The day before Clara's birthday, she was rocking a fever and I was feeling so sad that she'd be sick on her special day. Fortunately, she took a really long nap and woke up feeling pretty good and then in the morning, she was still doing well. (Unfortunately, all of our kiddos are battling this little bug right now. There is a lot of nighttime coughing.)
We had some balloons blown up in the living room and had her gifts sitting on the kitchen table. She came into our room and said, "Why are there balloons and presents?" We said, "Why do you think?" She said, "For my birthday?!? "
She slowly opened her presents throughout the day, which is becoming a great tradition. The kids can enjoy each gift and make the fun last all day.
Clara choose to go to Chick-Fil-A (aka the one with the play place) for lunch. Sam was able to take a long lunch and join up which was a lot of fun.
She took another long nap and was ready to open the rest of her presents when she woke up. We call Clara the puzzle queen so these Frozen puzzles were the perfect gift. Abby has been happy to help Clara try out all of her gifts.
She got this Elsa doll from grammy and grandpa and she loves it. She has been sleeping with her and wants to bring her everywhere.
Clara choose to have hot dogs for dinner. What can I say, she's a cheap date.
We surprised Clara with an Olaf cake. I wish we had a picture of her reaction. She thought it was pretty awesome. We used this tutorial. Sam shaped the cake and I baked and decorated him.
We invited two of Clara's little friends over for cake and ice cream. All three little girls have birthday within a month so Clara got to show them how it's done.
It was such a fun day celebrating our sweet, funny, spunky, beautiful girl. We love her so much and are so blessed to have her in our family.