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December 26, 2008

Where Did 2008 Go?

So we landed in Madras on 12th safe and sound. The girls were awesome in the flight. Antu was happy as long as she was glued to my chest, so all was well. The only time she cried was because the pillow I kept under her head came away and she bumped her head in the arm rest. Of course I let my dad believe that she was cranky. Was afraid he would push me from the plane if he knew I hurt her. The Qatar airways has some funny baby bassinets. It was so high that you have to throw the baby like a basketball for her to land on the bassinet!! There was no gap to even stand let alone with a baby. But the service was great and the staff were good. Spent a few days in Madras and then left for my parents place. My mom had arranged for a Thottil(cradle) ceremony for Antu just like the one we had for Ashu some 3 years back. I felt so nostalgic and choked back tears looking at such a grown up Ashu now. Then of course my dad had to give Ashu a PUPPY! She went ballistic and would nt come down at all and was with the Puppy 24/7 in the terrace. Theres nothing like seeing a little girl with a puppy, I tell ya. Such sweet creatures they make together. Then her neighborhood friends landed one by one and now after a week, I don't see her most of the day. She goes to their houses to play. I have nt seen their houses or met the kids parents! And to think that I have to go back to Zurich and "arrange" play dates for Ashu. Sigh!

Antu - Well, where do I begin? Shes growing up fast. Has a ready smile for everyone. Her smile is so catchy. Feels like seeing a flower bloom when she smiles. Poor thing though. Handling all the changes, mosquito bites, etc... like a pro and feeding and sleeping... Sometimes I get the feeling that shes minding her own business! Go figure. Happy 6 Months, Darling!

Hd arrives here tomorrow and we girls are eagerly looking forward. Then a week more in Madras and off we go back to Zurich. So see you all from there. Wishing everyone a Super Duper New Year. Good bye, 2008. You were very, very special! :)

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey there Boo,

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year. Both ur lil ones look so cuute. Enjoy your break and good weather in India:)

-Bhavani

Goofy Mumma said...

Enjoy the remaining time. And a happy New Year to you too!!

Blogeswari said...

Happy New Year , Boo! Have a super year ahead.

yaadayaada said...

You better be here in March.. With A & A being darlings in flight, i dont see any excuses!!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Boo ...

L said...

Happy 2009 to you and your family!

Lakshmi

trying2beperfectmom said...

Makes me nostalgic - the India trip. Such cute pics. Oh and happy new year all of you.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, boo to you and your family!
Seetha

dipali said...

Wow- the photos are precious! Antu's smile is just lovely. Enjoy your last few days of 2008, and wishing you all a wonderful year to come.

Revathi said...

Happy New Year Boo! Have a lovely year ahead! And may the coming year be a very very special year too! Ahem :) And A&A look adorable! Angels they are!

Ree_mathi said...

wish u the same ... The dynamic Duo look FAB!!!!

Munchkin said...

Happy holidays! The girls look absolutely lovely :)

Noodlehead said...

Aww, Ashu and Antu look like thy're doing real good. We're off to Indian in feb and i can't tell u how much i'm looking forward to that trip! Happy New Year to yall!

Reva said...

A & A are sooo cute.. :) New Year wishes to you too.

TheGirlNextDoor said...

Hi Boo,

My 2008 went in reading and waiting for your blogs :)
2008 was when i discovered your blog and was hooked in no time.
Thanks for all the smiles you brought my way through your great writing.
Wish you all a very very happy new year and looking forward to more of your writing in 2009.

Mama - Mia said...

happy new yaer to the BOO family!

glad to know you guys are having such a super time!!

cheers!

abha

Praveen said...

Wishing the Boo family a Happy and a Prosperous New Year! :)

ashok said...

happy new year boooo...

Vidooshak said...

Welcome to India, Boo and family. The pics are real cute. We took Cubby back to the house where he was born, 18 months ago. The same house where we discovered this blog and the entire world of Mommy bloggers afterwards. He was out all day playing with the building friends. That easily!! It will break A&A's hearts to head back to cold Zurich, no?

I have never had a pet and don't intend having one for Cubby. She does look VERY happy with the pup in your photo though. Hmmmm.... I Wonder.... No.. no pup. But hmmmm....

Manchus said...

Happy New Year Boo & Family!! So seems like you are having a great time in Chennai/Kumbakonam. Saw the Mommy Blog pics on Itcy's blog. Are you the one in Green Salwar Kameez?? Just guessed...Apparum baaki mail la.

shree said...

came to your blog through inbavalli, wow am so impressed! you have picked simple every day incidents and have presented it in a very interesting manner. of all the archives, i chose to read your second ones arrival, wow, quite nostalgic :) keep it up. you have inspired me to re-open my blog shop.
And, ur kids are great :)

shree said...

just curious... are your kids name really as short as ashu and antu or is there an expansion? i wish there is none

bird's eye view said...

Antu and Ashu look so cute. I have to say I loove ashu's long hair, but I can imagine how much you have to struggle with it :)