Nowadays Akshara wants to do whatever Vidhya does, started with the diya painting upto the traditional “kolam” outside the house. So, Vidhya gave her the colour and a free hand! After some time, Akshara calls us to have a look at the rangoli. We look at it and comment, “what have you scribbled”? She replied “Oh, it is a Ganesha!”
The influence of modern Ganeshas!
Akshara’s birthday fell on a Friday this year. So, we had a small cake cutting event on her actual birthday. Santosh was the special guest!
The following day, we had her official birthday party. This time, we had a kids party with the theme of Princesses and Pirates. We started off with the Princess theme but later realised that the guys might not relish this idea. So, we hooked on the pirates part.
Akshara wanted a princess cake with as many princesses on it as possible!
The kids played darts and also a variant of musical chair. The older kids helped in ensuring that the little ones were not wandering off
The princess and the pirate concept helped as it was fun to see the guys chasing the girls and the girls too getting on to the act as if they were real princesses in trouble!
Akshara and I participated in the 3 Km run in Magarpatta organised by Pune Running. It was a mix of jogging, walking and run-upto-that-pole kind of thing, but we managed to finish the course with neither of us becoming visibly tired