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A letter to my baby boy – 4

My dear Lime, 

You are FIVE. 

As I write this post, I will try hard not to cry. You sweet boy, my firstborn child, made me a mommy!  

From the moment I saw you, I knew I’ll never love someone else the way I love you.  You changed my life forever. 

FIVE is such a big boy age. I’m struggling to understand how time went by so quickly. It just seems like yesterday I was in hospital giving birth to you. 

I still remember that first year when I quit my job to take care of you. I spent days exploring the world with you when some people criticized me for being a stay-at-home mom. You were content being with me and that mattered to me more than anything else. 

That second year when I put you in day care and resumed work is unforgettable. We both cried on your first day at day care. Ah! Those painful days!

That third year when you went so crazy about mickey mouse

Your sister came along before you were four. I was so worried i couldn’t love you as well anymore. I was wrong. 1

When it comes to taking care of baby Lily, you are so good. You learned to take care of her quickly. You make sure she doesn’t fall down from the bed by arranging pillows in the open corner. You hold her hand when she tries to walk. You sing so she can sleep. If I take away your toys, you get angry; But if Lily grabs your toys, you are so good with her. You give her something in exchange and then take your toy back. 

I love that you remember every single thing about anything I say. You are so fun. Everyone loves talking with you. Your laugh is so infectious. You love to figure things out yourself – Be it opening a snack box or inserting straw in a juice pouch; You want to do it all.

You are so smart and make Lemon and I so proud. 

You like to run around a lot. I still remember the day when I almost lost you at the shopping mall. You ran away and scared the hell out of me. I did end up finding you in couple minutes. But what a day it was. Phew!

You are good at soccer and swimming. We can’t wait to try karate and dance next. 

This year you fell so much in love with Power Rangers. And, you are still crazy about ‘Talking Tom‘. 

Can’t believe you are graduating this Friday from Pre-School. You love math and like talking about all you learnt in school. You have memorized our phone number and house address for emergency. 

Being a super hero is your dream. You love avengers, ninjas, spider-man and Batman and what not. You can name every character in all of the movies which I have no clue about. 

You have a big year ahead, my baby! You are going to go to a new school. Meet new friends and teachers. The path forward is new with lots of changes in schedule. Come what may, I know you will prosper in all your endeavors. God bless you my child! I love you so much! 


That’s you with your birthday gift! Power Ranger Megazord 🙂




Lavender News – Top 16 Headlines

Good Morning and welcome to Lavender’s news. In today’s headlines –  

~ The weather has been so cold around the Lavender household. It is either snowing or too cold & rainy. 

~ Selfies that Lavender took in her new iPhone has actually helped her find one of Lime’s missing socks.

~ A special report from WordPress that just came in confirmed that Lavender has got 4 new blog followers this week. 

~ Lemon has drastically declined Lavender’s request to go on a vacation. Or even watch a movie. This is based on the data we have collected since the past few months. Lemon prefers to watch movies at home rather at a theater. Sources say this has irritated Lavender.

~ There has been some sort of interest shown in some new Television series in the household. While Lavender sees most of this On-Demand, Lemon watches the original airing.  

~ On New years day, Lemon, Lavender and Lime were seen fighting in the house. Sources say they ended the fight by having dinner at a local restaurant later in the evening. 

~ Regarding the power ball controversy, Lemon has purchased tickets with some of his friends only to Lose. Lavender has shown no interest in this lottery so far. 

~ Lime has rated “The Sports Authority” store in Woburn Mall as his favorite store, since that’s where Lemon and Lavender bought him his new Soccer Shoes.  

~ Also, this month Lemon, Lavender and Lime have consumed more Tacos than ever. Sources say Lavender’s recent favorite has been the Chalupa’s while Lime loves the Nachos.

~ Lavender just discovered that she is addicted to Multi-grain Tortillas. Lemon on the other hand loves dark chocolates. And Lime loves Grapes. 

