Monday, November 29, 2010

Anurag on the move

The post on Anurag's crawling is now updated with a video.

Diwali Celebration

This year's Diwali was a special one for many reasons. It was Anurag's first Diwali and Kabir's first Diwali in India. It was also the first time Saurabh & I celebrated Diwali in India in more than a decade. It was made extra special by the fact that we celebrated it in Udaipur with both sets of grandparents. And the icing on the cake was that this year's Diwali also coincided with dadisa's 60th birthday! Here are some pictures.

Kabir with his first fuljhadi on Chhoti Diwali

The family celebration would have been complete if we would have had Kakku bua and Erroll fufaji with us. Incidentally, we had celebrated last year's Diwali with them in Portland. I realised I hadn't posted Diwali 2009 photos, so here are a few, only a year late!
Kabir, this time last year

Kabu with bua and fufaji

Our last Diwali get-together with friends in Portland

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Surprise from Portland

Last afternoon, we received a wonderful surprise. Our door bell rang and guess who was at the door?

Our friends from Portland - Sujata, Dipto and Sara!

They were visiting the IIT campus and dropped in to say hello. It was wonderful seeing little Sara again and felt great catching up with Sujata and Dipto! What a lovely surprise :-)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

On the move

Anu has started crawling! He is doing a commando-style crawl which is quite funny to watch, but it gets him where he wants to go. He is still a little wobbly when sitting unsupported and I can't leave him sitting unsupervised. But I suppose he decided he was ready for the next milestone without trying to master the last one. Kabir, of course, is thrilled with this development and keeps running to me to say - Mama, Anu is in the balcony! Look, he is under the sofa, etc :-)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Travelling to Udaipur

I spent the last three weeks in Udaipur with the kids. We had a big Diwali celebration there and took lots of pictures that I will post soon. This trip had a lot of firsts - first Diwali for Anu, first Diwali crackers for Kabir and the first Indian train ride for the kids (on our return journey).

It was also the first time I flew alone with the kids (Mumbai-Udaipur). They were surprisingly well behaved. I was VERY impressed with Mumbai's domestic airport, especially with how kid-friendly it is! In this regard it beats most US airports hands-down. They had a play area for older kids and a nice and clean mother's room with very helpful staff. Here's a picture of Anu napping in the mother's room (since we had some time to kill at the gate).

More pictures from the trip coming soon :-)