The good and the burnt!

playing in the rain

It was a rainy yet fun weekend for us.  The highlight involved seeing our dear friends Susan and Chris from Nashville visiting for the Homecoming weekend with their two extremely adorable kids Naveen and Neela.  As required, we lined our kids and took lots of pictures! It was a moment of utter cuteness and pride to see how our families have grown since our college days! I often joke with all our UNC friends who have kids around the same age as ours that nothing can be cooler or crazier if all our kids went to UNC as well.  I mean come on! They will rule the place.

Arjun, Asha, Naveen, Neela. Homecoming weekend 2015

Arjun, Asha, Naveen, Neela. Homecoming weekend 2015

On Saturday the weather was warm despite of the rain.  So when things got a little crazy in the house, I took the kids out for a walk.  Asha decided to bring her toy train and indulge in one of her favorite pastimes –  stomping in puddles! I realized that I don’t have a raincoat for her.  Any recommendations for what is good out there for the littles? Also, it’s pretty fun how we still keep finding the barcodes on all our stuff from the move!

playing in the rain

playing in the rain

playing in the rain

Lastly…it was also the weekend when I burned almost everything I cooked.  It’s definitely not a good thing to be scatter brained with things like fire, heat, and electricity; a fluke not to be repeated.  And because the internet is filled with beautiful pictures of food (it’s like no one ever has a bad or ugly meal),  behold this: A plum and apple tart, lentils and rice, and banana nut bread. yum yum.

burnt food - plum and apple tart

burnt food - rice and lentils

burnt food - rice and lentils

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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer and a mother of three from Raleigh, NC. She writes for national and local publications about lifestyle, travel, books, and of course, motherhood! Her most current project involves illustrating and publishing a children’s Hindi book. When not adventuring with her family in the minivan, you can find her riding the streets of Raleigh on her beloved bike Linus.

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