Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy Sixth Birthday Claire!

Dear Claire,

Holy cow, you're six.  How time flies!  

You are doing wonderfully in school.  You have the same teacher that Mary Grace had for Kindergarten, and we all love her.  You are learning to read, and your writing is really impressive.  We are so proud of how hard you're working and how well you're doing.

This year your birthday falls during Spring Break, so I sent chocolate chip muffins to school with you last Friday and you celebrated with two other friends whose birthdays are during the break.  We're having a "friend party" next Saturday - the theme is Hollywood because you wanted everyone to wear fancy dresses - and we're having your "family party" on Sunday.  I went on the internet while we were all stuck home with the flu a couple of weeks ago and ordered all the party supplies.  Mommy might have gone a little bit crazy.  It's going to be a heck of a party!

You love your brother and sister SOOO much.  One of the best parts of being a parent is watching the three of you and your wonderful relationships with each other.  Jack is always the first person you say hello to when you get home in the afternoon and the last person you kiss goodbye when you leave in the morning.  

You also love being a Daisy Scout.  We have had a lot of adventures together this year - the pumpkin patch, the symphony... we have a bunch of science stuff planned for this spring.  It's been really fun and interesting being your leader.  I've learned a lot about you, watching you with your friends. 

You are really looking forward to soccer this spring, and to Girl Scout camp this summer.  It's hard for you to watch Mary Grace do things first, sometimes.  You are very good at being patient and waiting your turn, and I admire that about you because I know how tough it must be.

You are such a fantastic person, Claire.  Dad and I are so proud of you, and we love you so much.  

Your favorite toy for playing is: Starfall, ABCya, and other educational websites on the computer

Your favorite toy for snuggling is: Biscuit, still!

Your favorite food is: "Panda Chicken" (orange chicken from Panda Express), and crepes with Nutella

Your favorite book is: Green Eggs and Ham

Your favorite activity is: Wrestle Night 

Your favorite place to go is: Chuck E. Cheese and Dave & Busters

Your best friend is: Jack, Mary Grace, Jocelyn, Emma, Caitrin, Juliet, and Cameron, and UNCLE CHUCK

Something new that you're doing: reading!!!!

Something you've mastered: fashion - you have a strong sense of your own personal style

Something people say about you:  Your teacher told us that she wishes she could have a whole class full of Claires!

Something that you're saying is:  you're SINGING.  You are really good!  You have a natural ear for music.  I can't wait for you to start piano lessons next January.  You're going to be amazing.

Something Dad and I are proud of you for: you have such a loving heart, and such a curious mind.  It's so much fun to watch you grow into the wonderful person you're becoming.

Something surprising about you: you are very, very consistent.  Some of the answers on this checklist have been the same for years and years!  

Love, always,


DPA said...

Granddaughter Claire,
"Someone you should know, for she brings you peace, joy, happiness and laughter!"
Tons of love,
From Grandmother Diana

Rob Monroe said...

Love it! Happiest of birthday wishes for Claire!