cartoons (Bugs Bunny), it was silent and they would have sat there for hours if I had let them:) 

We did a little craft (cereal snackbag butterflies):

They loved it!

Claire is so little!  Granted all of her friends are at least 6 months older than she is but still!  :) 

Had to sneak one in with the self timer so we all knew I was there! :)  Thanks everyone who came! She loved having you and loved your cute gifts.  

Saturday morning we had a family party for her.  We are so blessed to have such great family who trekked all the way south to see her:) 

(Thanks, Ben, for taking some pics!) 

Pa (her great-grandpa) gave her the rocking horse he made Ben was Ben was a little boy.  Very special and she loves it. She has named it "Spirit" and is very possessive of him. 

Claire is sweet and sassy. She has a tender heart and is aware of how you are feeling. She loves people and asks everyone she doesn't know, "What's your name?"  She's bossy but makes kids feel included and important.  She is independent, but loves her mommy & daddy. She's never been mean to Alex and is always aware of him and wants to keep him happy.  She is a daddy's girl and has him wrapped around her finger. She's smart, mature, and has the funniest sense of humor.  She loves to laugh and make others laugh.  Everyone who knows her, loves her.  All we ever hear from people is how cute she is, 'What a spit-fire!" "We just LOVE her!" 'She's so special!" ... 

We agree.  She is a special girl and an angel in our family.  We are so grateful to be her parents and excited for the fun we will have this next year!  We adore you, Claire. 


Eric and Alexis Beus said...

Cute birthday post for Claire!! Oliver sat with me and watched Claire's interview and he had a big smile on his face and said, "she's cute"! :) Her interview was adorable! She's such a cutie!

Colette said...

That is an adorable video of Claire. I love that you do that - it will be so much fun to watch in a few years, in 10 years, etc . . .