Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Belated Easter

We had a busy Easter this year - it was Liam's birthday as well. Egg dyeing, egg hunt at the Consulate, and baskets at home...Liam was less enthralled by the bunny than Santa, per se, but still had a great day...

Monday, March 01, 2010

Holi re Holi puranachi poli

Today was holi - started off with a small celebration at Washington House and then migrated over towards some friends' colony where there was an all out battle of the colors! Tons of fun, although Steve may end up going to work wearing a hat tomorrow!

Crossing the hump...

So I turned forty this - in Singapore! It was a calculated trip - didn't want to be in Mumbai for it so went further east. Had an amazing birthday - breakfast with orangutans at the world class Singapore zoo and then an amazing dinner of raclette, galettes, and crepes at a tiny French bistro that we happened upon during a monsoon-like shower. An awesome trip and fabulous birthday. I almost forgot I turned old!

The backwaters

Spent a very relaxing four days in Kerala - god's country to some. It was amazing. Highly recommend the Taj Garden Retreat. Lots of activities for everyone and kind of reminded us of the Dirty Dancing resort because they had evening activies and Mr. Ravi, the Julie McCoy of the resort, on hand to marshal everyone around!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Happy 2010!

We started the new year with a short trip to the "Golden Triangle" - Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), and Jaipur. It was FREEZING and we were unprepared, but had a great time anyway. The Taj was phenomenal - despite the fog and overcast weather. Would consider a return trip on a clear day. The Amber Fort in Jaipur was beyond belief - the elephant ride up the side of the hill to get there and then the sheer size and detail of the buildings. Awe inspiring and really made us forget we were in a tourist-packed attraction.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Merry Christmas (2009!)

A great day all around...shared with family and friends! Santa found us in Mumbai, much to Liam's relief!

Getting ready for the big day!

Liam's class had a holiday party on the last day of school - the same day that Grandma arrived. He's beein having a blast and they've been doing all sorts of things together - including constructing a gingerbread house!