Thursday, May 19, 2016

Puerto Rico - Day 2

Day 2 : We woke up in the morning , had breakfast of bread and jam (which we had bought the previous day) got ready and then went to Old San Juan. I had heard that parking here is difficult, luckily we got a spot near the Old Fort and we set out to visit the cemetery at the bottom and then walked our way atop the fort.
Weather was cloudy and very pleasant, we took lots of pictures here, my baby boy being the photographer for a change. We also saw a very big iguana over here, it was the first of the many iguanas that we saw. After posing for a lot of pics and going around the fort we walked back to our car. We then drove to the Old San Juan town and wanted to find a place to park but unfortunately there was no parking space, we drove in 3-4 lanes and then decided instead of going around in circles to find a place little further. thus we drove out and found some cozy restaurants on the street side. luckily we got parking and we ordered our food and drinks. it was very breezy and windy and a glorious day to be out in the open. Kids were running around, while we had our food.

We were very relaxed and just spend a lot of time there, then we decided to visit a Kids museum in the town and drove back, but again parking was full and it was time for the museum to close, so we just drove back to our hotel and rested. Dinner we eat some rice mixed with tomato chutney that I had packed. We had a Bioluminiscence tour planned for the nite. it was a 1 hr drive , so we left by 6:30 and reached the place by 7:30 pm. Our tour(mine and Ritvik) was at 8:30 pm. We were all taken in a boat and we would drive through the mangroves to the Bioluminiscence Bay. It was pitch dark and we saw a lot of Iguanas on the trees, there were a lot of kayaks that were also going through. Our guide Mario gave us a good talking tour all the while and he and Ritvik became good friends. Once we reached the Bay, if we put our hands in the water it would glow, it was because of a special kind of bacteria there which emitted light on contact. We were there for quite some time and then returned back where my dear baby and hubby were waiting. it was 10 pm by then and we drove back to our hotel.
 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Welcome to Puerto Rico - Dec 10th 2015

Was I excited? Was I nervous? Was I biting my nails ? Not really..I did not even have time to think or plan about the trip. What with MIL leaving and me deciding to WFH for 2 months with a toddler, days have been super busy. I just decided in mid - August that we needed a family vacation. Since most of US is covered I needed a destination that was not in US and did not need visa checking, so Puerto Rico it was. Flight tickets were booked and then I asked G to do the hotel bookings. The only thing I booked in advance was the Bio Bay as someone said it gets sold out pretty quick.

We had a 7 am flight to catch(Sun Country) and since it is considered an International Destination we had to reach there 2 hrs ahead. I got up at 4 am, got ready woke the kids by 4:30 am, got both dressed and we were out by 5, both the kids were wide awake and ready for the trip. We reached the airport by 5:30 am, did the check-in's , went through the Security Checks and were in the flight by 6:50 am. The first leg a 3 hr flight was till Ft Meyers, FL. As soon as the flight departed we all slept for an hour, when we woke up the beverage service was on, after having juices, soon it was time to reach Florida. We were asked to stay in the flight itself, we had palak paneer and chapatti(which I had packed), the it was a 2 hr flight to San Juan, luckily Baby girl R slept again and it was an easy flight till there. While landing we saw the beautiful oceans from the flight and it was a beautiful scene.

We reached San Juan by 2:00 EST time. We then went to the Rental and got our car, the climate was hot, our jackets were off. We then went to the hotel Villa del Sol which was very near to the Rental Car Office. The hotel was colorful ,w e were in the 2nd floor and there was a courtyard which was good as the kid could run out and play. After freshing we went for a stroll outside and to have dinner, we chose El Café restaurant and I had the famous Mofongo(Shrimp) but sadly it did not taste good at all, we ended up with having Tres Leche cake as dessert, we then walked around and went to Walgreens to get some other essential stuff like milk, bread....

Ritvik was all ready to go back home to his friends and was all the time asking when we will return, he convinced his Dad to get him a lego set, we then went to the hotel and were lazing around on the courtyard. After some time Ritvik started crying saying he was missing his friends and wanted to go back, I then gave him a big lecture on spending time with family blah blah and when I told him we will go after 5 days, he was like 5 days, that is too much, can we go back in 2.
All said and done we were all tired with our flight journey and went to sleep for the night.




 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Back from Vacation

We went on a week vacation to Puerto Rico and it was Fun ! Fun! with much needed hot weather and loads of family time..Will post details soon.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy Birthday My darling

Today my love turns 6 years old, oh! how he has grown.
I can love him and hate him at the same time. He can mentally disturb me to no end and at the next minute smother me with kisses and hugs all the time.
A big time Amma's kiddo, we fight and make-up and scream and play and sing and dance and do all sort of naughty things.
He is at the age where he is super confident of everything in life. He can make friends with anyone in the vicinity. He gets angry immediately if we tell something that he does not like but at the same time he is a scary cat, scared of everything, even to go alone next door he will want me to watch over him.
He does not listen to anything that we tell and will do things that he has his mind keen on, you can keep shouting 10 things but he will not listen.
He loves to kiss and cuddle his baby sister all the time and most of the time he wants to kiss her butt. he calls her "My baby' affectionately and it melts my heart.
He is generous and kind and innocent and smarty pants and handsome as hell.

Wish you a very very Happy Birthday my Bumble Bee

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Spotlight On "My Baby Boy"



 
 
 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

To my darling Riti

It has been 14 months now and you are walking/running/screaming and talking all like a big girl.
You love to eat food and the minute you spy something you will point your fingers and say Ku Ku which means you want it, same goes for your anna's water bottle or yummy and junk food that you see.
You have still not taken whole heartedly to whole milk drinking on and off ocassionally.
I am only breast feeding you at night and maybe I'll stop that soon so you can sleep by yourself at night and I can sleep blisfully too.
you are at that stage where you are repeating so much words and can already tell No, Thank-you, hi, bye, Mine etc..
it is so much of a pleasure to see you repeating the words in your child like way.
you want to go outside all the tiem and the minute you see your dad, you get his slippers and then point to the door.
The fun part is to see you sneak nea r your Anna, grab the remote and run away laughing.
You are also attracted to the mobile phone, though I dont give it to you you will take any one phone that you see lying outside and keep it at your ears and start talking.
I am thinking it was  joyride with you till now and the fun is yet to begin.

love u my mottuuuuuuuuu

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

First Day of School

Today my baby Bumble starts his first day of school in 1st grade. He rides the school bus, goes to the school lunch with his friends, will gain new experiences, hope he enjoys his school, learns to be a good and smart kid and excels in all that he does.

My baby ...umaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah