Monday, July 27, 2009

Update Fun :)

I just realized that it's been over a week since I've updated this blog! Here are some pics from the last 2 weeks :)
Aashini is finally recovered from being sick. It ends up that she had a bad case of Roseola AND she had 2 cannaine teeth come in. When we were in Bangkok we took her to the doctor because she had had a very high fever for quite a few days and it wasn't going down. We took her to Bumrungrad hospital - one of the fanciest coolest hospitals ever! They took her blood and did a flu test while we were there. We thought we were going to have to wait a couple of days before getting the results, but they got our cell phone numbers and told us they would call us in an hour when the results were ready. We shopped and ate at the McDonald's & Au Bon Pain restrauants IN the hospital (there's a Starbucks and other awesome places too!!). They called in 30 min with our results!!! It was awesome :)
Here's a pic of Aashini (still sad) with her band-aid on her finger after giving some blood :(
Our friends the Gainors gave us a really fun care package when Gray came though the Capital a couple of weeks ago :) In that care package was a cool picture that their daughter Sarala drew for Aashini. We hung it on the fridge and Aashini loves it and points to it all the time! (The dress she's wearing is from them too!!)
We went to the market the other day - Adam needed a new pair of jeans. Aashini had fun in the shop with the measuring tape :) (this cute outfit is from the Gainors too!)After some marketing, we stopped by McDonald's. This has become one of Aashini's favorite places. She'll see it and say: "Donald's!!!" It's cute :) For some reason, Aashini is really scared of the grandma that lives upstairs from us. I always feel so bad because she always wants to see Aashini but Aashini is so scared of her. Hopefully that will change soon :)
This is a terrible picture (b/c it was dark in her room and I didn't want to use the flash and wake her) but I thought it was so funny the way she was sleeping. She sleeps in the funniest positions!
Aashini has really been enjoying playing with Play-Doh. She played with it for the first time in Thailand and loved it, so we've been having fun with it lately. She always wants me to make "snakes" for her out of the play-doh. What a funny kid - she really likes snakes ;)
We had our 20 week ultrasound the other day, so I'll be posting pictures of that soon :) Poor Pop Rock is getting neglected already :) Don't worry - he'll get some attention soon :) (or she :) I don't like to write he/she or it, so I just trade off he and she :))

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Vacation - Swimming!

Aashini was pretty terrified of the water at first. When she was younger, she LOVED the water, but sometime between last summer and this summer, she became scared of the water - at least big pools. She still likes her kiddie-pool, but something about the "big pool" scared her....This pool was really cool. One end of it had a kiddie pool that was REALLY shallow - so shallow that she could stand up in it. We started her off with her "swimmies" but we ended up getting her a ring which she liked a lot better.
The first few days she liked to play "around" the pool more than in it. She found a racquet and a ball and had a blast!
She played with it like it was a field hockey stick :) haha!
The Slide!!! We took her on the slide on the 2nd day. She liked it, but was pretty scared.
Our 2nd to last day she decided that she LOVED the slide! She would say: "Slide! Slide!" and want to go down it all day! She loved it! I think Adam took her down the slide at least 100 times :) And despite her face in these pictures, she actually loved it!
Here's a slide video :)

Here's Aashini walking back to our bungalow after a morning of swimming :)
It was a great vacation!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Vacation Fun!

Our vacation was great and I took about a million pictures of Aashini... so before I get to those pics, I thought I'd post a belly picture :) You can't actually see the size of my belly in this pic, but you can see my weird shirt :) haha!
19 weeks!
Aashini had so much fun playing with the Plumeria flowers that were all over the place...
Aashini was scared of the sand at first. It freaked her out to walk on it. After (sort-of) getting over her fear of the sand, she had a blast playing in it!
I liked this pic.... you can see the crazy sandbar that was in the ocean - it was huge!
Aashini LOVES Snakes! (or "Nakes" as she calls them). I don't think she's actually seen a real one yet, but she loves them in her books. We found a millipede on the road one day when we were walking and she thought it was a snake and was sooooo excited and kept yelling "NAKE! NAKE!!" :) It was cute :)
Playing in the sand before dinner... Adam says these shorts look like Jams - does anyone remember Jams? haha!
Aashini doing her "fish face".
Adam told Aashini to show her teeth and smile and this is what we got :)
I don't know why, but this picture makes me laugh :)
We had a very fun vacation :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Some of our friends that live in another part of Asia were in Chiang Mai this week :) They're in town to have a baby, so we caught up with them. Aashini had never met their son Archie before (they were both still "inside" the last time we saw them). They are only about 3 weeks apart, so they had a lot of fun playing with each other. They were pretty funny with each other during Lunch :)After lunch we took them to a really fun ball-pit play place. It was really cool and they had a blast!
Aashini's favorite part was the slide into the ball-pit.
I love this picture!
I wasn't sure if she would like it or not, but she really loved it :)
This picture makes her look so big!!
She slid down the slide over and over again!!
So, at the end of the fun time, Leslie and I decided to take a belly picture together (belly pictures are more fun to take with other people :)). The last time we saw each other, we were both pregnant - check out this picture: 2007 Belly Pic It was fun to get to hang out again!! In this picture I'm 17.5 weeks and Leslie is about 36 weeks I think....
We're still on vacation (without internet), so this is one of those posts I did earlier :) I'm sure we'll have some fun pictures on vacation!! I can't wait to post them!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Last Day of "School"

This past week was awesome!! Aashini really had a blast!! She loved her teachers :) Here are her teachers and some of the kids below (except for me and the girl on the left - the others are teachers). They were so sweet :)Aashini was so sweet saying goodbye to all of her new buddies :)
I'm telling you, they really had a blast this week!! On the last day, some of the kids were so tired that while they were jumping & playing on this little cot/bed, they just passed out asleep :) These 3 slept through lunch :) They really played hard this week!!
Here's a belly picture with Ronald :) I'm 17 weeks here :)
We head out to the beach for vacation tomorrow - we're so excited - it's going to be a LOT of fun :) yay!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fun with Buddies!!!

I just wanted to post a couple of pictures with Aashini and her buddies here in Thailand :) She is LOVING her "school" :) She is exhausted at the end of the day too! Tomorrow is her last day and I'm sure she'll be sad! :)