Tiny Dancer

Blogged under Pictures,Videos by Luke on Wednesday 27 February 2008 at 9:21 pm

Well, little Mara’s birthday just seems to live on and on. Of course her party was two weekends ago. But on Friday, her real birthday, she got to go for a trip to the movies to see The Chipmunks. She was decked out in her birthday gear for that event. Alvin is her favorite, or “the one with the red shirt,” as she likes to call him.

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Baby, I can accessorize.

Later that night she went with Mom and Dad to her favorite eatery, Red Robin. She wore her crown again, but we didn’t get any pictures. When the serving crew came by to sing to Mara and deliver her chocolate sundae, she had a great big smile on her face.

Then came Monday, and Lisa was just too kind. She got Mara a dance outfit, a ballerina dress. Mara loves it! She didn’t want to take it off for dinner that night, but we were afraid she would get it dirty. On Tuesday she put it right back on, and wore it to her dance class at the little gym.

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Watch this!

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And I sing too.

Here is some video of what she learned in class.

Tutu Video
Tutu Video

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Happy Third Birthday!

Blogged under Friends,Pictures by Luke on Sunday 17 February 2008 at 4:37 pm

Mara’s real birthday has yet to come, but yesterday we celebrated with a little party at the house. It was a Prince and Princess party for our little one. The kids had quite a bit of fun making crowns and tiaras at a craft station that mom put together. We also played pin the crown on the princess too. There were some other games that we had planned, but really the kids just wanted to play with toys and it would have been like herding cats to get them to do much else. As it was, we passed two hours along in no time. This party was pretty special because there were quite a few children that came that Mara has not seen in a long time. Since leaving Primrose for daycare, she hasn’t seen her former classmates and they were nice enough to come see her. Thanks!

We took quite a few pictures and tried to catch one of all the kids that came. Sorry if we missed you! It was chaos.

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Birthday princess surveys her kingdom.

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Presents are better with buddies.

Cousin Grace is turning one and her birthday is really close to Mara’s, only two days before. So she was in town to celebrate as well with the family, and she got a cake of her own.

We also got some video of her. Here is the smaller of the two files. Auntie Jen, we will have to send you a link to get the other one and download it.

Grace Is One Video
Grace Is One Video

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All partygoers got to leave with a CD of songs that we played at the party. If you didn’t get one let us know.

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Mara’s first album cover.

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