Charanjeet on the Weekend

What can I say, haven’t had much time these days to do much blogging. Family life really changes things. Those of you who have kids will know what I mean! It can be quite challenging juggling everything (I guess that’s why one becomes a "black belt" when having kids).

Winter is definitely a slow-down time for me. I normally take some vacation time and have a chance to relax with family. I’m looking forward to being at the Winter Solstice Camp in Florida in a couple of weeks and then hanging out with family afterwards. We might go skiing/snowboarding next weekend so that will be fun!

Anyways…here are some pictures from this weekend. I stopped posting pictures as often because I figured people would get tired of seeing the many faces of Charanjeet and Narayan (but also it’s been harder getting unique pictures of them). Narayan has gotten so used to me taking pictures that either he tries "escape" the camera…or he does his fake smile. It takes extra effort and techniques to squeeze out a real smile. Charanjeet is still so fresh and fun to take pictures of, but she moves fast so it can be hard to capture.

[photopress:IMG_0241.JPG,full,centered] Charanjeet kaur coming to me to show her new turban. I love this picture. She normally has a smile on her face….but this one is so focused "old".


Playing with toys. She now has long enough hair to have a joora. We have a punjabi kids book and she calls it "joora" because one of the pictures has a sikh kid with a joora.

[photopress:IMG_0201.JPG,full,centered] Narayan listening to MP3 files on my cell phone. It seems that I hardly get any pictures of him anymore. He doesn’t let me get pictures like I used to. He is growing up fast. It seems like yesterday he was like charanjeet.

Charanjeet at a friends breakfast party.

[photopress:IMG_0170.JPG,full,centered] Aditya and a friend of his from school recording some video. He has been working on a documentary for his final school project  (masters thesis) about some western Sikhs and school in India. (I’m sure he could summarize it better though). It’s mostly of kids from my class (myself included). It will be interesting to watch this.

You… yes you! (Gurudarbar Singh checking out the camera)

Getting ready for the day. A quick self portrait.

A normal Charanjeet face :)

Charanjeet giving a kiss.

As she would say "Cozy". She loves getting "cozy" and getting a blanket and lying down.


Cute oriental dress for Gurdwara.

Charanjeet and her friend Amar Singh who was watching her as I made paper airplanes for the kids


Karamvir holding Charanjeet 

9 Responses to “Charanjeet on the Weekend”

  1. Gurjeet Singh says:

    ” I stopped posting pictures as often because I figured people would get tired of seeing the many faces of Charanjeet and Narayan”

    … please don’t even think of something like that ! Its a different issue of not getting the usual smile and the perfect shot but it is wonderful to watch everyone out there. Keep up the work, you are doing great. My Waheguru keep you in High Spirits in winters also just like it was in Summers … you have to enjoy the vacation don’t you ;)

  2. Jaskooner Singh says:


    I mean this is a really good idea of yours to record these moments with pictures. This is the best time with the kids and will never be repeated. My children are a lot older now at 7 and 9 and I have graduated from being called “Pa Pa ji” to “Oi! Pops!”. I still look back on those days with a lot of happiness and would never change them.


  3. Balbir Singh Khalsa says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

    Charanjit is so cute and I love watching her pictures. I like kids so much. Plz keep up posting her pictures.

  4. Jasprit Singh says:

    Hello Gurumustuk Singh Ji,

    I like the many others who have commented also very much enjoy reading your blog. I can’t believe how time has flown since I first started reading it about two years ago! Keep up the great work.

    Two comments, Although the pink dress is super cute, I do believe “oriental” is no longer a PC term…just a head’s up, it has a derogatory connotation term. Aaah the ups and downs of linguistics. Second, in the post on life and death, you say that everytime you think if you have accomplished your goal/mission in life the answer is no. I think that the key is to actually be happy where you are in life regardless of what you have or have not accomplished. So if death does suddenly show up at your door, you can be at peace that you have indeed accomplished very much! Its a bit of a half baked idea, but it’s all I could come up with as I procrasitinate studying for finals!

    Greetings from California!

  5. Devakaur says:

    Adorable pics. of the family and I sure love the smashing pink outfit of Charanjeets!

  6. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

    These pictures are so so refreshing and charming, pls don’t think blog visitors are tired of this.

    And Yes, I do agree with you on- “It can be quite challenging juggling everything” as I am also a double black belt holder :)

    Jasvinder Singh

  7. Jatinder Kaur Sidhu says:


    I am Kamarvir’s dads sister from New Zealand. My younger brother saw this pic on net while going thru the pages and sent me link. It was real good to see two sweet faces together.

    This effort of yours has given me lot of happiness today. Time just flashed in memory as i recall seeing Karamvir when he was like Charanjeet.

    Thanx a lot

    God Bless

  8. ninder says:

    Vaheguru ji ka khalsa, waheguru ji ki fatheh!
    hope all is well with you and your family
    I was on google..trying to find a location where i can just escape and go meditate..and for some reason this website popped up…so i drew away from i was originally set out to do and started reading your blog..i find it amazing and aspiring..thank you so much..and i love how much faith and love you have for God..i was showing my brother the pics and he thinks your kids are beautiful..which they are indeed.

  9. dassan dassa says:

    i love charanjeet shes gotta b the cutest kid on the planet (top 10 atleast lol)..keep em comin, trust me, aint nobody gonna get tired of seeing her cute lil face :)