Monday, November 30, 2009

I need help!

OMG! I think I seriously have an addiction!
H1 accidentally sold my 40000 coin Barn for about 2000 and now it's gone from my farm. I screamed at her and I snapped at her! Seriously....for loosing a bloody virtual farm. Like I said in the comments in my previous post, I think I need a FarmVille Anonymous group or something.

I calmed down enough to applogise to her in about five minutes. I sat her on my lap and told her how sorry Ammi was for loosing her temper. I told her it doesn't matter because it's only a game. (But I am not letting her anywhere near it again! ;o)


Monday, November 23, 2009

Lovely ebooks for kids

My brother-in-law sent me this lovely link with e-books for kids by Janaki Sooriyarachchi
All the illustrations are by her too and they are so beautiful. H1 loves her stories. Do check them out for your kids/nieces/nephews/grand-kids.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

This sixteen thing

Thanks Santhoshi for tagging me. So many have written to their 16 year old self that I feel it's getting a bit stale reading them (ok ok this is my excuse because I am feeling soooooo lazy to write a long post.)

The only thing I'd say to my sixteen year old self is that if only you knew that you'd marry the kind of man who'll gladly look after the baby because you had to harvest your crops on FarmVille, you wouldn't have tried flirting so hard with anything that moved.

If you knew that you'd find the kind of work you loved and bosses so great that they'd come to see your baby 6 years after you leave the organisation, and is ready to have you back anytime, you wouldn't have worried so much that you didn't get selected to a local university.

If you knew that your sister would become so close to you that she'd be ready to move house just to be near you and be such a great Puncha to your kids, you'd have not fought with her every time the two of you opened your mouths.

All in all I would have told you not to worry at all about your future, at least untill you are in your thirties, because life so far has been good to me.

Since all have seems to be tagged I am going to leave an open tag

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The third month

My little baby has become so inviting and responsive. She smiles when you talk to her, grins are getting wider and she talks to you using funny little sound. She makes aaaah, eeeeeeh  and oooooh sounds. She coees, she gurgles she giggles (very rarely!)

When I hold her hands she tries to lift up her head and shoulders as if to help me pick her up. She loves to stand on my lap for a few seconds while wobbling like a jelly as her legs are not strong enough. H1a nd I would usually say 'My goodness girl, you are shaking like a leaf,' (copied from Skipper, the official leader of the Penguin Commandoes in Madagascar 2!) and H1 would laugh every time.

She has different cries for different wants. She has a 'feed me' cry, a 'FEED ME NOW!' cry, 'I want to sleep' cry, 'pick me up' cry and a very emphatic 'PICK ME UP NOW OR ELSE' cry.

H2 doesn't keep me up much in the night too. She wakes up at about 2 or 3 for a feed. Then maybe again at 4 or 5 and promptly falls asleep after getting her tummy full.

It's so fascinating to watch her now. She likes to sit in her bouncer than lying down. When she sits she can see her legs. She would gaze at them as if to say, 'What are those interesting things' and she would move them this way and that way while trying to grab them with her hands. She misses most of the time though as her hands swipe at them rather than aim.

It's soooooo exiting to watch my baby grow! I love my little girlies to bits!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It does rhyme at least...

A few weeks back, while I was breastfeeding the baby, H1 asked me the name of what the baby was sucking on. So I told her the correct name for it.

Yesterday, while I was feeding H2, H1 came up to me and knowlageably said, 'Nangi's sucking on the pimple!'

It does sound the same doesn't it...sort of....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

First giggle

She giggled for the first time
my heart soared and giggled with her
she smiled and giggled again
kicking her legs
and waving her arms
I couldn't get enough
of that beautiful sound

Thursday, November 12, 2009

There's a Rat in me kitchen

Hubs was singing UB 40's 'Theres's a rat in me kitchen what am I gonna do..."

H1 who has never heard the song was singing ' There's a rat in me kitchen what's Ammi gonna do..."

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Come take a walk with me

Last couple of weeks, there has been a load of activity of the animal kind around our house. I have no idea what most of them are. Maybe you can help me identify some of them.

This bird came a few times and would always land on this post. Maybe she (?) was looking for a place to build a nest. Is it a pigeon?

These were seen in the paddy field in front of our house. Anyone care to identify them for me?

This I know is a crane.

"Hello! How do you do? How come your wings have black in them? Where can I get mine done like that?"

My helper told me this one is called 'Pan Kukula.' Wonder what the English name is...

And this fellow was HUGE. You can't see the tail. It was loooooooooooooong.

This lizard was white when she was on our garden wall. Thn she came to the ground to lay her eggs and changed her colours to black and green. She dug a hole and started laying her eggs. When I got closer, she puffed up her whatdoyoucallems (those thingys in her face) to scare me off. After she laid her eggs she closed up the hole and was never seen again!

A pretty dragonfly (is it a dragonfly?)

Most our mornings were like this last week. The whole world was covered in mist. H1would go out running and shouting, 'The clouds have come down...the clouds have come down!'

Monday, November 2, 2009

Feet up the stairs

Hubby was working on a weekend project with his tool box open. H1 picked up the measuring tape and pulled it up to her head and asked, "How tall am I Thaaththi?"
Squinting at the tape, Hubs replied, "Three feet."
"No, no, no," said H1, "Ammi said I was one hundred and more!"
"Yes, darling, that's about three feet."
"Stop measuring my feet silly, you have to measure up to my upstairs*" said H1.

Note* - anything above ground level is 'upstairs' to H1. In this case she was talking about her head :o)