Monthly Archives: June 2013
The Star Cocoon Pattern is a paid pattern from Ravelry.And the pattern can be found hereThe headband is made using simple double crochet and single crochet stitches,increasing till I got to the desired width and the flower,I learned from this you-tube video,ages ago.
Can you believe it? I sure can’t..My Itty bitty baby is going to be 2 next month. Ms.Ananya turned 23 mo on Sunday,the 23rd.
Even though she is still a baby in my head,she is really a little person,telling us what she wants and likes,tattling on her sister and then getting mad at us for yelling at her sister.She sits down like a little lady and eats her meals at her little table,asking for more when she’s finished.If she doesn’t like anything,she will say,”No Tantyu” and if she wants something,she will say PEASSSSS (please) or Yes Tantyu. When someone says Thank you to her,she says Wekkam(welcome).
Sometimes I feel like she is channelizing her inner teenager.She goes around on a scavenger hunt,opening the pantry cupboard,attacking the fruit bowl,stashes unfinished food under the bed or in her toy room and kicks up a fuss when I try to change her clothes.Seriously, she has gone for 2 sometimes 3 days straight in the same clothes..Good thing its winter.I suspect,she doesn’t want to get out of her already warm clothes.
She giggles when she sees something funny and I feel really special that I am her current favorite person. With Aadi,I never had to compete for affection..I was the uncrowned queen of her attention.But Nanya has always been SD’s girl She still reaches for him when she is sleepy.She always saved her best smiles for her didi..But as she approaches her second birthday, I top the charts..and as petty as it sounds,I am pretty kicked!!:D
She loves Alvin and the Chipmunks and she Loves Dora and Boots.She counts from 1 to 10 with some help.She can go up to 5 unassisted and then needs help with 6! She’s made some friends..Other toddlers that she sees everyday/regularly on the school run and her eyes light up when she sees them.She reaches out to touch them,from her Pram or if she is walking,she runs up to them,touches them,cuddles them.She runs up to my friends and asks for a cuddle. She is a fun fun girl..
But when she has one of her tantrum,God Spare me…its so hard to please her.But we are getting better..She used to cry and cry,not letting anyone in,but now at least she lets me hold her close.That’s an improvement.I used to feel like such a failure when I couldn’t comfort her,when she was upset.
That’s my Nanya for you.. my funny,cheeky little fire-cracker..I leave you with a pic of my precious …
..are growing up way too fast and I keep forgetting/missing to blog about them all. A bloggy friend’s comment reminded me of that. So many things that I wanted to remember,seem to be fading from memory. I think partly the need to blog has been substituted by Facebook status updates and instant responses.
Anyway,about time,I said something here..Like Nanhi has been saying full sentences. Today when I gave Aadya her cup of milk,she came charging,sayin-“Nanya Chai”I said,”No its Didi Chai”.And she told me angrily-No!Its mine! LOL! Its hilarious..the little person has so much spunk..its breathtakingly cute. She is super possessive about ALL of us. When SD or I cuddle with Aadi,she gets mad.When Aadi talks to someone else,she gets mad.She just wants everyone to herself.Sometimes its really frustrating for Aadi. And I am thankful,that she is a very verbal and perceptive child. Like the time,that Anaan was going through a super-clingy phase and Aadi was always tearful. I almost cracked it..I was yelling at her,for whining and crying at the drop of the hat,when I stopped and asked her what was wrong. She said nothing and cried more. SD,took Anaan to the other room and I asked Aadya again what was wrong,this time a little softly and she clung to me and cried and cried and then finally said,”Mumma,I am jealous of her..because she gets to spend so much time with you”…Oh my God!Those words were like a knife through my heart. We cuddled a lot and talked about her feelings,remembered the good times from when she was our only baby..and then she said,”I am sorry,I don’t know why I get jealous..if Ananya wasn’t here,I would be really ‘alonely’ ” And just like that..the knife in my heart,was twisted and dug deeper. Alonely is one of her last few baby words and I cling to it fiercely.To hear her talk is like talking to a full grown adult and I quite enjoy it but at times like these,I don’t know whether to be grateful that she is able to put her feelings in words or to be sad that she is so mature.
