in pictures. A day out to the Science Museum with kids.

We celebrated Kabir’s birthday this year on a Saturday, a day before his actual birthday with a big party for all friends and family! A fun reptile theme for my reptile lover. Will do a post of our DIY birthday party soon!!

On Sunday, his actual birthday, we wanted to celebrate with just us, doing something he’d enjoy. So while looking around for things to do around Bangalore that he’d like (instead of heading out to the mall to play games again), we found the Science Museum near Cubbon Park. While Cubbon Park we frequent at least once a month, the museum was still unexplored.

In the end we finally didn’t make it that day. After a lovely brunch at one of the birthday boys favourite restaurant, Smoke House Grill, we headed back home. Considering we had to be back early to get him to revise for his year end school assessments.

But we did make it a point to go the weekend after.

So after a early lunch at Hard Rock Cafe. Again chosen cos he loves his burger! But frankly we were a little disappointed, the place isn’t quite what it used to be. While the staff was very courteous and playful with both the boys. It seems to be missing it’s old vibe. Would definitely pick Smoke House given a choice between the two, the next time.

On Kabir-shirt & shorts-H&M; shoes- Adidas Originals
On Ranbir-shirt & shoes- Zara kids; shorts-H&M;
On me- Pleated skirt-H&M; crochet lace top- Zara Woman; bag- Coach; Sunglasses- Urban Outfitters

Another reason we chose to go to Hard Rock was cos the Science Museum is just a short walk away. That’s something I miss so much here in India. Walking on the road. While in Europe for work or leisure….I walk and walk and I love it! For that matter even Shanghai and Hong Kong. In India, however it’s a luxury. Owing to bad infrastructure. Poorly maintained footpaths and the pollution. But… there are still some places where you can.

And the walk till the Museum was quite pleasant and refreshing.

After a 10-15 minute walk, we reached the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

The entry ticket is 50 Rupees per person and it is open from 10am-6pm.

The first floor was what Kabir enjoyed the most with fun activities and interactive set-up. The Fun Science section. The lower floor had a special exhibit of the Wright brother’s aeroplane along with the Engine Hall.

Even the little one was entertained by the machines and loved looking at his big brother doing things with them!

We also went for a short 3D movie which you have to pay for separately. While Ranbir got too restless and refused to sit through the show(daddy stepped out with him mid-way) , Kabir really enjoyed the shark and other fish coming right at him!

Some of the favourite things were the whispering circle, magic mirror, the vortex, coloured shadows and more!

All in all a day well spent. And I’d highly recommend a visit. It’s a refreshing change when struggling to find things to do around Bangalore with kids. Just make sure you are carrying enough water and stay hydrated. The building isn’t air conditioned and it can get quite warm, specially now in the summer. Also, we didn’t explore the entire space as the kids were already getting worn out. And we didn’t want to stress unnecessarily. Thought better to leave something for our next visit!

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in pictures. a bump and stripes…

Time till here has flown by…quite literally. I’m in my week 29 and so close to my full term…!!! The moving tummy and jabs from this hyper active one now constantly reminding me of what’s to come ๐Ÿ™‚ The lil one has been really considerate and not given me too hard a time at all up until now…maybe saving it all for when she’s out?! ๐Ÿ˜„ The best part by far has been Kabir and his reactions… He is just so thrilled to be a big brother that he can’t wait! “Is the baby coming tomorrow?!” “No Kabir you have to wait till it’s Christmas time:)” “Can Christmas come soon?!” He is the one talking to his lil baby sister to be all the time! And oh ya..he’s just decided it’s a baby sister coming…his logic being he already has a baby brother!! His now almost 1 year old nephew-Sammy bear! So for his sake I really hope it’s a lil baby girl baking in there! ๐Ÿ˜ But then I know he’ll be the best big brother either which way! I mean he already sings to her…talks to her..showers her with kisses ALL the time! I’m sure she’s going to come out loving him the most! โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ His and our Christmas present of a lifetime!!! 

In pictures. Weekend blues…ย 

Precious weekend moments. Early morning movie- Ice Age- Collision Course.Definitely not as great as the previous ones. But entertaining enough. Sid always being my favorite and stealing the show!

Movie was followed by shopping for the entire family- H&M, Steve Madden, (head over for some great discounts on currently!), Zara…we covered it all! ๐Ÿ˜€ And then exhausted, spent but happy headed for lunch at SALT… An Indian restaurant at VR Bengaluru. Great food, courteous staff and an option to sit both outside on the terrace and inside.

On Kabir-

Shirt and denim shorts-H&M

Denim jacket-H&M

Shoes- Zara kids

On me-

Shirt- Monkiย 

Denims and denim jacket- H&M

On Sapan-

Shirt- Jack and Jones Premium

Shorts and shoes- H&M

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in pictures. sunday dress up…

Dressing up on a Sunday morning for a wedding…. made fun! And me gleeful at being able to get Kabir to stay in his blazer long enough! ๐Ÿ˜„ After explaining why we are dressing up special and the whole concept of a wedding. “Mamma, one day I’ll be 12 and then 14 andย  then 15 and then….when I am big like you…” ” I will get married at my wedding!!!” And I get amused and worried at the same time. Why is that when you are that young, growing up and doing all the grown up things seems like the best thing ever!?! Slow down my handsome young man..slow down…


On Kabir-

Blazer and shirt- H&M

Denims & shoes- Zara

On me-

Sari made by my super talented mom

Jewellery –

Earrings- Amrapali

Necklace- Apala

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in pictures. monochrome with a terracotta accent.ย 

The highlight of the weekend, a day spent at the new mall in town- VR Bengaluru in Whitefield.

Being a kid again with Kabir, accompanying him on swings where he was not tall enough yet to go alone. Having a nice family lunch and then shopping at H&M. Finally!! To be able to shop at the store right here in our very own Bangalore! โ˜บ๏ธ

Followed by browsing through the stalls at the Farmer’s market, picking up some amazing locally grown and packaged goodies. Cheese, pickled tomatoes, honey and more.

Finally ending the day with a lovely evening at a friends place (right here in our very own Raintree ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป)celebrating our tiny but vivacious Emma’s second birthday!

 

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On Kabir-

T-shirt- H&M

Shorts- Next UK

Shoes & belt- Zara kids

On me-

Top- American Eagle Outfitters

Pants, sandals & bag- Zara

in pictures. in blue and white.

From quietly wearing whatever I picked out for him, to making a big fuss about wearing a shirt to picking his own outfits!! My baby is growing…and in style! ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป

For a hot summer afternoon in Delhi, out for lunch to Andhra Bhawan, he wore almost a complete H&M outfit. Even though we finally didn’t end up eating there cos of an overwhelmingly large crowd( a lot of food lovers in Delhi!) The photo op against the white wall sort of made up for an otherwise wasted trip! ๐Ÿ™ˆ

   
    
    
    
 
T-shirt- H&M 

Shorts- H&M 

Sunglasses and cap- H&M

Sneakers- Gap

Dinosaur toy- Hamleys