It seems like just last week I was standing in the football stadium next to Laura and she was telling me that she had a crush on Erik. I can’t believe that it was ten or more years ago. And I can’t believe that their little girl is already one. ONE! Claire’s birthday has come and gone – how did this happen? I get the whole 365 days have passed, but I’m not buying it. Somebody pressed fast forward on me. I know it.
I can’t imagine how fast this year passed for Laura and Erik – from a cuddling newborn to an active toddler. To see her eyes turn to a warm brown, her dark hair to inch over her forehead – she’s become such a pretty little girl. For the longest time I thought she resembled Erik – now I can see both her parents in her face.
It’s been a privilege to see my friends with Claire, to hear about their family adventures and the fun things she gets to do with her older cousins. But she’s only one now… can’t wait to see what exciting things the next year brings to Miss Claire. Happy birthday, sweets.
She’s such a cutie! And she loves to walk with mom and dad. :)