Monday, August 11, 2014

Badamma's House

Badamma had all four of her grandchildren at her house for the first time.  First, we surprised the kids by waiting until a few days before our flight to Pittsford, NY to tell them we were going and then Ramesh surprised his mom by coming the day after the kids and I got there and staying for a few days.  Jessa, Raji and Josh joined us there as well. It was a great week swimming, playing outside, and most importantly getting in lots of quality time with family.

Jessa arrives!

Bills training camp (Go Seahawks!)

Seasame Street at the National Museum of Play

Badamma's glasses
Lost tooth #1 of the trip

Lost tooth #2 of the trip
The long journey home with my expert travelers.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July Fun

We packed in a lot of outdoor fun in the last half of July.  We enjoyed the pool, going to birthday parties, and the kids had a week of Wilderness Awareness camp.

Annual visit from the goats to graze on the greenbelt by our house

The always stylish Benny Ben

football fever

Happy birthday Ethan and Simone!

Fox Hollow Farm
Fox Hollow Farm

Wilderness Awareness camp with Lauren

friends since they were babies :)

Riley and Isabella - friends since preschool

Mesh had just left for work and Ri asked me to call him to come home for just one more hug.

Ri had some classmates over for a pajama play date

Cameron and Ben
The Iyers and Ludlows - Grace was outstanding in a Gig Harbor community play!
Back to school shopping…yes already! I've only got a few more weeks of summer before I return to work.
Simone and Riley "living the life" as Riley would say.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

10 Year Anniversary Vacation to Turks & Caicos

We were married a decade ago on July 10th and 11th. In order to celebrate the amazing love and hard work that has gone into our marriage and building our family, we spent an amazing week at Beaches in the Turks and Caicos.  Happy Anniversary to my Mesh, my best friend since we met on the first day of college 17 years ago, my partner for 14 years and my husband for 10. 

Iyer 5 in the Caribbean
The kids taking advantage of the all inclusive resort…smoothies for all!

Dinner and sand play

water park at the resort

We had a fun ride on this boat.


Nate spotted this stingray just a foot from the beach.

This girl knows the proper way to do the lazy river.

carnival night!

parade night
Celebrating 10 years of marriage with a beautiful dinner on the beach, complete with a waiter skilled at taking posed pictures. :)

My dermatologist would be very proud of me for wearing hats and applying sunblock to myself and the kids every 90 minutes - it was HOT!
beach party on our last night

And a few pictures from 10 years ago: