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Cha Cha East Coast Extravaganza '11 :::: Part 2 ::::

{You can read Part 1 where we met our new nephew, Armaan, and participated in a surprise 60th birthday celebration of Dipal's aunt here.}

Over the next few days we spent time relaxing with family and enjoying our "break from reality" as I've been calling it. It truly was such a great break, which just makes it that much tougher to get back into routine.
Dipal with his aunts and uncle looking at old pictures.
Every morning was so relaxed... Well, for us anyway. Rima {Dipal's cousin} probably wouldn't agree since she had to wake up to Dipal and the boys jumping on her bed every morning. This was much different than the late mornings she was enjoying before we came and interrupted her summer break from UT. :)

Every morning when I woke up I walked into the kitchen to find a hot cup of Indian chai waiting on me thanks to Dipal's aunt, Nita Kaki. Can you say spoiled?! Because I totally was. Talk about a rude awakening having to come home and make your own coffee. Oh, the real world.

The boys also enjoyed eating sugary kid cereals every morning which I usually don't buy for them around our house {I know, I'm such a scrooge!}. This picture of Jayden having some Trix for breakfast is especially for my friends Melinda and Becca who I thought of every time he ate them. :)
Trix are for kids silly rabbit! ;)
On Monday {Memorial Day} we enjoyed some time at the pool with the family before Dipal took off for a 2 day trip to Maine. One of the original reasons for us traveling to New Jersey was for Dipal to get PRK surgery on his eyes, a refractive eye surgery similar to Lasik. {Bye bye blue contacts, hello clear vision!} Unfortunately, the timing didn't end up working well for this trip, so Dipal still traveled up to Maine for some screenings to prepare for the surgery. {In case you're wondering why we would go all the way up to Maine for this surgery, it's because Dipal's cousin Tina is married to a corneal specialist who will be doing the surgery for Dipal.} Dipal {or all of us, still not sure yet} will be going back up to Maine some time in the fall for him to have the surgery.

Tina and the boys getting ready for the pool
Armaan's first trip to the pool
Tina and Me
Dipal's uncle, Kirit Fuva, teaching Jackson some swimming basics. I love how intently Jackson was trying to listen to him. :) Believe it or not, Jackson actually applied his little lesson to his swimming too. 
Jayden did great splashing around all by himself!
Jackson flashing smiles after giving Daddy kisses. He was very proud!
Tina and Armaan hanging out poolside.
After a while Jackson just decided he would rather cling to me than swim. I didn't mind one bit. :)
And of course, in true Dipal fashion, he threw Rima into the water while she was fully dressed...
Later in the day the boys decided to use their floats as recliners while watching a movie.
Tuesday, Rima and I decided to travel up to Elizabeth, NJ to visit Ikea {Woo hoo!!!} and Jersey Gardens, "New Jersey's largest outlet mall." We had a lot of fun, but in all honesty, by the time we made it to the Jersey Gardens I was exhausted and didn't have much energy to exert on shopping. Ikea was a blast though - it's definitely one of my happy places. I don't know if I'm just adjusting more to the style of Ikea in general, or if each store has a different layout, but I felt like it was much easier to find everything I wanted in this Ikea than the others I've been to {Chicago and Atlanta}. As for Jersey Gardens, we walked around, went in the largest Forever 21 I have ever seen {I have yet to go in the 4 story one in Times Square, that one might be bigger}, and let the kids have some fun and snacks.

Born to be wild!
My oh-so-handsome shopping buddy!
That's all the fun for today, folks! Tune in next time for adventures from the Jersey Shore and New York City!

Chaudhari love to you all!

1 comment:

  1. These pictures are so cute! Love the boys using the floats as recliners. Adorable. And, now I am officially craving Trix. YUM! =)

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