Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Highlights from 2013

Holy crap....I can't believe it is the New Year already!!! This year just went by in a blink...
I just wanted to share some highlights from our 2013...what an amazing year...


We started off 2013 with a big celebration at my aunt's house...


Maya celebrated her first New Year's party, wearing a big, fluffy red dress...


A few days later, we celebrated our 7th anniversary...


Maya attended her first official birthday party (of her boyfriend, Christos)...


But then, our family suffered the loss of our incredible matriarch, Mary Josephine...


Maya was becoming more and more a Daddy's princess...


We had a romantic Valentine's Day...


And so did Maya...


I realized I might need to start baby proofing...


Because she was really starting to explore...


We found a new apartment in our favorite area of town...


We celebrated Maya's first Easter with friends and family...


We did the big move...luckily Maya was endlessly occupied with the bubble wrap...


I realized Maya's hair was long enough to do different hair styles...


Husband-ji had his 32nd birthday...


And then we were off to Venice for the trip of a lifetime...


Which turned out to be a fantastic family trip...


Maya was delighted with her new European wardrobe...


And she learned how to walk in Venice...


We came back and celebrated Maya's First Birthday...


We did our first-ever couples' cooking class - which was so much fun...


Husband-ji took his parents on an amazing Alaskan cruise...


We finally started to take Maya swimming...and she loved it....


We attended our first ever South Indian dinner party...


And discovered the best way to tire out a toddler is to take her to the park....


My blog started to get really popular all of a sudden...


We attended Stewart & Daniela's beautiful wedding...where Maya was the queen of the dance floor...


We babysat our friend's baby, for a 5 day sleepover...which proved that we are not quite ready for another child just yet...


Spent every Summer sunset on the beach with friends...


Grandpa & Grandma started to babysit more often...


Maya started to love drawing...


And playing with Ziggy...


I ended up getting Meningitis like a freak accident, and hospitalized for a week....


But I got out in time to celebrate my birthday at home, with my family...


Then followed a 6 week recovery, so my MIL arrived to help....


Then thankfully, life returned back to normal, quickly enough...as Maya was a bunny rabbit for Halloween...


And turned out to be an expert swimmer...


We celebrated Diwali, in style...


And Canadian Thanksgiving...


We had our first snowfall of the year....


And we met Santa...


And Maya loved the Christmas tree...


As well as her presents...


And then the year was over already....just like that!




To all my readers - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's wishing you a lovely year ahead - may each day be filled with joy and meaning. Love to you all....

xoxo
Madh Mama

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  1. Happy New Year!
    The one about the best way to tire a toddler made me smile, because it is oh so true...we have been doing the park thing daily since we had access to one when she was 18 months old, and at age 4.5 it still works getting her entertained, happy, and at the end of the day tired enough to get a nice productive night of sleep :)

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    1. Happy New Year, Cyn!
      OMG the park.....IS A GOD-SEND!!! We live nearby to two, and it is a no-fail way to get them tired! Love love love itttt!!!

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  2. happy new year to you and family and blessings to little Maya. Maya has inherited the roundness of your face and eye brows of your husband. She has also perfected her bollywood moves. Children are manageable till they learn to walk, after that it all hell breaks loose.

    You are lucky to have a girl. Girls are quiet, baby boys are very naughty. As soon as a boy learns to walks he has to climb on top of everything and then try to perfect his jumping skills.

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    1. Happy new year!!!!!!
      Yes, she is currently outrunning me, so I need to train on the elliptical machine like an athlete, just to catch up to her!
      All her baby friends are boys and they are soooooo much work x10! They are always putting their fingers in the plug outlets and climbing all over the place!
      I hope I have only daughters!!! (Of course my MIL wants to kill me when I tell her that....hahaha!!)
      :)

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  3. Happy New Year Alexandra! I so enjoyed this post - truly an amazing year you have had! Keep up the blogging this year. All the best for you and your family:-)

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    1. Happy New Year! Can;t believe how she grew so fast! The year was over in a blink!
      xo

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  4. Happy new year Alexandra! :)
    Great way to chronicle of the year gone by.. :D
    I hadn't seen Maya's pic in her younger days..she looks so adorable ^_^ She has grown up fast...

    Hope to read more of your wonderful posts in the coming year :D

    Take care,
    K

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    1. Thanks K! Yes, I miss her as a widdle baby so much! She used to be so chubby with rolls and all!
      She grew up soooooo fast this year!

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  5. This was a lovely photo essay. Maya is so cute :)

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