June 30, 2010

Aarush at 11

How time flies…the last post was when Aarush was barely a creepy crawler and within this short span ... he is a nosy explorer…!

At 11 months he has crossed the following milestones:

1) Can stand independently …he has been doing this for over 2 weeks now
2) Can pull himself to a standing position from sitting. He squats on all fours and then in the blink of an eye leaps up and looks around proudly for the ready appreciation from mom and grandma!
3) Can take 1, 2 ,3 ,4 (omg…the numbers keep increasing by the minute) steps independently….
4) Can climb up on low chairs but not down
5) Has 8 big white pearlies…(5 on top and 3 below)
6) Can blow kisses with a wet open mouth
7) Can wave bye
8) Can bite and prefers his sister’s tummy and hands above all for the task
9) Can identify me, B, my mom, his sis and a few of our neighbours by their voice
10) Can pull out all the stuff out of his toy box the moment his mother turns back after clearing the place
11) Can crawl out of bed and drop safely onto the floor…again an act which he feels deserves immense awe from the all

June 14, 2010

Im back!

Yaaawwwwnnn….!!! I have been a real slumberjack! A looong break from blogging that kept getting longer and longer…I was really lazy to get back into blogging and was totally zapped by the thought of updating all that happened in the past couple of months. However, today, with steely grit and determination, I have decided to restart and to be regular. I am not going in for a flashback, rather start with where we stand today and talk about the past as and when circumstances arise.

The break in blogging was actually initiated by a literal break. We had been to India (Kerala) on our annual vacation. The main purpose was Aarush’s choroonu which went on well at Peroorkavu ( a small temple near B’s house), Ettumanoor and Chettikulangara. It was extremely hot and humid in Kerala and to make matters worse Aarush was suffering from a persistent diarrohea. We did everything but relax. More about that later though. Really glad that I have taken that long dreaded step of restarting the blog.