in pictures. the circus came to town…

And we made it happen. After a night at the hospital and Kabir with two teeth less(but spirit in tact!), we got back home and got started on the party planning.

And such a fun party it was…with Kabir the cutest ring master ever and everyone in a medley of stripes and polkas. Thank you everyone for being such sports! It was a fun day at Spectra Raintree…With clown noses and polka balloons. A tent with adorable circus animals for a cake, which tasted as good as it looked! Popcorn and fries and chocolate lolipops…star shaped cookies and chocolate cupcakes…It was a good way to remember Kabir turning three! ❤ ❤ ❤

Everyone says it and I’m no different…Time goes by so fast!!!

Kabir is three already and I don’t know where the last three years have gone…I remember the first day he came home with us, a fragile tiny lil thing. So so precious that he brought tears to our eyes every time we would see him, everytime he would smile in his sleep, every time he would grab our finger tightly in his tiny lil fist. So much has happened since and I wish I could remember every tiny detail, every milestone, every time he said and did anything for the first time…but the reality is that I can’t. God knows I try, with the crazy amount of pictures I take, of him and of us together(a lot of you would think I am obsessive), writing blogs posts and posting pix of Facebook.

Maybe I am doing this cos I know that time is really going fast…It isn’t just a cliche when people say he’s growing up so fast!!! Or even the annoying remark from old aunties…”kitna bad ho gaya hai…chotta sa tha jab tujhe dekha tha!!!“( How much you have grown…you were just a small baby when I last saw you!!!:D) The day isn’t far when Kabir will finish school and will be deciding on his options for college. It seems so far away yet I know that when the day does come, I will be looking back and wondering where did the time go? And seeing him go away far somewhere to pursue his dream, a piece of me will go with him. I know I am being a little melodramatic but yet…its heartbreaking to think of it. For now, I’ll just kiss him a lot, hug him tight, tell him I love him often and loud. Read him stories, kiss his bruises away, teach him, scold him and love him with all my heart. So that when the day comes for him to move away he’ll know how much I love him no matter how far apart we may be….

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On Kabir:

shirt with bow tie– H&M

denim shorts– H&M

suspenders- H&M

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in pictures. being frida.

Defiantly beautiful, tenacious and veracious. A survivor. A fashion icon. A brave and powerful woman. Frida Kahlo. I love her. Always have, since I discovered her. And have always wanted to have a theme party to get chance to dress like her. And it happened. When I least expected it to. (Don’t most things?!) In Stockholm, staying the weekend over with a friends friend, now also my very good friend. The crazy and fun Bella. So she was invited to a friend’s 30th birthday party with a theme of Frida!!! And I was invited to come along and of course I had to dress the part! Initially a little bummed cos I would have wanted to plan better. Know before so I could carry the necessary tools(clothes/jewellery/ scarves etc etc) to do justice to Frida! But then…that’s her magic. You don’t need a lot. Some flowers, some bright colours and lots of right attitude is enough. It ended up being once of the most fun nights I have had in a long time. Getting together first with two other friends at Bella’s place, cooking, eating, drinking and helping each other become Frida!

I guess I am intrinsically a lil Frida, cos I had no trouble digging out things from my tiny assortment of clothes and accessories I was carrying to get “the look” in place. The flowers, which we had earlier in the day picked up, of course helped! What did do the trick finally was Bella’s dressing gown from Anokhi, which she had picked up on her trip to India in May earlier  this year!

And so we walked out of her apartment, four Frida’s, looking at feeling the part. Pretty, confident and ready for fun. Getting there and seeing the room full of Frida’s, a riot of color was absolutely amazing! The birthday girl, dressed beautifully in a white cast and a Mexican gilet was so lovely. Her Mexican roots making her the perfect Frida! Was so wonderful to see each one looking so different yet in our own way embodying Frida so beautifully. Each one paying respect to the amazing character that she was.

Needless to say it was a wonderful evening. Talking, drinking, chatting, discovering, discussing, laughing…and being Frida!

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“Feet, what do I need them for, if I have wings to fly?”- Frida Kahlo

 

it’s time to party. kabir turns 2

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For a boy who loves animals, has made old mac donald his own by singing it as “Olla tolla had a faaaaaarrmm…e i e i o!!!”,

we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate his turning 2 than with a farm theme party at a farm!

A lovely day spent out in the sun, getting our hands dirty and mouths full of cake.

A big thank you to all those lovely people who made it and made the day so special.