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Claire’s birthday

by Shawni
So excited to share pictures and video of Max’s return when I can get my act together tomorrow.  They make me cry all over again to look at.
Until then, here’s a post from Claire’s birthday I meant to schedule last week and never did.
It was a grand day celebrating this girl:

Crepes for breakfast along with the gifts:

Pure excitement over Max’s letter:

The best birthday-bash-thrower in the history of birthdays:

Getting ready for a picture:

(best dad)

Best neighbors to help celebrate:

Best friends over for pizookie night:

How CLaire felt about me making her pose with boys:

B-day flowers:

Oh how we adore this sparkly girl of ours.

My fourteen “tops” for this girl are back HERE.


heidi dressel February 5, 2018 - 5:56 pm

Happy birthday Claire!!!
She has grown up so much and looks more and more like Elle!!
Where is her adorable dress from ??

Shawni February 23, 2018 - 4:19 am

It's from Forever 21.

Anonymous February 5, 2018 - 6:04 pm

That's ok about the Max pictures. Take your time. I just saw them on Kara's blog.

Kerstin February 5, 2018 - 9:25 pm

I had to check them, too.
Shawni, don't you post a video with sappy music! Otherwise I'll definitely cry!

I've wanted to start taking pictures with our son with us kissing him on his cheeks for his birthday. He did notlike it. So the best picture on his first birthday is him pushing "our kisses away". 🙂

Anonymous February 5, 2018 - 6:05 pm

That's ok about the Max pictures. Take your time. I just saw them on Kara's blog.

midwestmom February 5, 2018 - 6:51 pm

Please share all about Pazookie night! Recipe and tips and all!

Shawni February 10, 2018 - 9:45 pm

We just had Claire's friends over (texted to let them know), and they just came and hung out for a little while and ate pizookies which are "pizza cookies" served hot with ice cream on top. You can use any recipe but I used this one: https://71toes.com/2012/11/ritas-chocolate-chip-cookies.html

Karie February 5, 2018 - 7:01 pm

Where did you get your large lazy-susan for the kitchen table? I've been looking for one that large for ours. Looking forward to the pics of your RM. We've done this 3 times and it's wonderful!!!!

Shawni February 10, 2018 - 9:46 pm

We ordered that online somewhere and I wish I could remember where because several people have asked. I've tried to find email receipts, etc. with no luck. Sorry I'm not much help on that! Maybe just google "walnut lazy susan"??

Allison Bigler February 5, 2018 - 10:28 pm

Please share your pazookie recipe!

Shawni February 23, 2018 - 4:27 am

We just used these little tins from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2EOZWws

We used this recipe:

But I think any recipe would do. The most important thing is to undercook a little and serve hot with ice cream. Makes my mouth water to think about those things 🙂

NOTOrious February 6, 2018 - 5:20 am

Happy Birthday Claire! What a gorgeous black dress she is wearing. Love it and she looks like such a lady!
(Anxiously awaiting Max return pictures!!!!!)
Jamie Noto

#BRACES February 6, 2018 - 9:37 pm

Looks like claire is smiling with her braces now


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