Sunday, August 18, 2013


Birthday Memories 5th Bday - Celebrated with Ajji, school (Windsor Pre-school) and other close friends at Safari Run. What a fun party. Had an extended celebration in Puerto Vallarta with Aru in June 4th Bday - Bday on May 29th was at school with a Pinata, watermelon cake and plants. Later had an unforgettable birthday celebration at a horse ranch in Milpitas. Hottest day ever but an absolute blast with Aru, Ajji and friends 3rd Bday - This was one of the rare bdays without extended family. However they were sponsored the fire truck .. yes there was a real fire truck that came to celebrate with N & K. This was one of the most elaborate (and hopefully last one of this kind ;) with celebrations at Red Hot Chilli Pepper followed by the fire truck, face painting and balloon show

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Almost 4 year old milestones


Neev can draw some pretty cool pics of mom and dad. They all look mostly bald and similar but hey I will take that !

He also has been drawing up a storm....making his mark (quite literally) on pretty much any surface he can wallet included!! His animal drawings are incredible bearing an almost likeness to the real deal.


Keya on the other hand is discovering a passion for running and man can that kid run. She actually outruns me (umm is it that or just me getting older :D). I can't wait to take her running every morning with me!!


Keya says Mera Naam Keya Hain & Main Tumse Pyaar Karti hoon with the heaviest accent imaginable. Most times she jumbles up the two sentences going: Main pyaar naam keya hain :D

Neev for some reason talks gibberish saying I am talking Marathi.err


Neev absolutely loves taking pictures. There was a day he took over 150 pics using my iPhone. National geographic photographer in the making?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

3 Year Milestones

Swimming: started lessons at 2 at the PA YMCA

Hiking: introduced them to their 1st hike in Alaska at 2

Potty trained (yup, it felt more work than a hike to us :P): Keya fully potty trained before she turned three. Neev right after he turned three. The only reason Neev got potty trained was to be able to go to a big school with his sister :)

Latest word silliness:
Cheeyaa: for Keya (hard to believe but true!)
whee whee wheeee everytime we go on a bridge....and I mean everytime!
I told you mamma, I told you to....: everytime his sister does something wrong

whee whee wheeee everytime we go on a bridge....and I mean everytime!

Saturday, August 6, 2011



This week N & K started pre-school at Windsor Academy - McKinley campus. I was beyond apprehensive about the move. Most of my concerns were around will they like the new place, was it the right choice, should we have sent them to a more formal school like Stratford and and and :D

But the 1st day rolled in, and they both absolutely loved their new school! It also surely helped that their 1st day at school was Whacky Wednesday day, where all the things at school were upside down and downright whacky! Even the kids had their shirts on backwards and the like.....aah what fun to be a kid again!

Day 2 was Splash day, and if that would not win N & K over, am not sure what would! Given their love for water, this was the perfect way to start school in their mind.
As for me, I like that they had a formal gym class right there at the school...that means no crazy back and forth diving to and from classes!!

Day 3 was Nature Walk Day, where N & K's main complaint was that the walk/hike was way too short and easy....go figure :D. But then these are also the same kids who end up sitting sweetly in a corner and reading books at a bday party while most kids around them are duking it out with faux swords :D

Praying that this happy school trend continues....stay tuned!

1st Hindi Movie

Last night we all watched Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya, one of R & my all time fav Bollywood movies. As always, Neev had little or no interest in the movie, but Keya was completely riveted! Its like she had stepped into a whole new world altogether.

She usually is the one who cant keep her eyes open past 9:30, but last night she was up till almost midnight where I saw her fighting to stay awake to watch the movie!

Bollywood movies, here we come !!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011


1st trip: Lake Tahoe (with Dada Dadi)at 3 months
1st big trip: India (with Mary) at 5 months
2nd big trip: HKK (with didi) & India at 15 months
1st Cruise: Alaska (with ajji and Aru) at 2 years
3rd big trip: London (with Amu) & India at 2.5 years