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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Maayan's 1st Birthday Party!

I know Im really behind with the posts but Im going to attempt to catch up by starting with the birthday party/housewarming party we had on Labor Day. Maayan was well behaved and played really well with all of her little friends who came to help celebrate. Thanks to all our family and friends who were able to come- we had a great time!
Because of Maayan's allergies to milk and soy it wasn't easy to find a cake recipe but Rona found one on Epicurious with some interesting ingredients (vinegar?!) but it was very good. The cake was a joint effort- Ari baked it and I decorated it with my many supplies. A few years back Arica and I took a cake decorating class at Michael's and I have a whole box full of supplies which I haven't used in a while. After spending a really long time on the cake I remembered why- its very time consuming! It wasnt perfect but it was cute. Although she wasnt so messy we took the required picture of Maayan with chocolate cake on her face.

What Maayan has been up to:

Since we posted the video of Maayan walking a little while back she has gotten really good. She is much faster and her balance has gotten much better. Most days I rarely see her crawl she is always walking.

Ari and I have officially decided that Maayan has said her first word- "HI". For a while now she has been making a high-pitched noise that sounds like hi but now she is really saying it- even at the appropriate times.

She has gotten much better at hugging and kissing. If you ask her for a hug she will put her arms around you and if you ask for a kiss she will either put her cheek in front of your mouth for you to give her a kiss or she will touch her lips to your cheek- its pretty cute.

That’s all for now, I know there is much more but Im too tired to think- today was a long day at work.
Enjoy the pictures!

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