Our Miss Claire is 11 years old! She is spanning the bridge between little girl and young woman, but tends to fall more on the young woman side these days. Princesses (especially Frozen) and pink are things of the past, and while she still adores cats and fancy things, little cute things are no longer as in favor as they once were.
Last year for her birthday she changed her bedroom - it's now cats and turquoise instead of pink and Frozen. (The decals above her bed are gone and will be replaced by a big blue C with a black cat and her name. The company sent a yellow E, so we still need to fix it.)
It's still all about the cats...
She's really into watching Food Network shows, which has led to an interest in helping us cook. I talked her through making pancakes and she did everything on her own.
She still adores her friends, especially being silly with them.
Claire loves school and her teacher and is fluent (speaking/reading/writing) in both Spanish and English
She's quite musically inclined - she takes piano lessons and sometimes sings with our Church choir, among other things. She and I recently sang a duet - she was much more composed than I was.
She and Sean are great buddies and share a lot of the same interests, including...
...taekwondo, where Claire is now a High Red Belt (two steps away from a black belt)...
...and Pokémon, where we still play Pokémon Go regularly (let me know if you want to be friends).
She enjoys outdoor activities, especially when friends and/or marshmallows are involved.
Claire's a voracious reader and prefers reading in English over Spanish. Comics and graphic novels are her favorite, although she recently enjoyed the "I Funny" series by James Patterson.
The whole family went to see Hamilton this year, so now she's really into the music.
She's quite the artist and loves to draw and paint.
She donated her hair to Locks of Love again this year...
...and lost two teeth.
I love the birthday card she made for me featuring the two of us. ❤
25 Age 11 Favorites
- Color: Turquoise****
- Fruit: Watermelon****
- Vegetable: Eda Mame***%
- Breakfast food: Chocolate Croissant
- Lunch food: Pasta with Butter and Parmesan*#
- Snack: Popcorn
- Dinner food: California Rolls**
- Drink: Sprite
- Dessert: Sugar Cookie
- Candy: Sour Patch Kids
- Ice cream flavor: Denali Caramel Caribou
- Animal: Kitten/Cat*****
- Song/music: “Hamilton” Soundtrack
- Book: Dog Man series*
- TV show: The Who Was Show
- Movie: Hotel Transylvania 3
- Outfit: Crop Jeans and cat t-shirt
- Toy: LEGOs^
- Thing to take to bed at night: Duckie Lovey*****
- Game: Pokémon Go*
- Thing to do outside: Swim^
- School subject: Reading
- Sport: Taekwondo
- Backpack theme: Turquoise/Purple pattern
- Best friend: Tons of friends – don’t have a best friend
*same since age 10
**same since age 9
***same since age 8
****same since age 7
*****same as age 6
^same as age 8
#same as age 7
%same as age 6
We sure love this girl! ❤