Thursday, August 25, 2011

Aroshka’s First Birthday Parties

All our guests of day one.We wanted to post a bunch of Aroshka’s birthday party pictures for a while, but things like spending the night in emergency room kept getting in the way. I have to say — if I could switch places with Aroshka and be the one with the laceration on my eyebrow, I would do so in a heartbeat.

Our little family unit. Shublik didn't participate.But anyhow, we celebrated his First Birthday recently, and here are some pictures to remember the event by.

The musical trio.This year Aroshka lucked out — he had two Birthday Parties!

Arosha and Alisa.We wanted to invite over 20 people, but it turns out our apartment is not made out of rubber after all, so we either had to go to some kind of restaurant (which I always though is not what we’ll do for his first birthday), or to invite people in two batches.

Arosha and AudreySo for party number 1 we invited our friends and their kids to our place, and for party number two our family gathered at Danya’s parents’ apartment.

Aunt Lilya, Arsen, Lena and Vitalik.Both events went great. Aroshka’s grandma cooked meat pie, funchoza and some other things, and we ordered shish-kebab from a local Uzbek place. We also got a fruit sponge cake from a Chinese bakery. The food was plentiful and delicious!

Zhanna and Marat.Aroshka got some cool toys and money as gifts. I think our whole apartment is slowly turning into one big toys storage place, so I often wish we had a basement or something like that to store all the stuff that we don’t currently use. One day…

Lina and Lenny.Aroshka is very social, so he liked interacting with children and adults alike. I am really happy that Alisa and Audrey were able to come — I think they had fun too!

Grandparents with their grandson.We sang a “Happy Birthday” song to Aroshka, and I blew out the candle for him. I tried to teach him the fine art of blowing candles out beforehand, but he did not master it just yet. Maybe next year it will be a different story.

Birthday cake. The excitement. Blowing out the candles.Since Arosha’s birthday happens to be in the middle of the summer, maybe we’ll be able to celebrate his future birthdays in a park somewhere, as a BBQ event.

Birthday cake.All in all, we had fun and I am very grateful to everyone who came to wish our little man a Happy First Birthday!

Arosha and uncle Lenny.
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Weekend

Staten Island Zoo. Some crazy bird is hollering in the background.This summer we keep spending our weekends very actively. Since Saturday and Sunday are really the only days we can go somewhere we try not to sit at home.

Yesterday we just got into a car and decided to go to New Jersey. We figured we’ll stop in the first state or county park we see on our way when there.

Arosha near Alёna's delicious skirt.We ended up getting sidetracked and took an exit off the highway towards Staten Island Zoo. We’ve never been there, but figured it should be fun for Arosha.

It actually turned out to be the kind of zoo that you would only visit with kids too. They had goats, cows, pigs, donkeys and so on. The kind of animals that somehow were usual to us when we were growing up, but here kids only can see them at a zoo.

Doe. Sorry about the ass of an ass.Arosha kept going “Uuuuuu!” in certain cases, but he still is too little even for this. Alёna however panicked a bit inside the goat section when 3 goats decided that her skirt should be pretty delicious. It was pretty funny. For me. Alёna — not so much.

Alisa, Arosha and Vika at the local park.And today we decided that we haven’t seen Ignat’s family for a long time and we should meet up and hang out. We basically invited ourselves over and they were generous good hosts. At first we went to a local park, but Arosha was being very fussy, so we proceeded to move over to their apartment.

Alisa seemed to be quite excited with Arosha and Arosha likes company and new people. Alisa was very generous and decided to part with a couple of her toys — a cow and a piggy — and gave them to Arosha. Alisa and Arosha will probably be friends when Arosha grows up a little.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Weekend Getaway

We’ve planned another little mini-vacation for ourselves. Going to repeat one of our earlier trips — Atlantic City and Washington, DC. It’s one of the best routes that we can take on a car and should be very interesting to those who haven’t been to those places yet. This time it’s Vika and Ignat.

We’re taking off on early Thursday morning and going to Atlantic City first. We tried to add a little variation to the trip, so we’re going to be staying at Showboat, instead of Tropicana. In DC however we’re going to stay at the same hotel as last time. It’s hard to beat that location and a pool that’s open until midnight.

On Saturday evening we should be back in NYC. Sunday is designated as “Alёna does her homework” day. As 18 credits in a semester is not an easy thing to pull off while maintaining 3.9 average.
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