Friday, November 18, 2011

Halloween... a little late :)

 Halloween isn't really celebrated here, so we don't do much around that time of year.  This year, some ladies at the Embassy planned a fun craft party for the kids.  We went and the kids had a lot of fun :)

 They love "craft time" - Diya felt so big!
 They made a whole bunch of crafts!  It was a lot of fun :)
 Afterwards we got to stay at the club and eat and watch some Baseball :)  It was a very American day :)
 Then we played on the fun playground they have at the club :)
 So... that's what we did for Halloween :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Season

Holiday Season is almost ended over here.  Of course there is a holiday just about every week here, but the BIG holidays are just about over.  The other night we were at a local Sikh Temple.
You have to cover your head in a Sikh Temple.  I think the girls look cute :)
Here's Diya goofing off.
Aashini lifting up the people inside.
The girls showing their Bollywood style :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lighthouse Beach

After spending a few days at the other resort we went to another area of Kovalam called Lighthouse Beach (you can see the lighthouse in the background behind Adam)...
This beach was very interesting because it had black sand!  In pictures it doesn't look that pretty, but it was really neat!  It was super sparkly too (which you know I just love!).... one downfall of black sand - it was SUPER hot!!!!!!
 I bought these awesome mini buckets and shovels at a dollar store when we were in America.  They're great because they easily fit in my luggage and they are perfect for the girls! :)  They had a ton of fun digging in the sand!
 This is Diya making a funny face... her funny faces crack me up :)  She puts her head to the side and poses like this ;)  It's funny :)
 Diya's little foot in the sand :)
Playing on the beach!  The beach was weird!  The sand on the beach was black, but near the water it was sort of red/brown... but if you dug underneath the red/brown sand, it was black!  Very interesting! 
 The girls were very into playdough this trip :)  They brought it with them everywhere!  
 It was very helpful when we were waiting for meals to come though :)  The restaurants at Lighthouse Beach were all "open-air" and with beach views - it was awesome!

 Diya concentrating with her playdough :)
 Here is Diya making her "funny face" :)
The girls and their funny faces :)
Here we are playing on the beach at sunset :)  It was fun :)
 Digging in the sand at lighthouse beach :)
The sun was about to set but got behind the clouds... Diya couldn't figure out where it went :) 
 Look how black the sand is!!!  Crazy!
 Black sand looks funny on faces :) haha!  It was super fine sand too and it got on EVERYTHING!!!  
 Sunset time!  I'll have pictures of the sunset on the other blog :)
 A nice bucket bath to end a fun day :)
We LOVED this beach and definitely want to come back here another time!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kerala - Beach Time!

We went from the capital to the BEACH!  This is Diya when we first arrived at the resort :)
 I liked this picture so I just had to post it :)
 Same with this one... :)
 This picture isn't very great photography-wise... but I thought it was cute :)  The girls had fun playing with their buddy Lucy :)
 Aashini at Area 51 :)  You can sort-of see her cute heart-shaped birthmark on her arm in this pic :)
  Diya at Area 51 :)
 This picture was taken the day after Diya's "accident"  (if you don't know what I'm talking about PLEASE read about this amazing miracle HERE).  Aashini couldn't stop hugging Diya that day.  It's not a great picture but brings back sweet memories to me :)
 Aashini got to use one of our cameras one day.  She took this picture of Diya that I just LOVE :)
 Aashini took this picture too :)  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Kerala - Kidz in the Capital

We spent our first couple of days in Kerala in the capital city.  There were some fun and interesting things to do there (check the other blog to see more things we did).  We went to a park one day that had these great swings that the girls LOVED!
 They had quite the swinging radius (not sure how to say or word that... but when you went forward - you went forward for a long time and then back for a long time - haha!)... It was a smooth swing!  It was neat!
 The swings were tied to two coconut trees!  Look at how this was rigged up!  Fun :)
 Diya's face cracks me up in this picture :)
 Diya liked swinging by herself :)  She thought she was cool :)
 Here is Aashini at a different part of the park...
 They LOVE playing in the sand!!!
 Here's Diya with her funny goggles :)  We went down to swim at the hotel's pool one of the days while we were there and we were all suited up and geared up.  When we got there on one side of the pool were about 30+ people sitting VERY quietly in chairs dressed up for job interviews that were taking place right next to the pool.  The elevator door opened up to the very front right where they were sitting.... it's hard to explain but it was very funny and a little embarrassing! haha!  We were all ready to swim, so we got in the pool (not even 5 feet from all the people doing job interviews sitting VERY quietly all dressed up!) - haha!  It was very funny to swim next to them :) haha!