Festivals

Dash dressed up as a creepy spider – Halloween

To make something this #Halloween, we dressed our robot Dash as a spider. It turned out to be a bit creepy and very entertaining.

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Merry Christmas 2013

Christmas is around and its fun time. Santa visited YMCA in Waltham and they had organized some activities for kids. After decorating ginger bread man, coloring etc Rishab took a photo with Santa.

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas 2013


Merry Christmas & Happy holidays.

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Batman pumpkin

Rishab’s this year Halloween theme is BatMan. So it started with preparing his costumes and then came a play date with Sofia. Both kids first drew what they wanted on their pumpkins and then we parents carved them in the pumpkins.

Rishab & Sofia helping to clean the pumpkins

Rishab & Sofia helping to clean the pumpkins

Since i was doing this for the first time, Sofia’s experienced dad helped us with ideas on what and how to carve. Rishab and I carved Batman logo on one side.

Rishab with our carved pumpkin with light inside

Rishab with our carved pumpkin with light inside.

It started developing fungus after a few days and it started getting batman’s real black color.

Fungus on pumpkin with batman logo

Fungus on pumpkin with batman logo

We disposed it after a week. Next time we shall apply some Vaseline(petroleum jelly) on the carved part to protect it.

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Happy Halloween from Boston, MA

Happy Halloween in advance from all of us from Boston, MA.

Happy Halloween from Boston, MA.

Happy Halloween from Boston, MA.

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Ganesha festival at Houston

Satish and family invited us to Ganesha festival at their home along with their friends. This was our first Ganesha festival at USA.

This was a great time for Rishab to learn about Ganesha festival and the Hindu rituals. He started wondering when everyone started singing a prayer that he already knew.

Rishab celebrating Ganesha Pooja at Houston with Rohan & Aryan

Rishab celebrating Ganesha Pooja at Houston with Rohan & Aryan

Ladies prepared delicious authentic Indian festival food. We all had a great time. As always, kids had very good time too.

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Houston art car show 2012

Rishab attended Houston’s car art show. Cars were decorated in all kind of stuff. Checkout a few samples here.

A decorated car at Houston's art car show

A decorated car at Houston’s art car show

Rishab at Houston car festival

Rishab at Houston car festival

Rishab at Houston's car art show

Rishab at Houston’s car art show

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Holi 2012 at Metairie

This was the 4th time Rishab played holi with same friends at the same place. Sadly this could be the last time as we are moving to Houston.

Rishab chasing his friends at Holi festival celebration in Metarie, Louisiana.

Rishab chasing his friends at Holi festival celebration in Metarie, Louisiana.

Compared to previous years, this year general games were not organized, but we did end up playing volleyball.

Rishab sharing color with his friends

Rishab sharing color with his friends

Checkout posts and photos of 2009, 2010 and 2011.

As always it was fun for Rishab and all of us to get together with our Louisiana friends.  Rishab went home and dad went back to Houston to join his office next day.

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Rishab’s Letter to Santa

Santa’s buzz has been around for a while in all cartoon channels that Rishab watches and now he knows about Christmas and Santa. This year Rishab took some pics with Santa.

Rishab with Santa

Rishab with Santa

We have been asking Rishab to list what he wants from Santa and send a letter to him.

He has been telling us that he will write it tomorrow (he tells that almost every day). He still doesn’t understand the concept of time/date frame yet.

Finally today he wrote a letter. I first checked with him on what he want to write, he told me a long story. I wrote a draft out of it as he doesn’t know spellings of most of the words of this letter.
Then he copied it with his hand writing. Here it is…

Letter to Santa

Letter to Santa

It sure looked cute. For 3.5 years writing this long letter is a big deal.

I asked him to give this letter to Mailman who talks to Rishab often. Rishab says, “No I will give this letter to Santa”. I told Rishab “You dont know where Santa is so you can give the letter to Mailman and he will give it to Santa”. Rishab replies instantly “I know where is Santa, he lives is North pole!”

—-Update on December 21 – 2011

Rishab’s request was received by Santa Click the link to watch the video by Santa.

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Sweet Family

My sweet family in traditional Indian dress. We were heading to a Pooja (Hindu prayer) in a friend’s house.

Rishab with parents

Rishab with parents

Although Rishab wasn’t so happy to pose, this was still a nice picture.

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Diwali @ Mandeville, LA

As last 3 years, Diwali function was organized for indian community of Mandeville, Covington and Metairie @Fountain blue blvd. Kids and adults enjoyed the event and was organized very well. Rishab and his little friends were dancing their way and weren’t bothered about what else was going on there.

Rishab and friends @ Diwali 2011

Rishab and friends @ Diwali 2011

Girls (Avni, Ana, Aarushi & Vaani) danced and entertained all of us. Although we didnt prepare Rishab, he didn’t hesitate to sing his part :).

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Some kids are fearless and go-getters, I guess Rishab is.

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