31 January 2008

Evan Appreciation Day

7 years ago today I became a mom for the first time. I won't bore you with the gorey details, unless you really want to read a birth story. Suffice to say that after 12 hours of induced labor Evan was born via c-section.

So now my 6 lb, 4 oz. baby boy is a big kid - an official 7-year-old. He's no longer the round faced baby, toddler and kindergartener he's been in the past. He's all that and more. His face is changing - becoming more angular like mine. He's always been lean, but now he's strong and muscular.

Today he said it was "Evan Appreciation Day" since he didn't have to wear a uniform to school (during Catholic Schools week one day is Student Appreciation Day and they can wear regular clothes to school). His class also put on a reader's theatre play, "Elephants In The Wild" and Evan played the part of "Robby". He was excellent, if I may say so.

Our celebration of his birth culminated with a visit to the new Jupiter's for pizza and games. My mom and step-dad joined us and a good time was had by all. Then we braved the snow for the jaunt home so Evan could open his gifts, among them being a Star Wars lego set he'd been saving his money for. It was the only thing he desperately wanted. And since there's no school on Friday (an actual snow day) he'll spend the day building that thing.

Happy 7th Birthday, Evan!

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