Thursday, May 31, 2012

On Birthdays and other Celebrations

I always loved the month of May. It was summer vacations and more importantly it was my birthday month. The month started with my birthday. Hubby woke me up at 12:00 to wish me and then presented me with a beautiful golden plated bracelet cum watch. BIL game me another watch and I got 2 tops from SIL.

Next day evening we invited a few friends over for the cake cutting. It was a delicious milk cake. Friends came over, got lovely tulips from Gaya3, a mirror from Priya, mouthwatering pie from Nilakshi, a wind chime from Hazelene, a rose flower pot from Vidya & Kavitha and also a pair of shoes from hubby.
Next day got a courier delivered gift from parents and sister.  Enjoyed the whole day.

May5th &6th week-end.  May5th we had a birthday party at our party-hall and 6th we all went to Como Zoo.

May 12th & 13th week-end. We all went to Rose Garden @Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun.

May 19th & 20th week-end. Saturday we all went to Bryant park. We had a pot-luck get together for one of our friends who were returning to India. After the yummy lunch we played volley-ball and ended the day by splashing about in the lake.
May20th- Me and G went out for dinner with another couple who were leaving for India. We went to this beautiful Thai restaurant Tum Rum Thai, had loads of good food, talks and fun.

May26th - 28th. We had a long week-end holiday. Saturday we had to attend 2 birthday parties, one at the bowling Zone and one at a indoor park for kids. Ritvik had fun in both the places. Sun we went to Lilliput, the kids had fun doing the Go-Karts and the Bumper Boats. Mon, we had lunch at a friends palce, played cards and evening rested at home.

(Will post pics soon)

Thursday, May 24, 2012


SO my 2 1/2 year old toddler is crazy about Toy Story Characters, Cars2 toys(Lightening McQueen especially), the entire lot of Mickey Mouse but his obsession with Spiderman runs another course of it's own.

I still do not remember when and how it started. When he was about 20 months old we would show him nursery rhymes etc on YouTube. After sometime he got bored of that and while I was browsing I came across the Spiderman theme song (which would come on DD over the week-ends). It was one of our favorite serials to watch. yes, yes, even I was in love with Spiderman unlike Superman and the rest.

So he watched the theme song again and again and then during his nightly story time routine his dad got in the Spiderman character to make the stories more entertaining. One thing led to another and soon he would be imitating spinning a web like Spidey and trying to fly like Spidey. His dad got him Spiderman stickers, we asked what cake he wanted for his 2nd birthday and the reply was immediate - Spiderman.

The craze just increased even when we went to India (for BIL's wedding). We went to a shoe shop to buy some shoes for me and I happened to loiter around the kids section as I had forgotten to get Ritvik's home wear sandals. Not finding anything good there I moved to the womens section, after sometime I see Ritz coming out with his uncle wearing a blue and red gaudy crocs. Turned out to be Spiderman crocs, the minute he saw it, he removed his shoes and wore those. Grandparents conveniently bought it for him.

After returning from India he asked for Spiderman watch (he got 2 of them), he has 2 Spiderman t-shirts and if he had his way- he would wear them all 7 days. He even has Spiderman undies(well, I got these for him).

Everyone in our apartment calls him Spiderman, for birthdays he gets Spiderman as return gifts in a Spiderman gift bag.

The stories we tell have to have Spiderman as the main character, so when I recite Cindrella it is not fairy God- mother who gave her the carriage and dress but you guessed it Right- Spiderman.Little Red Riding Hood is not saved by the woodcutter but by Spiderman who comes and kills the wolf.

So Mr Spiderman wherever you are, you have one super crazy fan in my SON.