Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ana Claire turns "5"


Ana Claire and Mommy

Ana Claire with her brothers and friends

Opening gifts




It is really hard to believe that my baby turned five today. It is so hard to believe that in a blink of an eye she is five. As I was watching her today, I couldn't help but think about her birth mother and wonder if she was thinking of the baby girl that she gave up five years ago. What I wouldn't do to have five minutes with her to let her know how this little girl has blessed our lives in so many ways. She has made my heart whole.
Last night when she went to bed she told me she wanted to go eat Chinese today, but when she woke up this morning she told me she changed her mind. She wanted cheese dip and salsa. So we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant. She has another celebration next weekend.
Happy Birthday to our sweet baby girl!
We love you Ana Claire!
Mommy, Daddy, Josh and Clay
Update: I got her baby doll from here. The doll has Ana Claire's name on her tummy, with the Bible Verse, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Her precious little Chinese takeout outfit came from Robin.

28 comments:

sara said...

I can just imagine your Chinese-American girl eating Mexican on her birthday! How sweet!! Happy 5th, AC!!

Nicole said...

Oh! Happy Birthday to you AC!!! What a big girl! Love the doll and the outfit. Did you make the doll too?

Denna said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Missy said...

Happy Birthday to sweet AnaClaire!!! I can't believe she is 5! When I first started reading your blog she was so little. Your post was so lovely. AC is such a gorgeous little girl and I am sure is equally beautiful on the inside.

I think we have soul sisters, as Paige's two fav. foods is Chinese and chips and cheese dip/salsa!

Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday AC! Hope you had a wonderful day!
Alison (and Camdyn!)

Sonya said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SWEET AC!!!!
We can't wait to see you on Saturday!

Katie Lin and Sonya

Grace said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie!!!!!

Sheri said...

Happy 5th Birthday Anna Claire. You are a precious gift to your family. I love the picture on the top of the blog with your brothers!

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday Ana Claire! We hope that you enjoyed your day!

Shelley and Ellie

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday, Ana Claire!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Happy Birthday you beautiful, sweet girl..... I am so glad you had such a special day.

Super Mommy said...

Happy Birthday AC!! Love your presents - and the flowers are gorgeous just like you!!

Beautiful post Lisa - cherish your baby girl - they do grow up too fast.

Steve and Jan said...

Ana Claire,

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have fun being FIVE!!!!!

Love,
Olivia

Doug and Terrye said...

Happy Birthday!! Grace just turned 4 last month, but she keeps asking me, "Am I 5 yet?" 5 is such an important year, and I hope you are blessed as you journey through your youth.

Terrye in FL

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday AC!!!
Love Payton
(& her mommy too!!)

fricke92 said...

Beautiful post...happy birthday!

DeEtte said...

Aw, Happy Birthday Ana Claire!! Have a really fun five year old year!
love, DeEtte (and Hannah!)

Melanie said...

Oh Happy Birthday sweet AC! Hope you had a wonderful day!!:)

Charlotte said...

Happy Birthday AC !

Love The Weddle's ~ Charlotte, Raeghan, Riley and Raeghan !

Keisha said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!
Hope she had a Great Day!

mommy24treasures said...

happy birthday to your beautiful sweet 5 yr old!!!!!

The Princess's Mommy said...

Happy Birthday, Ana Claire! Looks like you had a wonderful day!

Paula said...

Love your holiday blog look.
What a lovely birthday Ana Claire had. She looks so happy! What a great age!

Super Mommy said...

Time for a blog update Lisa - I've tagged you - go check my blog!

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Ana said...

Hi I love her name. Believe it or not your daughter and I share the same exact name! ;] My mom named me Ana after her youngest sister and Claire was after my grandmother on my dad's side. I too am 25% Chinese the other 75%Filipino. Who would have thought i would share the same name 30 years later. ;] Happy Birthday to her. I stumbled on your blog cuz i was checking to see what kind of information would come up for my name. Again beautiful name!