Sep 30, 2013  •  In Claire, Personal

Happy Birthday, Claire!

Exactly 3 years ago today (on September 30, 2010 at 9:25pm ET), our Claire Emmanuelle entered the world.


Face scrunched and red, fists tightly clenched, and already lifting her head just a few minutes after birth, I knew right then and there that she would be a special one.

Now, at 3(!) years old, Claire is a bright, silly, and sassy little lady. She is so smart and so talented and so funny. (And I’m not just saying these things because she’s my daughter!) She reminds me of myself in so many ways — and many people tell me that she looks exactly like I did at her age — but she is a better version of me. She is loving and affectionate. She is confident but not overly so. She is imaginative and hilariously creative.

In other words, she never ceases to amaze me.


Happy birthday, my love. I am so proud to be your mother, and I thank God for you every day.


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8 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Claire!”

  1. Samantha Q says:

    Oh my goodness she looks like the sweetest little girl! That picture with her hugging the giraffe is adorable. Happy birthday to her and congrats on being the mom to such a cutie xx

  2. Yin says:

    Happy Birthday Claire! Can’t believe she is 3 already. I remember following your pregnancy with Claire, and it doesn’t feel like that long ago.

  3. Stephniie says:

    Happy birthday, Claire-bear!

    I’ve been following you for some time now and it’s so cool to see your babies growingup! You have some amazing daughters! ^^

  4. Carol says:

    Happy birthday, Claire!

  5. Helene says:

    been following your blog for so long and learning so much from your blog (my son’s just one month younger than claire so your blog has been a great reference for everything XD) and i can’t believe years just passed by in a blink of an eye. happy birthday claire and you have the greatest mom!

  6. Happy Birthday Claire! Awwh. They grow up so fast.

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  8. Kristie says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Claire!

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