Thursday, November 14, 2013

Aashini is SIX!!!

 We had a small birthday party for Aashini's Sixth Birthday :) Aashini LOVES bugs!!!  So.... we had a BUG PARTY!!!!!!
We played "Scary Butterfly" (Hot Potato) :)
 My kids hadn't played that game before... Diya thought it was the best game EVER! haha!
 We did bug relay races... :)
 We had the party at a public park, so we had a few on-lookers :)
 Our Buggy Friends :)
 We took the little caterpillars and made them into cocoons ;)
 They make great Cocoons :)
 Then they busted out and turned into butterflies :)
 They made their own caterpillars too :)
 The finished products :)
 Cake Time!  The cake frosting was a MESS!  The cake looked horrible! haha!  Aashini liked it though, so that's all that matters :)
 All of the kids had magnifying glasses and we had a clear bag full of bugs that they could look at... It got dark really early that night, so we used the light on my phone so that they could see the bugs! haha!  Here's Deepa holding my phone :) haha!
Aashini is now SIX!  Such a big girl! :)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Freedom Fighter - Rani Lakshmibai

The other week at school, the kids were supposed to come to school dressed like a Freedom Fighter.  We decided to dress Aashini up as the super cool Rani Lakshmi Bai!   Doesn't she look tough?! :)
This is a picture of the original Rani Lakshmi Bai.  She was a queen and one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857.  She is a symbol of resistance to the rule of the British East India Company.  
Aashini LOVED getting to dress up like her and speak about her at school.  
 So tough!! 
 Whenever Rani Lakshmibai is pictured, she always has on men's clothes and has her adopted son tied to her back.  So, Aashini just had to have a baby on her back! :)
 The day that Aashini did this, Diya had her speaking competition, so we saw her at school when she was going to the computer lab :) 
 This picture makes me laugh :)
 After school Aashini loved being able to run around and chase the boys with her sword! haha!!
 Aashini and her buddy Tanvi were both dressed up as Rani Lakshmibai :)  They had fun together :)
 Chasing the boys :)
 Aashini and Tanvi - the two Ranis :) 
 Leaving school... Aashini had a super fun day! :)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Diya - Annual Day - Retro Post - March 2013

Diya had her Annual day at the end of the school year.  Things got crazy and I forgot to post about it.  So... better late than never!
 Their grade did a patriotic dance.
 Diya LOVED it and was so proud of herself!  She talked about it for WEEKS!
 She was a little distracted by the guys behind her waving flags though :) haha!
 Here's Diya with one of her best friends... Heemanya.
  They're cute :)
 I like Diya's pose here :)
 It was a cute little dance :)
 Here's a video of her performance if you want to see it :)

Here she is afterwards :)
The ride home :) haha!

Friday, September 27, 2013

PTM - Parent Teacher Meeting - Aashini

Aashini had a PTM a couple of weeks ago (Parent Teacher Meeting).  They did it a little differently this time.  Half the class came at once and the kids did a small presentation for the parents.  
Here's Aashini with some kids in their classroom.
 This is Aashini's teacher - Harveen Ma'am.
 Here they are doing the presentation.  A couple of kids read out questions, and the kids sitting on the front row answered the questions.  Aashini was in charge of telling them if their answer was right or wrong.  If it was right she gave them a "smiley". :)
 It was cute :)  Aashini was funny :)
 Aashini and her smiley :)
Here's a short video :)

Friday, August 30, 2013

Speaking Competition - Show & Tell - Diya

Diya had her first speaking competition of the school year last week :) 
Before the competition began she went around to all of the parents and gave them a special paper and told them:  "Nursery B Welcomes You!"  (There is a video of all of this at the end of the post :))
 The performance began with a few poems and songs.
 This is Diya with her buddies in her class.  There aren't many girls, so they're pretty tight :) haha! :)
It was a "Show & Tell" competition.  Everyone picked a topic and talked about it.  The topics were quite random.  In the pics below, the topics (from LtoR) were:  "My Family", "Rainy Season", "Trees", "Hanburgers" and "Biscuits" (cookies).
 Diya was the last one to go on!  She LOVES that stuffed bunny and decided to use that as her topic.  
  Diya never wants to practice in front of us, so we weren't sure how she would do :)  She LOVES the stage and a microphone though! haha!
 She did great! :)
 After everyone was done speaking, they did a Taekwondo Presentation.
 Diya LOVES Taekwondo!
 Part of the Taekwondo Presentation was an obstacle course.  It was hilarious!
 At the end of the obstacle course they were supposed to jump and roll :) haha!  
 Then a few of them showed some Self-Defense moves.  Diya was so funny :)
 All the kids got Chocolate Bars at the end.  They were so excited! 
The kids then showed off their skills in the Computer Lab :)
And their puzzle skills :)
Here's a  video!!!

 Oh yeah, and Diya got First Place!!