Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Aashini loves to have fun! What kid doesn't right? One thing she LOVES to do is to dress up! She loves it! We got her some butterfly wings when we were in Thailand and gave them to her a few days ago. She thought they were awesome!
She ran all around the house saying "butterfly" over and over!
The wings aren't always enough though :) haha! She added some boas to her dress-up... as well as her favorite - flip-flops! That's my girl!! She has trouble with the letter "F", so she usually calls them "Whop-Whops" - I love it :)
She looks a little guilty in this pic, it made me laugh :)
Aashini also has fun doing other random things... you can see in the video below:
Don't ask about her outfit :) She was out with Adam & had an "accident" :)
Now this pic (below) is blurry (this girl does not stay still for more than a second!) - but she is making a really funny face :) I thought I'd post it :)
Have a fun day! :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Little Bit of This & That!

Aashini has been talking up a storm lately. It's so cute to hear her talk. She's even been putting words together lately. She likes to point to something and say: "Ball, it's a ball". It makes me laugh :)
Parenting is a funny thing. There are definitely many strong opinions out there about how things should be done. South Asians are no different from Americans in that aspect. It's pretty interesting to see some of the parenting advice we get or things we see that are typically done here. One thing that is interesting to me is that most kids aren't really disciplined until they are about 6 years old! They don't like kids to cry, so they'll give them anything they want and wait to discipline until they are older.
Another interesting thing is that most kids are hand-fed until they are around 4 years old! You can see in the picture below the Ayah (nanny) on the left is feeding the little girl. She was over 3 years old and was being hand-fed her entire meal - and she was eating pizza! haha! Aashini was very intrigued.

And, on another random note... here's a very unflattering picture of me playing Wii ... I can't think of a better way for a pregnant girl to play - I was pretty comfortable :) haha!

Anyway, that's just a little bit of this and that for now :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Little Model :)

Aashini had her first photoshoot this weekend :) She got the opportunity to take some pictures for a National kids clothing store chain - Lilliput. We thought it would be fun and Aashini LOVES trying on new clothes, so we thought we'd give it a try :)
I took a few pics but they aren't that great - the lighting was low and I couldn't use a flash or get to the same angle as the photographer. Once the pics are published then they'll give us copies of the pics so I'll post more then :)
Aashini had a BLAST! She was quite the ham!
The only problem with the shoot was that it was for their Winter Clothing Line and we're in South Asian in the summer :) haha! This shoot was inside, so it wasn't too bad, but still really hot!
Aashini loved all the attention :) haha!
She took a few pictures with our friend Oksana. She's from Turkmenistan and was in a few pictures to pose as a "mother".
I thought she looked a lot like Wonderwoman...
Aashini was there by herself in the morning for the shoot and later that day some other kids came for the shoot. She LOVED getting to pose with the other kids!
When the other parents were there it was quite funny to watch them and all the people working with the shoot trying to get the small kids to smile - hilarious!
The pics Aashini took (besides the solo shots) were mostly taken with this little girl - Sophia. They had fun taking pictures together.
They had Aashini take a lot of pics with this crib. She LOVED climbing in and out of it over and over. One time she flipped over in it - it was pretty funny. She thought it was fun and I thought it was fun that I caught it on camera :)
Some of the outfits had so many parts to them (Wool tights, pants/skirt/dress, shirt, sweater, etc..) but this one was the most colorful (stripes, polka-dots, flowers, etc) - it was cute :)
We weren't sure if Aashini would like it or not, so we weren't sure if we'd stay very long, but she really had a blast.
I think she liked all the attention :)
If you want to see a few more pics you can click on This Link! (it's the photos I've uploaded on Facebook)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fun Traditions! :)

One of our Thailand traditions is getting a Photobooth picture done :)
Since 2005, we've been taking pictures at the fun photo booths when we make trips to Thailand. So... here it is :)... Summer 2009! If you want to see the other pictures - check it out!
2005-2006 * July 2007 * Summer 2008
This one was really fun because there were so many props! haha!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

22 Weeks!

I haven't posted any belly pics in a while, so we took some today. I'm 22.5 weeks today! I'm over half-way! Yay!!! It seems like my belly growth rate has slowed down a bit - Thank goodness!!!
We also took a few funny pics :) Here's Aashini trying to look like me :)
I'm not quite sure what this one is about :) haha!
Not sure about this one either :) haha!!
Half-way there!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I haven't been the best at posting lately - sorry! Here's a few pics and a video from the 20 week ultrasound :)
This picture was to show that Pop Rock has all 5 fingers on that hand :)Pop Rock is pretty flexible :) She has her foot touching her forehead :)
Here's a 3D picture - I always think they're a little weird looking... but they're fun :) This picture makes it look like he has elf ears - haha!
... and here's a short ultrasound video :)

So I've had a few people ask questions about baby stuff so I'll do a FAQ blog soon... so if you have any questions (where are we having the baby? How is it different here? Boy or Girl? etc...) Let me know! You guys ROCK!