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Over the last couple of days, the kids have been working on various birthday projects for Evolet. Aslan found a silly striped zebra in an art book and Liesel came up with the idea of a kangaroo all on her own! Today we decorated Evolet’s wall with the masterpieces. (Liesel also made a sun, and Shiloh made the little origami bird.)

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Every month I have been taking a picture of Evolet with her blanket and her bunny. Today she just didn’t want to cooperate! She threw a fit, wriggle to the edge of the couch, and slid down to the floor and freedom!

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Evolet loves her Oball walker. She does not roll or crawl at all! She only scoots or bounces on her bottom! Over the last week she has just begun to pull herself up into a kneeling and standing position, mostly to see our quail chicks. Just today she really started taking steps with someone holding her hands!

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I made Evolet a black bean chocolate cake! The cake part was healthy and the frosting not so much. Everyone else enjoyed the whole thing, but after Evolet got over the texture of the frosting, that was all she ate!

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She was so proud of herself for standing her cake up.

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I remember having one of these chatterbox phones when I was a kid. Evolet enjoys rolling it around. We also made her a little family photo book with sandwich bags and clear packing tape.

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I love that little girl! And it’s been such a fun day with all the excitement and participation of the other kids, with no expectation or demands on her part. Just after singing the birthday song and serving her cake, I got a bit teary-eyed though, thinking that we likely have more first birthdays behind us rather than ahead of us. Wow, my kids are growing up so fast! I love every one of them! Thank you Jesus!

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