Today is Claire's seventh birthday!
This is a picture from her first birthday. Cutest thing in the world. I'm under a mountain of moving boxes, but I was able to dig this out of our digital files and steal a few moments at the computer.
It is an awesome miracle that she has grown into a funny, charming, clever, smart, insightful, curious, beautiful girl. And I'm lucky to be her mom!
About the title of this post: When I was pregnant, Jeff and I read a day by day developement book and one day it said that baby was the size of an appleseed. So we have called her that ever since. It gives new meaning to the song we always sing for grace. "...and so I thank the Lord, for giving me the things I need, the sun and the rain and the appleseed!"