Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fun Friends :)

 Some of our fun friends were in town this week :)  Our kiddos had a lot of fun playing together :)  They had so much fun playing with our dupattas (neck scarf things). 
 They're cracking me up - this picture is so funny :) haha!  
 Then we went into the bookstore and the girls played some tennis :)
 They got some reading in too :)  They're so cute :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dress Up Fun :)

My girls (like many girls) LOVE dress-up!  Diya is very into princesses and looking like a princess.   The other day she was wearing her "princess skirt" and didn't want to take it off ... so she wore it for most of the day :)
 The other day Diya wanted her head covered.   They see lots of ladies with their heads covered, so it's a pretty normal thing for them to want to dress up like :)  I think they look so cute!  (Diya does NOT like to look at the camera! - I don't think she's looking at the camera in any of these pictures!)
 A little sister love :)
 Adam went trekking not too long ago and was gone about a week.  When he came home the girls were soooo excited!  So here are Diya and Snow White greeting Adam at the door :)
 Diya LOVES sunglasses.  Here she is watching TV the other day with them on :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Out and About!

 Here are a few pictures of the kiddos recently :)   Here are the girls walking down the alley by our house.  
 Here are the girls with their friend CB :)   They have fun playing together :)
 One of the malls we take the kids to play at sometimes on the weekends has a great playground.  Not too long ago they had a girl that was there with the kids that was dressed up as Alice in Wonderland.  She was there a couple of weeks.  The girls don't really know who Alice is, they just thought she was a princess.  Diya is obsessed with princesses (only wants to read princess books or watch princess movies!) and she LOVED this girl.   She followed her around the whole time!  Hilarious!  :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Aryan's Birthday :)

A couple of weeks ago we went to the birthday party of Aashini's friend Aryan.   He was in her Pre-Nursery class with her.  They were buddies :)   Now that they are both in Nursery, they are at different schools so they haven't seen each other since March (The new school year starts in April here).   When they saw each other, they were so excited!  Aryan went around introducing Aashini to all his relatives :)  
Aryan got a new bicycle at his party.  He and Aashini had so much fun playing with it together.   They would take turns riding it and pushing the other one.     
 They party was quite the affair!   They had an ice cream cart and McDonald's for the kids!
 They also had tons of food.   Here's the food table!!!!  It was full of awesome food (Aloo Tiki, Bhel Puri, Gulab Jamin.... TONS of yummy food!)
 Here's Aashini pushing Aryan :)
 For a long time Aashini was the only kid at the party.  We got there 30 minutes late (on purpose) and we were still some of the first people there (oops! not late enough I guess) :).   A couple of other relative's kids came a little later.  
 Here are some of the guests :)   At this age, birthday parties are more like family get-togethers and they don't usually invite many of the kid's friends but they invite TONS of adults.
 After a while, the other friend that Aryan got to invite, Alena, arrived. Alena is probably the most hyper kid I have ever met!  She was in Aashini's Pre-Nursery class also.  They all had so much fun playing together!  We hadn't seen her parents in a while, so it was fun seeing them and catching up :)
 Birthday Cake Time!!!!  He had a Clown Car Cake with Noddy on the top :) haha!
 After he blew out the candles they let loose some confetti....
 Aryan's grandmother got it all in her hair!  It was awesome :)
 Now here is the weird cake tradition they have here in our area of the country... When it's someone's birthday, the birthday kid will take a slice of cake and feed a bit to everyone.  In our experience it's usually one piece and everyone takes a bite off that one piece (gross right?).... Luckily Aashini was offered the first bite :) haha!
 Here are Aashini & Alena enjoying their cake :)
 The kids played around and danced to the music and had fun :)   In this pic you can see the return gift Aashini got (Party Favor)... it was a fun pink & white polka dot umbrella :)  A fun gift for Monsoon season :)
It was a fun party with fun friends :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Potty Training!

 We've started potty training with Diya!   She's done GREAT!   It's been almost a week and she's almost got it!   Here's a pic of her on her first day of potty training :)