We are *finally* getting the pictures and video up from yesterday. I was really pleased at how everything turned out!
We got both kids showered up in the morning and dressed them both in Indian clothes. (Amaani's dress is a gift from Kartik's mom. Isn't it gorgeous!)
Ishu started fussing right as soon as we made him dress up. We ended up changing his outfit; but only after we got a picture!
My grandparents and the kids grandparents were there, along with Niki Masi.
|Amaani's mom's mom|
The actual ceremony went suprisingly well. Amaani did help with the ceremony and he seemed interested in what was going on..
|First grab the plate and do aarti.|
|Then put tilak and rice on his forehead|
|Best part for my brother, BANTO (sweet)|
|Now best part for me, GIFT!|
Here is a video of the ceremony:
This morning, Amaani and I went to Ishu's room to wake him up. He looked up at Amaani and said "Pretty, pretty 'maani; thank you", while pointing to his rakhi. They are too young to understand the real meaning of Raksha Bandhan, but I think he gets the gist of it.