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April 30, 2007

Zoo, cake and a cycle!

Ask Ashu "how old are you" and she ll show two fingers (sometimes three!) and answer "Two"! My baby is 2 and she knows it too! Sigh!

So on her birthday, this is what we did. We had a quick brunch and took a bus and then a tram to the Zurich Zoo. To say Ashu had fun would be an understatement. Let me just say that this was one of the best days of her life! She was so excited to see so many animals, birds and fish. She opened her mouth wide and said WOW every time she saw an animal and I could nt get enough of her wows. She loved the elephants, monkeys, crocodiles, giant turtles, fish, penguins, camels,... She saw the Rhinos and shouted "Amma! Hippo paaru"! Understandable as Hd is still confused between a hippo and a rhino! ;) The Zoo had a big play area and while Hd and I were having a late lunch, she had a gala time with loads of other kids in the slide. It was late evening by the time we came home and Ashu was very tired as she had missed her nap. But she cut a small cake and we sang and assembled the Thomas train and that poor guy is still loading and unloading rocks as she does nt want the train to stop. Ever!

Yes people! We did get a gift for Ashu. And here it is! Happy?

11 comments:

F e r r a r i said...

What is that kuchi kind of thing behind the cycle?

BTW, Ashu oda koondhal ragasiyam enna? ;)

B o o said...

Prabhu - The kuchi is the handle to push the cycle until shes able to pedal on her own.
Koondhal ragasiyam - Like Amma, like Ponnu! ;)

the visitor said...

She saw the Rhinos and shouted "Amma! Hippo paaru"! Understandable as Hd is still confused between a hippo and a rhino! ;)
So all Ashu's positive traits are from her mom, and the not so bright stuff are from HD is it?
Talk of equality!

@ said...

yes, yes, happy! and Ashu seems so too :) so, you chose a happy day over a party - good move! or is there a party in the works?

the wannabe indian punkster said...

My younger sisters name is Ashu too!

Aww your baby.is.the.cutest.(and stylish!)

I think my head burst from all the cuteness.

Moppet's Mom said...

Yay! I'm so glad that second birthdays can be non-party happy days too! :-) Good to see Ashu had so much fun!

Terri said...

Don't know about Ashu, but it sounds as though it was certainly one of the happiest days of your life, just watching the sheer pleasure on her face.

B o o said...

Kodis mom - That photo was especially for you, so glad you are happy! ;) And no party this year.

Megha - You do know to say the right things to a mom! :) Thanks.

Moppets Mom - Day outs are always more fun that parties, are nt they? Im happy we went out.

Terri - You said it! :)

B o o said...

Visitor - Hey! Did you read the prev post? All her good qualities are from her dad as I dont have any! ;)

The Visitor said...

And I thought all those qualities that she got from mom (in previous post) were good!

Premalatha said...

Children seem to like and remember visiting zoo experience than their birthday party experience. :-)

//And I thought all those qualities that she got from mom (in previous post) were good! //

LOL.