Wednesday, April 6, 2011

happy birthday claire baby!!!!

Today is a very special day: Claire's birthday!!
She is now a big girl; a two-year-old in human years, and fourteen in dog years.

It seems like it was just yesterday when she was a little peanut of a thing
who was peeing all over my new apartment and chewing on everything in sight.

Little Claire at eight-weeks-old with her first toy!

Now she is a mostly-obedient, extremely sweet, incredibly loyal girl
who has been by my side for the past two years
through times of joy and times of pain.
I wonder if she knew, when she chose me,
that she was going to become such an important part of my life.

Two-year-old Claire smiling for the camera!

All this to say:
I love you so so so so so so much!


  1. YAY! Happy Birthday Claire! I'm sure I will cry when Lucy turns 1.

  2. Happy Birthday Claire Baby Butterworth!!!You are such a beautiful girl!!!

  3. Happy Birthday. Hope mommy gave you tons of toys.

  4. Happy birthday Claire! That is neat that she and Murphy were born one day apart. I think we have a twitter but we don't really use it. I will follow your blog though! Your photos are beautiful :)


  5. Happy Birthday Claire from Bunnie and Tara Jade. We miss being neighbors....take good care of your mommy...

  6. hope her birthday was great and she was so lucky when you chose her!!! to be yours!!