Zini, me & life in general

Some weekends updates…

No that “s” at end of weekend is not typo. I am going to give updates of 3 weekends πŸ™‚

My parents were to visit us from 11th Aug to 17th Aug, but my papa’s leave got cancelled hence they didn’t come 😦

We had made lots of plans and i had dreamt of having Dhokla, Vedhmi, Handvo, Muthiya and what not…But all our plans and dreams were shattered and we were left facing 2 long weekends…

And this is how we made these weekends worthwhile:

Weekend 1:

Zini was not well so we spent most of the time indoors 😦 But as i didn’t have anything else to do, we cleaned up home, yes sparkling clean!!! Hubby wasΒ pleasantlyΒ surprised when i(!!!!) proposed to clean up and immediately joined me in cleaning by making the kitchen appliances Chamakdaar!!! And i also cooked some all time favourites (Pizza, Bhaji-pao and ChholeΒ -Puri/Kulcha)

Later we went to the newly opened Yamuna Express Way. And it was amazing!!! The 8 lanes concrete road looked oh so sophisticated!!!! And due to monsoon the view from the highway was also great (sorry i don’t have pictures as Zini was sleeepy, we didn’t stop to take pics)

There were lots of people who were having picnic by the roadside!!! Yes, the world class e-way has become picnic spot!!!

Weekend 2:

This weekend should go in history as Zini watched her 1st movie in a theater!!! Yes, we threw caution to wind and went and watched “Ek Tha Tiger” in cinema hall in the 10 pm show!!!

I got so bored and irritated on the 1st day of the 2nd long weekend, so at 7 pm we decided to watch the movie. Hubby immediately booked tickets for 10 pm show, i made some pooris for Zini and Pulao for us and after our dinner we were ready to roll. We made some plans to keep Zini entertained, that involved smuggling Pooris,chips and milk in the cinema hall and me agreeing to buy pop-corn for Zini if she goes out of control!!! We told Zini that we are going to see the big TV and she was pretty excited for that!!! We were also ready for the worst, we planned to get out if she cried too much…

When we reached there, we saw most of the people there had come with little kids, so we braced ourselves to hear lots of crying kids.

But most of the kids behaved big time, including ours!!!

Yes, Zini enjoyed her night out..We had 2 corner seats, so Zini danced whenever a song played, laughed when we laughed, ate pooris, drank milk (i didn’t give her chips) and called out for Chika Chika auntie (Chikni Chameli Auntie) when she disappeared!!! After interval she said “Ghar Chalo” as she was feeling very very sleepy, but finally she managed to sleep in my lap and we managed to watch the whole movie without any breaks with Zini!!! Oh and we had popcorn after Zini slept πŸ™‚

I still can’t believe this!!! But we are already planning to watch another movie πŸ™‚

Then next day saw us hosting our neighbours (P & her family) over lunch and i made



green chutney and


and P brought along

Dahi Wadas

Paalak Paneer and


Yes, we have potluck lunches πŸ™‚ !!!And we enjoyed our lunch over Zini’s antics πŸ™‚

Weekend 3:

This week we gave Zini Flue shots, i mean we took her to doctor for the shot. Before going i told her that she will be getting vaccine for flue, so that she doesn’t get cold and that will be given by an injection. She heard me but was very busy looking outside the car so didn’t give much thought to it. I also told her that after the shots we are going to Mall, so please tell Doctor Auntie to hurry up..

Finally when we reached there she dutifully told the Doctor that we have to go ghumi-ghumi to mall, so please give me shots jaldi-jaldi!!!

When the Doc took out the injection she didn’t cry but hugged me tight, and finally when the doc jabbed her, she gave a loud cry. But managed to calm down before we got out of the cabin and managed to say Bye-Bye to the doctor auntie (a sign that the doctor auntie has not gone in to bad books of Zini, thankfully)….As promised we took her to Mall where she enjoyed a ride..

