26 March 2014

Story Time - Family

The Little Girl and Boy have been keeping me busy. They had a story telling competition last week. The topics given to them were family and graciousness. I couldn't find a suitable story on the net. So we made our own story and this is what they presented:

The Baby Elephant:
There was once a baby elephant named Jumbo who lived in a big forest. He lived with his father, mother, uncles, aunties, cousins and grandparents. They were everywhere as a big herd. Jumbo was tired of going everywhere with his family. He wanted to go on an adventure alone. So one day, he set out on his adventure.

By and by, he came across a little bird tweeting on its nest "Tweet, Tweet". Hey Jumbo, where are you going?"
"I'm going on an adventure. Do you want to come?" asked Jumbo.
"I would like to come. But then, I would miss my brothers and sisters. We will be learning to fly soon. Then we will go on a big adventure. It is called migration. So, maybe some other time. " said the bird.
"Ok then, bye." said Jumbo and walked on.

He then saw a busy bee buzzing from flower to flower. "Hi Bee, I am going on an adventure. Do you want to come?" asked Jumbo.
"Hi Jumbo. I am busy. I live with a big family in a big hive. My family members would be waiting for the nectar I take home. So I need to go now. Bye!" and the bee buzzed away.

Jumbo continued on his journey. He then saw Leo the lion cub running. He tried to run and catch him, but he couldn't run as his was too fat. So he called loudly, "Leo, Leo, wait for me. I am going on an adventure. Do you want to come? "
Leo turned around and saw Jumbo. He said, "Hi Jumbo. So, you are going on an adventure? That's nice. But I can't come. I will miss my mummy and daddy. Only when we are together, we are known as a Pride. We are the strongest when we are together. You go along and enjoy your adventure".

Jumbo walked on. It was getting dark. He felt lonely. Suddenly it started raining. Lightning struck. Jumbo was frightened. He sat next to a tree and started crying. Suddenly he heard a loud voice, "Jumbo, Jumbo, where are you?" It was his father. He went in the direction of the voice. He saw his father. All his family members were standing behind his father. His mother, uncles, aunties, grandparents and cousins hugged Jumbo. Jumbo was happy. His family was happy. He realised that his family was the best and he should never leave them and go.
                                                               ***** THE END *****

09 January 2013

Happy New Year

A very happy New Year to all of you! Had been to India during December. Lots of memorable moments. But those that I would like to come back and read are the little nuggets from the kids mouth.. This was from the little girl after seeing the film 'Neethane en ponvasantham' - "It's just a remake of 'Kaathalil sothapuvathepadi' in 'Vinai thandi varuvaaya' style". After spending sometime in the Art gallery of Salal Jung museum in Hyderabad the little boy says: "Mummy, do you know, they have copied one of my paintings also." "Oh is it? Which one is it?" "The one titled Monalisa - that one. I had painted it in school last year." (He had been listening to his sister and me discussing about the originals and copies in that room.)

09 April 2012

My Egg

The little boy was helping me in the kitchen. He was counting the number of eggs needed for everyone in the family and placing them in the pan to boil. Once he was done I asked him, " Do you have enough for everyone."

"Yep" pat came the reply.

"Are you sure?"

"Yes, ofcourse"

"Ok, if its not enough for everyone then you wont have an egg."

"But Mummy, I've already counted myself and placed my egg inside!"

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08 April 2012

Googly eyed Angry bird

The little boy had to wear a crazy hat for his school's crazy hat friday day. His current craze is Angry Bird and so he decided he wanted an angry bird crazy hat.

Overnight we sat to work and got this..

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19 February 2012

It's my Happy Journey day

The little girl and her brother were returning from India after the school holidays. The girl's birthday was the next day. So all who had come to send them off, wished the little girl a "Happy Birthday". The Little Boy felt left out. He put on his doggy face and looked forlorn. So the Periamma wished him a "Happy Journey" and the others followed. He was given a car as a gift and he considered it his "Happy Journey" gift. The next day when we were celebrating the girl's birthday, the little boy wanted to celebrate his "Happy Journey Day". He wanted a party and gifts. He wouldn't accept any explanation that we gave. He told his Periamma had wished him and so it was a special day!

18 January 2012

Artsy Crafty Jan 2012

This month's Artsy Crafty is "Paint your own Van Gogh". I was pretty excited to see this as my daughter had painted a few Van Gogh's when she was a 5 year old in her kindergarten.
This post and this one are about her Van Gogh painting experience.

This is her first 'Van Gogh' that adorned our living room.

PS: Going through the old posts made me realise how much of the kids life I have missed by not updating this blog. Will have to be more regular from now on.

17 January 2012

Happy New Year

Wish you all a Happy New Year. To new beginnings and more posts.