Monday, January 11, 2010

Clare's Big Day

Our Birthday Girl.
We are busy getting her birthday dinner ready for tonight.
Everything is pink and black, her favorite color combo right now.

Clare and Isabel are best, best, best, best friends forever.

Our Fair Bear is a Rare Bear.

We just love this precious beautiful girl. She is a gift in our lives and brings us a lot of pride and joy. She is quite unique and quirky in a good way! She made me bunnies out of socks for Christmas. She's a creative and curious girl. Always has been. She's gifted and therefore marches to the beat of her own drum! A very fun kind of girl to watch grow up.

I loved my daughter JoAnne's facebook comments about her Clare today:

"My sweet baby girl is 11 today!!! Clare's first 10 years of life have been amazing to behold... and the last year in particular was really fun to watch as Clare went from a scaredy bear to a brave bear. Some of Clare's acts of courageousness this past year include becoming a rollercoaster junky, a white-water rafter,... a rappeler, a zip-liner, a rock climber and she even got baptized this year!!! A can't wait to see what God has in store for her this year! Mama loves her "Bestie" soooo much!"


Lori Ignacio said...

I can't ever read something on this blog without getting teary eyed! But they are tears of joy! Clare is sooo beautiful and looking so grown up! I loved reading what her mommy can totally feel the love she has for her baby girl (ok not so baby anymore)! Happy Birthday to Clare...praying her day and her year ahead are blessed with all of her hearts desires!!

karen gerstenberger said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful, brave girl. Eleven is a great year!

michael, ciara, mikaela and zachary said...

I love that her mama calls her her "bestie"! Michael always tells Mikaela, "you are my best!", and she tells us that we are her best too!
We miss you on Maui, but totally agree that being with family is the best. Love you guys so much!

Anna/Flowergardengirl™ said...

Oh yes! Let's celebrate Clare! She's a beauty and has much to discover it seems. Looks like she can't wait to see what's waiting next.

She made you bunnies out of socks? That sounds fun. I would like that.