The birthday party

Moo turned one a couple of weeks ago. And we celebrated her birthday with a temple visit in the morning and a party at home in the evening where our guests had a high chance of not turning up due to unexpected heavy showers throughout the evening. Eventually, we counted and came to the conclusion how many had not turned up based on the fifteen remaining samosas ๐Ÿ˜†

The highlight of the evening was Moo absolutely disliking her birthday cake and everyone else absolutely loving it. Second was the way she was clapping when she heard everybody sing her the birthday song. She is in the phase where she imitates whatever we do and it was a treat to watch her clapping so hard with squeals and giggles. Soon she got tired of it, had a quick nap and a dress change and came back again to haunt all those who had chips in their plates. Every photo of hers which we tried to click has her munching on the chips ๐Ÿ˜€

When all of the guests had left and we had just finished up cleaning the room, she woke up at 11 and had a ball playing with the balloons late till 12. No matter how we tried, she wont sleep at all, going round and round with the balloons. Suffice to say, it was a good day ๐Ÿ™‚

Some pictures from that day –
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Dum Dum Dum

Writing this post waiting for the cab at this godly hour where mortals are seeped into their comforters is a thrill in itself. The bags are packed for the long weekend cum vacation. Usually Mooย is the one to crow at 5AM but now she is fast asleep. Hope she behaves like a statue throughout the train journey.

Its the wedding of my uncle’s son and I will get to hog on kalyaana saapaduย after what seems like ages. Since most of the eyes will be on Moo, I did not spend time on trivial stuff like choosing which saree to wear. As if she will allow everything to be in its place. Haha. My main aim is going to be first in the line when the dinner is signaled and gulp down everything as soon as possible. You see, I do not want the other guests to choose between eating and running away because Moo’s current favorite pastime is to screech loudly when she is denied to touch whatever is in front of her. She wants to fingerprint all her available toes and fingers on the plate with food and basically mime feeding imaginary pigeons.

Ok, the cab has arrived, hope to get some time to continue the blogging marathon in the coming days ๐Ÿ™‚

Second hand

The thing with having kids of all sizes and ages in this family is there is so much stuff to pass on to the next baby.

From toys to stroller to woolens to mittens to baby towels to tiny mattresses, Moo uses everything second handed. I have purchased only just born stuff for her, once she outgrew them, I had loads of clothes to chose from for her. That does not mean I am not spending on buying her new dresses and all, but I do that on the lesser scale. There is a certain charm in seeing the same dress being worn by the elder one and the now younger one. Usually it brings out the memories associated with that particular shirt or frock, and it makes for a happy nostalgia recall.

While initially I was a bit hesitant to use all the stuffs second or fourth handed, it later made sense as to how much money I am saving ๐Ÿ˜†

Now what is the point of this post? Nothing actually. I was just making Moo wear a sweater when I got a comment as to how lovely the niece used to look in the same ๐Ÿ™‚