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, December 28, 2008

Budday blast!

Snugster timmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmme!!

Thanku, thanku and thanku for all the budday wishes :). So sweet of you to remember and wish me. I am one year old and am a grown up girl now. So I have decided to defy mom and take over her blog for a post (err, sorry mom, won't do this again). Since am going off to spend New year in Florida, thought I'll quickly tell you what all I did for my first birthday.

You know that I celebrated the birthday as per Hindu calendar on 8th Dec. So there were various types of food (a few of which I got to eat) on that day. On my birthday I got up early, had my head bath and got dressed in a new zari langa.

There were again various types of foods. Plus mom baked an eggless orange cake, her first attempt at a cake. Thankfully I got only a taste, so I was saved :-D. But dad, naanamma and thaatha did say they loved the cake (don't know whether they were just being kind ;-) :-D).

So evening we had a personal celebration at home in which I cut the cake (well, dad and mom held my hand, but that doesn't count, I say!) and we all enjoyed eating it.

I got this rocking cycle as a gift from mom and dad..

I can't really peddle it yet, but I sure love to rock on :).

The next day we had a party at Gattitown.

I loved my cake :).

So I cut the cake again (man, I love birthdays :-D).

There were lot of grown-up kids like me (which was surprising) and I got many wonderful gifts :-D. (I am loving birthdays more and more ;-) :-D).

After lunch, we went to the gaming area and I really enjoyed the various rides :).

I was tired, but dad and mom enjoyed a few more games. Finally I was totally tired and done..

Well, in the evening we opened gifts and I did have a blast seeing new dresses and toys. All in all, a birthday well spent and well deserved. I just can't wait for another birthday (but mom says quite the opposite).

Gotta go now, gotta rest for the big trip tomorrow. More from mom later :).

Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy First birthday my Snoogli bear!

Its strange that I don't know what to write for this post. I have always known exactly what to write for each birthday post. But today I am so overwhelmed, so overcome with emotion that I cannot really think straight. What do I write about? About how Snugli has changed my life? How I have grown the past year or actually how she has grown the past year? How her impact on our lives is? How she has managed to be a part of every moment of my life? How important she is to me? How I still can't believe she's 1 year old already? How I still sometimes think I'm dreaming all this?

Can you see the above lilypie ticker? She's 1! She's 1! Oh my god, she's 1 year old, I say!

Was it only last year that I was still in the hospital with the pains increasing moment by moment and I telling the baby to wait until its December 19th (just because I wanted the same date in US and India :-\)? I am writing this post Dec 18th night, so sue me :-p. Its a cliche, but it seems just like yesterday when I started getting pains in the evening and we drove to the hospital. It seems just like yesterday when my parents were here holding my hands whenever a wave of pain would hit me and Sri was constantly watching over me. It seems like so much has happened in such a short time. Our baby is standing all on her own now and takes 2 steps (thats it :(, but well, I know I'll start complaining non-stop once she starts running all over the place :-p). She has 6 teeth now (4 upper and 2 lower incissors), has already gotten haircuts twice (!), recognizes 90% of her toys by name and has recently started to point towards things that she wants and screams if she doesn't get them :-p :-D.

I can't believe I came up with a poem in a matter of minutes, I swear its the truth :).

You point to airplanes and birds
Cooker, balloons and fireplace..
Walk holding onto sofas and tables
And people with a smiling face..

Whenever you do not approve
Of things happening around you,
The twinkle in your lovely eyes
Changes to tears as if on cue!

How did a little one so young
Who knew only how to loudly bawl,
Learn to smile, laugh and play,
Start to roll, creep and crawl?

Now you are standing on your own feet
Pressing buttons to play sounds
Dancing to the tunes your toys make
Never staying within your bounds..

But I'd never have it any other way
May you continue to be who you are
Brighten the lives of all around you.
Happy birthday to you, my little star.

Happy first birthday, my little Snoogli bear :)

(This was taken on Snugli's birthday as per the Hindu calendar which was on 8th December this year).

Monday, December 01, 2008

Love was made for me and you....

Just L.O.V.E this song :). Didn't get an esnips link, so put up an youtube one (so what I mean to say is that neglect the video and listen only to the audio please :-p).

Thanks to YouTube and user fonrims32 for the video.

The song is Nat King Cole's "L.O.V.E". Such simple lyrics but makes so much sense..

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please dont break it
Love was made for me and you.