Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Evani's first photo shoot

Our friend Kiran and Shomeek made a great effort at capturing some of Evani's cutest expressions ~

video

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Some precious moments

Finally I was able to capture her rolling over. Usually she never rolls over when I try to shoot.



Enjoying her bumbo seat. For my friends in India - this is NOT a potty even though it looks like one :)

Koko's intro to belly dancing

This Friday we met up with some of Shomeek's colleagues for dinner at a Persian restaurant. Who knew that Friday night was 'belly dancing' night at that place. Koko was tired and snoozing in my lap when all of a sudden the music blared and out came the belly dancer with her shimmies ( i hope that's how its spelled!). Koko jerked out of her nap and while I was scared that she would start shrieking at such sudden intrusion, to my delight she was actually mesmerized. With eyes and mouth (that's a constant) wide open, she actually was unable to blink. The belly dancer was kind enough to spend some quality time dancing for her most intrigued audience despite the fact that the parents did not have a single dollar bill to tuck in for her. I think Shomeek might go back next Friday night just for that missed opportunity. For all of you who do not know Shomeek that well, he does not miss an opportunity to either pose with or take pictures of belly dancers (atleast this time he had a good excuse)...so here goes~


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Solids

Evani started solids last night - Gerber single grain rice cereal mixed with formula. She was totally intrigued by the whole experience and did a pretty good job at actually getting the food down her throat. I wish I had some pictures, but I was too tired to take any.

Monday, August 13, 2007

India Day

This Saturday was our first performance after having formalized TranceFusion Dance Company. The event was 'India Day' celebrating India's Independence day on August 15th. There was a huge turnout of people from various parts of India. The featured charity was Ekal Vidyalaya, which runs schools in the remotest parts of India for underprivileged kids and adults. Photos were courtsey of Picmyfoto~



Sunday, August 05, 2007

Another milestone

Today Evani rolled over from her tummy to her back for the very first time in her crib. All this while she was turning sideways when laying on her back - but never turned over. It was a very exciting time for us - both mommy and daddy felt very proud and gave our little Koko lots of hugs - but then she wouldn't do it again..ha..ha..

Here is a clip of her from Friday

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Its all about me today...

Its been a while since I've written about whats going on in MY life. Don't worry, I will not terrorize you with picutres or video clips of me...ha..ha...

Evani's birth has been a life changing experience for me. I have learnt so much in these past 5 months and still constatnly learning something new everday. I feel I have changed in so many ways, some of which is good and some bad. I now seem to have immense patience and have learnt to let go of a lot of little things which would have driven me crazy during pre-evani times. On the other hand I'm an emotional wreck and realize how much I miss the presence of my mother. I constantly feel the need to be hugged and told what a good job I'm doing balancing baby, home and work. I know it sounds silly and is not in my nature to need such sympathy or reassurance -which then again brings me to think I have changed so much. I find myself constatnly thinking of my parents and friends back home and it makes me sad that they cannot be a part of my life right now and watch my little one grow.

On the other hand I have also been feeling that I'm not doing enough things that I'm passionate about -and one day I'll wake up and find myself very old and realize that I've lost a lifetime doing an 8-5 job. 5 days a week, and a bunch of chores on weekends and in the process missed out on these precious times with Evani. Hence, I teamed up with a friend and colleague and we opened our own design studio - Wacker Design Group. I pray we can make this work and I'm able to quit my full-time job soon.

I have also teamed up with my very good friends Soma and Sanhita to start TranceFusion Dance Company. We curretnly have 6 active members and we meet regularly twice a month for practise and hope to organize a fund-raiser end of next year. In the meantime we are open to performing at other events and might also start giving lessons.

I have submerged myself into establising the studio, dance and Evani and that has brought in a lot of positive energy in me. Talking about positive energy, I have also been going to a yoga fit class every Monday and Wednesday during lunch. That has helped me keep fit and control my weight. I only wish I could eat healthy -that is something I have no motivation in. In fact these days I don't give too much thought or time to food - which might be the reason my eating habits are detoriating.

I guess that gives a detailed snapshot into my life and activities which I have not been able to share with many of you in the recent times. I think I should also mention that my best friend, Sapto (the one who is in Canada) has been a pillar of strength to me all along and I wouldn't have been able to do anything without her love and support. I am also very thankful to my brother who is always there for me and who means the world to me. I wish I was able to spend more time with him.

Ohm!