Every year on Claire's birthday, I encourage her to stay the same age and not get any older. She never agrees to do it and I'm not sure why, because this tactic has been working out great for me ever since I turned 29 for the first time a few (?) years ago.
In spite of my best efforts, she turned eight yesterday and we celebrated with a pool party and 20 of her closest friends.
Happy birthday to my biggest girl! We are so proud of you and the sweet girl you are. I would like to propose that you stay eight for a while...like maybe the next twenty years or so. Because eight years goes by way too fast. We love you!