Saturday, October 1, 2011

Oh, How They Have Grown!

Well folks, it's been a long, long time! It's funny how time seems to fly by so quickly! Well, I was thinking about my blog and how poorly I have been maintaining it, so I decided that now is the best time to make an update. Azaria and Anya are now 3 and 2 years old, respectively. This pic was taken earlier in September on Azaria's first day of school. I can't believe she's already in school, either! Her uniform definitely reminds me of when I was in Jamaica and my cousin Petra was going to school in her little uniform. For Azaria, going to school wouldn't be complete without a Hello Kitty lunch bag! Anya accompanied her sister on her first day. And there were no tears, either! Way to go, Azaria! She loves school and loves learning!... Lord willing, next year will Anya will be in the same position!

I hope you enjoyed this quick update of the girls. I'll do my best to maintain it on a bi-weekly basis.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Anya's all Bling-ed Out!!

A lot has happened in the past 2 weeks in the little, wee life of Anya Li! As earlier reported, Anya's 1st tooth busted out on the 4th. Less then a week later, on the 8th, her second bottom tooth emerged! I was in shock! Azaria never had 2 teeth pop out in such a short period of time. Then again, Azaria had her first tooth earlier than Anya. From the looks of it, her top 2 teeth appear to be getting ready to bust through, too!

In other important news, today, Anya also got her ears pierced!! With a very similar experience to Azaria's, her crying was limited to about a minute and quickly turned to smiles when I took her to the mirror so she could check out her bling! As seen in the above pic, you can check out bother her pearly whites, as well as her "diamond" studs!

Left: Anya on Friday the 8th, showing off her 2nd tooth.

Left: And what was Azaria up to? Chillin' out showing off her own, beautiful, Hollywood smile! (and her first piece of costume jewellery given to her by moi! Actually, she's been sporting it for so long around the house, it grew on her!)

Left: Anya's "Pebbles" look is too cute to not post!

Azaria is too cute, modelling her ensemble!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Finally, Anya has a Tooth in Sight!

It's official! Anya's tooth, after a month of having swollen gums, has finally erupted! Yesterday morning, while sitting in her high chair, I was about to feed Anya and I noticed the little "bump" in her mouth. For the past month, the gums where Anya's two middle, lower, front teeth would be has been very swollen. Just looking at the swollen gums would make anyone feel for my little Ani. Nonetheless, the lower right tooth has finally decided to emerge. I couldn't get to zoom too closely into Anya's mouth, as she wouldn't allow it, but if you really look, you can definitely see it. I think the bottom left tooth is on it's way out too!! I'll keep ya posted!

By the way, Happy New Year!! And hope ya had a Merry Christmas!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Anguilla 2009... A Day Trip to Paradise!

As you may know, our little family took a short, five day trip to St. Maarten. While we were there, we made the most of St. Maarten's proximity to other small Caribbean islands, and took a day trip to Anguilla. That was the best decision we made, plus it was the highlight of our trip!

Now, part of my ethnic make-up, as you know is from Jamaica. I love Jamaica and I think their beaches were solely number one in the Caribbean until I came to Anguilla! I must admit, Anguilla's East Shoal Beach rivals Negril's 7 mile beach. Its powdery white sand (and I mean powdery!) and pristine turquoise waters are etched in my mind forever! If ever you plan on going to St. Maarten, be SURE to take the short 18 minute ferry ride to Anguilla to enjoy the beach! (East Shoal beach shown in the pictures)

This is my favourite classic "post card" shot.

Here's a pic of me and the girls in the water. Azaria was scared of the water. She cried practically the whole time we were in. We actually took her out and she sat under the umbrella on the chair. She eventually came back in, although hesitant, I think because her sister was having a jolly old time in the water with us!

At the end of the day, Anya soaked up some shade (lol) and fell asleep listening to the calm waters. As for Azaria, she perked up when her bathing suit came off and her clothes came on. Talk about a mood change!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Extra! Extra! Anya Eats Cereal for the First Time!

It's official. Anya has finally had her first taste of something other than breastmilk! Yesterday she had some rice cereal. When I placed her in Azaria's high chair and put the cereal in front of her, I'm sure she was thinking "what's this?" Needless to say, when she realized that the food was meant for her, she was excited, but I also think a little skeptical. So, into her mouth it went and down her throat. Well, some of it, anyway. As she was swishing it around in her mouth she paused (see third pic below) and from what I gather, tried to reckon whether she really liked it... which she did!! Hey Mikey, she likes it!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

3 Years, 4 Girls Later...

... here they are. The wave of our future. Kesenya, Yazmine, Anya & Azaria. Move over Shane & Shamar, girl power is in the house! lol. This was taken after an afternoon visit last week. (And yes, Azaria & Anya need to stop messing up their hair before pics!! lol)

In the other pics, I actually got Azaria to smile and look at the camera. Lately she's been on a whole "I'm no longer looking nor smiling at the camera" tip. (As seen in the group photo)

Ponytails, yay!

Ok, so I've been slacking again. I've really got to do better. lol.... Anyhow, here's the updated pics of the girls. And yes, it really is what you see. Anya now has enough hair at the top of her little head to make a miniature (and I mean 'miniature') ponytail! Yay! This is just the beginning of endless days playing with both Azaria and Anya's hair! Have I mentioned the truckload of "bubble baubles" that I have? (If you don't know what a 'bubble bauble' is, it's what Azaria has in her hair in this pic)