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February 22, 2007

Primrose Party

Filed under: Friends,Pictures — Steph @ 8:02 pm

All day long we’ve been wishing Mara a happy birthday and telling her she’s two years old. She has gotten pretty good at answering the question, “How old are you?” She says, “two” in her tiny voice with her all of her fingers up in the air and the pointer and middle stuck together like that indicates two. Today at her daycare you can see she had a celebration with her “buddies” in the class as we call them. She even got to help make her very own birthday hat for the party. You can tell by the plates of goodies that party really just means time to get a sugar high. Interestingly enough she is not at all into the sweets. She didn’t even eat a bite of her tiny cupcakes. Instead she opted for the hard sprinkle decorations they put on top of the frosting of the cupcake.

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Next week Mara moves up a class into Early Preschool 1. Her teachers pictured here with her, Mrs. Rogers and Ms. Fenner will certainly be missed. They have been so good to us! They are wonderful teachers who have not only taught her a lot but also loved on her. Which, to our little love bug who is always asking for a hug or a kiss means so much! We are sad for her to leave the class where she is affectionately called “Mar Mar” by all. If you ask Mara whose baby are you when at daycare she’ll say “Fenner baby”. She has developed quite a bond with these two teachers so it’s a positive thing that her next class is just beside her old one so she can peek in and see them every once in a while.

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Tonight to celebrate Mara’s birthday we decided to take her out for her favorite food and the only one she has proactively asked for out of the blue which is….PIZZA!!!
We chose Elizabeth’s Pizza. How ironic given the fact that, Mario, the owner dropped by our table and we told him it was Mara’s birthday to which he replied, “mine too”. He was so kind and sent over a chocolate dessert with a candle for her. She had no problems blowing out the candle! She now knows the words to the birthday song and sang them to herself while we were there too. All in all I think she has had a great 2nd birthday. We’ve celebrated it so much it might be hard for her to stop!

Click on any of the pictures to see more!

February 20, 2007

My New Cousin, Grace Ann

Filed under: Announcements,Pictures — Steph @ 7:10 pm

Mara has a new cousin today as of 8:04 a.m. Grace Ann entered the world today at 5lbs 14oz and 19 and 3/4 inches long. She was a few weeks early (due March 15th) but is doing quite well. Jen and Conan are excited to welcome their first child into the family. They are all doing well. Jen must be quite a natural at this as it only took her 10 mins. of pushing to get her out! Go Jen!!!


click on the picture if you’d like to see more!

February 18, 2007

Shindig ’07

Filed under: Pictures — Luke @ 9:17 pm

Its a surprise to think we have gone one year already since the last party for Mara’s birthday. It was a smaller affair back then since the weather wasn’t so great that day. Grandma was the only one that made it. This year is a different story as we planned a larger party out of the house at The Little Gym. Mara had been there once before, but at that time she still wasn’t walking. So this was a totally different experience for her this time. She really loved it. It was even better that she could enjoy it with all her friends. Buddies like Zach, Anslee, and others…

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Helloooooo Zachary

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Jump Like This

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Give Me Love Elephant!

The good people at The Little Gym had their act together and kept things moving with activities for the little ones. They blew bubbles, played with balls and basketball hoops, and even took a ride on a parachute.

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One Of These Kids Is Doing Their Own Thing

The party wrapped up with some cake which everyone enjoyed. Mara then got to open some presents that her kind little friends brought for her. Thanks friends!

There are lots of pictures that were taken. Make sure you have some time, then proceed to browse the next link. 94 in all.
2007 Birthday Party

February 16, 2007

Long Time Coming

Filed under: Pictures — Luke @ 9:06 pm

There was a rumor going around that Grandma had yet to make her debut on the website. It’s been over a year of the website you say? Yes, it has been that long. It isn’t that Grandma hasn’t gotten mentioned here. But there have been no pictures or sightings. That time is over, because here we finally have the first picture. It is also with Grandpa, but he already had a pic or two somewhere. So, thanks Grandma for the visit a couple of weeks ago. Mara really enjoyed you chasing her around. It’s her favorite game. Click through the picture to see some more snapshots.


February 11, 2007

Sunday Tradition

Filed under: Pictures — Luke @ 10:09 pm

There is a little tradition in the Evans household for Sunday mornings. Yes, we are lazy on Sundays, but that isn’t what we are referencing here today. No, today we are spotlighting the fact that we like to get the paper and read it while eating breakfast. Mara was getting her practice in for carrying on that great tradition. Click through to see a couple more.


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