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Birthday Part 1

Today is my birthday and our REALLY awesome friends, The Agarwals celebrated my birthday this morning in Florida :) They are the coolest people ever!! (We miss you guys!!!) The boys decorated a b-day sign for me and made some cool decorations (that you can't see in this pic)... they had special birthday pancakes with candles and singing :) They really made my day :) We're so far away, but it doesn't feel that way :) Thanks for making my birthday so special!!!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!!
Today we went out to a mall area with some of our friends... it's quite a ways from our house and I haven't been here in almost a year. While we were walking around, we found a "Build-a-Bear" store! I love teddy bears so we just had to make one for Jellybean :) My little buddies Gracey and Faith helped me with my bear... so this bear is super special - it has 3 hearts in it :) (you can see us with the hearts in the pic below)
After we finished making the bear, we had to say the pledge that we would take care and love the bear :) haha! It was funny!
Here's us in front of the store with our bear... I mean, with Jellybean's bear :) On another note, today is not only my birthday, but the begining of a holiday here called Durga Puja - it's a part of a 9 day holiday that is going on right now called Navratri... one of the things they do on this holiday is make lots of food and give it out for free... here are some people wait for food :)
Here's a big line of people waiting for food :)
THere are a lot of all night pujas (w'ship times) going on right now... You can see a pic of some of the stuff going on below... this is a pic of the g0ddess that they w'ship during this time...


Kelley said…
Happy Birthday!
Bronie said…
Happy Birthday, Andrea! You look great, and it must be so fun to have all these pregger girlfriends sharing the experience together. (I've been able to do that a few times that coincided with my friends as well, and it totally rocks!) We miss you guys and can't wait to meet Jellybean!
Sara Beth said…
Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a fun day! Mine is tomorrow--I didn't know ours were this close. What fun. I don't think we'll be building bears though! We are going to a 2 year old birthday party though with Micah. Fun times.
E-Rob said…
Happy Birthday!! (again :) I didn't know there was a Build-a-Bear here. Maybe we need to take Hazel and Jellybean there sometime next spring. Of course it will be for our benefit since they won't know what's happening. :)
The Agarwals said…
I hope you had an awesome day! I love that you went to Build A Bear- I thought it would only be a place girls liked, but our boys are intrigued by it! They have a Build A Dino in Miami that Collin adores! It's so cool! What did you guys name the bear for Jellybean?
allhisblessings said…
Hey Happy Birthday! That's awesome that you got Jellybean a Build-A-Bear. We took the girls once, and that bear became Hopers favorite thing in the world! I hope you got one of the "washable" ones because we have to wash hers all the time (there are some pretty gross things that end up on a baby/toddler's favorite toy hahaha!!).

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