Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fun Friends :)

A few of our fun friends have been in town lately so we've had fun hanging out!
The other day our good friends from M-town were in our city, so we met up at the mall so the kids could play and we could hang out :)
Then this past week some of our friends from New Orleans were in our country! The last time we saw them, none of us had kids! Now, between the two of us there are 6 kids! hahaha! Awesome :)
The kids had a great time playing together.
We went to the mall and let them play, then we had dinner at Chili's!
... hanging out in Chili's... Our Chili's has 3 of it's walls made out of glass... you kinda feel like you're in a fish bowl sometimes :) haha!
Here are all of the kids (minus one) :)
Afterwards we went to the fun bookstore/music/movies/toys store that is near Chili's. Aashini was playing this tennis game (hard to tell from this terrible picture)... but she was actually playing really well!
Yay for fun friends! :)

Saturday, August 27, 2011


The other day I realized that Diya had enough hair for pigtails!!!! :) Until last week she hated to have her hair done... now she loves it! :) Here she is - first time in pigtails :) (or "2 ponytails" as they say here) :)
Diya loves making funny faces. If you say: "Diya make a funny face"... this is what she does:
I love her pigtails :) Too fun! :) She's getting big!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dress-up Fun!!

Aashini has always loved dressing up, but Diya has just discovered that she loves it too! The other day while Aashini was at school she came up to me and kept pointing at herself and saying: "Princess!" I kept reassuring her that she was a princess but she just kept saying it. Finally she led me to her room and pointed to the basket of dress-up clothes. She knew something in there would make her a princess :) She wanted the yellow princess dress. It was always Aashini's favorite (she just recently outgrew it), but now it fits Diya. (Here's a post of Aashini in it if you want to see - http://southasiashefs.blogspot.com/2010/07/little-princess.html).
These aren't great pictures, but I think the kiddos are cute all dressed up :) So fun :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Independence Day!

Today is Independence day here ;) Aashini had celebrations at school on Friday and we've had other opportunities to celebrate since then too. It's been fun! Here's Aashini beating the drum at school :)Here's a video of Aashini singing the National Anthem. It's not perfect but I think it's cute :)

Here is one of Aashini's schoolmates... I thought he looked really cute :)Here's Diya holding her own on the slide :) haha! She wasn't about to let that boy rush her on the stairs :) haha!
Hope everyone had a fun Independence Day :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

School Fun!

Aashini is getting so big!! Here is a picture of her practicing her writing for school :) Fun!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

School Fun!

Aashini is back to school after a long summer break! She missed a few weeks of school, so she was a little behind when she got here, but she is almost caught up with everything :) She's learning to write all of her ABCs and numbers. She has homework about 3 days a week. She has a school presentation (speaking competition) coming up this Monday (don't worry, it will be well documented) :)

Anyway, after school when we (or one of us) picks up Aashini, we usually let her and Diya play at the school's outside play ground for a few minutes before taking her home (they have an inside playground too - it's really cool!!).
Just thought I'd show you some pics of the girls playing :) You can see Aashini in this picture (she's in the one above but you can't really see her :) haha!)
Diya loves it too! She can't wait until she's big enough to go to school!! :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hanging Around

Here are just a few random pictures :)
The other day the girls both wanted to lay on the couch and watch a movie (getting over jet lag)... I thought they were so cute!!!
Here's a pic of Aashini & me at the mall this past weekend :)
I LOVE this picture! Aashini cracks me up!! This past Sunday after chuch we decided to go out to lunch. We were going to go get pizza (one of Aashini's favorites) but asked her if she'd rather have South Asian Food or Pizza... she chose South Asian food :) This is what she picked instead of Pizza :) She was super happy :) I asked her to smile for a picture and she kept making this face :) She said this was the face I made in pictures - hahaha! :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Bunkbeds!!!!

We moved the girls into the bunkbeds this past week!!! We were tired of having the pack-n-play in their room (there wasn't much room and it was sorta in the way)... so we bumped Aashini up to the top bunk and put Diya in the bottom bunk in a "big girl bed" :) Diya LOVES her new bed!!!! She really loves it! She fell out of bed (onto big pillows) a couple of times the first night but since then she hasn't fallen. She only got out of bed once the first night and once since then (after putting her to bed) but that's it! They've done really great!!!

Here's Diya in her bed :) (Oh! and check out the cute quilts my mom made for their beds!!)
Here are the girls in their bed! They're so big!!!!!!