And then there was that other time,when I told her,she needs to go sleep in her room or if she is scared,Papa can come and keep her company,because Anan needs me and she just frowned and said.’But Mumma I love you more than anyone in this world..’ How do you respond to something so plain and simple..so honest..?Me?I just turned in to a puddle of mush and hugged her close. I did move her bed into our room..LOL! ok don’t judge me..its the warmest room and it only seems fair,specially since Anaan gets to sleep with us.
Speaking of Anaan,we are finally weaned off.I say we,instead of She,purposely.The first time,I attempted to wean her off,I tried to be strong for 1 whole week..but i was crumbling inside;I was an emotional wreck and so was she.She couldn’t tolerate her dad and sister.She was walking around like an addict,who had been deprived of his drugs of choice.And on the 8th day,i gave in and nursed her again.All was well in our world again. About a month back,on the 18th of May to be precise,we were out most of the weekend and she didn’t ask for a feed.She ate what we(Aadi) ate and drank what we drank and seemed alright. The third day,when it was just me and her alone,I avoided sitting in our favorite nursing spots and offered her Chai( she calls Milo,Chai) and I won’t say it was easy-It wasn’t .Almost a month later,she still asks for ‘Dudu’ and when I say,’Dudu finished’ her face falls,but she snuggles up and we talk a little and I offer her,Chai or her favorite yogurt.I don’t know if the fact is that I was ready to stop breast feeding this time or the fact that she now eats yogurt,3-4 times a day,so I don’t worry if she just drinks milk,once every 2-3 days..but the weaning process has been less tormenting this time.And not just for me..She asked me,almost our of habit..but unlike last time,was easily distracted with other choices..Even now,when she is sick or distressed,she asks for a feed,but happy settles for a cuddle.I am happy to reclaim my body..but sad..that my
baby toddler is growing up..
I know I am lagging behind in the photo challenge.. but this had to be written..I’ll cover up over the weekend..
Love and happy weekend vibes..
Aadya’s hand-me-down Pram.
I delayed this post by a day.My plan was to click a picture of Aadya’s school bus-the bus that was going to be her transport for her school excursion.An excursion to the city,to the Museum.They were going to watch a movie at IMAX-The life cycle of a butterfly.
So far she has gone to the zoo,both with her Kindergarten and Prep class.But the zoo is not very far from home.This was huge. She was so excited.
But, I was so caught up, trying to catch a glimpse of her getting on the bus,driving around the school in circles,waiting for the bus to leave and yet again catch a glimpse of her,that I forgot to take a picture of the bus. Please tell me,there are others like me,who have their hearts in their mouth,while saying g’bye to their babies.. Please tell me that I am not paranoid..:D
Its World Environment Day and my Princess decided to be an Environment Fairy.She came home and announced that she wanted to be an Environment fairy and wear her
Rosella Rosetta costume and I said, No(obviously!)
After many ‘Please Mumma’s and ‘No Aadya’s later,we decided that she could still be the fairy but there was no way,she was wearing a flimsy dress to school.2) There was no way,she was going to school in just a dress and tights in this weather.So,we came up with this outfit:)
The Rainbow Tutu from her 6th Birthday party was put to good use 🙂 She could still wear her favorite red t-shirt and the Rosetta wings and she also had a bit of green 🙂 Perfect I think:)
Oh and in case you are wondering,what an environment Fairy does?Well,she turns all the rubbish into pretty flowers 🙂 You like??
This gorgeous table is a handmade -specially created by one friend for another. The friend,the owner,was downsizing house and this was one of the last things,she got rid of. She advertised it as a freebie and I sent her a message that I was interested.That’s how,this beauty came to live with us.
And its my most favorite possession now 🙂 When I went to pick up the table,I took along a magnet of the TajMahal that I had for the owner and she was so touched.Her smile made,me so happy that I had remembered to take a little something for her.
If I went crazy taking pictures,when I had just one baby..having a second,has turned me into a freak 🙂 in a good way,of course..I can’t get enough of watching my babies together..And thanks to the iPhone,I have been able to capture,so many precious moments..This is one of my favorites..We were at the mall and I had stopped to take a call,when I turned out,after finishing the call,this is the sight that greeted me..and melted my heart..The little munchkin was 4-5 months old and the older one,4.9yrs.
Now,they fight and bicker and complain about each other,but dare,I raise my voice at one,and the other goes up in haunches,shielding her sister..Aah the life of siblings..:)