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We have been married since 2001. Lived in our current house since 2003. Had a baby girl in 2007. What will be next?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Diwali

from our family to yours!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Words

Seema's saying a lot of new words lately. She's becoming quite the copy cat too.

Her newest is shh! with the finger up. It's the cutest thing.
We were watching Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures on PBS over the weekend and they were in the library and the librarian kept saying Shh! and now she does it.

She loves popcorn, dried cranberries/raisins/etc, plums, all kinds of soups.

We have been working on going to bed without a bottle. It's been going pretty well, some nights are harder than others though.

Next will be some potty training.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Farm

We went to the pumpkin patch and farm Friday mid-day.
Come to find out they weren't actually open to the public at that time, just for schools and groups that had reserved the stop. rofl! Oh well they let us tag along with one of the groups so it worked out. :)

Now that Seema can walk she loves exploring and I love it too.

She pet the goats, the calves, the cows... we saw the chickens.

We played on the playground (they had tire swings that were horses and other fun stuff!)
We went to the pumpkin patch.
We saw the pigs, and smelled them too! phew
Then we got to see how the cows got milked and got to feed one of the calves a bottle. Well we watched. I knew if Seema got to close to that milk bottle she might be the one being feed instead of the calf.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Still on vacation...

well sorta.

Had lunch with Mom, Dad, Lizz, and Matt today. Jason's deli.. yum!

Then, followed Lizz & Matt to Target and they started the baby registry there.
We had fun!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Enjoying the not-so-sunny-weather

I am on vacation from the "regular" job and instead I'm doing some much needed catching up on the photography job. :D And this is the week it decides to rain! It has been in the 80s and sunny until this week!

Oh well. Most of what I'm doing has to be done inside, but a little sun would be nice.

I enjoyed (a much needed) massage, facial, manicure, and pedicure this morning. It was just wonderful. ahhh...

Monday, October 13, 2008

She's WALKING!!!

At 16 months old she figured out how to walk without holding someone's hand or holding the furniture!! YAY We are so proud of you. :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Week in the Life: Hot Topics... daycare and the weekend

TGIF!! Switching the format up a bit.

Daycare center or in-home daycare? Which would you choose and why?
With DH's recent job change and soon-to-be shift to 2nd shift we have been thinking about how our daycare needs have changed. We will only need daycare M-F from 2:30-5:30pm.

Most people celebrate this period of time off the clock. Why do we let our jobs rule our lives? Shouldn't we "live to work" not "work to live"?
I like my 8-5 job but I do like my weekend to focus on my family, some r&r, and on my photography business.

The Weekend.
What are you plans for this awesomely beautiful autumn weekend?
Tomorrow late afternoon we are heading to the pumpkin patch for photos and to pick up a pumpkin or two. :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Week in the Life: Wednesday ::Success::

I'm proud to report that Seema is back at daycare today. Finally after 10 days of the chicken pox they are gone!

Sorry the past couple of days haven't included photos in the posts. I've been a bit behind with going back to work and then watched the Presidential Debate last night. I'm going to try and add some tonight.

  • Punit leaves for work at 6:15 every morning. We don't wake up until 6:30 (hopefully S wakes up closer to 7)
  • Good Morning Seema!
  • Breakfast of cherrios and dried cranberries on the ride to daycare.
  • Yummy Pumpkin Spice latte for me.
  • bye-bye Seema, I love you! Have fun at daycare today. :)
  • Off to work.
  • Blog hopping and a bit of facebook checking *blush
  • Weight Watchers meeting during lunch break. I joined 2 weeks ago and I'm proud to say that I'm down 1.5 lbs as of today. Hoping to shed a major amount of weight.
  • Grocery shopping after work.
  • Dinner was a yummy soup.
I can't wait to turn the clocks back! I hate that by the time we get home after daycare and work it's almost dark. No more evening photo sessions with my baby. :( No more playing in the yard after dinner or going to the park. :(


I am addicted to baby shoes!! They are tiny, but oh so stylish and cute. If I could Seema's whole closet would be filled with them.

