Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Monday, November 23, 2009

Claire's Day

Friday was Claire's Day!
Her 4th Birthday.

As is our tradition, we took her breakfast in bed. But, since she knew we were coming, she was ready and waiting....and laughing!
She was soooooo excited!

Can you tell?

She had been counting down on the calendar all month!

Service with a smile! I do make the other kids serve the birthday child. I think it's a good way to learn to but others first.

Later in the day, I finished the colonial/pioneer dresses that I'd been working on and we had a little photo shoot.

They came out darn cute, if I do say so myself!

One week, start to finish

Super darlin'.... I might be a little biased.

Does it get any cuter????

The girls wore them all day Saturday because we had early Thanksgiving with Lizzie before she left for a mountain trip with her other family. Unfortunately, the gathering that these dresses were made for was totally rained out on Sunday. But, they wore them to church....if you can imagine all the attention they got for that! I assure you, they were the only children dressed in bonnets, long dresses and aprons.......among about 600 people in attendance!

Anyway, back to Friday.
After our photo shoot, we had Claire's birthday dinner party. Just family this year. If you remember, last year she had the party that never ended. Three parties actually! One for my family, one for Paul's family and one for just us at home. By the time we got to Christmas the child thought Christmas was just another birthday party for her!
So, we decided to tone it down this year!

She didn't notice. She was too excited!
Can you tell?

She really enjoyed her cake!

Can you tell?

Really enjoyed it!


She was so excited!

Can you tell?

And apparently, we have an aspiring doctor on our hands!


Hezra said...

thanks for sharing! This was great! Happy birthday Claire!!

Regina said...

Happy birthday to sweet Claire! She looks so darn happy. And why wouldn't she??? :-)

Brianna said...

The card had the same effect on the four of us in Walmart, so we knew it was a keeper. :)
Glad she enjoyed her day and her card. Much love from the Ryan family.

Livin' out loud said...

How sweet! I love the dresses and the smiling faces!!