My sweet Clara celebrated her 7TH birthday yesterday.
Even though I had tons to do to get ready for company,
I decided to devote the entire day to her.
We don't do big friend parties every year- just certain ages
so we really focus on family time in the years in between.
So it was a day to bless my Clara.
Josh had to leave early for work
but she reeeeeally wanted to get donuts with Daddy,
so she woke up early
We take birthday donuts seriously in our household.
The rest of her day was full of her simple requests.
Like a trip to the library
A trip to A&W
for a root beer freeze.
Fresh painted toe nails
and some good reading material for drying time.
A trip to Daddy's work
for a picnic lunch.
A bit of cake decorating
She requested a butterfly cake
Please notice her awesome sense of symmetry.
After Josh got home it was present time
she had been waiting for this ALL day
That sweet look on her face confirmed that I did the right thing when I paid the EXTRA shipping to get that doll here in time.
Then we headed to her favorite pizza shop with a trip to the toy store afterwards.
The local toy shop gives them a $5 off coupon for their birthday,
so it has become a little tradition.
With her birthday money in hand
she picked out another horse.
We finished the day with cake and ice cream
It was such a good day.
It was a good reminder to this momma that it doesn't take much to bless my girls.
It spoke volumes to just put my agenda aside and focus on my birthday girl.
I love you Clara Jean!
And um . . . slow down on this whole growing up thing please!