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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

3rd Birthday Photos

So here are the photos of the birthday party.
Background- I wanted to have a cartoon of their choice as the cake. Now choice has to be derived by Mamma off course so I familiarised them with various cartoon characters over the last 6 months like- Mowgli, Noddy, Sesame Street, Elmo, Pooh and the winner was Noddy with a clear majority in terms of top of mind recall, preference and popular demand as story books so the cake was to be Noddy in his trademark car.
With all due respect to Noddy and cake cutting- the yawn below was unintentional- they had just woke up from sleep and hence were not even there to welcome the guests. So in the words of some guests- they arrived late for special effects because of the sherwanis they were wearing.
For the first time in my life I was worried that "inko meri hi nazar naa lag jaaye"
I even visualized them making a grand entry to the party venue in their new cycle - which was a gift from Mausi & Mama. But Dadda would have none of it.

This time too I wanted us parents to be centre stage so that when the kids grow up they shouldn't feel bad that we never bothered to be part of cake cutting so instead of calling for the grandparents we took special care to cut the cake.

Now the first thing everyone and a blogger does is to look for photos of self after any photo session. To my utter pleasure I found lot of pictures of mine. Here I present the unedited ones and leave it to you (and the kids in future) to reconstruct me from these bits. So much for being part of the cakecutting and for wanting to be present in the same frame as the kids while the ceremony was going on...

I swear these are unedited, flattering pictures of mine taken on the occassion - yes the large object wearing white clothes, with a crop of curly hair looking always uncombed and the odd arm or hand interspersed in the pics is me... and don't blame me for blaming hubby for not being smitten enough of me and my new dress to click many pictures of mine. His only consolation offered to me is that so aren't there enough pictures of him but that's not the point is it?

Other Minor Details

1. I organised a treasure hunt for the older kids within the campus. That generated a lot of excitement among kids leading them to bunking their various classes like music/ karate etc that evening

2. The snacks were pre- packed in a box from the baker itself- sandwich/ cookies/ samosa/ chips.

3. Juice was prepared at home and dispensed

4. The clear hits were chips and juice. So if one is planning to have lot of kids and less of adults, it makes good common sense to have more of such items.

5. Take home favours were stuff like sketch pens, crayons, activity books

17 comments:

Monika,Ansh said...

Aww.........such cute little boys they are.......love their sherwanis. Kala Tika!
Lol abt the pictures of you.
You are my jodidaar in wanting to be there with the kids for cake cutting. I feel exactly the same & have been there on all occassions for Ansh's cake cutting without caring a hoot for what people say!

Mama - Mia said...

what handsome dudes!! :) and cake looks absolutely yummylicious!! :)

and i remeber my hairy photos during raksha bandhan and bhai dooj type occassions!! :D

and you dont look huge from any angle!!

cheers!

abha

Timepass said...

oops... I missed wishing the boys..Belated bday wishes to Ojas and Tejas from me and Punch..(late for this year and too early for the next year!!)
BTW lol on the large object wearing white clothes..mera to haal usse bura hai!!!

Timepass said...

oops... I missed wishing the boys..Belated bday wishes to Ojas and Tejas from me and Punch..(late for this year and too early for the next year!!)
BTW lol on the large object wearing white clothes..mera to haal usse bura hai!!!

Timepass said...

oops... I missed wishing the boys..Belated bday wishes to Ojas and Tejas from me and Punch..(late for this year and too early for the next year!!)
BTW lol on the large object wearing white clothes..mera to haal usse bura hai!!!

Ritu said...

Nice kids, and no you arent huge. The cake looks delicious

chandni said...

glad that the party went well love!!!

My sister is planning a Noddy party for her 3 yr old next month too!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Lovely sherwanis, yummy cake and Noddy is always a hit. Sounds like the birthday party was too!

Itchingtowrite said...

monika, ansh- its time we moms take the lead role and make ourselves more visible
mama mia- relaly, i insist, i AM huge
Timepass- thanks for the triple dose of wishes! i am keeping them all
ritu- the cake was relaly delicious... they used a little too much of cocoa and that came out very good.

Itchingtowrite said...

chandni- i really wanted to give noddy books as favours but they didn't hav enuf. also was hoping that had they had a red car they cud hav made an entry in the red car but even a red cycle wud do had hubby allowed that

mama mia- hope so- went off in a blur for me

mayG said...

aww such regal sherwanis and the noddy cake!! wow I want some too..
Happy Belated Birthday!!

the mad momma said...

yes itchy we believe you. excuse us for not caring more - we're too taken by the little shervani clad rajas :)

Rohini said...

Wish we could see more of the white outfit. Whatever I can see of it looks very pretty... :)

Avantika A. said...

Hey got to ur blog through chandni's page.
A happy third to u (uhmm and ur husband)
I think ur choice of juice and chips was excellent...i have memories of Rasna in styrofoam glasses, a chutney sandwich, wafers and a nice yummy piece of cake on a paper plate at birthday parties.
I guess over generations children still want the same combinations for birthdays.

Monika said...

belated happy bday.... and huge... now way u should look at my pics to know what is huge...

and u did the right thing... there is no way i am going to allow anyone to cut my Ojas's bday cake whatever people say i am so sure abt this now specially his bday being round the corner... i hope to have to some more of me in pictures though :)

~nm said...

They are looking so handsome in those sherwanis!

Great pics!

Artnavy said...

ro-
the outfit was indeed very pretty and anushka will vouch for that:-)