Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Visiting the Children's Museum

I'm finally posting some pictures from our trip to the Children's museum. The first time Kabu and I went on a weekday, I had forgotten to take the camera with me. These photos are from our second trip later on a weekend.

In the digging pit

buried in rubber

In his favorite section "water works"

Kabu couldn't have enough of this
and some more play with water..

Kabu playing a xylophone

waah ustad waah

and now he's a bus driver

And now a construction worker in his hard hat

We're sure to visit again many more times in the near future!

Phone conversation

Kabu has become an imitating monkey :-)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Give and Take

This one is a random video we took last night. One of Kabu's new actions is to constantly hand something to me or Saurabh and to look for our approval. In this case it happens to be a tube of moisturizer.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Zoo Lights

Here are pictures from our January 3rd visit to the Oregon Zoo to see the zoo lights.
Kabu's very first Max ride to go to the zoo

A ride on Zoo Railways

Train made with lights

Kabu meets Samudra, the baby elephant

Friday, January 16, 2009

Caught red-handed..

...with his hands reaching for the watermelon!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Visiting OMSI

Kabu enjoyed himself thoroughly today in the "science playground" at the OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science & Industry).
Digging in the sand pit

Tasting some sand

Making a face after licking the sieves - they taste like sand too!

Playing with a melon in the make-believe grocery store

Time for a puppet show!

Admiring the fish

Dressed as a chipmunk

And playing with this fun exhibit with and air blower

But the coolest part was visiting Moneyville where we printed our own Dino Dollars and Space Bucks. We are now millionaires!

Though it was fun, OMSI seemed more appropriate for older children. The Children's museum, on the other hand, was just the right place for Kabu. So we got a membership there and have already visited it twice last week (pictures coming up shortly!)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

warm & fuzzy pull over

Thanks to the weather we had during the holidays, I got plenty of time to stay indoors and work on a little knitting project for Kabir - a bunny pullover. I had plenty of left over yarn from the hat I had knit him for halloween, so it only made sense to have a matching pullover.
For anyone who might be interested, I used the pattern from Roo Designs and modified it to add an opening at the shoulder seam. The yarn is Paton's pure merino wool which should keep Kabu very warm :-)

I made him pose in it first thing this morning.

Though I thoroughly enjoyed making this for him, I wish I had made it a little bigger in size. I blindly followed the recommended size for a 12 month old instead of taking actual measurements. The result is that the pullover fits him just right and will probably only get a month or two of use before Kabu grows out of it. Hopefully the weather will change by then so he doesn't need a sweater anyway (wishful thinking!).
This happens to be the third hand-knit sweater made especially for Kabu. The first one was a baby Yoda sweater that I had made when I was pregnant with Kabu. Here's a picture of him wearing it when he was 2 days old :-)

And the second one was a beautiful sweater knit by Kabu's dadi. This one is a pattern from Knitting for baby and has been lovingly worn by him for the past three months.

With a model like this, who wouldn't want to keep knitting?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Baby steps

Almost two months ago Kabu had made his first attempt to stand with no support and to take his first few independent steps. Though we saw more of his wobbly steps in the past month, it wasn't enough to be termed "walking". Finally last week on Christmas day, we noticed a quantum jump in his ability to walk - he started taking far more steps instead of the 2-3 steps we had seen before. I have had to wait till today to get a couple of good videos of his random walk - thanks to some friends who provided some much needed encouragement :-)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Here's wishing you a happy and prosperous 2009! A couple of photos from our New Year's party: