Sunday, January 4, 2015

What did I smile about in December!

I cant believe 2014 is over and as usual the last month ended in its usual hectic manner. December has always been one of my most favorite months with all the holiday celebrations and now its even more special as we celebrate our girls birthday! I hope you had an extra sweet holiday season filled with lots of family, friends, love and laughter.

School holiday picture time - The girls had their first holiday picture in school. They got all dressed up in these dresses that looked like long maxis on them. The school had these cut outs set up in school and we had to take a picture in them every single day!
Girls night out - Chin Chin and I took the girls out to dinner one Friday evening while Amit was at his work holiday party. After dinner we took them to the mustangs and let them run around and tire themselves out.
Ashay mamu visits us from NJ - The girls had a blast with Ashay mamu and kept him on his toes. He brought the girls their first Christmas/birthday present and they were so excited to open it.
Indian Wedding Anniversary - We celebrated our 11th Indian wedding anniversary! Funny story we didn't even remember till our parents reminded us and asked how we were planning to celebrate. We spent it at Top golf celebrating with our friends. The girls hit their first golf balls and loved it, I see a lot more trips there in our future.
Dhaval mamu visits - Mamu spent two weeks with us this time around and the girls had so much fun with him. They loved waking him up super early, insisted on him feeding them their morning yogurt and also making him draw their favorite things!
Meeting Santa Claus - Ok so I have to admit I procrastinated getting their Santa picture taken this year. Apparently North Park Mall has the best set up so I thought I would give it a try. We got to the mall early on Christmas eve to get a ticket but they sold out in 15 mins. So we drove over to the Galleria next and thankfully their line wasn't as long. I kept talking to A&A about Santa and how we were going to take a picture with him. Aashi seemed excited and told me she was going to tell Santa "bring the present toys" but Aari wasn't happy about it from the beginning. And then it was our turn, I am laughing typing this but there was a total meltdown. Both of them cried but it made for a cute picture - one of those must have Christmas classics. I hope that doesn't make me a bad mum haha.
Christmas festivities - My coworkers joke with me about having a revolving house door. We love hosting our friends and family and this Christmas we hosted my cousins from Cayman in addition to my brother being here. This is what our tree looked like with gifts for three kids (A&A and their cousin). We had a dinner get together later in the evening and enjoyed a home cooked meal with more of our friends. I love having a house full during the holidays.
Traditions continue - Gaylord Texan trip with our friends and family. This has become a yearly tradition for us. Its always such a fun time full of lights, decor and lots of place for the kids to run around. These silly munchkins were happiest sitting on the couch and snacking away all together.
A&A's 2nd birthday - The girls fell sick over the holiday break and Aariya woke up with a 103F fever and threw up all over her bed. So needless to say i thought our plans for the day were shot. But she bounced back with in a few hours and were still able to venture out. We started off with brunch our one of favorites Taco Joint. After brunch we headed over to the Perot museum. We had never been and had heard great things especially about their Children's museum on the lower level. Lets just say it was a hit, the girls didnt want to leave. I think they had a fabulous birthday which was followed by ice cream cake that Reenal masi got for them. Time flies with these two monkey's - here is a more detailed write up about them and their year!
New Years eve - We drove to Austin to celebrate New years eve with our friends. We had some friends visiting so it was awesome to catch up with everyone. It was a low key night with dinner at a friends. All the kids went to bed before the clock struck 12. You can imagine the chaos while they were all awake. This is best picture you can take with so many kids in one place.

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