Sunday, June 29, 2014

A year and half later!

Aariya and Aashna hit their 18 month mark this June and boy have they changed. I feel like they have exchanged personalities and now Aariya is my calm child and Aashna is the loud one. Both are still busy bee's and cant sit still for long unless they are "wasing" (watching) the ipad! They are both babbling and can say lots of words now.

Aariya - is my little worker bee and will clean up after her self. She loves to put her clothes away in the laundry basket and puts all her toys away. She cant handle any dirt on the floor and will tell me its "dirty" till I sweep it away. She even points out all the dirt on the floor when we are out at department stores. She is very attentive and can tell when the door opens or kitchen appliances are on. She has a mean left foot soccer kick and loves to throw and kick all the balls around.
Song - Eee Aii Eee Aii (old mcdonald had a farm)
Book - Barnyard dance book, Puppy book, Thats not my monkey
Loves - to sing, press the home button on my phone and enter random passwords.
Aashna - is all over the place. She cant sit still for a minute, making capturing a good picture of her a near impossible task. We take a 100 for one good one. She loves to talk loudly and parrots everything we say. She definitely loves being the center of attention right now and is making up for lost time. She loves making a mess after her sister has cleaned everything up.
Song - Happy (if you are happy and you know it)
Book - Barnyard dance book, Where is Scot, Puppy book
Loves - to dance, likes to switch my phone to airplane mode and start the calculator on my phone.
They both got their first hair cuts which was a sad moment for me because they lost their baby curls and looked all grown up. Their love for bubbles, water and animals continue. They climb up the stairs on their own while counting to 10 (they occasionally miss a few numbers in the middle). They keep us entertained all the time. I am starting to see the strong will and independence which scares me a little. I hope they don't go through a rough tantrum phase and stay my sweet girls. They have lots of teeth - almost a mouth full, just missing their last molars. Eat mostly all table foods especially from mum and dad's plate. I can serve the same in their tray and they will throw it away but we feed it to them from our plate they will chomp away. This is a fun stage because they actually understand what we are saying and have mini conversations with us. I want time to slow down a little - before I know it I will have sassy little ones on my hand. Right now they still let me dress them, pick out their outfits and let me give them lots of kisses and hugs. The best time of my day is to hear them giggle and laugh so loud about simple things. Kids are so innocent and I wish they learn to live life with no judgement and lots of love just the way they are now.

I always worry (that's in every mothers job description) but they keep surprising me with their abilities. They crawled, walked, hold things with their little hands, use their legs to flip pages and work with what they have. They do it all,  just a little differently. Have met all their milestones even before I expected them to. They are our little over achievers. So if you are reading this and ever doubt your kids abilities just give them a chance and support them and encourage them. They may just need to learn to do it a little different as no two people are the same.

Friday, June 6, 2014

What did I smile about in May!

May is one of my favorite months because we finally get a long weekend. After the holiday season there is a such long gap and we finally get a break in May. The weather is also great and we got to do some fun stuff this month. Hope you are all enjoying some spring weather too.

Date nights - Amit and I managed to get two nights out in a row thanks to my in laws who watched A&A. We went to watch another Mavs game with our friends (this one we won) before losing the series to the Spurs ugh. The following night we spent a fun night with Amit's coworkers in Fort Worth down town.
Austin & Dylan are 2 - our new twin friends turned two and we had a great time at their birthday party. The girls loved the swings and just wanted to sit on them and watch everyone play around them. Thanks for sharing this celebration with us.
 Meet baby Caleb - Brooke brought Caleb to lunch one day so we could see him. Such a sweet boy - he slept through lunch and let me hold him while we ate.
Water table - Its finally warm enough for the girls to enjoy some water fun. I put this table together for them and they loved getting their hands and the deck wet and licking the water. 
Mothers day getaway - Amit planned a weekend getaway for us and we spent the weekend in San Antonio. We spent the day on the golf course and then the girls enjoyed the pool for a little bit. It was a little cold but they refused to get out. It was a great weekend with family and I hope Amit's mum enjoyed it just as much as I did.
Dinner with Saachi - Shaili and Amol came over one evening and we spent some time on the deck with the girls. It was so cute watching the three interact with each other. I hope they grow up to be good friends. 
Walkathon - The BAPS organization held a walkathon in Irving for charity and we got up bright and early and made it out there. The girls had a blast playing with Anika and feel asleep in the stroller while Dadi, Dada and I walked 5K. They woke up just in time for the walk to end and we spent the rest of the day at home relaxing. 
Dinner with the Chaddah's - We were so excited to meet them for dinner one night before we left for Austin. The girls had a blast playing with Samaira and Ariyana.
Austin - We spent memorial day weekend in Austin and finally got to take the girls to the Thinkery. Its such a fun place and would love if they had something like that here in Dallas. We drove Amit's parents through the UT campus and they were amazed with all the changes (the last time they were in Austin was in 2001).It was great to see the Patel's and Desai's.
Seema Masi's surprise visit - the great thing about living so close to DFW and a big American airlines hub is we get a lot of transition visits from our friends that miss their flights and get re routed. Seems got to spend a day with us on her way back from Peru and the girls enjoyed drinking pretend chai and reading Barn yard dance with her.
Birthday and SF girls reunion - Celebrated my birthday with the fam on Wednesday and then flew to SF for our annual reunion. Amit got me these beautiful flowers a day earlier so I could enjoy them for one more day before I left for the weekend. My first weekend trip away from the girls and first reunion trip as a mummy. I think the only reason I dared to go away is because I knew Amit would have the help with his parents around. My MIL had it covered in case Amit couldn't manage the two. I had such a great time with these girls and got to finish celebrating my birthday in Napa enjoying the amazing weather with wine!