Sunday, November 28, 2010
Here I am at my school showing my mom the Indian water dance. This week we celebrated Thansgiving on Thursday. We got invited over to a house with a trampoline and it was as much fun as a bouncy castle. At the table we played the alphaet thankful game and I said I was grateful for Bengal tigers and grapes. My favorite Thanksgiving foods are turkey, watermelon, cookies, and brownies.
Isaac really wanted to take me on a tour of his school on Saturday morning so we had Ashu drive us over to Sun City. At first Reema said that we had to stay with her for the tour, but then when she saw that Isaac wanted to show me ALL of the rooms that he knew in the school, she relented and let us go on a self guided tour. I was so glad that she let us be by ourselves because the boys had so much fun exploring. We did get a ton of surprised looks from all of the employees that we passed, we made a pretty usual onterage with 3 scampering blonde boys and a white lady with a basketall in her tummy. Isaac loved showing us the multiple intelligence room the best. It had a mini-museum in it with a space ship and dinosaurs. He also did a dancing demonstration for us in the Western and Indian dance room.
James and I went to a big Bollywood bash on Friday for the expat group here called Gurgaon Connection. Everyone dressed up in Indian attire and went over to Kingdom of Dreams for a dance party. I borrowed a lavender sari from Roma and James borrowed a cool men’s outfit from Suhas--it was really fun to dress up like the locals. Levi said I looked like a princess and Isaac said I looked hilarious and glorious. Ty bear just gave me good snuggles.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The boys love having picnics with James outside--this is right below our balcony (I tossed extra snacks down to them since we're on the second floor).
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Diwali is a huge holiday in India. James and I first learned about it by watching The Office, but the real thing is a lot more interesting. Basically people put up lights and set out candles, share sweets with neighbors, say special prayers, and set off A TON of firecrackers. Here's the wikapedia quote: "Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen-year-long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas (oil lamps) and burst crackers."