Sunday, May 29, 2011

First steps

Anurag has taken his first few independent steps! Anita and I both witnessed it yesterday, so I certainly didn't imagine it. He took about 4 steps from the armchair to the wall. He has done that quite a few times again today but I haven't managed to capture it on video yet. All of us, especially Kabir, are very excited about this new development. In fact, Kabir had even been giving him tips and demonstrations to Anu on how to walk :-)
I hope to post a video soon.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Anurag's first hair cut

I gave Anurag his first ever hair cut today. His hair had grown really long. We were hoping to leave it intact for a mundan ceremony but since the ceremony can not be held for another year, I thought it was time to give the poor kid some relief in this heat. Here's a mandatory before and after pic that an occasion like this calls for.

The haircut isn't the best, but in my defence he didn't stay still at all. Moreover, Kabir announced that he liked the haircut and in this case his opinion matters most after Anurag's. I think he looks so different and boyish in his new hairstyle that it will take me some time to get used to it. Even though I will miss his lovely soft curls, I am glad to say goodbye to his hairpins and bands!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bandar mamma

Saurabh recently discovered a voice recording feature in his phone and asked Kabu to recite some of his favourite poems so he could record them. Kabir gladly obliged but soon got a little nervous and got it all jumbled.
Here is the audio. Its an absolute gem in my opinion!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The grass is greener on this side

View from the boathouse at IIT

Friday, May 6, 2011

Little troublemaker

This is turning out to be a third post in the "First time" series, and it definitely takes the cake. Today, Anurag managed to lock his nanny in the bathroom. That's right. He can barely reach the lock and by some fluke he managed to slide the little rod which locked the door while his nanny was in the bathroom. And there was nobody else at home. So Anita (the nanny) was locked in while Anurag was locked out. They both panicked. Anita started screaming for help from the bathroom window while Anurag starting bawling outside the bathroom door. It so happened that none of our neighbours were around at that time. Fortunately, Kabir's school teacher from Sishu Vihar heard Anita's cries and came up to find out what was going on. She had my phone number and called me. After some drama (which involved onlookers trying to break our main door down while waiting for us to get home), we could finally get inside the house and rescue both of them. Fortunately, Anu was fine at the end of the 30 mins episode (except that he had red swollen eyes from all the crying) and everyone heaved a sigh of relief. Lessons learnt: 1. We need to remove the outside lock on the bathroom door altogether, and 2. Anu is going to give Kabu a run for his money in the area of trouble-making.
But all is well, that ends well.