29 January 2010

27 January 2010

The Monkey Story!

On 25th January we went sight seeing in Kodaikanal and at Green Valley view (sucide point) there were loads and loads of monkeys. Those monkeys were the most courageous monkeys we have ever seen in life. Humans don't bother them at all. Neither they are scared nor do they want to scare anyone. You can pass beside them like you are another monkey only :)

So one of these brave monkey saw a half consumed packet of chips in our taxi , which was parked by road side. It had 4 adults and a kid sitting in that and we were waiting for the driver. Just then the brave monkey came from driver's window into the car. It had all the adults and the kid (Aryan) screaming , in scare and in attempt to chase it away while within few seconds the monkey grabbed what it wanted and was out from the same window.

It left Aryan under terror. He could not believe that the monkey took his packet of chips under the nose of his parents. He cried in fear and his heart pumped like it would pop out. The parents and the rest of the junta tried to sooth him. But he kept crying after every few minutes thinking about the event.

He never got down from Mumma's lap the entire day. He was no longer interested in sight seeing and wanted to go home. He told mumma that "main monkey se gussa hoon. woh mera chips le gaya.mera yellow chips "

Later even in train , he asked why the monkey took his chips even though mumma had bought him another one by then.

Now the monkey story is a part of our life. Every night we narrate to each other , how the monkey took Aryan's yellow chips :-D

The Monkey whose brother scared Aryan out !

On a serious note though , we know he would take a looooooooong time to get over this monkey fear. Also , I wanted to take him to zoo soon , since he missed his school trip to zoo , due to our kodaikanal trip but now I fear that he would want to be carried the moment he would see monkeys in the zoo :(

Other real and not -so -real animals that Aryan encountered in kodaikanal :

Horse ride

Inside Lion's mouth

Dinosaur Ride

Deer Ride

Emu at the resort

Rabbits at the resort


Mickey MOUSE , Aryan clicked this

20 January 2010

A vote and a quiz !

Aryan participated in his first online competition and needs your votes to win ! Vote here!

He submitted 3 crafts and you can vote for whatever you like !

3. Thumbprint Grapes & lady bird
15. The fingerprint alphabet A craft
17. The watermelon

And also leaving you with a quiz , tell what you think he has drawn below :

And the winner is SWARAM AUNTY !!!!!

Answers :

Neelum Aunty is the Runner Up !


Every kid has some one in the family who they admire. This person is like a role model for them and they like to grow up to be that person. For Aryan that person is his tauji (father's elder brother).

I knew this forever that Aryan adores and admires his tauji. He doesnot have a buddy kind of relationship with tauji, like he does with his Nanu. He doesnot cuddle or spends time chatting with tauji often, like he does with his dadi. But still he adores him. He cannot say NO to tauji. If tauji say sit , he would and thats not because of fear. He loves everything that tauji do and possess and this ofcourse includes tauji car :-D

Yesterday , Aryan and I were cuddling and talking when I asked him what he did during his day. Here is part of that conversation :

Mumma : "Lunch mein Aryan ne kya kya khaya ? "
Aryan : "Dal , chawal and vegetable." (pause) "Aap vegetable kyo dete ho ? "
Mumma : "Vegetable khate hai , vegetable khane se Aryan big aur strong ho jayega."
Aryan : "Mujhe vegetable nahi khana. "
Mumma : "Kyo "
Aryan : (Naughty smile )" Mujhe vomit aata hai..giggles "(Vomit is new word in vocabulary from recent stomach infection)
Mumma : (smiles )" Naughty boy ..aapko Anirudh bhaiya aur Honey Bhaiya (cousins) jaisa strong and big hona hai na ? "
Aryan : "haan ..main big ho jaoga. Anirudh bhaiya big ho kar tauji car chalayenge ??? "
Mumma : "Haan "
Aryan thinking
Mumma : "Aapko tauji car chalana hai ? "
Aryan : "No..phir tauji gussa honge na"
Mumma :" Nahi , aap big ho jaoge , toh tauji car chala lena , tauji de denge "
Aryan : "Main big ho jaonga , tauji small ho jayenge ?? "
Mumma : (laughs ) "Nahi tauji bhi big , Aryan bhi big "
Aryan : "Main specs lagaonga , tauji jaise "
Mumma :" ok "
Aryan smiles

Below are some rare pics of the moments Aryan shared with his tauji :-)

17 January 2010

It was NOT a dream !

Yesterday night at 12 AM , an arm curled around my neck , followed by a peck on my cheeks and I opened my eyes to the wide awake little boy with bright eyes , asking for water :-) BLISS !

When I asked him about it in the morning ,he giggled for few seconds and then he held my face in his hands and showered me with N number of kisses all over my face :-)

16 January 2010

11 January 2010

Water Melon and Apple Tree

Aryan painted the watermelon inspired by the turtle shell that his mumma did :)

And this will be Aryan's First entry for the artsy-craftsy challenge

And below is something we did in Dushera vacations :

What you see above is a page which says , "A is for Apples , Apple Tree , Ants and Aeroplane".

The Trunk of the tree was painted by a cardboard block , the branches and apples by the little fingers and the green of the tree was done by a loofah!

The Ants were painted by thumbprints and the "A" and the Aeroplane were done by leftover crepe frills.

This will be Aryan's Second Entry to the artsy-craftsy challenge !

Artsy-Craftsy Challenge

10 January 2010

Making Of A Turtle

So off went the turtle on 8th January , as part of underwater theme!

7 January 2010

Spray Painting

Jusr for the record , these are 100% inpedependent creations, tried for the first time (at home , cannot say about school) :-)

He came to me with his tooth brush and told me that he wants to do painting with that :D. I somehow convinced him to use a old one. I watched him from distance and just corrected him once on the way he was sprinkling the paint. And , you see the products :-)

Sense Station Day

Aryan's school had sense station day on 7th December 2009 and I totally forgot to put up an update unless Shruti reminded today. Aryan and Lil P go to same school but different branches. So they have similiar activities. Since Shruti has already elaborated the concept , I will just take a short cut and put the pictures :)

6 January 2010

All our talks end with a "why"

Aryan so jao
Kyo ?
Raat ho gayi
Kyo ?
Sun chala gaya na isliye
Kyo ?
Ummm..kyunki sun ko aur logo ko bhi light deni hai na is liye
Kyo ?
Aryan , keep quiet and sleep
Kyo ?


Aryan I am angry with you
why ?
Because you don't listen to me
why ?
Because you are behaving as bad boy
why ?

Aryan breakfast kar lo
kyo ?
Nahi toh school mein bhook lagegi
Kyo ?
Kyunki aap breakfast nahi kar rahe
Kyo ?

Aryan I love you
why ?
Because you are so lovable
why ?
Because you are my jaan
why ?