Photos and Videos Updated

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anthony.silva — Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 12:14 am

We just got caught up on photos & videos for the last month or so. Stop by the galleries and check them out! Here are some previews. In addition to Cinco De Mayo happening, we also went peach picking at Schnepf Farms with the Glynns - read all about it and see pictures at their site.

We’d like to submit the videos below for the Irony of the Year Awards…notice that the song playing out of our speakers in the backyard is “Imagine” which is a song about peace and unity…and then notice our daughters beating the Cinco De Mayo piñata to a pulp. Enjoy! :)

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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mimiyaya — Sunday, May 11, 2008 @ 10:22 pm

Happy Mother’s Day to our wonderful mommy! She’s the best mommy in the world and we love her THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS (that’s a lot!) much!

We hope you like your turtle jammies and garden frogs that we got you! :)

We love you!

-Mimi & Yaya

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Our 1st Recital!

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anthony.silva — Thursday, February 21, 2008 @ 12:49 am

Ballet RecitalToday (the 20th, actually), we had the last class of this session of our ballet class which means we had our first recital! :) We got to show Daddy and Nana all our ballet moves (although, we did catch a pretty mean case of stage fright with all the other parents looking on!). There are plenty of pictures up in the group gallery (and if Daddy gets videos working on the website again, we’ll have some videos, too).

Today was also Tata’s birthday so he came over to visit us and we all took a nap! Then we gave him his present that we made for him (a mug that we painted at As You Wish) - he loved it because it was from us! :)

All Caught Up!!

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anthony.silva — Sunday, February 17, 2008 @ 10:32 pm

FINALLY!! We’re all caught up content-wise (blog entries, photos). All the way through the girls’ 4th (!!) Birthday Party last weekend! :)

A couple other things we’ll be working on shortly are more of the header images you see at the top of the main page. We’ll probably add an average of 5 a month or so from here on out so that there will always be something new to see at the top of the page. Also, we’ll be updating the style of the photo galleries and guestbook to match the main page as well as working on a new favicon (the little icon that shows up next to the “http” in your web browser) and then retro-fitting many of our posts with photos!

Our 3rd Holiday Season

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anthony.silva — Friday, February 2, 2007 @ 12:34 am

Merry Christmas 2006!The holidays were great this year! The girls went to see Santa on the 23rd. While we were waiting in line we kept telling them, you better tell Santa what you want or he won’t bring you anything. Finally, when we got up there and it was our turn, Mimi and Yaya sat still on Santa’s lap, but as soon as he asked them “What do you want for Christmas?”, the floodgates just opened and out poured all sorts of toys from either side of him. I think Santa was a little overwhelmed. :)

Christmas day was full of gift unwrapping for the girls. They really enjoyed it and got all sorts of toys and clothes (including their EXACT orders from Santa!). Unfortunately one toy they weren’t able to play with was their Dora power wheels atv’s because the batteries needed to charge for 18 hours (!!) before being usable. We figured it would only be about 4 or 5 hours - needless to say we were in for a nasty surprise at 1am on Christmas day. :P So, the next day, we opened one up and put it together - only to find out that they’re not really interested in them! Yaya only cared to ride it for a little while and Mimi would not even go near it. Maybe they’ll grow into them… ;)

We all spent new year’s together and the girls got to shoot off confetti poppers - FUN!! :)

Daddy’s 30th birthday was full of surprises…first, mommy surprised daddy with a surprise b-day party out with some friends and then daddy’s co-workers surprised him with a lunch out. With gift cards and surprise parties (and a free lunch from the manager at taco bell one day), daddy had free lunches all week!

The 3rd b-day for Mimi and Yaya is right around the corner…:)

There are lots of new pics up - if you haven’t checked them out in a while, please do!

New Slideshow Pics!

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anthony.silva — Thursday, October 19, 2006 @ 11:17 am

We’ve got all new updated pics in the little slideshow at the top left corner of the page. Enjoy!

So how are we?

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anthony.silva — Sunday, October 15, 2006 @ 1:44 am

It’s been almost two years since our last posting (we’ve updated with some photos here and there between then and now, but no real info). So, what have we been up to?

Heh - well, that’s a pretty long conversation, but here’s an attempt at a quick-ish version:

Mimi and Yaya are doing great. As you can see from the newly added pictures, they are as beautiful as ever - maybe moreso, if that’s possible… :) Obviously, they’re walking and talking and currently going through the terrible 2’s (although, in our opinion, they could easily be a LOT worse than they are, so we’re not really complaining :)).

They’re very smart. They know their numbers 1-10 (plus a bit farther) in spanish and english, their abc’s in english, and TONS of other words in both spanish and english. They can speak in long sentences of 12-15 words or more (which is supposedly about 2-3x the normal amount for their age). They love books and various forms of video entertainment (tv, movies, video games - although they still need some help from Daddy with this). They’re very good at the movie theater and will sit quietly through an entire children’s movie - so they’re pretty well-behaved.

They love all kinds of toys with their favorites being cars, animals, dinosaurs, legos and, of course, books. Daddy’s working very hard to get them interested in football and it seems to be paying off as they can often be heard yelling “Go Cardinals!!” on football Sundays. They’re both very big helpers around the house - they’ll clean windows and tables with Nana and Mommy and help Daddy pick the toys up off of the floor. They are just wonderful to have around and we’re very lucky to have them! :)

Mommy is doing well. She is working in the design center for a local homebuilder and enjoys the job because it leverages her creative talents around the house. She also runs her own small business out of her own craft room in our house - it’s called Elements - check it out.

Daddy has struggled with health problems as of late (namely a torn left acl and two degenerate discs in his lower back), but other than that is doing well, too. He continues to work as a computer programmer for a local video game company.

And of course, Mayble is still alive and kicking. She’s almost 7 years old now, but you wouldn’t know it watching her run around chasing things that you throw for her. :) (Although, sometimes we wonder because she does bark at things that don’t seem to be there…senility? Maybe? Hehe. :P)

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNG Time, No Update…

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anthony.silva — @ 1:15 am

We’re back online (actually, we never really left, but now we’re up to date :)) with a slightly new look and a TON more photos (but minus the movies for now - that’s next). Daddy finally got smart and realized the only way he was going to keep this thing up to date regularly was to use somebody else’s blog and photo gallery code instead of trying to build it himself. Anyway, here are the results…look around and see what you think. The biggest difference is in the breadth of photos that are up there now - before there wasn’t much before the girls were born whereas now the Mom & Dad gallery is populated back almost as long as we’ve been together. Also, we are basically current with photos - all the way up through the end of September of this year. We’ll probably start uploading batches of photos on a monthly basis from here on out (with blog posts possibly being a little more frequent than that). Anyway - enjoy the new photos - there will be a post about what’s going on shortly…

Mommy and Daddy’s Holiday Party!

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anthony.silva — Saturday, December 11, 2004 @ 12:53 am

Mommy and Daddy had their Holiday Party tonight with a bunch of their friends. They had everybody bring a present for the homeless kids at the Pappas school here in Phoenix - they collected over 50+ presents and delivered them to the kids (who enjoyed them very much!). We tried to stay up through the whole party, but we got tired and fussy and had to go home with Nana and Tata. :( But, we had lots of treats before we left!

9 Month Doctor’s Appointment

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anthony.silva — Monday, November 15, 2004 @ 12:50 am

Today was our 9 month doctor’s appointment. Mia is now 17lbs while Yasmine is tipping the scales at 18.5lbs! The girls have now basically tripled their birth weight! They’re growing SO FAST!!! :)


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