Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Entertainment :)

Toddlers are pretty easy to entertain :) Aashini has a bunch of things that entertain her now :) FOOD is one of those things :) She LOVES Mangoes! She cries for them sometimes. She only says it in Hindi but doesn't have that word down perfectly. The Hindi word is Aam (alm - not sure how to spell it in English) but she says Maam... it's cute ;)
Anyway, this mango was huge!! It's the size of her head!!Aashini loves to color! She has crayons & chalk and goes to town with it. She has a blank notebook that she loves to color in too :) This is an older picture - but that's what she's doing here :)
Aashini loves Elmo! She gets to watch Elmo some afternoons and Adam also has Elmo on his phone. It's great b/c if she's really grumpy or upset while we're out, Adam can hand her his phone and let her watch Elmo and she's perfectly happy :) It's so cute :) We were on a long car ride & it was past her bedtime, but Elmo on the phone saved the day. This day (in the pic below), we had a man come to work on our inverter (our battery back-up for the house when the power is out). I was feeling pretty sick and couldn't keep an eye on Aash, and Adam was busy helping the guy fix our inverter. The power was off and on, so we couldn't just turn on Elmo to entertain Aashini, so Adam pulled out his phone - it was quite helpful :) (notice she's wearing an Elmo shirt in this pic as well as an Elmo bib in the other pics)...
We have some weird corn here in South Asia. You can find Sweet American corn here in frozen bags and there are guys on the street that sell cups of hot American corn, but other than that, it's South Asian corn. It's harder corn - more like Maize. It's chewy too. I don't really like it, but we were wanting some corn on the cobb the other day, so we got some. I'm not sure if Aashini really liked it or not, but she sure loved eating it! I love this pic (below) - she is holding the stick in a funny way - it looks so proper :)

13 comments:

Erin G said...

that top picture looks more like nathan than aashini!

I think it's awesome that she speaks as much hindi as english. are you making a concerted effort to raise her bilingual, or is that just the product of using certain words in your culture that work better in on language vs the other? so interesting to me, this linguistics stuff.

Roberts said...

Oh now you're just trying to make me jealous, showing that big yummy mango picture! ;) Aashini I don't blame you, mujhe aam bahut pasand bhi hai! Did you learn how to cut it the proper way, or did someone do that for you? That's a cool phone Adam has!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Adam knows how to cut mangoes the proper way :) haha! We go through at least one mango a day right now (at least!).
Adam's phone is AWESOME! New it's about $300 but he got it for about $50 :) He got it off of Craig's List - It was barely used. It's really cool and does more than an i-phone :) We got a lot of stuff off of Craig's List when we were in the States... we actually have one here in the Capital now and we got a baby bed off it it - super cheap! :)

Carie said...

Elmo, saves the day for more people than we can ever know, I'm sure of that!! hahahah!!! I'm sure most moms know the Elmo song! She is such a proper little young lady!!

alwaysjoyfuldejs said...

Ummm. Can you do a post how to for dummies post on how to cut a mango correctly? I have trouble and yours looks good. (If your corn is like ours, Hunt is pretty sure it is the same grade they feed to pigs :)

SouthAsiaRocks said...

yeah, we should do a mango post :) That would be fun :)
Pig-grade corn hunh? Nice! :) haha!

Life in Green-Land said...

I can't tell you how many times we've been saved by Elmo on the iPod!

Roberts said...

YES! Teach me how to cut the mango properly too. I'm sure I could find it on YouTube, but I'd rather hear it from the Shefs. :)

Misty said...

She's so precious! Elmo saves lots of days here too. Yeah for Elmo! Love that Mango pic!

alittlewater said...

Whoa, that mango looks so good. I'm missing mango's right now. "today I am missing them only" not really though, it's more like everyday. so impressed on the cutting of it too.

Autumn said...

Maybe you should stick to mangos for Aashini since she can't get those stuck up her nose!! =)

SouthAsiaRocks said...

haha! good idea Autumn!

Sara Beth said...

Yum. Mango. You cut them like we do. Makes it more fun! I have a great mango salsa recipe to go with chicken if your mangoes are in season! Do you know there are tons of free episodes of Sesame street to download on iTunes? There's a great one about Elmo going to preschool that our kids like!