Thursday, September 29, 2011

Adam's Birthday

 Adam's birthday was a couple of weeks ago (I know I'm really behind!)... We hung out with some friends, the boys played a little basketball while the girls watched the kids at the play place... and we ended it with dinner :)   Adam got a special desert after dinner :)   
 Aashini was so excited for Adam when we sang Happy Birthday... she thought it was Awesome!! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Funny Things????

So I"m not sure if this qualifies as a funny thing or not :) but it did make me laugh ....
The other day we walked out to our car and saw this... FOUR red stamps along the side of our car...
 Now, it wouldn't be a big deal if I could easily wipe it off, or wash it off... but it wouldn't come off!!  I scrubbed and scrubbed but it didn't even smear! 

The thing that made me laugh is that the stamp was about electing and supporting a political candidate.   I don't know about you, but I don't think that's the best way to win votes :) haha!   
We got them all off a few days later with some wax and some elbow grease...  It's not super funny, but it did make me laugh :) haha!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Agrasen ki Baoli (Agrasen's Well)

The other weekend we went out looking for Agrasen ki Baoli (Agrasen's Well).  We like to see and discover new things in our city - it's so fun!  :)  We knew about this place.  We had seen pictures of it, heard about it and knew it wasn't too far from our house, so when we had a little bit of time one Saturday we decided to find it :)

We found the road leading up to it and saw some people just hanging out at the end of the road :)  It looked like they were having fun :)
Then we found it!  This well is an old step well.  There are no historical records to show who built it, but it is said that it was built by King Agrasen.   It was said to have been rebuilt and fixed up again in the 14th century but since there aren't any historical records, so it is unknown as to how old it actually is.   
We walked in and there it was! You can see the sky scrapers in the background!  It is so crazy to be in the middle of our big crazy city and see this:
Aashini loved it!!!  Diya was a little scared to be on the steps without Adam though :)
Aashini loved exploring!  She kept telling us that she was brave :) haha!   It was cute :)  The water used to be so much higher!  With all the construction in the city the water level has dropped a TON!  In the 80s you could jump off the top into the water!
I was taking pictures as they first ventured down ... Adam took a picture of me with his phone... Now I can show proof that I was there :) haha!
Aashini loved exploring in the sides of the well and going in the dark rooms where all the bats were.   The girl LOVES Bats and Bugs!!  haha!
There were TONS of bats!!!!  Look at them all!!!
Here's a view from the back :)  Look at all those stairs!
In the very back, there is a deeper part of the well (that we couldn't see very well).  It had some water in it, but it was still VERY dry!
These pigeons made me smile :)
It was a fun trip :)  It's fun to explore our city :)

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Eid 2011

 Eid was celebrated last week.   Eid is the celebration of the end of Ramadan - Go here for more info.
 It's always fun to see the energy and excitement around town on major holidays :)   Here's Aashini outside one of the local mosques.  
 This guy (below) kept wanting his picture taken but kept making this scary face when I pulled up the camera :) haha!
 I eventually caught him smiling :) haha!

Here are the girls hanging out ;)
 I like people pictures, so here are a few pictures of people that were visiting one of the local mosques.  
 This kid was interesting to me.  He made some intense faces.
 For big holidays everyone gets dressed up.  It's hard to tell in this picture, but this kid was so cute in this super shiny outfit! (the pants were super shiny too but it's hard to tell in this picture).
 These guys were super excited and kept talking about what foods they had for breaking the fast :)
  Riding on Cycle Rickshaws around town :)
 There was a carnival next to a really old fort.   It was kinda funny to see them next to each other.  
 These kids were trying to decide what rides they wanted to go on :)  They were cute :)
That's  just a few Eid pictures :)  Thought I'd share ;)