basavanna's vachana

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-09-2009

After a hectic time with him in hyper-energetic-mode, this dancing to Basavanna’s vachana sort of ‘tamed’ him…

ivanaarava, ivanaarava,
ivanaaravanendu enisadirayyaa
iva nammava, iva nammava,
iva nammavanedenisayyaa

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Scolding the dog

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-09-2009

Its been barking a lot, so Abhinav is scolding it. We changed the term from ‘baiyodhu’ to ‘buddhi heLodhu’.

ordering appa to take rest

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 26-09-2009

appa’s resistance is futile!

bubbles

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Posted by appa | Posted in activities | Posted on 25-09-2009

Appa has to make them as he ends up coughing with soap water.

beating up children

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Posted by appa | Posted in mischief | Posted on 18-09-2009

(warning: a few expletives used)

If I ever beat up Abhinav, he’ll know where I got the idea from when he visits this blog some day ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lali at school – navaratri celebrations

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-09-2009

Appa went later to pick them up and found her engrossed in some art work. He stood right next to her but she didn’t notice him at all for a long time! ๐Ÿ™‚
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to school with doll – for navaratri

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-09-2009

This week navaratri celebrations. Every child has to get one doll as part of the class decoration. We asked Abhinav if he’d like to take his favorite teddy to school. He replied ‘no, don’t give my teddy to maam!’ So we had to settle for good ol Horsie…

Tomorrow parents not allowed, only grandparents! With permission of school taken, Abhinav will have two grannys! Appa’s mom and aunt – Lali and Kami ๐Ÿ™‚

Clouds hiding the moon

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12-09-2009

on an evening walk we found the moon was not visible – the mischievous clouds were the culprits !

Clouds hiding the moon

yaaru hitavaru

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12-09-2009

This is a nice song by Purandara Daasa: Aaru hitavaru ninage? This questions what is the real benefit for you?

Appa and Amma are optimistic that Abhinav at his own time some day would understand and appreciate this song. Appaยดs friend Upendra had explained this song to Appa, though Amma needed no explanation ๐Ÿ™‚

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matchstick design

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Posted by appa | Posted in activities | Posted on 12-09-2009

Matchstick design

Design – he found a box of matches and surprised us with this design on the floor! Don’t know how he got this idea, maybe they’d taught him at school… nevertheless on his own initiative he had put in effort to do something constructive.

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