Dear Ariya and Asha,
November’s been a pretty cool month. We had our Diwali celebration, where you girls performed a song about Ganesha and danced on stage. That was pretty fun, you two had worked so hard. Nani and Nanu came to visit too! There was no school for a few days because of Election Day, but we also ended up having our first snow for the year. We had maybe 8 inches. It was pretty great. We helped Daddy shovel the drive way, we built a snow man, you both went on the sled and FLEW down the front yard. I ran down the hill chasing Asha, I was so scared she was going to make it to the road. And we made snow cream, which is always a nice treat.
Asha, you and I had a dentist appointment. And you did so well! You didn’t want to get out of the chair, even when it was my turn to get my teeth checked. The dentist and dental hygienist was so impressed that you weren’t scared at all. And after that day, you asked and asked and asked when we could go back to the dentist. You would get so upset when I said not today.
We also went to Richmond for a few days. Spent some time at the children’s museum, which is always fun and nice. I swear, if it was one thing you’d remember about your childhood, it was that we were always taking you to some children’s museum, science museum or aquarium.
Thanksgiving was pretty low-key. Daddy had to work, so we spent it with our friends, the Ryans. You had a blast playing with their kids, and you both cried when it was time to leave. But the ride home was glorious because you both passed out, and I was somehow able to put you to bed without a fight. It’s the little things.
The countdown is on to our holiday trip. But Ariya, you’re so upset that you can’t celebrate the holidays at your school with your friends. It’s a constant conversation trying to get you excited about going to California when you’re missing out on the hot chocolate sing a long party. But it will be worth it, I promise you.