Next day, we went to my childhood friend N’s place, she stays in Delhi. People used to ask us how we get along so well, while one (that’s me) talks so much and another (N) is so calm and quiet!!! Our answer was that I speak and she listens!!!!

We had originally planned to go along with my parents, but as they didn’t come, we thought at least hubby, Zini and i will go…

She too has a young daughter almost of the same age as Zini, and her 2 nieces were also at her place. All the girls enjoyed big time!!! They had a remote operated car at home and Zini was all the time after N Maasi to drive that car, so wherever N went, Zini followed!!! And when i went to call Zini, she told me “Mummy jaao” and told N “Maasi Chalo”!!!!! Matlbi ladki…..

While Zini was after N for the car, her lovely daughter V was after me for talking tom, she kept telling me “Maasi Jovu che” (Maasi i want to see – talking tom)!!!!

Yeah, so we had a fun weekends…..Hope you guys enjoyed your weekends too πŸ™‚


Comments on: "Some weekends updates…" (32)

  1. So Zini saw her 1st movie in theater πŸ™‚ Cheebu’s 1st movie was Ice Age 3 and we had prepared her in advance by showing her trailers of the movie on youtube at very loud volume πŸ˜› She was quite well behaved during the movie and enjoyed πŸ™‚
    You had nice fun weekends πŸ™‚

  2. wow!!! You guys really had fun. And taking a kid for a movie and successfully seeing it is no mean achvmt! But what’s ur take on the movie? Liked or not?

    And kids these days are smarter than us, they know what they get from where and rememebr to use the knowledge later πŸ˜‰

    • I know, actually your movie outing with Arnav inspired me to go and watch movie with Zini πŸ™‚
      If you are asking then how can i say i didn’t like it πŸ˜‰ But seriously we had fun, we were so elated and excited that we could watch the movie (and could even had pop corn) it felt like our first movie in a theater…
      Oh yes, these little ones are very smart….

  3. Wonder how she took that injection thing so calmly. I mean, when I was little, I am sure the doctors place and the neighborhood would have known who was there to take an injection! πŸ™‚

    • ARey she cried but not too much!! Actually she has got a doctor’s play set at home which has injection also. and she becomes doctor Zini and pretends to cure us. So she is familiar to whole setting. Probably that is why she didn’t cry too much πŸ™‚

  4. what a way to start watching cinema.. Salman khan hero πŸ™‚ he he he

    and kids are supper intelligent ..

    you ate all that.. Now now promise you got to feed me also all that πŸ™‚ he he he he

    She is a Brave girl , give a big hug from my side , for taking that jab so bravely, I cant do it still …

    sorry to hear parents could not come , so now when are they coming ..

  5. Ahhh thats a lot of updates ZM πŸ™‚

    Zini is too sweet to have behaved so well and you guys really did take her to 10PM show is it? thats great πŸ™‚ Its cool you got to enjoy the movie and Zini had her part of fun as well! Next time try taking her to a 3D movie.. she would love it even more πŸ˜€

    I just found you have created a new blog! I am going to follow it πŸ™‚ I too make home made jalebis and everyone loves it so much! πŸ™‚

    Poor Zini got vaccination is it.. I feel so pity for these children ready to be given shots and vaccines.. It pains them so much.. but then as adults.. we need to do certain things.. its for the good health only.

    Feels good to read you ZM.. keep writing more πŸ™‚

    • Yeah we took her 10 pm show in the hope that she will sleep and it partly worked out πŸ™‚ Yeah 3D movie is on my mind, once she gets more mature πŸ™‚
      Homemade hot jalebis are great no!!! last time we had it with Ice cream it was yummilicious…Welcome to my cooking adventures πŸ™‚
      Actually the injection doesn’t pain much, it’s the fear of injection that makes kids cry so much before and after vaccination.
      Thanks a lot for the kind words GB πŸ™‚

  6. Fun filled week-ends you have had! I can understand how much relieved it must have been when Zini let you watch the movie at the theatre..We also took S to a theatre sometime last year for the first time and to our she didn’t end up bringing the theatre down! She slept off after a while πŸ™‚

