|January..... snow sneaked its way in and scared my parents off to India and left me to take care of little Pradyot all by myself....|
|By February... we had gotten used to being parents..|
also Nishi received his appointment letter and we were excited about moving to NY soon..
March was the month of many firsts... Pradyot's first spring,
our first Holi as a family of three and our first air trip together...
| In April.... Pradyot met his first friend... Kabeera.. who was just a day younger to him..|
and in the months that followed it was fun to see them bond as they grew along..
|May... it was when Pradyot had his first grand feast,|
a delicious meal cooked by my sister-in-law for his rice ceremony,
Annaprashon as we call it......
In June we drove to the Capitol to meet our friend Anupam.it was also the month when watermelons became a hit with Pradyot and
long walks Beechwood Boulevard the favorite parts of my day...
A lot happened in July...birthday-parties, farewell parties and lots of sight-seeing in and around Pittsburgh.
but THE THING that registered the most was Pradyot's excitement at seeing the
4th of July gathering at Point State Park.... So Happy 4th it was for us !!
After saying our good-byes to friends in Pittsburgh,we shifted base from Pitt to Brookhaven on 15th August
and spent the next one month hunting for a house... not too far from Nishi's work place.
|September, we moved to our new place and spent the rest of the month catching up with a toddler's new antics...|
for on 22nd Sep, his magnificent toddler years had begun.....
Of all the months October was certainly the most special one for us.
On 16th we celebrated our boy's 1st birthday
and soon after flew to India to celebrate his first Durga Puja with his grandparents in Kolkata...his dear Mamma and Dada...
|In November we traveled with Pradyot to Nishi's native house in Pattamundai to introduce our boy to his big family....|
It was such a joy to see him mingle instantly with his doting grandparents, aunt ...
|and his adorable sister, Shruti-dei....|
|and in December we were back home to enjoy Christmas...|
|and New Year's break.... while missing our family and friends all the time.....|
With a demanding toddler at hand..... it took me quite sometime to compile it all ....
but it was fun looking back and reliving some of the best moments of 2012...
I hope the past year was as good and kind to you and wish the very best for all of us in 2013....