I can’t believe that Chhori is over 14 months old and is a toddler now, not an infant anymore.
It feels like just a few months ago that I was pregnant but time has just gone so quickly. I guess this is how we get old and we don’t even realise it.
As I mentioned before, my in laws are here and we are taking them on an interstate holiday. That means Chhori will be flying on a plane for the first time tomorrow.
We went on our first holiday with Chhori to Dubbo but we drove. She was OK overall and we were relieved that she didn’t get sick. Tomorrow, she will experience flying for the first time. Luckily for us the flight is just over an hour but still I am excited and anxious at the same time.
I have done some research and will be equipped with entertainment and food for her but I am still a bit worried that it will be hard for her to sit in the same place for a long time. She loves to walk as she has recently discovered the freedom of walking so let’s see how she will cope. I hope we won’t annoy anyone with her moving too much and hope no tears at all.
We are going to the Gold Coast and I am looking forward to the holiday. It would be mine third visit, AS second and Chhori’s and my in laws first. The weather looks good and hope things works out as we have planned. We plan to visit Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet n’ Wild. Also we will be doing some sightseeing and shopping.
Chhori is a bit sniffly at the moment and wakes up multiple times at night so I have to nurse her back to sleep. Hope the warm weather will make her feel better.
Will update about our holiday when we get back.
Please share some any tricks you use while flying with young children. Also share funny story you have flying with young ones.
Have a great weekend!
M from nepaliaustralian
Posted in Australia, Holidays
Tagged baby, family holidays, gold souk, Holidays, mum, Sea World, travel, vacation, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet n’ Wild
Australia has a lot of beaches everywhere so swimming is a necessary skill here. We wanted Chhori to learn to swim from an early age so we have taken her to a swimming pool before but we just let her relax in her floater while we swim.
Recently we had been looking for a swimming school for her and finally we enrolled Chhori into a swim school. It was so hard to find a spot in a school which operates classes on weekends for kids less than 2 years but finally found a place available in one.
Last week was her first class and I was not sure what to expect, the class is 30 minutes long. One of the parents needs to go into the water with the baby and hubby volunteered me to do that. I am happy to be part of it as I want to learn how to teach her to swim when we are not in the class.
It is going to be our weekly activity now and I am excited to see how Chhori will be at the end of it.
There were 7 another babies in the class with Chhori and each had a parent with them.
The class started with some introduction and it was followed by splashes and paddles. We went through a few songs like humpty dumpty and wheel on the bus and did the actions. We did the same songs a few times so the babies get used to it. We also showed the babies how to blow bubbles and then had a few water toys which they were encouraged to grab. Chhori was having fun with each activity.
30 minutes passed too fast and the class was over. Chhori had great fun and was still excited so we stayed in the pool for another 15 minutes or so playing and repeating what the instructor had shown during the class.
I am looking forward to more classes and I am super happy that Chhori is enjoying the class and learning at the same time.
Please share your swim school experience. Also please share tips on how I can help Chhori to learn swimming better.
M from nepaliaustralian
It was Nepali Mother’s day on Friday 6th May 2016 and Australian Mother’s day yesterday. This year’s mother’s day is extra special for us as we have my mum, and my MIL (she arrived in Sydney yesterday) here.
I was lucky enough to have my mum here last Mother’s day as well but it is AS’s first Mother’s day after a long time so I made sure they had a good one.
On Friday we celebrated in the traditional style with sagun, fruits, sweets and cakes. It was nice to observe AS’s celebration as both of them were very happy.
I also had my Mother’s day for my mum with sagun, fruits, sweets and cake.
It is nice to have her here and wish we will be together for Mother’s day every year.
I am a mum now too, so it was nice to be on the other end of the ceremony. Last year Chhori was too small but this year, she is big enough to enjoy the fun. She got me a cute card (AS did :)) and also sagun, fruits, sweets and a cake too.
My MIL helped her with the tick and sagun for me. She was clam and followed the instructions well.
It feels so good to be the mother of such a cute munchkin and I am so proud of her.
And to all the proud moms out there, Happy Mother’s day. Hope you had a good one.
M from nepaliaustralian
Posted in Being Mum, Nepal, Nepali Culture, Nepali Festivals, Nepali food
Tagged Aama ko Mukh herne, amma, Being mum, chhori, Mata Tirtha, Mother's Day, mother's day cake, mum, mummy, Nepali Mother’s day, Sagun