Friday, February 14, 2014


This week in the Strawbazies house... Amaani's been spending at least one hour of her day with her bears.

And Ishu's still enjoying his new pillow.

Friday, January 31, 2014

The 52 project...

So it's been a long time since I've posted pictures of the kids... to motivate myself, I'm goign to try and start a project 52. Basically it means pics of the kids at least once a week.

 I do take photos almost on a weekly basis, so it's just a matter of editing them and posting them. But I'm only doing this on one condition-- I'm allowed to cheat.
Starting with the last few weeks. I"m going to back date a few posts and add them so technically I can start at the first of the year :) Wish me luck!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Potato Prints

Crafts with the kids are my favorite...

This week we worked on potato print gift wrap.

Even though it makes a mess, it's fun to see the kids enjoy working on something together without bickering.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Little Brick House

The weather has finally gotten cooler and now kids can spend most of their time outdoors. It's wonderful that they are old enough to play outside unsupervised. 

Of course, that means Kartik and I were completely shocked when we came out to find this-- Both of them have been working on this for last few days.
Don't you love that I pulled the glider out into the shade! Function over form, I always say :)

While working together they would to refer to each other as 'little pig' and 'little pig'. You could hear them formulating a plan to keep their brick house safe from 'the big bad wolf.' 

Nowadays they spend hours playing their pretend games with each other. It is wonderful to see them work together as a team and see them grow up loving each other.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Our Rakhi -- 2013 *pic heavy*

It's Rakhi time!!!! This is the kids 3rd Rakhi (check out year 1 and year 2). This year the kids were pretty excited. We started telling them about it a week in advance. They spent hours pretending to do Rakhi by themselves in their own ways all week long.

We had Amaani wear the same thing she did for year 1 now that it actually fit her. She absolutely loves the getting dressed up. It was a bit of pain for us to get it on her but she was a sport and enjoyed every moment of it. Here are some pictures:

 How did she grow up so fast?

Ishaan on the other hand does not like anything about getting dressed up. We tried to get him into a comfortable kurta but he wanted it out, deja vu from the first year. We got some pretty good pictures of them.

This year we wanted them to try and do rakhi on their own for most part. They both did really well.

And of course tying the Rakhi... homemade of course!

Exchanging sweets-- everyone's favorite part.

 And of course Amaani was thrilled with her gift ...

 For some reason Ishaan did not want to wear his rakhi this year even though for the last 2 years he was devastated when we had to take it off. Rakhi or not these two have grown into such wonderful kids. They spend hours together playing with each other on their own. And now they have even figured out how to get in trouble together. When they are in trouble Ishaan always has his tactful thoughts ready to soften the impact especially if it Amaani is in trouble. You can see the sibling love between them that can not be described by words. 

Since the whole ceremony only lasts about 15 minutes, the kids had their own little after party.

 Complete with dancing....
 Holding hands...
And hugs (of course!)
Have a great weekend!