Friday, October 28, 2011


Happy Birthday baby girl!  Yesterday marked 2 years since our sweet Claire entered our lives and turned our world upside down.  It has been so much fun having a little girl... dresses and bows, pigtails and sparkly shoes... but she loves the dirt too - she's not afraid to sit down on the lawn and start digging in the dirt with her bare hands.  And at the playground she isn't shy either - she takes off for the biggest slide every time, and if Boden can climb it, she thinks she can too.

Claire is really starting to talk alot and in 4-5 word sentences.  It's been so much fun to hear her language skills take off.  She and Boden have a lot of fun playing together (most of the time).  It's fun to listen to their conversations.

She loves to help me cook and constantly pushes a chair up to the island when I'm making dinner so she can "help."  And her favorite food by far is cheese...she would probably eat an entire block of cheese every day if we would let her.  She gets into the fridge approx 3x AN HOUR and brings me a cheese stick that she wants me to open for her, and then throws herself down when I deny her the 3rd cheesestick of the day.  A few days ago I caught her actually just taking bites our of a big block of cheese.

Claire loves technology, she can work my iphone better than I can!  Today we were organizing in the garage ands she went inside.  I went after her when she didn't come back in about 2-3 min, and found her upstairs on our bed playing a game app on Michael's ipad.

She is such a good big sister too - she wants to hold Titus all the time, she tries to help feed him ("open mouth Titus!"), and is always excited when he wakes up from a nap.  Recently she has started trying to read books to him too.

Claire is such a fun, crazy, spunky, busy, little girl.  She is teaching me so much about motherhood.  I always thought Boden was strong-willed, but then I met Miss Claire.  Maybe it's just the age, but this girl knows what she wants and is determined to get it!

I am so thankful to be her mama and I can't wait to see the woman she grows up to be.  I know God has big plans for her life.

"Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.  Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior's hands.  How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! ..."  Psalm 127:3-5