Rishab always loved the fact that he could create something on his own and lego toys were a big part of his creations for a long time. Long Lego playlist on his video channel- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbBOPvmjD9x8H1FcMi2J3l7tTmHjHpI8g is a testament to that fact. This not only introduces electronic parts such as transistors, battery, speaker, motor, buttons switches etc but also teach them to connect them together in a logical order to result in over 125 projects.
Rishab claimed that it was the greatest toy he ever reviewed so far and is already feeling like a scientist.
Rishab got Super Magnetic Space putty as one of the Christmas gift. Same day Rishi visited him and they both were eager to open it and play with it.
Here is a review of Magnetic putty. You can combine other magnetic materials and have hours of fun with it.
Another weekend and weather eased a bit and was far more pleasant near freezing point.
Kids had over an hour of fun sledding and then playing in the snow.
Rishab endured 2nd winter storm. It was followed by plenty of snow everywhere. This afternoon was the right time to take a quick break for sledding.
Sledding at Waltham
Although it was more than 20 degrees below freezing point, everyone was excited to sled. This was Rishab’s first time and we made all first timer mistakes. One time Rishab rolled out of his sled over the snow and it was all over his face. I brought him back to the car and warmed him up.
Sledding with daddy
Kids also had a hot chocolate with marshmallow break.
This place on Trapello Road was of the right size to provide enough thrill for the kids and also being safe for them.
Temperature dropped to -11 degree Fahrenheit next day -Coldest we have ever felt.
Today we have 6-7 inches of snow and everything around us was covered with snow.
Pleasant morning with lots of fresh snow means its snow time.
Winterfun – Playing with friends
Moving from Houston was tough for us but was fun as usual for Rishab.
While we were struggling with our move, Rishab kept up entertained with his ever lasting smile and funny creative ways to keep himself engaged
At the end, all that matters is whether you want to remember those cute little moments or the hardship. Choices makes us what we are.
This weekend we visited Old MacDonalds farm at Humble along with few friends.
Mini train in Old MacDonalds farm, Humble
Apart from all kinds of farm animals they had some adorable animals including deer one of them was taking rest on this hot sunny day. There were many more roaming around.
Rishab checking out a Deer at Old MacDonalds farm
They had couple of rabbits of different colors. Rishab felt that only the white ones are clean.
Petting a soft furry rabbit at Old Mac donalds
It took Rishab a few seconds to feel comfortable among these occasionally jumping goats.
Rishab feeding goats in Old Mac Donalds farm.
Rishab also chased a peacock around the farm. Looks like that peacock was used to kids chasing it, so it didn’t run too far but just far enough to get away from Rishab.
Rishab chasing a peacock
Rishab also tried pony horse riding here at old macdonalds farm.
Memorial mall has a very neat play castle for kids.
Castle at Memorial city mall
Generally kids under 5 years enjoy this a lot. Week days are the best times to visit. Weekends are usually crowded and you may have to wait in the queue. Shopping mall around this play makes it attractive for most parents.
This was the first time I took his photos underwater. They came out pretty well.
It was fun clicking photos of Rishab and his friends. Water temperature was moderate and it was sunny so a perfect weather for swimming.
Rishab isn’t swimming without floty yet. I’ll checkout some videos on youtube and teach him swimming (I can swim, but swimming is one thing and teaching to a kid is another that needs convincing techniques and tricks). Summer is almost gone so not sure if i have enough time now.
Swimming with daddy
Do you think Sony TX10 camera is good?
Summer vacation made us explore more and more ways to keep Rishab involved. At this age keeping them at home all the time is quite a challenging task. Summer in Louisiana is blazing hot and cant sent kids out till its evening. Apart from sending him to Karate classes we also started teaching him Skating. Friday evenings would be with disco lights in the dark and saturday afternoon sessions were with lot of light around.
Intially we held his hands and balanced him to walk him around the skating rink. In about 5 skating sessions he started skating on his own. Now he doesn’t need our help. He still skates slowly as in the video above. I guess its just a matter of finding few friends (of his age or interest) who go faster than him and he should start chasing them. Rishab is still hesitating to go fast as he did not fall down and learn skating like most other kids here. Comparatively he started very early on some of these activities. I am sure that will be an added advantage later.