Last week was Clare's 12th birthday. She spent the whole day, from 8:30 a.m. breakfast until 11:00 p.m., with her sister, Sarah, Sarah's boyfriend, Jeremy, and Jeremy's niece, Haylie. The majority of her birthday was spent at Hersheypark. We only saw her for one short, sleepy round of "Happy Birthday To You" before she was ready to hit the sack.
The next day, Clare was invited to the home of a friend of ours who is an artist. In three hours last Friday she tutored Clare in creating this work of art, of which Clare is extremely proud.