Sunday, September 20, 2009

India trip last three weeks part 2

On 7th we went to Payalkaki's place in the evening. I played a lot there as they had some toys from when Shaurya was there. I sat out on hinchko with dada (payalkaki's dad) and ba (payalkaki's mom). I also spent a night at their place and had breakfast in the morning.

We spent most of 8th doing shopping and went to Pareshkaka's place in the evening. I haven't pointed this out before but in India I used to take bath in a dol. I played bedminton and catch catch with Darshanbhai and had fun.

On 9th we went to Rajkot via A'bad. It was a long trip but I stayed asleep in the car for most part. A'bad traffic is almost as bad as LA traffic. In Rajkot I saw mummy's masi, motaba, ane mummy's mama. I stayed at their place for the most part and had a lot of fun. I was very careful of not hurting motaba who was in the drawing room. Here is picture of me patiently waiting for my turn to get her blessings. I would stand by her bed and ask for help to go to inside room that way I wouldn't accidently hurt her. I would also point out to everyone when she moved her fingers or tried to say something. She pointed at me several times while I was playing there. I also went to feed birdies mainly kabutars with mummy's masi and went to the temple that way close by several times.

On the 12th morning we went to mummy's foi's place. We met Shardafoi and Chandufoi (both ba for me). We took lunch at their place ane mane chhe ne emni divet raakhvaani dabbi hati ne e khol banch karvaani khub maja padi :). In the evening we went to pappa's motamama's place. Their we got together with mama-mami, ba-dadaji (who came to Rajkot with me), and Navyadididi. I had lot of fun playing with Navyadidi, emene mane hichaka naakhya ane maari saathe doda dodi kari ane mane nini karavavaani try kari. We also got some studio pictures taken which pappa hasn't got around to putting up yet.

Next morning we went to pappa's masi's place. There we met Chickoomama and pappa's masi. I ate lunch with them slept through the afternoon and sat on their indoor hinchko. In the evening we went mummy's kaka's place. We met with mummy's kaki, Samirmama, Parulmasi and Akshaymasa, their daughter Shreya, and Akshaymasa's parents. We had dinner with them and I played the water tap and a ball at their place. Mummy also tied raakhi to Samirmama.

Next day we went to mummy's Rameshkaka and Dakshakakai's place. Their place had a lot of decorations in celebrations for Janmastami. I really enjoyed the kana's decoration. I also ate ganthiya and biscuits at their place. Part 3 of the India trip description will be coming soon as soon as my dad and mom can stop watching movies while I sleep and update my blog :).

Oh yeah hint hint wink wink...last time I said more life changes in USA, well you notice my long hair in the pictures, one of the changes is that, but more on it after the India trip descriptions are over :).

Saturday, September 19, 2009

India trip : last three weeks

Pappa came to India on very early morning on 1st August. I had already fallen asleep when he came but when I woke up I recognized him immediately even though he had grown a beard and mustache. I even pointed out his beard :). You can see us having a blast with dad's beard in this picture.

We continued to have fun in A'bad. We went to watch a movie and while everyone watched a movie in the theater, my dad and I played outside the theater. The theater had many screens so the central area was a big carpeted area and I had a blast running around the area watching them do clean ups and watching popcorn machine :). We also went to see Haribhai's new house that is under constructions. Its in nice big colony with lot of common areas for playing. Here is our picture in front of the club house of the society.

We went to Vadodara on 5th August. We stayed with my dad's nanaji-naniji or as we call them ba-dadaji. Their house is big with fairly open layout, so I had a blast running around. We even got to sleep on the terrace as it was fairly warm during our stay. We setup gaadlaas and macchhardaani and had a blast. Usually, I would put mom and dad to sleep and then continue playing for a while before falling asleep myself.

On the evening of 5th August we went to pappa's motakaka's place. Pappa's kaki's taibat has not been very good, so we checked up on her health and Raadhishadidi tied raakhi to me. We also had some breakfast and sweets their.

6th August was rakshabandhan. Mommy first tied raakhi to dadaji and ba. Then, we went out to pappa's foi's place. Foi tied raakhi to pappa and foi's grand daughters tied raakhi to me. We all had lunch at their place and I had a blast running around and playing with every one.

Next, we went to Sanjaykaka's place. There Radhikadidi tied raakhi to me. I also played with Varunbhai or Jalabhai for a long long time on their terrace. It was soooooo much fun.

