Happy Birthday Grandma!

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mimiyaya — Tuesday, April 22, 2008 @ 9:56 am

Now that Grandma is online and surfing the web like crazy, we thought it would be appropriate to wish her a Happy Birthday right here on our website. So…HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA – WE LOVE YOU!!!

Game Night

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anthony.silva — Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 8:39 pm

Mommy and Daddy along with our pals the Glynn’s partook in a new ritual that they call “GAME NIGHT”. We were a little confused as to how this was going to play out but once we heard there was pizza and a little Wii bowling for us…we were in! Our little buddy Zane had to recharge his batteries for the next day so he turned in early. We definitely showed off our amazing Wii skills to the Glynns and we believe we’re are a shoe in for their bowling league team!

After we went to bed we kept hearing the soothing sounds of Courtney singing SABATOGE from the Beastie Boys and other various hits along with Mike and Daddy playing the guitar and drums. It sounded as if there was a concert in our living room. Since it was past our bedtime one can only hope it was documented. Oh wait…. It was! Check out the footage below!

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Yet more pictures added!

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anthony.silva — Saturday, February 16, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

Happy Halloween 2007!
Now we’re caught up through the end of 10/07. You’ll be able to see the finished product, in terms of our pool project and some of the fun we had with it once it was finally done. You’ll also get to see Mommy’s birthday cake and the girls’ Halloween costumes. You might notice that they wore them A LOT during the month of October – and with good reason – Nana spent hours open hours sewing all those beads and sequins on to them. 🙂

We’re almost caught up!

P.S. I’ve setup a reminder for myself to make sure we update more regularly. 😉

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. 😛 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!

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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)

Splish Splash!

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anthony.silva — Saturday, August 21, 2004 @ 12:41 am

Tonight during bathtime (which we have together on the weekends because both Mommy and Daddy can be there to help us), Mimi was making waves in the tub by slapping her hand into the water over and over again. Yaya was just trying to stay afloat!

There is a video of all the fun in the group gallery.