Happy to you !! That’s what i say to everyone on their birthday and for mine too. My second birthday was celebrated at the Quay world Banquet with few family friends. Thank you Atthai & Hary mama for ordering my favorite FIREMAN SAM cake, i loved it and had a great day. Thank you everyone for making my day very special, with loads of gifts and special thanks to Thiru mama & Sandy atthai for the beautiful clicks.
Hi Sri Mama, I am very happy that I met you before my first birthday.
It’s going to be fun time for next two weeks and glad that you are going to be here for my first birthday celebration.
Thanks for taking time to visit us all the way from US and for my birthday gift. Dad kept your visit surprise from Mom and she was over the moon when we met you at the airport. I am going to keep you busy and hope you are going to have a memorable holiday. Come lets play Mama!
My first outdoor BBQ party was at Vogrie Country Park , organised by ETS (Nataraj mama & Sanjeev mama). I had great fun, made new friends and tasted BBQ chicken for first time. The play park was amazing, family cricket game was great and the food (more items than what you will find in a hotel menu) prepared by every one was delicious.
A special Thanks to Thiru mama for the lovely photographs.
It was a memorable 6th month with my dad, as he spent 40 days of his vacation with me and preparing my paper work for Edinburgh stay. He relished every minute with me and mom. All these days he missed us so much and also he was planning for job change, I hope this 40 days will revitalize him and recharge him to start his new job.
As my dad was arranging our visa, being center of attraction with all my relatives, someone presented me with flu. Poor me I was down with bad cold disturbing mom and both my thatha’s and paatis, even though i was breathing with my mouth wide open, I recovered quickly. Guna paati was also recovering from her cataract surgery.
After a long struggle I got my passport, Every day I will take a nice and long bath, Oil and comb my long hair, put my fancy shoes, cap and go to Coimbatore passport office, In spite of my tidy look passport officer kept rejecting my application. Mom frequently visited passport office to help me get the passport, so that by the time my dad is in India we can get the Visa and accompany with him back to UK. As an active kid, people say I keep kicking and walking in the air, If I would have been walking I would have walked thousand times to passport office with my mom and vijay thatha. My passport has fingerprints in the size of a grape seed.
My first road trip was from CBE to Banglore for applying UK Visa . I went in Illa machan’s super-fast Ford car with dad, mom, Vijay thatha and Sathy patti. We stayed in JP appas flat and had fun playing with Jiggu. For Christmas dad dressed me in a Santa Claus costume.
My first temple visit was to our Kula Deviam Kavaya Kaali Amman, and Pattatharasi Amman in Kovil Palayam, where my dad and mom got married. Dad fed me my first solid food a pinch of banana blessed by god and it tasted brilliant. I have now got couple of teeth confirmed personally by my loving dentist mom , My daily diet included massed raggi, , carrots, boiled apple etc.,
It was so sad to see dad leave to UK after his holidays as he was starting a new job, my mom and I are still waiting for visa and hope to join him soon. Dad we both are eagerly waiting to see you and you take care, will be there soon.
My first visit after being discharged from hospital was to my house at Semman Thottam, Pappanaicken palayam. I received a very warm welcome including my name (Sai Krishna) drawn with rice flour in the entrance and decorated with flowers. All my neighbours visited me with gifts and spent few hours with Rangu Thatha & Guna Aatha. Rangu thatha decided to call me Sai Krishna as I was born on Gokulashtami Thursday.
These are some of the photos taken during my first four weeks.
I spend most of the time sleeping and hearing cows call and listening to birds chirping, even though I don’t know what cow and bird means in my grandparents (Vijayakumar & SathyaSundari ) house. Vijay thatha and Sathy paatti stayed back in Coimbatore for bringing me up during infancy, they found a quite village with lot of breeze and fresh air, the village is called Karuparayan palayam. They told me that I was very quiet, but I kept them busy as my Mom was still recovering from my birth.
My great grandma/grandpa travelled all the way from pattampalayam(where my Mom, Sri Mama and Sathy paatti were raised) to take care of me and my mom, . My mom and dad used to look after me during nights and Vijay thatha & Sathy paatti will take over the duty from 4 am and kollu paatti during the day.
I was called by various pet names like Mottee, Kutty Bujjii, Mayluu, Thangam, Thambi by Mom and others out of love and affection. I was bathed by Arukanni paatti and Palaniswamy thatha stayed for few weeks to help my grannies. Palaniswamy thatha was there when Vijay thatha was born in 1950’s and are our family friends for past 3 generations.
Dad was with me for only 17 days and left to Edinburgh. I was constantly visited by relatives and friends all the time and seen so many faces that I couldn’t remember any of them. Everyone told me that I more resemble my dad than mom. Mom used to take my pictures and videos every day to send it to Dad and Sri Mama, who lives in US. Sri Mama predicted my gender correctly by looking at my first scan and Lavan was one of the names he suggested.