Friday, April 17, 2009

Claire's "List"

Claire is a determined little girl. She has formed a list that one would call her "Bucket List". Not to sound morbid, but she has a list in her little head of things that she plans to do in her life, or in her mind in the next few weeks =). Many things on the list come from her watching me and Shane travel with work and her being very interested in what it's all about. We are reminded of the entire list almost daily. Here is her list as of right now (she is ALWAYS adding to it) in no particular order:

Ride a horse
Go fishing
Stay in a hotel - with breakfast in bed
Fly on a plane
Go to New York City
Go to Las Vegas
Ride on a motorcycle
Color her hair (yes, as in dye it)
Star in TV show, specifically Dancing with the Stars

Shane and I laugh at her all the time as she is always reminding us and there are some things that we don't see her doing any time soon. You do not even know how excited she is to get to do these things. So we wanted to start surprising her with a few things every once in a while that we can take care of ourselves and that we will allow. I don't plan on her going to Vegas, riding a motorcycle, or dying her hair FOR A VERY LONG TIME!!! If she can get on DWTS, more power to her =).

So, yesterday, I surprised her by letting her know that she gets to stay in a hotel tonight! She was screaming with excitement! We are going to dinner with Mom, Tara and Nicole, Claire's choice, and then all of us to see the Hannah Montana movie with Alyssa and Halle. Afterward, PARTY in Claire's hotel suite!! Then the two of us are staying the night and of course having breakfast in bed!!! Stay tuned for some super cute pictures....

Happy Friday!!!!

26 comments:

Nessa said...

Lol, Claire and i think alike, i may or may not have a very similar and VERY long list as well...haha.

Lauren said...

Such a great idea! I love her list and I can't wait to see pictures!

writing4612 said...

That's great that she's already planning ahead. Many of my friends that are my age are still floating through life.

I love the idea of surprising her!

AmyT said...

awwll that is SO sweet - she is such a cutie!

The Preppy Polka Dot said...

That sounds like so much fun!
How exciting for Claire!! :)

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whitney kelly photography said...

Just happened across your blog and might I add that you have the cutest daughter ever! I love her smile :)

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Aww you are such a fun mom!! I love that you are helping her scratch some things off her list! That sounds like a little girls dream...I'd even like to stay in a hotel suite and have b-fast in bed :)

CAMoore said...

So cute!! I love her list....I think at her age, I was just obessed with Barbies, I am sure my list would have been "meet Barbie" or something silly like that!

Claire is smart!!

Have fun!

Casey said...

what a great idea!!
Just wondering-you have said before that you are a work at home mom. I was wondering what field your career is in??

Brooke Bertalan said...

Ohhhhh, now I get why she was so excited. This is too cute. You and Shane are such awesome parents. Y'all are gonna have so much fun!

Dallas said...

You're such a great mom! She is going to have the time of her life!!!!!! Make lots of memories!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Tell Claire I said. Your Mom is Cooooooool!

alyssa said...

no motorcycles EVER!!!!! love yall!! see u tonite :)

Becky said...

What a superb idea - spending the night in a hotel. She will have a blast. I think her list is so cute except for the motor cycle riding and the hair dying. UGH! She made take us all on a ride before we get her raised. What a planner! LOL!

Amanda said...

Too funny! I would be pretty excited about a girls night ending with breakfast in bed, too! Let me know when you open the shirts!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Awe, your an awesome mom!

The Pink Potpourri said...

oh my gosh, that is SO sweet! hope you ladies have a great time :)

be sure to swing by and enter the GIVEAWAY this weekend! It is SUPER cute and we are having 2 winners!

Kim at Scarlett Boutique said...

Can't wait for tonight! Claire LOVES her mama and is so excited! I swear that girl is 5 going on 35!

Maggie said...

Her list is so funny!! =)

How fun, she is going to love that!! Natalie and Becky saw that movie last weekend I think and (they both) loved it. haha

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!!!

Heather said...

So sweet, what a cutie pie! Love her list!

Sarah said...

oh my gosh!! That is the cutest thing I've heard in a long time!! That little girl is goin places!!! She's a hoot!!! : )

And what a great mom you are!! ; )

Allie said...

That's great she has a list, alot of people never acomplish a list thier entire lives! GO CLAIRE :)

-Response to your comment-
I know what you mean, but man this pregnancy you can REALLY tell it's a boy in there! So big, so achy and I seriously think I won't even make it to my c-section due date...We'llllll see :)
Haha get back to me in a few months and I'll bet you'll feel the same way!

Ashley said...

Oh my- that sounds like SO MUCH FUN!!!!! Can't wait to see pictures!!!!!!!!

Tara Gibson said...

claire is so funny! I had a blast friday! I will send you the pics!