Cheering You Up!

I need not write anything but leave you with this, especially for Comfy !

A bloom in the garden……

Yellow to Cheer!
Yellow to Cheer!

And a bloom in my mind ๐Ÿ™‚

Adding my kalakari :D
Adding my kalakari ๐Ÿ˜€

Box-ing !!

Here’s how it happened :

First I thought of making something of this carton for my own use…so these pics were selected and cut-pasted….


But the moment Chirpy realized something interesting is happening, she took over and wanted the box for her own self…So!!!!!!!




The Final Outcome: A books Box for Chirpy ๐Ÿ™‚

The time I was waiting for,has started coming around…

When Chirpy was not even conceived I used to plan things to do on weekends with my then future baby. The thoughts were all scattered but on the whole I had the idea that some creative activities were to be done when I had my child.

After Chirpy was born, there was clarity in thoughts and my plans. I started jotting things (mentally) of fun weekends; playing in mud, gardening, craft, origami, painting, drawing, coloring, book reading, going to parks and the likes!

When she turned 1, I could see my plans falling in place-she already loved books, went to the park every single evening, loved playing in the mud ๐Ÿ˜› !

Since few of the above things started turning out to be true, my heart wished more! I wanted Chirpy to develop an inclination towards arts and crafts and that too real soon! *who said I was not gonna expect from my child,sigh*

Before she is even two I thought of introducing her to colors and paints! And boy,she loved the activity and how! We did a lot of fun painting papers left right and center and our hands & clothes alike ๐Ÿ™‚ We literally painted the house red, you know! It was fun, it was so much fun !

On coloring front, she enjoys crayons and has started to identify some of the colors, though sometimes she does miss one or two, but that’s alright!

But at the end, Chirpy and I are coloring and painting these days ๐Ÿ™‚ Now my next stop will be craft, yay!! Finally, the time that I had been waiting for, has started coming around….

P.S.ย I’ve realized one thing: There is no age limit for kids for liking activities.You teach them things, they pick it up, if they really want to! I bought her a coloring book which says “age group 4-5 years” but I still brought it home couple of months back and today Chirpy has done almost half the book!

So, if the child wants to learn / pick up things, it will any given day and if it doesn’t it will (maybe) never!ย Just my thought ๐Ÿ™‚

First Painting ๐Ÿ™‚
Caught Red Handed ๐Ÿ˜‰
Who needs a brush anyway!

Talking about Mumbai…

Just in the last post when I mentioned Mumbai…I could not help but bring in this post ๐Ÿ™‚ These pics were taken in my last visit to Mumbai [May 2012] at various places like Nariman Point, NCPA Cafe, Bandra Sea Link etc…have played a little with the original photos..I think they’ve come out well ..what do you think?

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Daddy’s 1st

How could I just let it go by,without mentioning it here? yeah yeah show off you know ๐Ÿ˜‰

Before Chirpy’s b’day it was her daddy dearest’s b’day and this was his 1st one as a father. Of course I had to make it special for him,for chirpy to recall in future.

I had no idea of what and how Chirpy could make it special for her daddy. She hasn’t started speaking yet so there was no way I could make her say ‘happy b’day daddy’…so I had to think for something else and then while I was racking my brain it worked ๐Ÿ˜‰

I came up with an idea of hand painting a tee for the daddy but how does Chirpy comes in the picture you ask? See for yourselves,here it is :

I was so thrilled when this was completed !

Needless to mention that the daddy was more than excited, eager and thrilled too ! We gifted it to him on the morning of his b’day and he instantly said I’m going to wear this to work today! I was like what? Are you sure? I mean it’s not formal by any which way! He was likeย it is important for me and that’s what matters ๐Ÿ™‚

So wear to work he did and everyone asked him about it and he told them beamingly that it is his daughter’s palm’s print!

He wore it entire day, even to his b’day party in the evening that we had arranged….the glint in his eyes was as priceless as the kiss that Chirpy gave him and wished him in her own way ๐Ÿ™‚

Chirpy,this is recorded for you to know and recall how we celebrated daddy’s first b’day ! You made it so special for him baby! I’ve to thank you for being so patient andย obedient, you didn’t mess at all and it came out well in one go,credits to you sweetheart ! Love, Aai!

Tears Tears Tears…happy tears all the way down my cheeks !

Scribby gets Crafty :)

Now that Chirpy’s first b’day is approaching my thinking cap is on my head all the time and brain cells have started doing their work…

These are the 3 b’day invite designsย I’ve made as samples and we have to zero in on 1 asap so that I start working on the project [ahem! project] So peeps help me out,vote for your fav one,please?

Yes you got it right-I’m making making these invites at home all by myself ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve made these samples taking ideas from the Internet…in the final outcome the chart sheet would be of a different colour

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Special note for RM-Now before you fall at my feet RM wait and listen-there are only around 50 invites to make and I’ve almost 90 days with me to do it ๐Ÿ™‚ Moreover I don’t go to office which leaves me the entire day for things to do and apart from all this I’ve the BIGGEST support system at home and that is my MIL,now you alright with me doing such stuff with a 9 month young baby at home? ๐Ÿ˜€ So get up from the floor and pat your own back for being such an awesome woman!


