West Coast Vacation & Wedding

What a month! Amisha and John’s wedding took place in Seattle and from there we went to Disneyland and then ended our vacation in Newport Beach, CA. It was great to see aunts and uncles we have not seen in years.

The boys had a great time at Disney although it was quite exhausting! Manish had a stomach bug and Hannah got a sinus infection so that made things a bit more stressful. But, we got over it and then spent a few days at Newport Beach, CA (this was the best part)!

The images below are a few favorites from our vacation.


2014_07_fam_01.jpgThis was a very steep climb and the boys had to help their Uncle; Aunt Bella reads to the boys

2014_07_fam_02.jpgHome of the Seahawks; we took a tour of the stadium and then the boys had an after game interview 🙂

2014_07_fam_03.jpgHaving fun as this was a family reunion of sorts

2014_07_fam_04.jpgDowntown Seattle at Public Market. That is the first Starbucks ever built.

2014_07_fam_05.jpgIn Farmers Market, the boys look at the fish. They look delicious!

2014_07_fam_06.jpgA few from the rehearsal dinner. A pinata for the kids lots of dancing.

2014_07_fam_07.jpgPer Life360 Locator app, this is where Papa was throughout these 2 days as he picked up people from the airport, ran errands and did all sorts of other stuff. Amisha, tell him Thank You Dad!

2014_07_fam_08.jpgWedding time! Amisha and John are thrilled. The boys are supposed to be ‘security’ but are more interested in watching a movie.

2014_07_fam_09.jpgAmisha looks wonderful and Oak, Miss O, Logan and Grandma pose for a picture


2014_07_fam_10.jpgThe trips in their wedding outfits, the cousins below and Ananya goes Hollywood

2014_07_fam_11.jpgWe took a ferry ride and then we stopped by the water and skipped rocks in the ocean

2014_07_fam_12.jpgBeautiful Seattle! The middle picture shows Mt. Ranier and the bottom was a seagull that flew right over us

2014_07_fam_13.jpgAiden enjoying the sights and ferry ride

2014_07_fam_14.jpgHere we are in Disneyland

2014_07_fam_15.jpgWe went all over the park. Disneyland is a vacation for kids, exhaustion for parents!

2014_07_fam_16.jpgLoving every bit…but the best part (which brought a huge smile to Aiden’s face) was…

2014_07_fam_17.jpgCarsland with McQueen

2014_07_fam_18.jpgAt night, Disneyland is beautiful!

2014_07_fam_19.jpgThis was our favorite part, Newport Beach…simply beautiful!

2014_07_fam_20.jpgThe boys and their Great Grandma

2014_07_fam_21.jpgBreathtaking! Warm sun, hot sand, cool water…found a crab by the rocks.

2014_07_fam_22.jpgRunning around and playing in the sand

2014_07_fam_23.jpgSome more pics from Newport in the evening, night and morning…it is always so beautiful!

2014_07_fam_24.jpgWhen it was evening, they ran around on the beach…

2014_07_fam_25.jpgBut in the afternoon, it is playtime in the water. Grandma gets hit by a wave!

2014_07_fam_26.jpgIn their element having the time of their lives! Aiden said, “I’ve waited my whole life for this!”

2014_07_fam_27.jpgPapa and Grandma on the beach; while Uncle and Great Grandma stay back.

2014_07_fam_28.jpgIt was a great time! Hope to visit again sometime.

Summer means pooltime

The pool is open for fun! The boys have been looking forward to getting the pool for the past several weeks.

We went in a few times in May but the water was very cold. The temperature is finally warm enough where they can get in and stay in without shivering. Here are a few pics of the boys jumping around in the pool.

2014_06_fam_01.jpgEthan and Evan pose outdoors


2014_06_fam_02.jpgEvan gets in Ethan’s face while; Ethan takes a big leap


2014_06_fam_03.jpgWho can jump higher?


2014_06_fam_03.jpgE&E at the store (top); going for a ride with some friends after Awana (bottom)


Wedding Shower (Surprise)

2014_05_fam_01.jpgWhich one is enjoying this more?

2014_05_fam_02.jpgEvan wants to call the plays but uncle Oak takes charge

2014_05_fam_03.jpgMeanwhile, Aiden plays football down the slide

2014_05_fam_04.jpgTime to eat!

2014_05_fam_05.jpgFake crying! He doesn’t want to wear the outfit, he wants to eat it.

2014_05_fam_06.jpgAunt Rashmi is having a good time while Aunt Nupur gives shoulder rides

2014_05_fam_07.jpgSo much fun at the park. Papa gives chase to Aiden and eventually caught him.

2014_05_fam_08.jpgFun at Ontario beach. The kids try to catch the seagulls.

2014_05_fam_09.jpgThe kids pose while the birds fly away

2014_05_fam_10.jpgThey have a race while Oak, Aunt O and baby Logan take a picture

2014_05_fam_11.jpgFun on the merry go round. Uncle Abishek likes this lion. ‘Prince’ (aka ‘A’) had a great time too.

2014_05_fam_12.jpgGetting ready to go to the surprise shower…stop playing games!

2014_05_fam_13.jpgThe boys had a blast everywhere they went

2014_05_fam_14.jpgA few pictures of everyone

2014_05_fam_15.jpgFun fun fun.

2014_05_fam_16.jpgThese are some of the weirdest looking brides.

2014_05_fam_17.jpgBut, they made everyone laugh.

2014_05_fam_18.jpgAmisha and Jon entertained everyone while the kids watched a movie on the Ipad.

2014_05_fam_19.jpgSome more family pics

2014_05_fam_20.jpg…and some more…

2014_05_fam_21.jpg…and a group shot.

2014_05_fam_22.jpgBack to the beach. Grandma and Amisha help the boys build a sand castle. Amisha gives a kiss to Grandma.

2014_05_fam_23.jpgSeems Grandma is doing all the work. Jon and Ethan take a walk by the water.

2014_05_fam_24.jpgThe boys found a…toad!

Easter fun

Easter time included a visit from Papa and Grandma, making Easter eggs with the cousins and a lot of time outdoors. The boys are excited that summer is approaching and keep asking when they can go in the pool. It will probably be a few weeks but with Texas weather, you never can tell.


2014_04_fam_01.jpgTossing the football with Papa

2014_04_fam_02.jpgTime for toy cars down the driveway

2014_04_fam_03.jpgAiden loses a wheel; Evan, don’t hit Aiden! What are Papa and Grandma laughing at?

2014_04_fam_04.jpgMaking Easter eggs (Monster Inc. style)

2014_04_fam_06.jpgE&E climb a tree with their cousin, Kaelyn; the boys admire a hot rod

2014_04_fam_05.jpgThe boys and Daddy

Cold Spring, Upcoming Wedding

From the pictures below, you can tell it was a cold start to spring (or a cold Winter’s end). The last few weeks have been consistently cold (seems colder than previous years). We had a mini ice-storm and the plants, the street and even the grass blades froze!

Despite the weather, the boys enjoyed themselves! Papa, Grandma and Aunt Amisha were in town as they were finalizing the details for Amisha’s wedding dress (wedding will be in July).


2014_03_fam_01.jpg Frozen!

2014_03_fam_02.jpg Papa sits with Aiden and Grandma/Amisha are worn down from the bridal dress shopping