Claire celebrated her fifth birthday on the March 24th. It was a quiet celebration…just with her family. I was lucky enough to be invited to join them at Denny’s for dinner…. the restaurant of her choice.
Now don’t let this serene photo fool you…. This little child is full of surprises. Yep… she sure surprised us.
When she was a baby, she so was so quite… so good… so relaxed. That lasted for about a year… and then she grew way beyond her years over night. One day she was serene and the next day she was… well, curious, on the go, independent and had all of the confidence of an adult. In fact… there is no adult that she’s not comfortable with. She’s will strike up a conversation with anyone… and everyone is her friend. She keeps us in stitches all the time… she is one funny girl.
Now if there is any photo in the world that takes on the personality of the child… this is it. An all time favorite of mine.
Back to the birthday party. Here’s Miss Confidence… picking out her food fare.
The decision has been made.
The Birthday song has been sung… and now it’s time to blow out the candles. She didn’t want to get too close for fear her hair would catch on fire.
Now comes the fun part… the birthday gifts… and boy did she clean up… dance leotard, roller skates, watch, and DVD’s.
The Birthday cake was delicious…. I’ll get Katie to share this recipe with us. It’s certainly one we need to have in our recipe boxes.
Bet ya can’t guess. Yep… it’s the decorative art of Miss Claire Benson…. Called “Inside The Cake Mixing Bowl” Looks like there’s another artist in the family.>
Happy Birthday dear Claire… you make my heart happy.
P.S. This ends our big March Birthday Month. Thanks for celebrating with us. Did you get your free Birthday Note cards? Get them HERE, at the first of the month celebrations. See our middle of the month celebration HERE.