We bought a mint plant and i taught Rishab how to water the plant and take care of it. We also sowed some chilli seeds in another pot. It was interesting to show him how those plants germinate from the seeds.
Rishab's Mint plant
Within a week this plant had enough leaves and Preethi used some leaves for making Chutney & i mixed them with lemonade. Now everyday as soon as Rishab comes back from school, first thing he does is check the plants.
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
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
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.
Aarushi’s birthday was celebrated today at Northshore Gymnastics. As a part of birthday games rishab zipped along the cable.
I was thinking that Rishab wouldnt dare to do it (as one of the girl of his age was scared and came back crying). Rishab handled it very bravely and completed it very nicely each time.
My sweet family in traditional Indian dress. We were heading to a Pooja (Hindu prayer) in a friend’s house.
Rishab with parents
Although Rishab wasn’t so happy to pose, this was still a nice picture.
Rishab participated in Fashion shows @ Chevron. This was Brian Held of our IT team who was dressed as Star wars robot.
Rishab with Robot
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
Girls (Avni, Ana, Aarushi & Vaani) danced and entertained all of us. Although we didnt prepare Rishab, he didn’t hesitate to sing his part :).
Some kids are fearless and go-getters, I guess Rishab is.
Few of us went to Fountainbleau park today.
I could capture some of the beautiful shots of sunset, this was one of them.
Sunset at Fountainbleau park, Mandeville, LA (From left to right - Rishab, Inu & Aarushi)