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March - Photo A Day

A photo a day challenge is something that I have wanted to do for a long time but always put it off as I was not sure if I could be committed to it. Being a new mum with a full time dental practice took up all my time. But off late seeing so many bloggers take up the challenge has made me want to do this again. Then a few days back I came across the Fat Mum Slim website and loved the photo a day challenges that Chantelle has been making since 2012. So I created my own challenge for this month by picking random photo prompts and hopefully will be able to post a picture every single day and keep this going. What I plan to do is follow the picture prompts for each day of the month and post an appropriate photo either taken by me or pull out some old pictures from my archives! So here's looking forward to Photo a Day for the month of March!

Humans of New York

One of the most memorable trips I've had with my husband was our second trip to the US in the winter of 2010. We were there for a month and brought in the new year in New York City. My sister in law lived in Manhattan at that point and when she asked us to spend some time with her, it was an offer too irresistible to turn down. So we took time off from our busy schedules, packed our bags and boarded the plane for JFK.

Every single day, we would bundle up and walk. And boy did we walk! We saw NYC the way it is meant to be seen, by foot! We did not do any of the touristy on this trip since we had covered it all on our previous trip the year before. We would walk from the 82nd street towards lower Manhattan covering 60 to 70 odd blocks every single day. We would walk down a different Avenue everyday, stop by for a pizza or coffee along the way and try to take as many sights and sounds as we could! And of course shop as much as we could!

Ice skating at Bryant Park, snow ball fight at…

Lego Mania

LEGO.........the word brings back very fond childhood memories. Spending weekends and all holidays with cousins, staying up way beyond bedtime, stealing goodies from grandma's refrigerator after she would sleep, broken nails, scratched and bleeding cuticles from trying to pry tiny lego pieces apart and days spent building lego cities. Given a choice to go back in time, that would be the time I would go back to.
My mom has a huge family made up of 3 brothers and 5 sisters ensuring that I have plenty of cousins. Being an only child, I am particularly close to all my cousins and we meet up regularly even now. But the conversations and games have changed as have we. Now we meet up for a night of pictionary, scattergories or monopoly, while as kids we could keep ourselves busy for days playing hotel, school or lego. 

So when our baby was born 17 months back, the first thought that come to mind was "wow I can now build lego cities with him!" and we bought him his first Lego D…

Boys will be boys

When we had a baby boy last year, little did I know what was in store. With both my husband and I working, we depend mainly on my mum to look after our son (with help of course!). My mom comes from a large family and having lived in a joint family until she was married, has brought up a lot of family kids. She was super confident that managing my baby would be a breeze, but little did she know what she was getting into too!
Now I'm not complaining about my little cherub, but he can be quite a handful. And my poor mum having no experience in raising a boy, has experienced all her firsts along with us. She has now resorted to telling my husband that our son gets his naughtiness from him! It is another thing that my son has her wrapped around his little finger, and the doting "Nan" does everything he asks of her. I asked her at lunch yesterday, the difference between raising a child as a mother and as a grandma and she was quick to reply, "I worry about him much more,…