Claire’s Birthday Week
Ah, yes, Birthday Week! How fun to celebrate our little girl’s first year. It was especially lovely to celebrate with a peanut who wasn’t demanding MORE celebrations all the time……she was so happy to have her treats and indulge in the new experiences.
This birthday week was a bit out of the ordinary as we had a trip to Milwaukee over part of it. It worked out – we celebrated with cake on 4 different days with different loved ones. Nom. Cake.
Thanks to all who sent cards – who came over – who Skyped – who went out of their way to celebrate our little girl. She is amazing. She is so loved. We are so grateful.
Saturday: Birthday party at Grandma Gigi & Papa John’s house
Evelyn “helped” with the cake…
Cousin Ethan blew out the candles – his birthday is the day after Claire’s. Happy 4th, Ethan!
Nom Nom Nom.
Just chowing down with my Goddaughter, Sophie…
and Big Sister Evelyn….
SO TIRED. She didn’t really want anything to do with the cake – she went down for an epic nap right after.
Sunday: Celebrating with wonderful friends!
“I WANT THAT – NOW”
“Uh Huh. It’s called icing. It’s amazing.”
Monday: Snowed in. Period. Tuesday: Played in the snow.
Wednesday: Flew home. SUCH a great traveler. Napped…..
and even shared the iPad with Evelyn. Such great sisters 🙂
Thursday: Her actual birthday. Happy Birthday, Dear Claire! Thanks for the onesie, Auntie Debbie!
Breakfast of champions: waffles with chocolate sauce
One year old … Still a trouble maker….. and wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂
Loves her new doll, Nana Joan!
I had rehearsal for Chorale every night that week, but we found time for a cupcake and singing, just Us Four.
Friday: A visit from one of my absolute favorite people and a day trip to Bainbridge.
“Mama, my teeth hurt.” Yup.
Hanging out with April. She’s a kiddo-whisperer.
Friday night, celebrating our Gotcha Day.
Saturday: Photo Shoot! Of course 🙂
Thanks to my cousin at Alaine Sheeley Designs for the precious onesie 🙂
“Hey, Evelyn, do you think you can get her to smile?” “Nope.”
(she’d had enough)
Both my babies are teething. Eegads.
Sunday: Party with Friends Day!
I made her a funfetti cake with blueberry filling. She’d ignored cake to that point….but the blueberries had her interest 🙂
Post Party Sister Snuggles. MELT!!
Monday: an extra visit with April before she returned to the Land of Snow….
and we went to the Aquarium! Oh, boy, she LOVED it!
Tuesday: Claire’s absolute favorite activity: A walk!
Wednesday: Doctor’s Appointment! She had such fun, until the vaccinations….but so it goes…..
“I AM NAKED!!! WHY??”
She did great – hitting all her milestones – early on many – 23% for height, 34% for weight. Petite and Perfect!
Spinney Stools are the Best!
Lunch out with my girl. She inhaled her turkey sandwich, tomatoes and all. Having a kiddo who eats is awesome 🙂
Thursday: First day of swim classes!
Bonus Birthday Week Day: Hanging out with her biological family
Big hugs for her new hippo 🙂
Evelyn was all over helping with the cake….of course….
This was clearly the sign for “GIVE ME CAKE”