Kabu is in the do-it-yourself phase these days....which means that mealtimes have become a nightmare. And the mess that he manages to create is simply unbelievable. Thankfully, there's one snack that he likes so much that he actually makes an effort to get most of it in his mouth (as opposed to getting it on the walls, the floor and everyone around him). Here's a video of him enjoying his soy yogurt.
Summer is in full swing here and Kabu is enjoying a good share of water activities to cool off. Thanks to my friend Vaishali's suggestion, we joined a parent-child swimming class at a local club. So for the past 3 weeks Kabu has been going for swim lessons! But the truth of the matter is that he clings on to me like a scared monkey through out the class and always makes us leave even before the class has ended. But outside of the class, he loves playing with water and really enjoys the little inflatable pool we got in our backyard this summer. Here are some videos from earlier this month..
This is how he looked when I saw Kabu after work on Monday. His nanny had chopped off his curls because they had become a tangly mess and it was an extremely hot day. I'll admit it - I was secretly thankful. I should have done this myself a long time ago but I'm a wimp and couldn't go against the family pressure to wait till his mundan.
So this is the BEFORE pic
And here's another AFTER pic:
Is it just me, or does he suddenly look atleast a year older?
In any case, I love the new look. And Kabu is visibly happy and comfortable in it.
One of our most enjoyable trips recently was our trip to Chicago about two months ago . The highlight of our trip was the time we spent with my dear friends Abha and Soumitra and their daughter Arushi. Arushi is about three months younger than Kabir and Kabir left no stone unturned in bullying her :) Although I'm late in posting them, these pictures hold a special place in my heart. I feel they are symbolic of the friendship that Abha and I share and cherish. The two of us have shared our experiences through various stages of our lives - as college students, as roommates, as independent girls working in corporate America, as married women and now as mothers. It was indeed a special feeling to see our kids play together!