Okay - so this past week was jam packed with activities. Celebrations started from 4th of July at the McDaids residence. Koko finally got to meet Pauline - her grandma from London who sends her all the pretty clothes. Actually Michelle and Joss did an excellent job in surprising Pauline with all the babies. There were lots of cuddles, smiles and love to share that day. Thanks so much for making the day so special for us. It was a joy to spend time with all the cutie pies. And of course special thanks to Joss for some top notch grilling. I wish I could post some pictures from that day (there were over 200 taken - thanks to Joy) - but I forgot to load the memory card in my camera and do not have any copies of the pictures from MC's camera yet.
As most of you know that both Shomeek and I love to travel. Its been a while since we went on a trip which makes us very uncomfortable. So last week we decided to get away for the weekend. After a lot of research we decided to visit Mono Lake (close to Yosemite). We also called up this lodge and reserved a little cottage for ourselves. But next morning I woke up with a not so good feeling about making the trip with Koko - so on instinct we cancelled. I still don't know if that was a good thing to do. Instead we decided to make a trip to Fremont to visit my nephews. Honestly, I've never been so excited in my life to go to Fremont - but it felt like an major outing for some reason. So we packed our bags and set out on Thursday night. Koko slept trhough most of the car ride and was very happy to see her brothers, mama and ninni ma (uncle & aunt) when we arrived. She took the whole trip very well -which made us parents gain some confidence for future trips.
Here is Koko conversing with Ron dada
We got back Friday afternoon and took the rest of the day to prepare for what was coming over the weekend. Saturday morning started with shopping at the outlet in Folsom. We were the first ones to enter the Gap store when it opened. We were there to buy gifts for Ronav's birthday and my nephews. Fortunately or unfortunately we were unaware that the kids and baby section was now a different store entirely. So we ended up buying "few" clothing items for ourselves. So much for trying to save some money. But it was fun shopping for ourselves and the kids and Evani enjoyed the pleasant morning weather. That evening was Ronav's third birthday party at Kemp Park in Folsom. My nephews were also invited to the party, so their whole family drove from Fremont and was staying over for the night at our place. A whole lot of fun followed.
Sunday morning Koko was in a happy mood and spent time with every family member in the house. Josh took over the camera and clicked some pictures which I might say is pretty impressive.