Baby Boo is One

Happy birthday Baby Boo ❤️

It would feel cliched if I say I can’t believe it’s already an year since you entered our lives. Last year and this year, your dad and I both got up at 6am. While last year it was because my waters broke, this year it was because we had to pick up your birthday cake before 7. But please don’t make this 6am wake up call as your birthday ritual.

I can take a look at all the pictures in these months past to see how much you have grown, from a tiny bundle who laid on my chest to a toddler who runs away after stealing the keys. I still remember the day you decided to make an entry as clear as the blue sky in a hot summer day.

I am beyond exhausted now, what will getting up early for the cake pickup to decorating the house to picking the food to hosting the party to sharing all the foods with neighbours to winding up everything for office day tomorrow. I will keep the birth story for tomorrow.

I am leaving you with my favourite picture of yours minutes after your birth. Full meme material only.

Who disturbed my sleep? Why is it so bright?Already in quarantine since 9 months, again quarantine outside? Did I ask you to get me out?

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 😆

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 😀

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 🙂

Some pictures from that day –
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Jolly January

Dear Hubby,
That was some party I enjoyed. I had never been to a New Year’s eve before, so did not know how this would turn out. I loved the little kid’s dance the most. All of 3 years and ready to dance in a beat. I stifled my laughter a lot when you finished your chicken fry in less than 5 minutes and then came up with another serving fighting the deluge at the food counter. Looks like the organisers won over the people in the food area. Music was good too. I never knew you dance so unabashedly. 
Three days later your cousin S bought a new car home. Taking full advantage of the fact that his wife was at her parent’s for the delivery of his second child and he won’t get this kind of time at hand once he will have a new born and a kid to juggle, he appointed me as the vacation-designer. Almost all the visit worthy spots in and around the city were covered. Just to remind you, the first place were we went in the car was Lumbini Gardens – how beautiful it was 🙂
Pongal celebration turned out well. I so wanted to wear a saree, but the running around and cooking left me so tired that I could not have the energy to drape a silk saree. I did see you and S hiding the plate of vadas in the microwave. What did you think? I won’t be able to control before the puja was over? hmpf. 
I know you completely hate waking up early in the morning. But thanks for waking up at 4 in that cold and accompanying me to pick up papa. He never expected his daughter and son-in-law at the station, the look of surprise on his face was priceless. Also, I never expected you to shift to the other room while we came back home. Papa thinks you wanted to give him the bigger room and some privacy. While I know you wanted to finish of your sleep and so hit whatever bed you saw after entering home. 
The drive to Nandi hills was oh-so-beautiful. And so was the sunset. We got the glimpse of the setting sun just 10 seconds before. Huffing and puffing we were running up to the sunset point with a 4 year old. But the view was worthy of it. Majestic.
And then we got the best news of the year as well as the month. S got blessed with a baby boy. I remember you could not even type an sms properly to me – you were so happy. Everyone in the family had rushed to see the baby and we were left here, working, not getting leaves.
So all in all January was a pretty good month. New car and new baby in the family, papa visited me and we celebrated a festival nicely. All our attempts of finding a new sofa set proved futile. If you and I liked the design, MIL did not. Guess it was not the time for a sofa to enter our home and our patience paid off many months down the line.