Over the last several weeks we've been doing a lot but i have not had time to write about it. So here are some quick snapshots.
Some leaf rubbings that we did in my sister's garden. Raghu enjoyed watching and then proceeded to pluck leaves and made a collage of them for me to rub on.
Maya (my 4 year old niece) and Zoya pose with Muffin, Maya's dog. Zoya has been really wanting a dog and i'm grateful that she gets to meet one almost every where we go. She calls Muffin "another Gudran". For those who missed this... Gudran is Sandra's dog and Zoya misses him.
Thps is of my Dad with the girls in his pooja room. Its the only altar at home and the kids love to play there. Its a smallish off-set room. there are matchsticks and incense sticks... both very appealing to all 3 kids. Raghu has started to light a candle with a matchstick all by himself and then start the incense stick with the flame.
Mom is posing with Raghu and the dish that i now christen "made for Raghu" Raghu had been wanting Hummus and rosemary and stir fry veggies. I was busy making appetizer roll ups with some of those ingredients... for sisters, parents, brothers-in-law etc. And raghu sort of liked them but not quite. I did nto notice that mom and he were cooking this up on the side. After a while they emerged with this dish. Mom had arranged ina dish.... fried potatoes with rosemary and oregano infused olive oil dressing, hummous, grilled veggies (my mom made her sandwich grill into a proper grill that night... she is so inventive), and some pomegranate seeds as garnish. Raghu loved it and agreed to pose before consuming most of it.
This happened a few weeks ago... Ravi had taken Zoya out to the local bakery for some chocolate cake slices. They had none. They only had whole cakes available. So Ravi and Zoya got the cake home and surprised Raghu and me with it. They lit candles and enjoyed the little impromptu cake party. The icing read "Happy Unschooling". Ravi enjoyed this a lot i think...even more than Zoya cause he rarely gets to do some creative surprising at home.