We were lucky enough to attend Claire’s baptism and spend plenty of time getting to know “the Bear,” an appropriate nickname for someone so cute and cuddly.
Our adventures with Claire continued in January of this year, when I had the chance to do an applesauce tasting. Since then, the Bear has expanded her repertoire with a variety of new fruits and vegetables, plus the ultimate in yummy food: macaroni and cheese!
We’ve loved having the opportunity to watch Claire grow. It might technically be Susan’s blog, but we all know who the real author is. 😉 Uncle Bobby and I eagerly anticipate each update – often told from Claire’s perspective – whether it’s going on unofficial Post Office duty, donning “ducky” Halloween costumes, having all around good times or becoming an Olympic hopeful…
Uncle Bobby and I love you so much, Claire! We know there is even more fun in store for year two, and we look forward to plenty of head boppin’ and car chasin’ the next time we see you. You’re as sweet as the potatoes you eat.
Happy first birthday! You bring so much happiness to our lives and although we can’t be there in person to celebrate, we are definitely there in spirit and sending you lots of love and cupcakes.
I leave you with one of my favorite Claire Bear videos. Not only does she demonstrate an excellent ability to play catch with Uncle Bobby, but Claire also has an infectious giggle that is guaranteed to brighten anyone’s day. I dare you to try not to laugh while watching.
We can’t wait for the next giggle session. Hugs and kisses to our youngest niece on her special day!