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Kiran's First Day of School

Today was Kiran's first day of pre-school. She is attending Kid Connection in the building next to Shaan's kindergarten. We were worried that she would cry and make a fuss but she appeared to fit right in. That night while I waited for her to fall asleep she excitedly told me all about her day at school. She likes her teacher Ms. Beachel.

Kiran's First Day of School—Sony CYBERSHOT + Sony @ 9.3 mm, f/2.0, ISO141

Summer Wedding

Bhavna's first cousin, Mihir, recently married a beautiful young lady, Sonali. Both kids were excited, but especially so Kiran. She loves to play dress up, and the wedding provided her a reason to change her clothes as often as she wished and wear pretty outfits.

I'll have to start saving some big bucks for my little princess's wedding. Watching Kiran twirl in her vibrant lehenga, her eyes sparkling with joy and imagination, I couldn't help but envision her special day years later.

Each outfit she wore was more than fabric and sequins; it was a glimpse into a future filled with her dreams and celebrations. And as she danced with innocent grace, lost in her world of make-believe and merriment, I knew these memories would be cherished, tucked away in the treasure chest of our hearts, waiting to be revisited with smiles and stories in years to come.

Summer Wedding · Sony CYBERSHOT · Sony @ 9.3 mm, f/4.0, ISO100
Nandani and Kiran show off their mehndi. · Summer Wedding · Sony CYBERSHOT · Sony @ 9.3 mm, f/2.0, ISO141

A Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine

Shaan's fascination with "Thomas the Tank Engine" led us on a 2-hour journey to the Strasburg Railroad in Ronks, PA, a trip fueled by his enthusiasm for the beloved train character.

A Day Out with Thomas offers a unique experience for children and fans of Thomas the Tank Engine. This event features a full-sized operating steam locomotive, Thomas the Tank Engine, which takes guests on a 16-minute excursion. There was some disappointment about the duration of the Thomas and Percy rides.

Food and drinks, such as hot dogs, pretzels, and kettle corn, were available during the event, adding to the enjoyment even on a hot day in June. We did have the convenience of ducking into various stores to cool off, making the day pleasant.

Overall, A Day Out with Thomas at the Strasburg Rail Road offered fun and educational experiences.

80 degrees. Low humidity. 4 hours sleep. Sounds like a "Day out with Thomas" | Saturday 19 June, 2004 | Sony CYBERSHOT | 21 mm | 1180 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 100
A Day out with Thomas 2004 | Saturday 19 June, 2004 | Sony CYBERSHOT | 10.6 mm | 1140 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 100
A Day out with Thomas 2004 | Saturday 19 June, 2004 | Sony CYBERSHOT | 9.3 mm | 1470 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 100
A Day out with Thomas 2004 | Saturday 19 June, 2004 | Sony CYBERSHOT | 10.6 mm | 160 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 100
A Day out with Thomas 2004 | Saturday 19 June, 2004 | Sony CYBERSHOT | 15.8 mm | 170 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 100
A Day out with Thomas 2004 | Saturday 19 June, 2004 | Sony CYBERSHOT | 8.1 mm | 1470 sec at f/6.8 | ISO 100
A Day out with Thomas 2004 | Saturday 19 June, 2004 | Sony CYBERSHOT | 10.6 mm | 160 sec at f/3.4 | ISO 100