Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Countdown Season

We are in the home stretch. It is odd to say that since technically India is our home, but nevertheless we are about to bounce out of the hot box for the summer holiday. Our ayah asked this morning who was going to take care of the twins over the summer. I suppose she is concerned that we are not capable, but I think we will manage.

The temps are hitting 115 F or 46 C daily. It is so hot that when you go outside you can feel your skin retreating and your eyes start watering. Our daily routine includes air conditioned playtime and swimming.

It is 10am...

I noticed a few days ago that Jyoti (our labrador) was getting a little thick around the middle. The vet has been forever telling me that she was getting too heavy, but I was in denial considering some of the dogs I have seen. She always tacks on a few extra pounds when we leave for the summer, but she might drop a few pounds since she won't be cleaning up after the boys.

Time to starting making to-do lists...

12 days until we are in the states for 9 weeks!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bangkok - No Babies!

It is the end of the year. It is too hot to move. I just finished a huge work project. Doug just got over a three week illness and finished end of year grades. So we are flying over to Bangkok for a weekend of fun and relaxation.

We disguised this trip as a belated birthday gift to me, but the truth is... we need an adult trip!

When we get back to Delhi we will have three weeks of end of year stuff to do. Then we are off to America for two months.

We are looking forward to reconnecting with friends and family.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Oh Geez

I love it when the boys talk. If I have Cedric's attention I can get him to try to repeat just about anything. He has been picking up new words daily. His most recent vocabulary addition is "oh geez". I can't stop laughing when he says it, and he gets so tickled by himself.

Another funny thing Cedric says is "teek hai". He learned this from our dog walker who has lunch with our ayah everyday. The boys just love Vineet and when he arrives they are over the moon excited. Teek hai is a common Hindi saying meaning yes, no, maybe, and ok depending on the way you say it. It is almost always accompanied by a "head bob". The head bob can be on the left, on the right, or back and forth. Cedric walks around our house bobbing his head and saying teek hai all the time. It is so cute.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Baby Proofing

Our house is 99% baby proof... leave it to Ezra to find the 1%.

While I was getting dinner ready the boys were free range throughout the house. They were having a good time laughing and playing with their toys. I ran into the bedroom for a minute and when I came out Ezra was in his crib. Doug asked me if I put him there and still in shock I said no.

I took him out and put him on the floor to see if he would demonstrate his new found ability and off he went. A few minutes later he was back in the nursery again so I watched him from the hallway. He knocked the pillows off the couch, used them as a step, climbed on the couch, climbed up on the arm rest, and did a swan dive into the crib. I gasped because I was sure it was my turn to go to an Indian emergency room, but up he jumped with a smile on his face.

Ezra is going to make my hair grey.

The couch has been moved.