claire turns two!

Jul 20, 2010

claire, today your daddy and i celebrate the day God brought you into our world. two years ago, you were the tiny four pound baby that was placed in our arms and changed our lives forever. now, you are a beautiful little girl who has already taught us more than we could imagine and amazed us with your bravery, your spirit and your love. we are very proud of all you have accomplished this year and we will never stop fighting for you. we may never understand why so much was taken from you, and in some way we will always mourn that, but we want you to know that you are loved exactly as you are. you were fearfully and wonderfully made. and we are beyond thankful to call you ours.

claire at two:


about 32 inches, 22 lbs 4 ounces.


this year claire has learned to roll over front and back, multiple rolls. she pushes herself up on her arms during tummy time and is trying to scoot herself around. she has learned to put her hands and arms in her mouth, grasp objects with a prompt, kicks and pushes with her legs like crazy and loves to rock herself. she loves watching yo gabba gabba on tv. she loves music, bells, clickers, maracas and lights. her favorite places to go are liberty market, IKEA and anywhere outside. she also likes car rides. claire has learned to love the water and likes swimming. she loves to smile, laugh and babble. she loves when people clap and cheer for her. she is very affectionate and loves being snuggled and kissed. last but certainly not least, claire adores her pacifier.


we are asking our family and friends to donate in honor of claire (and in lieu of birthday gifts) to a charity we support, blood:water mission. they are an amazing organization that builds wells in africa. you can read more about them on their website and also donate by clicking on the donate link on the site.

LEMON:AID Make a Stand for Clean Water.

we’ll have lots of pictures to share soon of claire’s lemon:aid party! and lastly, thank you for supporting our family and for loving our little girl.

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6 comments | leave a comment

  1. Yasmine
    July 20th, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    Claire we celebrate you today! We love your beautiful smile and the way you sit still quietly listening when you are trying to recognize our voice. Chloe can’t wait to play with her cousin Claire and go on wagon rides!

    I recognize that flower… 🙂

  2. Josie
    July 20th, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    I knew you were doing the Lemon Yellow theme, but didn’t know about correlating it with the B:WM Lemon:Aid campaign. That is inspiring and adorable all at the same time. How do you guys do it! 🙂

    Claire is such a cutie and a treasure… and you two are amazing parents (understatement). Your family inspires me every day.

    Love to you on this special day!

  3. Amber
    July 21st, 2010 at 6:51 am #

    Happy birthday Claire Bear! I love you little lady!

  4. kavita
    July 21st, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    what a beautiful post nicky! happy birthday claire bear!! 🙂

  5. Ruth Graham
    July 23rd, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    Nicky….Adrian….my heart is over-flowing as I read your note of honor and love to your sweet daughter. The strength and faith that flows from your family touches far more people than you will ever know.

    “Auntie” Ruthie Graham

  6. alex evjen
    July 27th, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    wish i could have been there =(

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