Like Duck to Water, thats how I have taken to life :). This blog is the saga of love and adventures of a small duck in a large water body called LIFE....

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Doll attack!

Snugster here. Mom's in the kitchen, so this is a good time as any to wreck her blog :-D. This happened when I was 5 months old, thats, err how many months ago? How am I supposed to calculate, I haven't learnt any maths till now :-p. Anyways, this is a story of bravery, strength and daring. This is a story of how I saved my family from a life of terror. This is a story of how I fended off a doll attack.

It all started suddenly (well, it also ended suddenly, but thats coming later :-p). I was lying down minding my business when it suddenly came next to me. At first it was just lying there, not doing anything...

Then suddenly it moved..

I was petrified, but before I could do anything it attacked me!

Gathering all my strength I bit it, scratched it, fought it and defeated it..

But sadly, my family never knew how I saved them..

Sigh :-\. The things a baby has to do..

Ok I'll scoot now, Toodlooo :)).

Friday, September 12, 2008

Function (Namakarna & Annaprashana);

First of all, thanks for all the comments and I apologize for not responding to each and every one. Snugli is doing very well and is busy crawling her way into trouble ;-). She's attempting to sit these days and also trying to hold onto furniture and pull up. Looks like the days are not far off when she's running all over the place, sigh..

I've been wanting to write this post for what seems like forever (yeah its been 3 months since I came back!!). But well, {you can add the usual excuses in this space :-p}. Anyways beter late than never, atleast thats what I tell myself to avoid the guilt ;-). Snugli already told you about her pampering in Bangalore and Hyderabad. What I want to talk about is the Namakarna (Naming) and Annaprashana (Baby's first feast) ceremonies that we celebrated.


Snugli's namakrana took place in Bangalore on May 11th 2008. Coincidentally we actually had our gruhapravesha the same day in 2006 :).

Well, since we had already named her Snigdha, there was nothing anyone could do about it :-p ;-). So it became her vyavahaarika naama (common-usage name). But they still managed to give all sorts of names :-D. Her nakshatra naama (star name) had to start with Cha, so we named her Chinmayi. Other names included Akshara (named after Goddess Lakshmi), Vaagdevi (this one goes to Adigaru, our poojari who decided it all on his own :-p), Parimala and Prahalladavarada (don't ask!!). Sri got to whisper her name in her ears :).

We also had a thottilu shaastra later :).

Snugli was pretty good about the whole thing, except when the procedures took more time than anticipated and she got a bit hungry.

What was really wonderful was that almost all of the relatives could make it. That some of my friends came made it much more special :).


The Annaprashana ceremony was held in Hyderabad on May 25th 2008.

Darsh as the uncle got the right of feeding her payasa first :).

Neighbours and some relatives in Hyderabad made it to the function and enjoyed the Andhra-style feast served later :). Snugli did get a bit irritated with all the crowd and cried a good amount (I got really irritated when one of the invitees started pulling Snugli's cheeks despite the fact that she was crying at the top of her lungs. Some people!!).

On the same day we also celebrated my FIL's 60th birthday informally , since he didn't want a formal one..

So 2 functions celebrated successfully. I guess all of our India trips are like this. We have to fit in so many things into our itinerary that each time I'm scared about how will we manage everything. But somehow, thank God, everything works out and goes wonderfully well :).