Wednesday, August 2, 2017

What did I smile about in July!

July went by too quickly. I kept thinking we still had the whole summer ahead of us and soon July was over. We did have a lot of fun and experienced a few firsts.

4th of July parade in school - the twins love any kind of celebration. They dont truly understand the significance of this day but one day they will learn. But they were excited to sport the red, white and blue!
Austin trip - we headed to Austin for the actual holiday and made a long weekend out of it. It was the first time on the lake for the twins and they had a BLAST! The boat was moving really really fast and these two were so excited and screaming in fun the whole time. They are definite adrenaline seekers. They were not sure about dipping in the water because its not clean blue water but finally gave it a shot. The best day ever according to them. I see more lake trips in our future. We also attended our first official neighborhood July 4th parade in Austin. The kiddo's all got up early and wore their matching red, white and blue. They had a blast collecting all the goodies that the floats threw at the crowds. A great weekend with friends!
Silly faces - I find these two doing the silliest things lately. They cant keep a straight face for the camera any more. They find the funniest ways to entertain themselves. Like the time i found them tucked on the couch back!
We love Seema masi's visits - Aariya asked me if Seema masi was bringing pumpkin bread with her. Because they get some every time she visits. We took her straight to the grocery shop and helped make us some. It was fun to see them get into baking. Come back soon Seema masi - the twins miss you!
More swim time - we love spending our weekends by the pool. The best is watching them enjoy this time with Amit. They love the water just as much as we do which is the best. Lots of beach vacations in our future.
Play date - we were so excited to see some of our old friends and new at the splash park. This was the hardest picture to take. A lot of bribes later - all smiles!! woo hoo.
Western Day - they love dressing up, give them a theme and they are all over it! The sass and attitude come naturally too.
Meet baby Edison (eddie teddy)!!! - the smallest baby they have seen and held. They asked if we could have a baby but changed their minds very quickly when he started to cry!
Trio - there are three things that go together for Aari and Aashi. Chin Chin, dinner at Villa O and dessert at La Duni to finish off the night.
Amin Kaka time - The twins loved having him here for 10 whole days. They were so excited to show him the pool and the their toys. Gave me a nice little break. It was great to see you again - hopefully next time we will all meet together with Mai.
Potting plants - they were so excited to plant it till i asked them to touch the soil. Which apparently is to dirty ha! Needless to say they love every little activity we do together which makes me want to do more.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

What did I smile about in June!

We had a busy month spending a lot of quality family time. Summer is here and in Texas that means we cant do much outside unless it involves the pool, splash parks or lakes. We have made great use of our apartment pool. Hope you all have a fun filled summer full of great memories!

Surgery - Our month started out with Aariya having her adenoids and tonsils removed. Talk about being a ball of nerves - us not her! She did well and the recovery was a little painful but we got through it. She definitely enjoyed being able to have Popsicles whenever she wanted.
Baby To is almost here! We were so excited to celebrate Barbara and baby Edison. We cant wait to see the little man.
Play time - In between the pain meds we managed to get away from some play time. After being home all day for a week we all needed some time outside the house. Aariya and Aashna had fun dressing up as firefighters. It was great having the whole place pretty much to our selves.
Dress up - these two find the most hilarious role playing games. This time they were playing salon and Aariya was very excited to dry and curl Aashna's hair!
First Swim class - I signed up both of the girls for swim classes in May. Because of Aariya's surgery she missed the first session. I wasnt sure how little miss Aashna was going to do on her own but she did so good. She was so so excited and loves swim class. The following week she led her sister to her first class and showed her how its done. 
What do you want to be when you grow up? - It was that day at school and Amit tried to get Aashna to be an Entrepreneur (Cake baker) but she stood her ground and insisted on going to school as a mum. Thats what she wants to be when she grows up!
Picnic - Amit took the girls out to see the gorgeous moon and it became a picnic. They got the blankets out and made him put on some music. After the snacks started the music and dancing!! They had a blast and didnt want to go to bed.
LOTS of pool time! - Now that the weather is HOT we are at the pool a lot. The twins love the water and we do too. 
Snow cones and splash parks - our apartment had complimentary snow cones which the twins devoured, then we headed to meet Saachi at a splash park. These three had a blast playing on the water slides and enjoying their snacks. You cant have a play date without snacks :)!
Happy Fathers Day - We had a relatively low key fathers day. Amit spent some time looking after his grandmother who was not feeling too well. But we were sure to make him his favorite parfait for breakfast before he headed out.
Dinner or craziness - These three are up to no good when they get together but i love to watch them grow to become great friends.