Still thinking of a title for this one!

So now I can say it’s 4 smiles,2 good mornings and 1 Hi in the class. Not bad for 4 weeks into being a student,again!

The class is fun and it’s refreshing me every single day. When I return, it’s a fresh new day ahead of me and I’m so energetic.I’m loving it and the people around me are noticing the change and happy about it. DC is especially happy cause he has been worried about me getting into the cycle of i’m-not-good-for-anything-and-wasting-my-time-on-earth bouts! Which was getting quiet frequent in past few days. I’ve been out of work for 2 years now and motherhood though has brought so much to my life it still cannot fill that empty spot which was created by being jobless.

So,getting up early and having a routine for self in the morning is helping me bring myself back to the normalcy state. I’m a peoples’ person in and out and being at home all the time and sticking around to just handful of people and doing the same chores every day has become monotonous for me. And also there is no end to this,as of now,cause I don’t have a hope to hang on to-that this is a finite break from work and that after this or this month I’ll be back to racking my brains!

But even after going to a class for physical and mental fitness I still know that the feeling exists in my heart somewhere that be it anything,at the end of the day I’m a full time mom and a home-maker! No,I’m not regretting being a full time mom but the fact that Chirpy also needs a break from me leaves me wondering when would I get a break from this routine!

Speaking of Chirpy! She is already growing into an individual it seems and till now I’ve noticed someย characteristicย of her -she doesn’t like to be tamed around,she wants to be on her own-now that she has realized that there is more to do than just lying around in crib/in the chair. She is an explorer.She is adamant. She wants to be in command.She can’t take ‘no’ for anything. All this at this stage when she is merely 7 months young!

I know all babies might be the same at this stage and that there is still more to come and get added to the personality but I can see all this now and the sense of a mother is usually not wrong is what I’ve heard and experienced too most of the times! I feel she is going to be very logical. She will demand answers to lot of questions that are unattended till date. She is not going to let go of things easily unless she is convinced that she must!

Quiet an independent personality traits these. But of course there are changes going to take place in her going forward and I know I might come back and read this few months from now and shake my head in disbelief that I judged my daughter at this early stage! She might turn out to be something entirely different than I’m thinking right now,may be! But as of today she is this…this one sure shot independent person who demands,nags and is playful all the time and doesn’t want to sleep unless she wants to !

Okay so I started with something about my classes and about self and ended talking about the girl in my kitty ๐Ÿ™‚ that’s what motherhood is,isn’t it?

Coming week is going to be very hectic for us because of the upcoming travel. And this being little girlie’s first travel I’m excited and hyper,both not-so-good-for-health states ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m worried that she might be cranky though the airtime is just about an hour’s but still,you never know…last time when I was travelling from Mumbai to home..there were 3 kids in the flight approx 1 year,6 months and 3 months of ages. The entire flight went by quiet and it was surprising that three kids in the plane and none made a noise or became cranky…I was all the time thinking about our travel next week and was smiling that everything will go well with chirpy too…just then the 1 year old started crying for something-just at the time of landing and she became so cranky that she started howling loudly and listening to her form no where the other two kids started crying too and it was like a cry in unison for rest of the 20 mins till we all got out of the flight! *shudder* and then again I started thinking about our travel of next week ! I hope things don’t go out of control !!

I’ve been calling friends for tips to keep the baby in good shape in the flight…yeah I can make small things appear so big….but all the friends that I spoke to have given some important tips to take care of infant in the flight and I feel well equipped to start the journey now ๐Ÿ™‚


From RKM to I

As always the to-do list was in hand and it was ever increasing as the weekend approached. It reminds us that we don’t have right to have fun unless we attend it seriously..okay the concession it gives is-‘finish 50% of the tasks and you are free to take a break !’ A very dear friend has termed this to-do list as RKM..
Roti-Kapda-Makan’.. fairly apt. Earlier I used to deny this and used to tell the friend to take life coolly and enjoy it ! to-dos keep happening every now and then-be it work or home.. But yeah..sooner now I’m also drowning into this RKM process… where life almost gets hold of you and drags you into it’s whirlpool of managing work,home,in-laws, relatives and friends. So where is ‘I‘ in all this ?

There has to be an I in all this!!! And where do you find I ? So me and H decided that we won’t let our I vanish into this process of RKM. So what did we do ? Well, we set out some time for ourselves and did what we really like to do…Ahem,Ahem..before your thinking cap really switches itself on let me tell you what is that..Movie,Reading and Word Game..We really really enjoyed it.. and what else could I ask for when H is beside me in all of these activities…watching DDLJ, H reading his book [The Toss of Lemon] and I’m reading [The Memory Keeper’s Daughter]…and post that we played Crossword (It’s Scrabble actually)… Our favorite word game :)..I think we managed fairly to take out some quality time and spend that together nicely without stepping out of the house..A great and happy weekend*,I’m glad ๐Ÿ™‚

And now I want to tell my dear friend that RKM sure dominates our lives but we need to balance it out and create I time !!! It’s certainly possible, isn’t it ?

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*Weekend here is just one day that is Sunday !