23 May 2009
Happy Birthday, our Dinga's (Ding-ats)!!!
Dinga's means twins in Chamoru. Our dinga's turned two yesterday! I can't believe they're two now. LOL. Having dinga's at a year old is already like going through the terrible two phase. I guess we're about to embark on the feroucioius four phase since our dinga's are Gemini's.
We put on a little barbecue for them. Our parents would be proud. The menu consisted of the following items: Rice, Teriyaki Chicken Shish kebabs, Chamoru Ribs and Steak, Shrimp Patties, Potato Salad, Lumpia, Chicken Kelaguen, Pancit, and Taro. We also attempted to make little chocolate cakes for them with whipped topping and vanilla ice cream without the right tools. We guess it turned out alright. I'm still amazed that we pulled it off. We're extremely tired from Diveristy Day which happened on Thursday. We sacrificed our whole week prepping for it. As a family, we worked on the head and shoulder pieces, shirts, posters, and face paint. Not to mention decorating the truck. I guess everyone had a good time. I know my eldest did. The twins... not so much. LOL. They were bored even though they were rocking the cute little Bob Marley shirts we made them. So here are the pics from the parade. My work was in charge of the Caribbean region.
Our eldest walks during the parade waving a spectators.
Here is she is again.
The Dinga's waiting for the festivities to commence.
So that was our week. It was very eventful. Most importantly, my children had a blast. There is nothing in this world that is better than their smiles and them knowing how special they are to us. Everything else is miniscule compared to their happiness.
We are a strong family unit. Our center of our world is our three precious little ones! We take life one step at a time. We are far from home but our hearts are always there.
We are Pacific Islanders and are proud of it!
We love God, food, music, and most importantly, each other.
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