Dear Ariya and Asha,
Wow, it is the beginning of July and I’ve realized that I have not written a letter to you in ages. I’m so sorry. This pregnancy has been wearing me out, and I’ve just been trying to keep up.
April was a great month. It was your 6th birthday! We had a mermaid themed party at Kids First Swim School. We invited your class and a few close friends. You had a blast. Asha kept thinking she could keep up with you, but I swear, she was going to drown a few times. Good thing there was a lifeguard there!
Your daddy had a conference in Las Vegas, and we all got to tag along. You both LOVED going on a jet plane. Direct flights are the best. We stayed at Caesar’s Palace, and you girls LOVED staying in the hotel. You two even slept in the same bed, which was nice. We had some fun adventures. I was 26 weeks pregnant so walking around was kind of tough, but I wanted to show you a good time. We walked, we ate lots of good food. We saw dolphins, white tigers and lions at the Mirage. We had ice cream at Sprinkles. We saw flamingos at the Flamingo. Asha, you had an obsession with escalators. Every chance you got, you HAD to ride the escalator. We hopped in the pool one afternoon, but oh man it was freezing. You two didn’t notice, but I sure did. Oh man, I was freezing. But you had fun.
After the conference, we took the rental car and drove to Seven Magic Mountains. There were some pretty cool art installations, big colorful rocks. Asha crashed as soon as we started driving. But Ariya, you loved posing in front of the rocks, and even creating your own mini rock creations.
We drove to Palm Springs, California, to meet our friends, the Sigmons and the Spinellis. The air b&b was amazing! a heated pool, a modern house within the desert oasis. There were so many fun things to do. We went to the Living Zoo, got to feed some giraffes and play at the children’s museum. We even went up into the mountains and saw some snow! And in the afternoons, we would hang by pool and get plenty of pool time in. We even celebrated Easter there!
You both were ready to come home, but once we were home, you missed Lily and Jax so much. The slumber parties were so much fun. Having a buddy around was really nice. But, now it was time to get back into a routine. But before April ended, we celebrated Holi with our friends! One of our favorite festivals to celebrate. It was windy and cold, and the water guns were probably not the best idea, but it was still so much fun.
And here are just a few favorite photos for April