Two-ty Fruity

Ask him, “nee laddu-aa, buddhu-vaa?”. Pat comes the reply: “Vadhunn naan”!

“Varun-kku inaikki enna?” was a question asked a 1000 times. “Aaappy Buthudhaae youu youu” he answered 1001 times:) It seems like just y’day he made an entry into this world and one word I thought would best describe the baby that was born on Feb 19 -2009, was ‘Vella Urundai’ (a ball of jaggery)- you couldn’t tell where the scalp ended and the forehead began:) And no trace of the eyebrows!


Its already two years and he has grown out of the Johnson’s baby soap/powder smell. His preferences have changed. He wants only appa’s choup (soap), anna’s teechat (t-shirt), amma’s chappallu (footwear). No more fruit-veggie mash or pappu mammu. Now its only fresh gaepch (the black seedless, sweet variety), Auenge (kamala oranges), thomatho-kai choop (tomoto- palak- veggies soup), paashthaa, noonles (you know!). Give him these anytime of the day and he is game!

His B’day cake was the much loved Thomaas (Thomas Tank Engine). We showed him 4 different photocopies of Thomas and went with the design he picked first. Anna had invited a dozen of his friends, the good news being that the girls out-numbered the boys;) His chittappa gifted him a cute Thomas T-shirt and he walked the ramp till the evening in that t-shirt! We stuck to a simple menu as the kutti-party was a little early in the evening with many kids having other engagements (exam time for few, dance class et al..) The platter had cake, home-made paneer-corn-creamy-cheese pasta, butter pop corn, and orange juice. Vyas helped chop paneer and veggies for the pasta and microwaved popcorn; his friends were coming home you see!

Anna at work

The B’day cake:

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

At two, his ‘suprabhatham’ and lullaby is this (courtesy- anna):

To Varun: Happy B’day Sweetheart! Amma looooves you! Love to tickle you and squeeze you in a tight hug. That is till you are knocked breathless from squealing, giggling, crying, fighting, all at the same time! I still remember you fluttering like a little butterfly inside my tummy:)

Author: Vidya

Positive, and positively talkative!

17 thoughts on “Two-ty Fruity”

  1. Oh sooo cute!!! He’s a Thomas fan too? Mine is/was rather but now he’s a big boy, and loves Ben10 🙂 I wish we lived closer, I could have bequeathed all the lovely Thomas books and toys to him 🙂

  2. Belated wishes Varun!!Will be reading more and more of ur leelaigal posted by ur adoring amma!!!Grow up as smart as ur anna!!My best wishes…

  3. @Chatterbox: Thank you! The cake was yumm- a butterscotch fresh cream

    @ Charu: Thankoo

    @ Sri: Yep, Vyas is momma’s boy!

    @ Pallavi: Hey, do save up the books and bring them when you come! It will work for another 4 yrs!!

    @ Ani: Naangellam avanukku gift. avan engalukku gift;)

    @ Titaxy: Thank you so much!

    @ Uma: Thanku thanku!

    @ Sudha: Thanks for the wishes. Amma wants them to be available for each other -always:)

  4. Hey, thats a lovely cake and a sweet pair of toes !!! Like the nilangu !!! 🙂 🙂

    Happy Bday Varun. 🙂 🙂 May you have ur life’s best days ever. 🙂 🙂

    So sweet and responsible anna….me like the way he involved himself with the work. 🙂 🙂

    Vella urundai…ha ha ha….enna oru description – btw, I love vellam…. 😉 😛

  5. @UmaS: I love vellam too and the vella urundai:)

    @Swaram: The duo say ‘thank you’

    @ambulisamma: Sonnadhu nejam dhaane?!

    @Me: Thank you. What is Hobbes upto? Grr… why no posts?!

    @Abi: Thankoo from the gaepch loving tantrum throwing rowdy baby!

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