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 J. Faboulas Toad from the ‘Wind and the Willows’. And so it began- (her first nickname), she quickly became my “toad”.
Claire is extraordinary, quite gifted and very beautiful. Her long deep, black eyelashes border her hazel tinted eyes. She has think jet-black hair that compliments her fair skin. With a little button nose and heart shaped lips, Claire is the spitting image of Snow White.

One her first birthday her favorite Uncle, Christopher K 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 us. She has moved with us 3 times and is still the favorite tub toy. I honor the cow (who we call Jersey) on this day as well, for letting the kids drown her in the tub, poop on her in the tub, drop her out of the tub, and occasionally been chewed on in the tub. This year CK and Courtney gave Claire some pink 'Crocks'. She adores them, just like the cow.
Claire makes me happy everyday.
She makes me laugh and she occasionally makes me cry.
Four years of Claire has molded me into a mother that I have become.
I love you Claire.
Happy Birthday,

Love, Mom.