Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day of School

First Day of School
Originally uploaded by TinaRed
Waiting for the gates to open up for Xander's first day of first grade. Duncan also started his first day of Pre-K.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Anju's Wedding and Rishi

We went on yet another trip this summer. This time to Chicago for 2 reasons: 1) my sister Anju was getting married to Van, a guy she's known since high school; 2) Ranju and Rohit had their new baby boy, Rishi.

Anju and Van had their wedding at Amma and Appa's house and a beautiful reception at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. Xander was SO infatuated with Anju: he would hang on her all the time. This picture is one of the wedding pictures, but we managed to convince the boys to stand aside so the photographer could get the shot.

There are some more pictures of Anju's wedding here.

Rishi is pretty cute. I can't quite tell who he looks like more, but he's soft and cuddly and fairly even tempered, even at three weeks old.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Duncan rides his 2-wheeler

Here is a small video of Duncan riding his bicycle. We just took the training wheels off last week, but we were out of town for most of this, so this is effectively his third day of riding. Look at him go!

I apologize for the poor quality of this video, I took it with my phone.

Successful fishing trip

We visited Grandma and Grandpa in Montana last week, where we did so many fun things: fishing, archery, go karting, minigolfing, playing at a water park, camping in the backyard, throwing rocks in the Yellowstone river, playing Wii, watching Raiders of the Lost Ark, and much more.

Here's the fishing story:

We went out to the private lake where Grandpa's cabin used to be in Nye, MT where Grandpa's friend Bob took us in his boat to catch some fish. We hooked a trout every five minutes and caught our limit (6) in 30 minutes! Xander caught 2 all by himself, from casting to pulling it into the boat. And of course the one that got away was "almost as big as the boat!"