Saturday, October 29, 2005

And I shall call her Toad.

Claire Elizabeth was born four years ago today. 
 She popped out looking very similar to Mr. J. Thaddeus Toad from 
the darling book ‘Wind and the Willows’. 
And so it began, and we gave gifted Claire with her first nickname: TOAD.
Claire is extraordinary, quite gifted and very beautiful. 
 Her long deep black eyelashes border her hazel tinted eyes. 
She has thick jet-black hair that compliments her fair skin,
 and with a little button nose and heart shaped lips,
Claire is the spitting image of Snow White.

On her first birthday her favorite Uncle Christopher (CK) got Claire a little plastic cow. 
 You may think in your head, big deal just a stupid plastic cow but on the contrary. 
 This cow has been almost a sister to Claire. 
 She has moved with us 3 times and is still the favorite tub toy. 
 I honor the cow (who we call Jersey) on this special birthday too,
 for she has put up with a lot.  I won't go into it, but we all know what sometimes
goes on in a baby tubs...something brown and it floats?
 This year CK and Courtney gave Claire some pink
 Crocks shoes. She adores them, just like she adores the cow.

Claire makes me happy everyday. 
She makes me laugh and she occasionally makes me cry.
For Four years Claire has molded me into a mother that I have become. 
I love you Claire.
Happy Birthday,

Love, Mom.