June 21, 2011

San Francisco

We took our 10 year anniversary trip, one year late, to San Francisco. I booked the tickets using airline miles, and the money we saved went towards a nice boutique hotel. The hotel was situated right on Powell Street, in the heart of Union Square.

May 31, 2011

Spring 2011

The weather this year has been pretty strange. We had almost no spring weather. The heat was on in the house till the last week of May! And that was after a few days of A/C weather a few weeks before. Plus lots and lots of rain, and straight to summer temps.

In a couple of weeks, we will be going on our 10 (+1) year anniversary trip to San Francisco. I have been there a few times, but never as a tourist. I know the airport pretty well! So it will be nice to enjoy the city for a change.

Armaan during the Mothers Day program

A card and a gift for mama

My six year old has a teenager in there somewhere

Best friends!

Priya at the music recital at Highland Christian

Armaan's face is priceless!

May 05, 2011

Wisconsin Dells, Part Deux

Last year the kids had so much fun at the Dells that we decided to go back there again this year. Todd, Susan and Collin couldn't join us this time, but we took along Sabrina. We went back to Wilderness Resort which we had liked last time. We had a really good time again. Priya went on the bigger slides that she was afraid of last year, and Armaan went on the smaller slides. Unfortunately, the camera was left in the van for most of the trip, so we didn't get to take too many pictures.

Armaan's parking business

The kids have been in a 4-6 year old soccer team for a month or so. So far neither of them can lay claim to being natural prodigies. Which is just fine. At least it gives them the chance to run around for 40 minutes (4 periods of 10 minutes each).

For Armaan, running around means strolling from one end of the field to the other

Happy Sixth Birthday, Priya!

April 5s tend to come around pretty quickly. I can't believe that Priya is 6 already! I remember starting this blog when she was around 6 months old. And I was thinking that time was flying by then! I suppose that's the nature of parenthood - you watch your kids grow up, and count the passing of time by their stages.

Priya had a birthday party with a dozen or so of her class friends, with Skylar and Collin as special guests. We had it at "Jump Zone" which is about a half hour away from us. It is basically a big hall filled with inflatable things to jump and slide on.

2 weeks away

Tish spent a couple of weeks in Michigan over the kids spring break time. I took those days to take down the wallpaper in our bathroom, and paint the walls. Since I wanted it to be a surprise, I didn't ask Tish what colors she wanted. So I was pretty sure that no matter what I picked, Tish would want something else. So while all the work done was much appreciated by her, the color was not. I suppose calling that is what ten years of marriage gets you. :)

Priya also got to celebrate an early birthday while she was in Michigan.

Armaan with his tower of blocks

March 28, 2011

Armaan as helper, Car Show

Ok.. I've finally caught up to within a few weeks of being current. The past month or so had been pretty busy. I was traveling for 3 weeks straight to Webster, NY for EMC compliance testing for Xerox. This week is spring break, and Tish and the kids are in Michigan.

Since Armaan's birthday is in July, he got to have his class birthday early.

We went to our second annual Chicago Auto Show. This time Armaan liked it a whole lot more. Priya always enjoys family outings.

Armaan's favorite car

The cars from "Cars" - Mater

Lightning McQueen