Wednesday, May 28, 2008
He could tell you "Nethiki Ashwin small baby a irundhan" referring to the fact that he was once an infant or "Nethiki na waa waa azhuden" two minutes after he has screamed his head off as you try to feed him medicine.
He tells us on an almost daily basis "Nethiki appa kai vizhunda. Big big ethuthu fast fast kai vizhunda" referring to an incident that happened in the beginning of April where Raghu was walking down the steps with Ashwin carrying a basket full of laundry and he toppled. He does not do this on an almost daily basis, thank God, but Ashwin is impressed with his father's acrobatics :)
The collective noun is something that Ashwin has figured out and loves to abuse.
"Blocks vayyadalaam namba", meaning not me alone but WE shall play blocks. This is how the usage started but has now gone on to "Namba poopoo polaam" or "Green getti potukkalam namba".
It is adorable how he completes most of his statements with either "See" or "Therima".
"Naa big thammi ethunden, See" or "Inga dirty aachu see". He is sitting on my lap as I type and saying "button, see" indicating the buttons on his night dress.
"Ashwin veetukku bird vandachu theyima", "Ummachi kaapaathi light hide pannikku theyima" (Sunlight is hiding behind the clouds, not gone, do you know?!) or "Appa kitta car saavi ikku theyima" are some of the classics that entertain us all the time!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Ashwin started attending child care 3 weeks ago. The place he goes to is called "Little Rascals Childcare" which Ashwin pronounces as itte ashash childcare in the most adorable way. He will also tell you that his school is in Applecross.
Ask him what he did at school today and he will tell you that he did "enjoy".
The little rascal.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Ashwin: Amma, idhu enna?
Me: Idhu mickey cushion da raja.
Him: Mickey cushion yaar vay kudutha?
Me: Mickey cushion Harsha uncle vangi kudutha
Him: Harsha uncle enga irukka?
Me: Harsha uncle Bangalore la irukka.
Him: Bangalore enga irukku?
Me: Bangalore India la irukku.
Him: India enga irukku?
Me: India very far irukku da. Map la daan paaka mudiyum.
Him: India eppudi poonum?
Me: India woosh la poonum.
Him: Woosh illa, adhu aeyopyane.
Me: (Yeah right, my growing teacher!) Aeroplane la poonum.
Him: Aeyopyane enga irukku?
Me: Aeyopyane up la irukku.
Him: Up iyya. Aeyopyane airport la irukku.
Me: Amam, aeroplane airport la irukku.
Him: Aeroplane endha airport la irukku?
Me: Aeroplane Perth airport la irukku.
Him: Perth airport enga irukku?
Me: Perth airport appudi poi appudi poonum.
Him: Enku aeroplane okkachi vaenum.
Me: Amma kitta paisa illada raja aeroplane okkachi panna.
Him: Paisa shop la irukku. Shop poi paisa eduthu va.
You would too, if you woke up to something like this:
This was the view from our living room y'day.
I can sit in our backyard with a cup of coffee or icecream and watch birds in the trees, cyclists along the esplanade, the deep blue water, boats and skiers in the water, pelicans, the freeway across the river and the trains across the freeway, all at one glance!
Today, I woke up to this and I was actually disappointed!
You can see more pictures clicked from our backyard here:
None of the photos have been touched up in any way, I promise!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
This blog has been collecting dust for the past two and a half months. And in this period, Ashwin has been busy. There has been our final few days in Singapore, his time with family in India, my baby sister and Ashwin's Bodhu chitti's wedding, my parents Sashtiabthapoorthy, our settling in in Australia and much more. He has been growing into an awesome boy. Over the coming days, I will try to capture the nearly lost memories of the past months.
Now that I have broken the awkward silence of the blog, I hope to go back to blogging about my wonderful son in full swing soon!
See you internet!