Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Claire is 7!

Happy Birthday to our babe! She lights up our lives in so many ways. She has the cutest and loudest and most contagious giggle. Mike can make her laugh the hardest. She LOVES sugar. She sniffs it out and could eat it for every meal. You can certainly tell when she has had some too. She gets HYPER and is impossible to calm down. She also started 2nd grade and she tells us that she can't decide which teacher she likes more. She has a Spanish and an English teacher. She spends half of the day with each of them which she is still really loving! She's just the happiest girl and has great ideas and it optimistic about life!

Claire is a really good friend and has the sweetest heart. She is very thoughtful of others. She has some really outspoken and opinionated friends. Claire is really learning how to stick up for herself and not get pushed around. We had a rough go for a little while, but Claire is really gaining confidence to say something when she feels mistreated. It's making for some better friendships. She's so brave and I am so proud of her! She is such a good little person and she teaches me so much. I really admire and love her to pieces.

She started her day off right! With presents!... She got a book shelf and some shoes and books and water toys...
 Then she got in her new birthday outfit and headed to school. Of course, she had to take her Kendama with her. Kendamas are that little toy she's holding in her hand. They are all the rage right now at her school. She worked really hard to earn the money to buy herself one...
The kids and I surprised Claire at school with doughnuts for her class. This is a picture of Claire and her teacher while the kids sang "Happy Birthday" to her with all of the fun actions to go along with it. I think it was a major highlight of her day! She's dressed in her costume for their class opera that they were getting ready to perform that night... 

A sign in Claire's school hallway. She's the cutest and I love how she spells...
 Claire's opera! It was lovely and the entire thing was in Spanish. She did great! She's in the front middle sitting down. She was a little painter. I helped the class paint that backdrop too which was lots of fun...
 After the school play, we had to get some cake and ice cream for the birthday girl!...

 Happy to be 7!
 The night before her birthday, Mike and I took her out for a special night out with mom and dad. She picked arcades at Boondocks and painting ceramics at Color Me Mine...
 Do you think her dad influenced her dinner of choice?...
 Claire hit the jackpot on one of her games and won 250 tickets. It was awesome!...
 Color Me Mine where we all helped to paint a birthday plate that we will use for our family...

And Mike and Claire painted a beautiful rose dish that Claire picked out of hundreds of options...
Spoiled is an under statement! She's worth it all. Love you Clairey Berry Boo!