Cara Marie – the heart throb of Jamestown, turns ten!!!!!
She is a diva. She really is….
She is precocious – not a care in the world!
Oh wait, this is Reagan. She is precocious too.
But Cara defines precocious. She thinks it… she says it. And she says it with such a big sincere smile that nobody in their right mind would ever take offense. I hope she never changes,
Now it is story time.
When Cara was younger, 3 or so, she was shopping with her mom, Tessa. The checkout lady happened to have an abundance of warts on her face. Cara (in her
nice and loud sweet little voice, asked what was wrong with that lady.) Tessa explained to her, after they quickly left the store, that everyone is different and that it was not polite to talk about people like that. Weeks later they go to the same store. And the same lady is at the check out. Tessa was nervous… Cara was smiling… Tessa was more nervous… Cara said in her nice and loud quiet little girl voice, “Don’t worry mom, I’m not going to say anything about her face”. I’m not sure, but I think it took a year or so before Tessa returned to that store.
Any guesses on who actually blew these candles out? Anybody? I was hoping you could tell, because I don’t know. That is another point for Cara… she puts up with her little brother, James.
My other favorite Cara stories involves one of my very best friends, Rita. We were at my retirement party. Rita is great with kids, and was spending some time with Cara. I can only imagine how this went down but I suspect Cara was giving Rita her own toothy grin and said “are those your real teeth?” I’m pretty sure Rita grinned back at her and said, “yes, why?”. And how did Cara answer? “Because I’ve never seen such big teeth!”Rita couldn’t wait to tell me about how she fell in love with Cara. She has always been self conscious of her teeth and the honesty of this child melted her heart.
Cara has a heart of gold. Her little sister, Anna, made this card for her. Cara gave it every bit of attention that it deserved.
Happy tenth birthday Cara! I love you!
We have ten grandkids. And here we have our oldest grandchild, 13 year old Travis, and youngest, two year old Reagan. This is one of my favorite pictures ever.