Learning to swim

Shaan and Kiran have taken swim classes at the YMCA in Princeton since July. Shaan was very afraid of the water at first but has progressed quite well.

Kiran initially had no problem going into the water but did NOT like getting her face wet.

He now jumps into the pool's deep end and appears quite comfortable in the water. The instructor uses a cute naming convention for how well the students do. Shaan just graduated from "pike" to "pollywog".

The swim classes have been a confidence booster for both kids. Now Shaan wants to play soccer and is more willing to try new things. Kiran now puts her head under the water.

Thursday 28 October 2004 · Sony DSC-S70 · Carl Zeiss 7-21mm f/2-2.5
Thursday 28 October 2004 · Sony DSC-S70 · Carl Zeiss 7-21mm f/2-2.5
Learning to swim · Thursday 28 October 2004 · Sony DSC-S70 · Carl Zeiss 7-21mm f/2-2.5
Learning to swim · Thursday 28 October 2004 · Sony DSC-S70 · Carl Zeiss 7-21mm f/2-2.5

Preparing for Halloween.

The weekend before Halloween, Shaan and Kiran picked out some pumpkins with their Fally Massi and Dipan Massa, and we sat around the dining table and painted.

Later Falguni and Dipan carved pumpkins into a cat.

Preparing for Halloween.—Sony CYBERSHOT + Sony @ 15.8 mm, f/2.4, ISO202

and a castle.

Preparing for Halloween.—Sony CYBERSHOT + Sony @ 18.2 mm, f/2.4, ISO282

The kids had a blast.

Grandma's Birthday


My mom was over for the weekend and the kids insisted that we celebrate (belatedly) her birthday. Of course every birthday party must have cake.

The kids always like candles.

We decided to host a BBQ to celebrate. This was mostly Shaan's idea. He loves BBQ although he does not eat any of the meats.