My kinda town- Saint Paul! I think if Ashish and I knew what we know now, we definitely would have looked to purchase a house in Saint Paul. It’s a very artsy, educated, cultured, family friendly city. They have some of the best festivals I’ve ever attended too!
Hail to the Hail! We met with our contractor yesterday afternoon. He will begin work this Wednesday. We are getting a new roof, garage doors, screen door and siding. This is the second time in two years that we begin this process… on a house that was built in 2004.
Minnesota’s extreme weather gets to be a bit old. Every state has its issues, but this year Ashish and I have had about enough. It snowed from October through April this year. Now the severe storms…
We do have a lot to be thankful for though. Two tornados touched down north of us yesterday. The day that this picture (May 25, 2008) a tornado did a lot of damage south of us. Needless to say, we’ve been spending more time in the basement than we would prefer.
Nishad could surely take Marie Montessori head-on and give her a run for her money. We’ve always armed Nishad with tools to gain an early independence, but now he’s taking over the house. Which, depending on the way you look at it, is a good thing, right? After all, Ashish and I bought a house to be a home for our children, not a museum piece.
Nishad often reminds US that everything has a place and if we put something ‘temporarily’ somewhere, we’re quickly reminded of where it belongs. A-hem. Montessori has back-fired on this Mommy. haha…
This year Nishad picked the theme of Daddy’s party; Cars. Even though he’s never watched the animated movie, the big red car that tops the cake was enough to sell him on the idea of having a CAR birthday for Daddy.
I’m not sure Nishad comprehended the idea that we were suppose to pick out something that we thought Daddy would like- not our own personal desires. Eh, at 2 everything is about you!
Daddy’s CAR birthday came with presents for the gas grill. Since Daddy has showed an interest in cooking, we thought we would arm him with some tools of operation!
Unfortunately, Arun (our early to bed, early to rise baby) hit the sack before the cake even made it out of the fridge.