April 27, 2010

On your 15 3/4 month birthday

Dear Suchitra,

Please forgive us our sentimental ramblings.

Your favorite words are "outside," "frisbee" and "agua"
You love to play in the dirt and run down hills
And if you could, you'd spend every day going "bye bye"
Exploring first the baby birds outside our kitchen window
And then the wide world that awaits

Did we mention, much to mom's chagrin
That your favorite color is pink?
Pink flowers, dresses and shoes
Pink stuffed animals and blankets
Sometimes tempered with a purple crayon

Though your favorite books still feature babies
Whom you have just learned to call by name
You are quickly outdistancing them
When did you become a little girl
With a toothy grin and hearty laugh?

We try to picture you in 2, 4, 17 years time
But our imagination fails us
We will content ourselves with the image
Of a glorious "super"
Running, with outstretched arms, towards the adventures that await.

April 18, 2010

A message from Suchitra

Sure, I'm just a little tyke myself, but that doesn't mean I'm afraid of filling some big shoes. Big sister shoes, to be exact!

Yep, that's right. My mom and dad have jumped on the baby bandwagon again.

My little sis or bro will be here around November 1st. I'm super excited to play with, pat to sleep and pull the hair of "super #2". Super is my nickname, in case you were wondering. It suits a valley girl like me, don't you think?

Keep tuning in for updates on our new family member and, just as importantly, me!