Monday, February 16, 2015

I am back

After a very long silence I decided to write again in my blog. I guess it became more of a chore at that time than enjoying it. So I thought why not take a break from blogging. But now I miss it and thought of writing again. So many things have happened since I last updated. 
The most rewarding thing is to see your children excel in their own fields. The pride and joy that comes with it not something that could be penned down. My son was appointed the Head Boy and Swimming Captain for the Junior School for year 2014-2015. We were not aware of this till we attended the prize giving ceremony at the auditorium that he was head boy. It was such a shock that I even forgot to take photographs him receiving the badges from the Principal although I took the camera with me. I was so stunned that words could have not expressed what I felt at that moment. When I sit back and think of that moment tears roll down my cheeks. We were ushered by the head of pastoral to the first row and was wandering why and then I saw the program with my son's name on top and I just froze. Then someone from the back said your son is the swimming captain too. This was the second time in the schools history they gave two badges to one boy. Even then they said it was not the head boy. Everybody started congratulating us and I was humbled by all the wishes. It came from all over. So this is his year in school. It has been very busy as a result we have been preparing speeches, attending functions and going for many school activities. 

Then on 17th, 18th and 19th October my daughter had her solo art exhibition. It was amazing as it was a collection of 2 years and 3 months put together. She had a variety of paintings ranging from oils, acrylic, pastels, ink pen drawings, and glass paintings. Altogether she exhibited 98 paintings and everything other than 2 were sold. I was so proud of her. She sacrificed her vacation time, play dates and was painting all the time. She was so determined for a 8 year old that I was proud of her achievement. There were about 125 people for the opening. My son gave the welcoming speech and then she thanked her teachers for their help. The exhibition chief guests were her friends and grand parents. They lit the oil lamp and after the speech my son gave her a bouquet. She was in her element when everybody started congratulating her. Again my little 8 year old did not realize till that day it was such a big deal to have a solo exhibition for her age. All the best to both of them and hope you will keep up all the hard work.

We have done many trips since I last wrote, so will update them soon.  

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A day out at Bolgoda Lake

On Sunday we went to a friends house near the Bolgoda Lake. I have been to this place before but never took any photos to show this beautiful place. Their family has one of the best vintage car collections over here. They have cars of some famous people including Jawaharlal Nehru (the first Prime Minister of India) and the Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike (first female Prime Minister of the world). They are absolute beauties. 
The weather was perfect. It was not too hot and slightly overcasts. The kids had fun as they went jet skiing and was riding the cod bikes all over. We had an excellent biriyani meal and what I really enjoyed was the corn in curry form. First time I tried it corn in curry form and in was absolutely delicious. After dessert the kids continued to with jet skiing and swimming. Before we left we had excellent pizza done in their very own pizza oven. Thanks to our friends we had a wonderful day filled with a lot of out door activity. I am the happiest when they go for a day without any electronic games or devices in their hands:).