Next, we went to Pareshkaka's place. I was asleep for the most part at their house, but when I woke up Nidhididi tied raakhi to me and I had a bunch of biscuits. I also got to play with Darshanbhai.

At night we went to Pappa's mama's place. We had dinner at their place and mommmy tied raakhi to pappa's mama on ba's behalf. I was asleep when we got there, but then woke up and played with everyone. I went to pappa's mami quite a bit and that was surprise for everyone as I didn't use to go to anyone.

That night I was very tired as we had moved around quite a bit so we fell asleep quickly :). Well that's all that my dad can write for today, but fear not the rest of the trip description will come in next part(s).

There have also been some new exciting developments back in USA, but I gotta finish up the India trip before I go on to them. So, until next time see ya, chao, bye bye, ta ta, aavajo...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Months 13-14: India Trip

Hi Everyone,

I am back. I spent most of my 13th and 14th month out in India. Its been pretty fun, but its also great to be back. Me and mommy left from San Francisco airport on July 7th 2009 around 9am. Papa dropped us off at the airport. Everyone had been telling me about the trip so I kind of understood that I had to be in a plane for a llllllllooooooong time. First our flight went to John F. Kennedy airport in New York. The flight was delayed due to bad weather and it was a six and half hour flight, but I was really good, so we reached ok. We reached at about 8:45pm New York time. Then, we had to take a train to the Int'l terminal. That was kind of fun. I stayed in my stroller as mommy had to take me luggage and stroller.

Unfortunately, our flight to India had already left, so we were stranded at the airport for that night. Luckily for us, Rajumama joined us in New York and he arranged for us to get some food and go to a hotel. At the hotel I ran around a lot as I had spend all the pent up energy from sitting in the plane all day. Also, New York is 3 hours ahead of San Francisco time so that threw me off too. So, I stayed up till 5am New York time and played a lot. Next morning we woke up late and then went to the airport.

Our flight wasn't until the evening, so we ate at the airport and moved around. Finally it was 7:30pm and we got on to the llllllloooooong 15 hour flight. During this 15 hours flight, I slept for 9- 10 hours in mummy's lap and played for rest of the time. We reached at Mumbai around 10 O' clock at night. Rajumama had to go to Pune directly from Mumbai. I enjoyed his company, but from Mumbai Mumma and I were by ourselves. Our connecting flight to A'bad was at 1 O' clock in the morning. I walked around a lot at the airport and then slept in mummy's lap. I was sleeping all the time until we reach A'bad. It was hard for Mummy to handle me sleeping and to take care of luggage and to do everything. But we made it without much difficulty because people were so good around us, they helped us a lot. Flight was one hour late from Mumbai to A'bad so we reach at 3.00 am in the morning at A'bad. It was fun flying in plane first time for me.

We reached home at about 5:00 am on 10th July. Naniba ne ame surprise aapi hati etle emne khabar nahoti ke ame aaviye chhe. Etle ame emni paase jai ne ubha rahya to to temane maanya ma j na aavyu ke hu ne mummy tya pahochi gaya chhe.

Pachhi chhe ne ame tya Haribhai ne pan malya. Amne banne ne bhega ramvani khhhhhhhhub maja padi. Hu emna toys thi ramyo ne e maara toys thi ramya ane khub jalsa karya. Ane thodhu thodu emne pan mane toy ni jem ramadyo :). He has given me a nickname. It's 'Puchukadu'. He also used to sing a song for me. 'Anshil Banshil swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water'. I enjoyed a lot with Jayumama and Jigishamami as well. Hun temana scooter ma baba pharawa jato.
Ba mane roj varta kaheta ane books vanchawata. Mane bahu ja maja aawati hati ba sathe.

Mane sharuaat ma jetlag khub hato etle hu ne mummy divas suta ane raate jaagta. E mummy ne thodu hard padatu, pan dhire dhire badhu ok thatu gayu. I and mummy go for a walk in the early morning around 6 o'clock. I love to listen to birdies chirping. I also like to see peacock, cow, doggy, cat, monkey and kids playing cricket in the playground.

I seat in Rickshaw, scooter and car in India. Daddy is going to write about the part after he came to India in a separate post, so that we can at least get the pictures and videos of the trip out. So, stay tuned for more on India trip and life back in USA.

Pictures and videos from the India trip are up and ready to watch.

Me and mommy in A'bad (first three weeks of the trip)
Next three weeks of the trip (A'bad, Vadodara, and Rajkot)
Videos from the trip are on my youtube channel