Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve

Spending time with my favorite peeps. I was given strict orders that I may not post this pic on fb so I won't. Haha

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas Eve

While laying down watching the snow fall Anjali said "God is great, God is good, and now we think him for the snow" I just loved that! We've had great fun around here today. After breakfast the elves delivered a present of play doh and a play doh cake maker/decorator which provided a morning of fun. In the afternoon gifts from aunt Lishie arrived and it started to snow! The first time the girls have seen snow since they were babies and they played on the balcony for a good 30 minutes. I talked them into coming in for hot chocolate with marshmallows and their gift from Lishie. They played with those for quite a while and then we all bundled up and headed outside to build a snowman and throw giant snowballs at one another. Ha! Tonight is lots of baking in perpetration for tomorrow.

Happy Grinch Day

Last night we watched the Grinch movie and had green grinch cookies and green grinch punch. And there's also a picture of our view of downtown Baltimore from our room the other night.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

December Fun!

Oh my, isn't that just darling? Finally, the girls are starting to sit still long enough to snap a really quick picture. As soon as you're done they'll jump up and say "let me see" and giggle as they look at themselves. We've been busy with some fun winter and Christmas activities during the day.
One day we decorated sugar cookies. Vaishali mostly enjoyed icing.
My little artist also busy tasting the icing.
And then on Saturday we spent the day at the harbor in downtown Baltimore. Dinesh had been here before but this was my first visit and I loved it. So much to do and see there. I can see us spending lots of time there in the summer when it's much warmer. We walked around a bit and then spent a few hours at the National Aquarium. It was a lot of fun watching the girls get so excited at all they seen there. At one point when we were sure they were tired Daddy asked if they were tired and Anjali replied "no I'm not tired" I think she was really enjoying herself. We left there and walked to a candy store called It's Sugar that had giant candy. Think 1 pound Reese cups;) Yes, I'm still thinking of those Reece cups but I didn't buy any, sigh. The girls however did get their own little bags of candy. We walked the rest of the way to our hotel in downtown for the night and the girls enjoyed their candy as soon as we walked through the door they ask for it. Later in the evening we went downstairs and had dinner at the restaurant in the hotel. Such a fun day.
After dinner I gave the girls some new pajamas with feet in them and they happily posed for pictures. Vaishali is not this much taller than Anjali, she's just sitting up and Anjali isn't. Tonight we enjoyed Happy Grinch Night which I'll explain tomorrow sometime in between my baking.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas and Flurries

I can't hardly believe Christmas is in just a few days. Being that it's my favorite time of year I don't want it to be over. Today was so exciting; we seen flurries! The girls got all dressed up and ran out onto the balcony, put their tongues out and tried to taste the snow, and then began to sing Christmas carols at the top of their lungs. It was a hoot! I had to drag them back inside after about 30 minutes.
We have a lot to look forward to in the coming days. We're planning to meet some of Daddy's college friends in Pennsylvania tomorrow, then on Monday do lots of yummy baking and open stockings, and then a quiet day at home on Christmas with presents and lots of cooking. Then on Wednesday the boys are flying in. Yay! I can't wait to see the girls faces light up when they get here.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The City View

One more month left in the corporate apartment and I thought I would share the one pretty thing about city life here in Baltimore, the view at night from our balcony.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Our December Wall

With less toys around here in the apartment it's much easier to entertain the girls with whatever I choose. So I put together this letter and number wall with a Christmas theme using worksheets from 1plus1plus1equals1.com The girls are having fun playing with it each day and it helps us to review new letters and numbers. I was so excited yesterday when we went to the grocery store. We were in aisle 3 and Anjali looked up and said "look momma it's a 3 and over there is a 4"! Sometimes it seems like you can tell them this is a "3" a hundred times and they look at you like okay whatever, but then when they're ready they'll point it out to you and that really excites me when I know they've understood all along.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas 2012

This year Christmas will be spent in the corporate apartment here in Maryland. Since we'll be moving into our new home next month and bringing things in and out of this apartment is kind of difficult this years Christmas will be simple. I did all of the shopping in 2 fairly quick shopping trips and one short evening of wrapping. I like simple. Now I'm free to enjoy the rest of the holiday month.