Saturday, May 17, 2008

Another Birthday at our house...



This sweet little girl will be five on Monday! Where has the time gone? Our Nora Claire IS the drama in our house. She can be full of joy one minute and full of something else the next! She can be as sweet as Ben & Jerry's ice cream (that's saying a lot in my opinion) and then at times she can be not so sweet. She LOVES her brothers with all of her heart but she loves to drive them crazy. She really does enjoy it. She's as good as gold at school and then sometimes at home she lets it all out. Her teachers look at me like I'm crazy when I mention that she is a handful. She has her own opinion at all times and she is not afraid to share it. She knows what she likes and she'll let the world know. She's true to her friends and isn't about to let anyone mess with them. She's got a fashion sense of her own...she doesn't care that everyone doesn't wear two headbands or flip flops in the snow. She's been walking better than me in high heels since she was 18 months old. She LOVES to sing. She sings all day. She sings all night. She sings LOUD! VERY LOUD. She gives great hugs and she likes to snuggle on her own terms. She's got gorgeous hair and the most beautiful big brown eyes. She rarely takes a bad picture. She tenses up sometimes when someone besides family hugs her...she gets that from me. She's terrified of bugs...she gets that from her daddy. I love all these things about her. I wouldn't change a thing. She's our sweet baby girl and she's going to be five on Monday. Where did the time go????

We were set to have a birthday party tonight with our families and some close family friends. We had a bit of an unfortunate event happen late last week - maybe I'll share more on that later - and we decided a big party was bad timing. We didn't want to disappoint the Birthday Girl though so we opted for a sweet little tea party with three of her favorite friends. She was thrilled! She didn't fight the change at all and in fact I think she was more excited about having a girl party. It was FABULOUS! SO CUTE! They had the best time ever. There's nothing like sitting at a table with 4 sweet five year old girls having a good ol' tea party. A tea party with cake, of course.



I'm obsessed with bundt cakes in case you hadn't noticed. It's so easy to decorate with a bow and a little frosting! You'll be seeing lots more cakes like this from me. The Baker baked these using his birthday present!

So now it's time for another BIRTHDAY GIVE-AWAY! This time I'm giving away one of Nora's favorite PaperDoll things:


A PAPERDOLL PENCIL CUP

...and in Nora's honor it will even be full of SPARKLY pencils! Just leave a comment - don't be shy - on this post and on Monday, May 19th I will do the random number generator thing to pick a winner. Our next family birthday isn't until September so you better get in on the give aways now!

12 comments:

  1. Such an adorable pencil holder! I plan to order a water bottle for my daughter. :)

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  2. I think Nora Claire is the most beautiful girl in the world!! Honestly, this coming from a mom of a six year old whom I feel is extremely cute, she is gorgeous. You know the kind of pretty that you know starts from inside and just beams all the way out. You have a precious family. Happy Birthday Nora Claire.

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NORA CLAIRE!!!

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  4. Happy birthday to the best friend Lucy has never met.

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  5. Nora, hope your bday is happy!

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  6. Happy Birthday to your adorable little girl!

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  7. Happy birthday Nora Claire such a adorable little miss. Love your blogs!

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  8. Happy Birthday, Nora Claire! I think the pencil cups are darling, too!

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  9. Happy Happy Birthday Nora Claire! We hope this year brings you all the happiness a 5 year old can stand!!

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  10. Happy Birthday Nora Claire. You have a very pretty name! I told your mom earlier in an email that your hair is so pretty! I have a little girl named Emma with dark brown hair just like yours. I hope your birthday is as pretty as you are.

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  11. I remember when Miss Nora was born...can't believe it's been 5 years already! LOVE that you were blessed with a daughter...what precious gifts they are.

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  12. Happy Birthday Nora! You are absolutely beautiful and your sweet personality sounds just like my precious baby girl.

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