Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Clarissa!

Clarissa's birthday was on Saturday, and as usual I'm a few days late with my post!

I can't believe my sweet little girl is THREE! Kids grow up too fast, don't they? We had a fun day on Saturday celebrating her big day. We started with presents in the morning and then we took her to Build a Bear and then out to lunch. She had a good time and it was fun to celebrate her special day.

In the afternoon I took advantage of the unusually nice weather and we went out in the backyard and I took a few pictures of her. As I was editing the pictures later it really blew me away to look at them and see how big she's getting! I don't always notice subtle changes in my kids when I see them every day but every now and then I take a good look at them and realize that they somehow grew up right before my eyes. She looks like such a big girl now!

Here are a couple from the photo session:

And here is a picture of her that I took while we were out to lunch. This is the look I get if I tell her look at the camera and smile. And now you know why she is not looking at the camera in so many of the pictures I post! :) I love this picture because it's SO Clarissa. :) 

And in other news, a friend of mine made me an AWESOME Valentines Day gift!!! I have this incredibly talented friend who can make anything and over the years we have been the lucky recipients of many of her awesome creations. All the cutest stuff in my house came from her. I'm not crafty at all so I'm always in awe of her because she can make anything. From superhero capes for my kids to a beautiful bag she made me for Christmas, I've been spoiled by her many times!

She actually started this latest project at my house last week with our other friend. They cut and sewed and I provided lunch and supervised. :) She brought over the finished products today and they are beyond adorable! 

They've big felt envelopes that hang over the back of our chairs so that our family can leave each other notes and Valentines every day until Valentines Day. She even hand sewed our names on them. They're adorable! This will be such a fun tradition for our family! She got the idea from the Pottery Barn catalog and she did an amazing job recreating them. They turned out so cute and my kids immediately went to work drawing pictures and writing notes to put in them. I'm so excited about them that I had to share! A big thank you to my wonderful friend!

1 comment:

R @ Rebecca's Roundup said...

She is super talented, way cute PB knock-offs!