    • I just couldn’t believe that we watched a movie with Zini!!! The feeling took time to sink in πŸ™‚
      Wow, so these kids actually behave while watching movie?!
      Hum to aise hi ghabra rahe the…

    • I just couldn’t believe that we watched a movie with Zini!!! The feeling took time to sink in πŸ™‚
      Wow, so these kids actually behave while watching movie?!
      Hum to aise hi ghabra rahe the…

  7. First movie outing is certainly interesting. My son goes back and forth on the stairs throughout and we keep watching the movie without disturbance πŸ˜›

    • Wow, that is nice πŸ™‚
      I think having the corner seats is a necessity when you are watching movie with the kids…That way kids remain occupied and don’t disturb anyone..

  8. sounds like some really fun-filled weekends!! Congratulations to you all and Zini for the first movie theatre experience!

  9. aha! nice fun-filled and foody weekends! πŸ™‚ this pots made me smile and also made me hungry! πŸ˜€ to keep San in place while watching a movie, we give her a big bucket of popcorn and she spends most of the time eating it. πŸ™‚

    • Hey glad to have made you smile πŸ™‚
      Yeah, Zini too loves pop corn, so i agreed to buy that, but as she behaved big time, we didn’t give the pop corns to her and had it after she slept πŸ˜‰

  10. Wow, action packed weekends! So here’s to watching more movies with Zini, she’s a good sport, isn’t she? And the food updates were nice too, you make jalebi at home, amazing! I must hop over to your food blog soon. Wondering what Vedhmi is, should google it!

    • Thanks πŸ™‚
      Let’s hope she behaves in our next movie outings also…
      I recently succeeded in making decent jalebis at home πŸ™‚
      Vedhmi is also known as Puran-poli or gali rotli, and is roti stuffed with sweet toor daal/chana daal…Also known as bobbatlu in Andhra…

  11. Loved your updates ZM πŸ™‚ Loved your food listing more πŸ˜›
    Yay ! Zini had her first movie experience in a theater. wah! This is only the start πŸ™‚

    I hope your parents come over soon ZM.
    Dhokla, Vedhmi, Handvo, Muthiya – my eyes refuse to move 😦

    • Thanks a lot Toffee πŸ™‚
      Yeah let’s hope she behaves in all her movie outings πŸ™‚
      My mom is coming this month, she booked tickets :D!!!!
      though my papa is not coming 😦
      But now i’ll have Dhokla, Vedhmi, Handvo, Muthiya and everything that i can think of πŸ™‚

  12. Saras saras πŸ™‚

    chamakdaar and chatakdar house looks self-inviting πŸ˜‰

    I love your menus ZM..somehow there is a coordination problem in my head which refuses to see beyond dal-chawal-sabzi 😦

    pooris, pizza, pao bhaji…slurrp slurrp πŸ˜›

    Zini’s first movie outing..yay..all kids where quiet?? May Salman has that kind of effect πŸ˜†

    I love potlucks, we used to do that when we were kids, now it is the rishtedaaron ki toli who do them πŸ˜‰

    Zini is brave re…I have heard bawling stories all the time…bravo Zini!!!

    Zini Matlabi ladki ?? 😯 ye kalank abhi ke abhi hatao 😑 bacchi pe aisa aarope..hai raam πŸ˜₯

    • LOL at chatakdar πŸ™‚
      Arey, you are so busy naa, i am sure when you will get more time you will go back to your master chef avtar πŸ™‚
      Aavi jaao for vacation, and u can have it all…
      Yeah, almost all kids were quiet, or at least didn’t cry loudly!!! I think you are right about the S effect πŸ˜‰
      Arey, she too used to howl whenever we used to get her shots, she actually used to start crying as soon as we entered the lane of doctor in Ahmedabad. But i think she likes this doctor auntie of hers πŸ™‚
      Arey bilkul matlabi ladki hai, otherwise how do you explain that “mummy jaao”?!??!

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