Thursday, August 9, 2012

Best Birthday...Ever!

Claire playing her Taylor Guitar w/ Ron Corning 
Style Shout Out to birthdays...

I know some people who would rather not celebrate birthdays...but not me!  First of all I'm a Leo and, well, this Zodiac sign does rather enjoy the spotlight.

But all kidding aside, birthdays are the best because it's a time for celebrating with family and friends.  I look at birthdays as the start of new beginnings, new opportunities and endless possibilities...for me they are a positive day.

This summer has been filled with so many positives and spending time with my daughter is at the top of my list of positives!  We've been having so much fun and I can honestly say that I am not really looking forward to the start of school which is right around the corner.

This summer has been busier than most because Claire has been busy with music.  As I was watching her sing last weekend at House Of Blues it struck me that she's doing more at nine, musically, than I did when I was nineteen.  My hubby and I realize that she is really young to be playing shows and recording in the studio, but she really has so much fun doing it.  She knows more about music theory now than I do, and as a Mom the best feeling is when you see your child doing something they really love and excelling at the thing they love to do.  I also think that music and song writing is a fabulous form of self-expression.

Claire & Ron Corning On WFAA Daybreak
I celebrated my birthday this month and it just so happened that Claire was invited to play on our morning news on that day. Claire was so excited about the opportunity but not as excited to wake up at 3:30 in the morning.  But she was all smiles as we pulled up to WFAA.

The team at Daybreak was truly amazing and made this experience a positive one for Claire and for us.  While we were sitting in the Green Room I asked Claire if she was nervous and she said, "A little because I've never been on TV...but I'm prepared because I've been rehearsing my songs!"

Seeing her smiling face as she met Ron Corning and Cynthia Izaguirre, and watching her happily playing some of her own songs and one of my favorites from Colbie Caillat was the best birthday present...ever!

Claire & Cynthia Izaguirre on the Plaza
Thanks Ron, Cynthia, Richard, Larry and the entire Daybreak team...and thank you Claire for making this birthday a very memorable one!  And also, a big thanks to my hubby and Claire for planning a really fun and fabulous surprise party...for keeping it a surprise...and planning every detail which included my favorite daisies and favorite songs from my two favorite people!

(Oh and thanks to my hubby and brother-in-law because even at 6:00 in the morning you are the best sound guys!)

My Style Shout Out Tip:  The best style accessory is confidence.  So today find something you love to do...something that puts a smile on your face...and watch your confidence shine through.

And you can check out Claire's web site to see her appearance on Daybreak!