~ In Business news, Lavender has taken the Blogathon 2016 Challenge. Most of her posts are about Lemon and she is doing good so far with the challenge. On being asked for a comment, Lavender stated that Lemon has been reading all her posts but never cared even once to comment. 

~ In the entertainment News, Lavender has got two new favorite songs now. She plays them on loop in her office Laptop at work. She is yet to load songs to her new iPhone 6S. Sources think that could probably be a task for Lemon this weekend. 

~ In sports, Lime started his first Soccer class on Wednesday. 

~ Swimming classes for Lime are on Sundays. He seems to be enjoying it so far. On an unrelated note, Lemon worries he has to wake up early on Sundays just to take Lime for his swimming lessons. 

~ In other news, Lemon has got a vacation day next Monday but both Lavender and Lime do not have that privilege. Going by historical evidence, lets just say Lavender is going to hate this. 

~ As per the latest update we just got, Lavender was found so happy at work yesterday. Though everyone at work wondered what could be the reason, our sources have confirmed that she was just happy because it was Friday and that she had lots of energy for the weekend.

That’s all for now. Have a good weekend! 

10 Minute Craft: Sunday Fun!

We haven’t had any good snowfall this year. The lack of snow has made us miss the fun of building our own snowman in the house. Right when we had this no-winter-fun-feeling, Lime got a homework from school. The task was to decorate a snow person in a creative way. 

Since he is a very big fan of avengers, I decided to make a Spider-Man snowman. We had all that we needed for this decor at home. So, it just took us 10 minutes. We had so much fun the whole day today  with this project. Lime is so happy and very very proud of this craft. It was just another  unique bonding experience with my baby Lime.

Here’s the pic. 




It’s all about the struggle between choosing one of the TWO choices in my life. Choosing one has always been so difficult. 

Have you ever thought about the impacts that choices have had in your life? Often I struggle.. When I choose option A, I feel like I haven’t made the choice that I really really wanted. And then at times when I choose option B, I have felt like I have had no other choice. Sigh!

People have always said / warned me to make the right choice in career, marriage, friends, education, job and even family. But No one ever told me how difficult are those little choices in life going to be!! I struggle with them everyday. The numerous amount of mundane  choices that we make day in and day out is what is most difficult. These little hard ones are those that set the direction of where I’m going in life. Some of these little choices include- 

  • How much happy I’m going to be today.
  • What to cook for lunch and dinner
  • Where to go this weekend 
  • How often do I call home
  • Which phone calls do I return

Lime, on the other hand, is all about exploring and wants independence. He likes to be given choices and have control over his day to day chores. He enjoys making his own decisions. 

Sometimes, I show him 2 of my favorite t shirts and ask him what he wants to wear. He chooses one and both of us are happy. He gets to decide on his own and I’m satisfied that he is wearing one of my favorites. *evil smile*.

Some other times I ask him if he wants help with whatever he is doing or would he like to do it himself. He responds nicely with gestures or words. It helps both of us and is always a win-win situation. I’m pretty much amazed by the power of choices and own-decision-making in toddlers!

May be choices are only hard for the grown-ups? I don’t know. 

Mickey Mouse Party Prep

Oh Toodles! I can’t believe Lime is going to be 3 next Sunday. We are having a birthday party and I have lots of planning to do. 

Lime is so crazy about the Mickey Mouse and especially because of this I’m planning for a little mouse party. I followed all the DIY blog posts and made the banner and the party favor bags. I’m in the process of making the bottle wraps and centerpieces for decoration. It is fun and tiring. But just the thought of how nice all this is going to look at the party room gives me strength. A full post with all details about how I made the decorations will come soon. For now, I will just leave you all with this pic.


My Minnie and Mickey party favor bags

This is my first theme party ever. I want it to be perfect. Okay. Okay! If not perfect, at least nice! 😛 Let’s see how it all turns out. Thanks to all the musketeers who RSVP’d. Can’t wait to see all the little munchkins at the clubhouse 🙂