Sunday, April 2, 2017

On Her 8th Birthday

The Santa Lucia tradition is based on a 3rd-century martyr who brought food to and gave all her money to the poor. In Sweden, she is a symbol of light amid the darkness. How appropriate that Claire was born on this day, as she has brought so much light into our lives. She is loyal and so, so kind. Also appropriate is the fact that her name means "bright." Happy birthday to our bright light, Claire, on her 8th birthday.

We were so lucky to have Adam's mom visit with us as a surprise for Claire's birthday.  She worked her magic and created beautiful garlands and swags from tree clippings and the holly tree in the back yard, just in time for Claire's birthday.  She also created the Santa Lucia crown for us.  She has a knack of making beautiful things for us whenever she comes to visit.

Claire's annual birthday questionnaire:

What makes you happy?  Being with our family and playing with friends
What is your favorite animal?  Dolphins, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs
What is your favorite thing to eat?  Cinnamon rolls
What is your least favorite thing to eat?  Quiche and tomatoes
What is your favorite thing to do? Play outside
What is your favorite TV show?  Jessie
What are you really good at?   Being nice to my friends
What is your favorite movie?   Beauty and the Beast (2017 release), Harry Potter movies
What is your favorite color?  turquoise
What is your favorite thing to wear?  Cute skirts and dresses
What is your favorite song?  Love Song
Who is your best friend?  Amy and Natalie
What is your favorite thing to do with Mom?  Go on mommy-daughter dates
What is your favorite thing to do with Dad?  Go on daddy-daughter dates
What is your favorite sport?  Softball and swimming
Where is your favorite place to go?  Museums and the beach
What is your favorite book?  Amulet

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Someone that helps children/teacher

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