Part I: February 15: Claire’s family birthday (we celebrated early since we would be separated on Claire’s actual birthday)…
Happy Birthday! We decided on a purple birthday since it’s Claire’s current favorite color. With some help from Dani, we made a large glittery 10 to celebrate her big day.
Getting some fatherly birthday advice (fake) on the way to her birthday breakfast date (including coffee!).
When Tom got home from teaching in the city, we had her birthday cake (she requested honey bars)
and she opened presents.
Silas shows off the card he made for Claire (see the heart). Aaaaw.
Her gifts included art supplies (her main request), a purple dress, a jump rope, an Irish Barbie, personalized stationery, stamp set (thanks Mast Grandparents!), hair elastics (that she wears as bracelets)…and cute coupons from Eliza for things like back scratches and ice cream treats.
10th birthday, part 2, February 27, Chiang Mai
Sunrise on February 27.
Girls enjoying their omlettes and the sunrise and each other.
10!! How was it 10 years ago that we used to call Claire our little red haired monkey and took weekly stroller walks to the library and had playdates with baby Emma!? 🙂
A special cake at lunchtime.
A watercolor Claire from Mommy.
A teapot from Dara and hairbands from Masts and necklace from Aunt Carmen.
Delighted with the art supplies from Rhodes Grandparents.
Daddy wrote a very entertaining story from the perspective of Lambie that Claire absolutely loved. Since he couldn’t be with her, this was second best.
Afternoon cousin swim time.
The conference happened to have a fancy picnic the night of Claire’s b’day so we had a perfect birthday dinner complete with tacos and cake!