August 16, 2010

A Five star Affair

Anush turns five today.

From talking to talking non stop
From laughing at our jokes to cracking her own
From fawning over big sisters to being a BIG sister herself
From being charming in Chennai to being bubbly in Bangalore
Anushka has had an eventful year.

Here is how we celebrated it this time in Bangalore....
She was dressed in a glittery/ sequined denim and white outfit with silver sequin shoes!! Am glad she did not insist on the princess dress...

Food included home made pasta salad, sweet potato chaat, dry fruit chikki and from the shop- the usual baked white clouds and onion ring fryums. Chocolates had to be 5- Star ! The kite cake was from Monika's Kitchen.

The theme was Magical starry shimmer with a dash of kites. My father created a disco with colourful rotating lights in her room and we had a dance / prance floor. Even the fan had silver balls on it. We made a couple of kites as well. Had created a ppt with assorted pics of anush and captions to the tune Freedom by K'Naan. I am no sure how many got to see it though...

There was dance and balloon fun as always and a magic show by a talented youngster Karun. He made Anush and some of her friends feel like a star calling her over for some of the tricks.

Really missed the Chennai blogger set - especially Itchy and Lavs. But Bangalore bloggers- Monika ( cake aunty) , JLT( driver aunty), Sandhya ( ST), Abha, R, S, were there to wish my little girl. And of course, my SILs, my best friends from MICA were all there with family as were my really nice neighbours.

The gifts were really wonderful and not a single repeat- enough to provide food for mind, body and soul. Thank you all you thoughtful people out there!

A truly magical evening!

Today she will distribute dry fruits in school and the annual donation to Udhavum Karangal continues

And Anushka is already planning her 6th birthday now...

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My dear Anushka,

This was not the easiest year for us as mom and daughter- but we have made it and are closer than ever, if that is possible.

I want you to always remain cheerful and curious. And continue to come to me when something worries you. I cannot make everything alright but I will surely try.

I wish you grow more confident and try new things without me ( you have made a reluctant but self initiated start with Abacus).

I hope you and Aditi cherish each other always. We love you and are very proud and glad to be your parents.

Amma.

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We had a good time at Dastkar and at the Flag hoisting at the apartment on Sunday. Discovered Potli! More on them trow.

26 comments:

starry eyed said...

Happy birthday Anushka! looks like we missed a real party! Glad she had fun!

Sandhya said...

A very happy brithdy Anushka!

R's Mom said...

Happy Bday Anush...beautiful bday party :):)

Swapna said...

I am so hoping that u opened the gifts and then went to Dastkar to check out the potli stuff!!!

We had fun too...

sandhya said...

We had fun! A has not got out of the 'magic mode' yet.

Momo's Ma said...

Happy birthday Anushka. God bless.

PV said...

Happy birthday to Anush !

Timepass said...

Happy Birthday Anush..

(no one misses me!!!) hahah

artnavy said...

thanks all

Swapna- after of course- she got three potli gifts including yours - all different ones !!

TP-
what rubbish- aren't u a chennai blogger??? I named those 2 because they have missed none of Anush's bdays since i have known them....

Minka said...

Happy Birthday Anush !!!

Itchingtowrite said...

Happy Birthday Anush! have a great year!

ranjani.sathish said...

Happy Birthday Anushka ! She looks lovely in her b'day outfit :-)

mnamma said...

A very Happy Birthday Anushka!!! She looks lovely as always!!

MindfulMeanderer said...

Missed it. sounds awesome. happy bday dear anush :)

Gayatri said...

Hello,
Belated Happy Birthday to Anushka. Lovely cake and lovely pictures. I liked Anushka's dress. It was also quite nice to see a pretty dress not necessarily in pink colour.
I read your blog regularly and take notes of the book reviews in particular. Thank you for sharing the information about books and also other things related to children. I enjoy the blog very much.

Anonymous said...

Hi arty,

Happy Birthday Anushka.

GOD bless you

Sujatha Ramesh

Bhavana said...

Happy Birthday to Anush.Sounds like a wonderful party and Anush looks super cute in her dress.

IBH said...

Wishing Anush a very very happy birthday, Art....

tp,am joining you as well :( no one misses me too :(

;) just kidding, Art....the party looks like fun andmy god, Anush is just toooo beautiful....*touchwood*

ChoxBox said...

happy birthday big girl!

sounds like a magical party :)

Rohini said...

Happy birthday Anush! Love the rockstar outfit

Arundhati said...

Happy B'day Anushka!

artnavy said...

Thanks all!!

Ibh- sent u a mail

Ranjini- what a thoughtful thing to do!!thanks!

Lavs said...

Happy birthday dear child...it feels good to be missed:)

Sands said...

Happy b'day Anush! Enjoy your day and wish you many more happy returns.

Shankari said...

Just catching up on all the posts. Happy Birthday Anush! Loved the snap with her in the middle and surrounded by gifts. May you celebrate all birthdays like this with fun and lots and lots of love. God Bless!

artnavy said...

Thanks ladies

Shankari- i have one every year of her with the gifts- she actually waited till next morn to open them!!