Sunday, January 30, 2011

Conversation with Siddharth!!

I have promised for the more post on USA, there is something interesting happened today which makes me think back again in life.. while baking cookies with Siddharth on sunday evening he asks me a question...

सिद्धार्थ: आप से एक बात पूछनी है (i want to ask you something)

मैं: बोलो सिद्धार्थ (yes siddharth go ahead)

सिद्धार्थ: हम जीते किस लिए है ( why do we live)

मैं:(in deep thinking mode) : हम जीते है हम खुश रहें ( we live for happiness)

सिद्धार्थ: मस्ती करें (for fun)

मैं: हम ज़िंदगी को अछी तरह से जिए, खुश रहे, और दूसरो को हर्ट (hurt)ना करे ( yes for fun, for masti and not to hurt others)

सिद्धार्थ: लेकिन हम तो हर्ट करते है (but we do hurt)

मैं: कैसे ( how come)

सिद्धार्थ: आप मुझे डन्ट लगते हो. ( you scold me)
and i was silent for sometime and explaining him that a mother scolds a child then there is a love, in that also.. and after few minutes he was busy in making his story with the spoons.. and i was still in his question and answers..
I just looked back and thought my seven year old son has become very big in his thoughts... and i am living a new life through him... 
Siddharth running in joy at the front of hotel venetian in Las Vegas...

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy new year!!

This time on Christmas santa called us in his own country.Vivek has got some conference in Jan 2011 and he planned that he will not go alone this time and wants his family to come and spend time with the family here in  USA. Luckily i also got few of my meetings and the trip was planned.  

There were sweet co incidences happened from the day we planned our visit. Siddharth's winter vacation shifted to Jan first week it supported the days we wanted to go. The day we booked ticket it was Vivek's birthday. This was Siddharth's first  travel overseas and our first overseas trip together. Siddharth got his first immigration stamp on his Grandma(Daddi) and his favourite Niru Massi Birthday. 

 Siddharth at his first international airport. Amsterdam
Our stay here was for six hours and Siddharth did not got upset, rather he was enjoying the airport by roaming and exploring it. 
Siddharth enjoying elevators at Amsterdam
 view of the iceland from the flight.. on the way to SFO
view of the pacific from flight
and we reached San Francisco.. Vivek brother lives here with his wife Piya and a cute daughter shreya..  
at san francisco airport
The first day at USA and we were out for shopping, shopping of jackets.. The jet lag made us awake at 4 AM on the Christmas morning!! and we all were curiously opening our gift  which was a nice sweet surprise from Piya .  She did the wonderful thing by packing gift for all in red paper they looked beautiful and there was a gift for everyone they wanted.. 

Siddharth, Piya, Vipin, Vivek enjoying their gifts.. 
Almost 13days we spend at San Francisco with the Vipin, Piya and Shreya..Time flies.. we drove to LA, went to disney land, universal studio, pacific drive, hiking.. it was all fun.We enjoyed so much being with each other. Siddharth had great fun making cookies with Piya Chachi. Their Dream team was at best. Shreya learned cute hindi conversation from all of us.. and we picked some bangla words from them.. below are some pictures which shows the fun together with the family at SFO. 
 tera mera saath rahein...
Dream Team
Ja ud ja re panchi (17 mile drive) 
 aakhoon hee aakhon mein ishaara ho gaya.. 
 Golden gate ke aage...
tera mujhse se hai pahle ka naata koi
Crookedest street at SFO
Yoohin kat jayegaa safar saath chalne se..
These are the thoughts i have...will come soon more on the journey and the incidences it offered...