Win a free pair of Kai shoes! Just go to this site.
Aren't they so cute?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Week in the Life: Tuesday

  • High ho, high ho... back to work I go. :) Seema and I enjoyed 4 weekdays together and now we're trying to get back in the swing of things.
  • Last night I packed 3 sack lunches, each with names marker on them. Seema still has one, lonely chicken pox on her cheek so she went to Grandma & Grandpa's House today, instead of daycare. I miss her as I sit here at my desk. It feels so weird (and my butt is aching from sitting for so long).

Monday, October 6, 2008

Week in the Life: Monday

  • Another early morning wake up call, but 5am is a bit better than 4 am. :)
  • Breakfast: apple slices with peanut butter
  • Cleaned the kitchen, did the dishes, 1 load of laundry, vacuumed the main areas.. feeling totally productive today
  • Lunch: mac n' cheese and green beans
  • Check emails
  • Check Facebook. Add me?
  • Choose our family photos outfits. Can't wait! (Seema: cranberry, Mom: burnt orange, Dad: brown)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Week in the Life: Sunday

Why I need a true entry or mud room... so I can fill it with coat racks and shoe racks. I love Ikea, don't you?


  • Woke up to Seema crying at 4 this morning! This is the second day in a row. She's actually working on tooth #10 also. So that 2 teeth on top and 1 on bottom all coming in at the same time. You know it's just the start of a "not so good" day.
  • Breakfast
  • Bath time for Seema.
  • Watch Betsy's Kindergarten Class on PBS.
  • Daddy got home from work.
  • Morning nap for Seema.
  • Watched DIY and some Mtv recordings.
  • Lunchtime. Seema ate great! Grapes, chicken with noodles and veggies.
  • Afternoon (and much needed) nap for Seema.
  • Refreshing shower with some refreshing awaken salt. Love this stuff!
  • Laundry
  • drink a bunch of water
  • edit some photos
It it vacation time, yet?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Week in the Life Project

I like this idea. Ok, so I like reading what people do and I like sharing what I do. lol
I love including photos too!
This idea comes from Ali

We got our first iPod about a month ago. Punit takes it to work to listen to music/podcasts to help the hours fly by. I recently found a TON of podcasts on iTunes that I like.
Here's what I'm subscribed to, tell me what you are listening to?
Baby Time - yet to start listening to, but they are downloaded
fitMusic.com - yet to start listening to
Greys Anatomy Official podcast - I've heard from Carey that these are good, hope to listen before Thurs
Manic Mommies - so far I enjoy this one
Motherhood Uncensored - yet to start listening to
PediaCast: a pediatric podcast - L.O.V.E it!
PregTASTIC - yet to start listening to (downloaded the post-pregnancy one)
The Diva Cast - listened to 1, not sure if it's for me though. Seemed to waste my time some.

Seema updates...
  • teeth # 8 & 9 showed up Friday. #9 is her first molar. Ouch!
  • She loves a game of peek a boo from within the closet. ROFL!
  • She is starting to walk between 4 and 8 steps, when she wants too.
  • The chicken pox look like they might be starting to scab over possibly by tomorrow. They look like they were drying out tonight.

  • My daughter hasn't "used" a paci since she was 6 months old. Then this week she found one in her toy bin and decided that she loves them. What makes that happen? I'm letting her use it for "comfort" since she's sick and teething right now but then they will be gone. She now groans instead of talking and I don't like that.
  • I could just sit there and watch her crawl in front of me and still have an amazed look on my face, like I did the first time she did it. I still can't believe that she can crawl!

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Thursday, October 2, 2008


Seema as the chicken pox! It's no fun! :(
She got the immunization last week and started to break out but I didn't realize it until Tuesday night. She hasn't been back at daycare since. She's a bit on the grouchy side, not eating very much, just wants to cuddle or sleep. The pox look like they might scab over tomorrow or over the weekend. :(

16 months update...
Seema turned 16 months on August 29th.
She says "car" and sometimes "more".

We had a fun, random photo session over the weekend.