Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Weekend

I love Memorial means summer is here! This year we were going to go to Chicago to visit Ankur and everyone else, but I didn't get an extra day off so we decided to stay local. We ended up having a great long weekend! Went to some BBQs, had a BBQ, went to a couple parks, the Asian Festival, went with Mom and Dad to the temple in WV while Chetan golfed, and enjoyed the great weather!
Here's a link to some pics of our weekend:

Here's to the start of a fun summer!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother's Day

I can't believe my second Mother's Day is already coming up this weekend! After last year, it's now one of my favorite days of the year!
Has motherhood changed me? Heck yeah, more than I like to admit. I'd say it's magnified my strengths and weaknesses, deepened my compassion for others, gotten me to be more organized, made me rely on Chetan more, made me appreciate my own parents even more, softened me to the point of tears when I hear a good song or read a sweet poem, strengthened my faith in G_d, taught me how important it is to live in the present moment, and made me realize how wonderful an ordinary day can be when it's spent with my lil monkeys.
On the flip side, at times I forget I'm not in high school anymore, I'm a mom with responsibilities! I am still amazed that someone has allowed me to be charge of these little creatures. I still often feel so clueless about so many things, but my monkeys are alive, healthy and happy, so I like to think I'm doing something right.
Bieng a mom a is most amazing thing ever, and also the most challenging! And I'm still a rookie...
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! Enjoy it!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Homemade Baby Food

A lot more people are starting to make their own babyfood, whether it be to save money, use fresher ingridients, know exactly what's going in it, or just for fun. I made all of the twins' baby food at home for all of the above reasons. It turned out to be so much fun making their food. I found a great website that gave me instructions, recipes, menu ideas, and nutrition information.
I miss those days! Table food just isn't as fun to make....