Is it just me or does one of the kids look like they're glowing in this performance? Yeah, over there on the top right?
Yep, that's my girl.Man oh man was she ever excited about this one!
It seems like a good time to have Claire be our "star of the month" since she recently got the first black eye our family ever had. Ever. Even Dave when he was little didn't get a black eye. So Claire wins the "black eye" award for our family and wow, is that ever an honor. She's pretty darn excited about it I must say.And the great thing about it is that she fell off her bike to get it. I'm not sure how you fall on your EYE when you fall off your bike, but Claire managed it.
Claire loves her pre school.
Claire loves her friends. She is SO social.
Claire does such a good job of putting up with continual cold sores. This pictures shows the beginnings of some tiny ones...usually they're all black and scabby though. Poor girl.
Claire is the best therapist we could ever ask for for Lucy. And I'm not saying that just to be nice. I honestly think Lu would be worlds more behind if it wasn't for her big sister. Claire wraps her little arm around that sister of hers and coddles her like nobody's business. Plus she shows Lucy how to do everything her therapists want her to do. And if Claire does it, boy howdy Lucy wants to too. (note the great cold sores)
Not only is Lucy's enamor-ment with Claire good to get her to try new things in therapy, but I'm convinced that watching Claire's example has made Lucy relatively nice. I mean, she is two...through and through (which means, of course, that she has her moments), but since Claire's rubbed off on her she's pretty good at sharing and being kind. This is especially noteworthy since it would be pretty easy in Claire's case to get bugged and mad that Lucy takes so much attention away from her at times.
Just as Lu adores Claire, Claire adores her big sisters (and brother too). Claire's expression in this picture kinda captures what she thinks of Elle.
Claire comes up with some wing-dinger outfits. She loves to wear dresses. And I'm talkin' LOVES. But the thing is, she likes to wear jeans under them.
All the time.
It's her little fashion statement.
Love you Claire Bear. With all my heart.