Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Evani turned 2 last Friday. As soon as that happened, someone turned the ‘terrible’ switch on since she has never been crankier. She manages to throw a temper tantrum for almost everything now. The mornings are worst when I’m trying to get us both ready and out of the door.

Both me and Shomeek aren’t too big on large b’day parties. We like keeping it small and personal. In fact, we plan to eliminate b’day parties all together and go somewhere fun on her birthdays starting next year. In fact last weekend we were supposed to take her to the aquarium at SF, but due to her cold and bad weather we stayed put. Friday we celebrated with a close group of friends and family. It wasn’t the usual kids party though. Even though they did have tons of fun playing with each other and there were balloons and bubbles (bad idea!), pizza and cake, there were no life size Elmos or clowns for entertainment. Neither was there a Dora or Princess theme. I just don’t want Evani to be fixated with such characters and would like her to appreciate the company and attention, the simple concept of being able to play with friends and have a good time. That being said, we did have a great party where kids and parents enjoyed alike.

I sometimes cannot believe it’s already been two years. I cannot imagine my life without her anymore. She talks in full sentences now. Can count up to 20 and can say most of her nursery rhymes. She has a sweet tooth and sucks her thumb when she’s tired (that we are trying to get rid of). She has traveled to Calcutta, Toronto (twice), Montreal, Vancouver and Seattle and we are looking forward to her fist camping trip this May. It took her three months to adjust to daycare and she is totally a mommy’s girl. We love her more than anything!


TravelVixen said...

Hugs and kisses to my little Evani. She looks so much like Shomeek in that picture! (But in a cute, girlie way, of course)

MattuSunny said...

Happy Birthday Evani!!

The party pics were great, Mala... looked like loads of fun and I am with you on the small personal parties with no theme where close friends and family enjoy each others company :) And the trips on birthdays is a wonderful idea!!

Wishing you all a wonderful week and lots of hugs and kisses to darling Evani :o)

CGBCYouth said...

(following Vixen's comment...)And with hair!

Anyway, she's such a doll and you guys did a great job!

sapta said...

I am soo glad that she has a sweet tooth like me..:):)! I'd like to believe that she got that from me!

Mala said...

Thanks all for the wishes. They mean a lot~

Linh and Yogi said...

I love your concept of a kids party! It should be personal and social not just fun and games. Sorry again we missed it :o( We'll get the girls together for a playdate soon!! Sounds like Evani got tons to teach Katie :o) Hope they don't conspire to throw tantrums!