Monday, October 3, 2016

Hello Fall 🍂

Football season has started and since the first two home games were late ones, I took the two older girls on Mommy/daughter dates.  Kali said she wanted to leave before the game even started 😂 but we made to halftime for both games.

Soccer season is over now and Kali definitely won the most improved. Especially compared to last year. Asha was a rockstar and scored many goals...however she still loves to play defender.

Miss Jaya turned SIX months and is such a joy.

Kali had her 5 year well-check and weighed in at a whopping 44 lbs 8 oz and 3 ft 8.5 in.

For conference weekend we ventured to the pumpkin patch and the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork.
The three older girls were a little unsure of the whole experience but it wa so great for them to experience a little bit of their heritage. I'm pretty sure feeding the llamas was the highlight for them.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday faves.

1. Football season started which means Swami is as busy as ever, but it also means I get some extra cuddle time with the girls. And on a side note, Jaya can be a little snorer which might be the cutest thing I have ever seen.

2. We played the name game Sunday. Asha was Darth Vader and Kali accidentally blurted out her name. These girls are so much fun.

3. On fast Sunday, as soon as we arrived in sacrament meeting, Kali asked who the speakers were, and when I told her it was testimony meeting, she decided she wanted to share her own testimony. So with the help of her dad, she wrote down her thoughts and never hesitated. One of the sweetest moments to see as her mother.

4. Asha has been learning about the moon and stars at school so we baked a moon cake. She begged to eat it after it was done and we got the necessary pictures. I tried to explain that it was covered in vinegar and probably wouldn't taste too good, but she didn't believe me. So she excitedly brought her sister downstairs and showed them her creation and asked if they wanted a piece. They all sat down at the table and as they each took a couple of bites, the looks on their faces were unforgettable. A moment I want to replay on repeat. 🌝

5. Priya is obsessed with Frozen right now. EVERY time we get in the car she climbs to the front to turn the cd on. I need to invest in ear plugs.

6. A couple of days ago, I told Kali to plant her bum so she could do her reading. Without a moment's hesitation, she replied, "plants don't grow out of my bum." My forever free entertainment.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Dear Kalyani Marie, Kali, Kali-bug, Kal, Blondie,
I can't believe you are FIVE years old. You are the most happy, loving, easy-going girl. Mostly.  However, you are still a little firecracker.  When you get mad, you explode.  You only have one volume: LOUD.  You have the best imagination and live in your own world most of the time.  I love that about you.  Anytime we get home, you run upstairs to the playroom and can quietly entertain yourself for hours.  You LOVE kindergarten and come home everyday SO excited to share what you learned.  You are constantly singing.  You hate when Jaya cries and can't help but try to calm her down.  You are the quickest to forgive and freely give out hugs and kisses. Dad and I love you more than words.  Happy birthday sweet girl.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Back to school.

Summertime is over and while that makes me want to cry, it also makes me want to jump for joy.  Asha started 2nd grade and Kalyani started kindergarten and they were so ready and excited.

Jaya Marie. JayJay. J. Dinosaur.

Dear Jaya,
You are now almost 5 months old and I can't believe it.  Time is flying and we are trying to soak up every minute of it with you.  You are the sweetest, most patient, happy, easy-going babe.  We just got your ears pierced on Saturday and you are the cutest little doll baby.  You are rolling over, both ways.  You laugh at us and give us heart eyes constantly.  You shove your hands in your mouth and anything else you can grab.  You have started rice cereal and a couple other baby foods, but you aren't a huge fan yet.  So far I would say bananas and breads are your favorites.  You fall asleep on your own and have the CUTEST dimples on the planet.  To say we are in love with you is a huge understatement.  We are so glad you are ours.

2 month stats:
10 lbs. 3 oz. (20%)
22 1/4 in. (25%)
15 in. (head, 50%)

4 month stats:
12 lbs. 13 oz. (20%)
25.50 in. (90%)
15.75 in. (head, 30%)

sweet, sweet summertime.

Summer this year was such a blast and extremely exhausting.  We started out with a little family stay-cation in Salt Lake, camped in Missouri, visited Tybee Island, completed swim lessons, gymnastics camp, cheer camp, soccer camp, and basketball camp, learned how to ride a big bike (Kalyani), consumed lots and lots of ice cream and popsicles, became mermaids, celebrated 10 years of marriage, and just played hard.  Life has been good to us.