What has been happening in the Prasad household. We have been busy, busy.
Noah's birthday cake turned out okay. It wasn't what I had imagined, but it was good enough for a 4 year old. He enjoyed it none-the-less. Lots of icing did help! Thanks for the advice!
Noah is very particular on what he wears. He is into "Tattoo shirts". Well, at least, that's what he calls them. It's basically any shirt that is not plain. I'm sure this is from years of me dressing him the way I wanted. I never really did put him in prints. So whether it has a print on it or a printed pattern, it is a "Tattoo shirt". Don't know where he coined the phrase from, but it's his phrase.
Jonah had a class field trip to the Pumpkin Patch. We had a lot of fun learning about where our food comes from and feeding goats and picking a prize pumpkin to come home with!
The Montessori school does not celebrate or teach Halloween or Christmas, so it was a nice break for the kids to learn about United Nations Day. They were to dress up in an outfit from any country, march to the local park behind their school and sing songs about different countries. It turned out to be a beautiful day and the kids are still singing the songs! I can't get them out of my head now. They wait for me in my sleep and disturb my dreams with echos of sing-song like "join hands, all around the world, join hands, all around the world" aahhhh.... I have very united dreams.
Sean and I have been working on the boys room for quite some time now. The problem started with the boys getting new beds. We really couldn't do much until they came in and it took forever! After weeks and weeks of promises, they finally showed up a month later than the original given date, and one bed is damaged. But, now that the beds are here, we can start a few of the decorations! That's my favorite part! I am super-excited to get everything done, but it looks like it will be a work in progress for another good couple of months. I am learning patience.
We were invited to a Dress-up party and had a lot of fun. It was weird dressing up as something I'm not. I felt really odd inside. I did figure out that I am not a pretty Blonde. My true Blonde hair is no more and I've moved into a new stage of Hazel.
The boys are a little off because of the time-change. They now wake up at 6:00am instead of their usual 7:00am. They want to eat lunch and dinner an hour earlier too. It was tough for them during services yesterday because all they wanted to do was eat, even though they both had a big breakfast. Hope they adjust soon.
The fires are still growing in Southern California. My folks are fine, but there are many around them and in the congregation that have been evacuated. My folks say they can see the flames on the hills surrounding them and the air quality is very poor. Please keep them in your prayers.
Good sweet friend Jamie Wilson is trapped at Pepperdine. I'm not sure of the details of why she was unable to get out and go home, but she is in need of your prayers.
Noah is 3 now. We had a fun-filled birthday for him. Last Saturday, we took him on his first train ride. So, it wasn't a real train, but close enough. We took BART to San Francisco and walked down Pier 39. He got to see the sea lions and the ocean and even came home with a souvenior Trolley! What a fun day!
Today is United Nations day. Noah had his first program at school. It was halarious! He didn't know all the words to most of the songs, so he just sat there and made faces. Seriously, what else is a boy to do with all that free time?!?!? He had an audience and music playing, so might as well enjoy the stage!
We then went to the classrooms and ate food from around the world. It was fun. He didn't have an Fijian outfit, but Sean had bought Kyle an outfit from China years ago, so I put that on him instead. He had fun, and played the part!
I made Jambalaya and I guess you could say that it is a food from USA. Does Creole have a nation? (j/k)