Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Another First...

..but this time, not in a good way. Kabu has been down with fever and has been diagnosed with tonsillitis. I will admit it - last weekend we fed him some really good icecream when he had just recovered from an illness. Kabir even warned us ("the doctor has asked me not to eat anything cold") but we thought the icecream was too good to worry about the doctor's warning. So now his tonsils are really inflamed and he had to start a course of antibiotics. It is his first time on antibiotics ever, and I am disappointed that we didn't take the doctor's advice seriously.
The good news is that he is feeling better since we started the medication. He is happy that he is getting to stay at home instead of having to go to sishu vihar and even tries to push his luck by asking me to take him swimming.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Movie Time

Yesterday we took Kabir out for his first movie ever - Rio. He has never been interested in watching TV or cartoons, but we thought this would be a nice change for him. We dropped Anurag at nana-nani's place and headed to the multiplex in the R city Mall.
The movie was wonderful! It was a 3D version but Kabu didn't want to wear the glasses (his reason:"I can see without glasses so I don't need them"). I had already told him the story of the movie, hoping that it would help him follow along. He was surprisingly engaged for about an hour. But then he ran out of popcorn and wanted to leave! So I took him out in the seating area where we played and ate some more. Saurabh decided to stay in and watched the whole movie :-)
We had a good time and the theater experience was amazing. The best part was the food: everything from kathi rolls and chaat to pasta and icecream was available and there were people who came in to the theater during intermission to take orders and even delivered the food at our seats! That was probably the only reason why they provided an intermission in a 1.5 hr long movie! I think I'm going to be watching many more animated movies in the future.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Good morning Anurag!

Kabu doesn't like to start his morning before playing with Anu even if it means waking him up. These days the boys' favourite rhyme is "ithe ithe bas re mora" in Marathi. In this video, Anu starts to do "ithe ithe" with his finger right after Kabu wakes him up. This rhyme has become such a favourite that even the grandparents (who otherwise don't understand Marathi) can now say this rhyme!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A memorable weekend

What a weekend this has been! India's World Cup victory on Saturday will be etched in the minds of Mumbaikars for a long long time. If the celebration in Powai on Saturday night was as crazy as it was, I can only imagine what it must have been like in the city around Wankhede stadium. The festivities certainly made us grateful to be in Mumbai that night!
Inspite of a late night celebration on Saturday, we continued the merry making today by visiting our close family friends in Santa Cruz and spending the day there. Kabir and Anurag had a great time with Tani and Amu. The day included playing with many toys (toy-kitchen and Thomas the train set being top favorites), running on the terrace, making & eating pizzas and a trip to the Juhu beach. The kids had so much they just didn't want to return home!
Anu and Amu

The busy cooks

Juhu beach on Sunday evening

Kabu and Tani

Playing on the beach

Anu gets his feet wet

Anu and papa

Friday, April 1, 2011

I spy with my little eye








Photo credit: Renu aunty