S: Claire's First Year
BC: I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living My baby you'll be.
FC: Claire's First Year
1: Mommy and Daddy got married on July 27, 2007. We loved that we were starting a new life together but something was missing, that something was YOU!
2: Mommy and Daddy couldn't wait to find out if you were going to be a little boy or girl. We took everyone to do a 3-D ultrasound and found out we were having a little GIRL. We nicknamed you Bean throughout Mommy's pregnancy. | June 27, 2009
4: You were born on Saturday July 4, 2009 at 8:04 a.m. weighing 7lbs. 6oz. We named you Claire Nadili Marey Gervais. Your middle name Nadili is a combination of Nadine (Grammie) and Linda (Grandma Linda). Marey is Gram's name and Auntie's middle name. You were loved from the moment you arrived in this world.
6: You were a wonderful baby who loved to sleep. The first night home you slept from 11pm - 6am
7: You were bapitzed at Redeemer Lutheran Church by Pastor Ellis. Auntie, 'Lysie and Dilly are your adoring god-parents.
8: Your first Halloween you were dressed up as a Flower. You were cute as a button! We did a little bit of trick-or=treating. I think Daddy ate all your Halloween candy.
10: Can you say SPOILED??? We celebrated your first Christmas with lots of family. We opened up presents Christmas morning at Grammie and Grampy's house. You got loads of new clothes and toys.
12: The Easter bunny came to our house and brought you a red swing. We went to church and had Easter dinner at Grammie and Grampy's house.
15: Even at a young age you LOVED to be a helper. You helped Mommy around the house and loved to clean at Grammie-Gram Day Care.
16: At 11 months you took your first steps to Gram at Happy Hour. Everyone was there.
18: Your first birthday was lots of fun. We celebrated with family and friends at Grammie and Grampy's house. You wore a little green dress that Grammie bought for you. Mommy made a special cake for you and cupcakes for everyone else. You got a swing set from Mommy and Daddy. Auntie got you a BIG blow=up pool.
20: Dear Claire, From the moment that you entered into our lives you have been a blessing to our entire family. I cannot wait to watch you grow, to discover new things and to become an extraordinary young woman. I pray that as you grow you will learn to be loving, spirited and compassionated. I hope that you will always know how much you are loved and how much joy you bring to all of our lives. Love and hugs forever and ever, Mommy
21: Baby Claire-sy, I never knew how much love one little girl could bring into my life until you were born. I look forward to being there for you through all your life milestones and watch you grow up into anything you want to be. Love you hugs forever, Daddy