Much like Sidd’s older brother Ari, and perhaps due in part because of, Sidd has a Minecraft obsession. He wants to play all the time… Here is Sidd playing Minecraft.
For the friends and family who don’t follow me on Facebook. It has been a while since I’ve updated about the boys.
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Okay, time for a non-SWTOR related post… I haven’t updated things about Sidd and Ari for a while, so I’ll do a few updates.
Ari is in second grade and doing well. They are testing his IQ soon, so we’ll see if that comes out as well as expected… if he can keep on task long enough to do well on the test. His big obsessions at the moment are Minecraft and Terraria, both games on the computer… that is pretty much his life at the moment.
Here is Ari playing Minecraft
He still is a vegetarian… and that is about all I can think of to update on this site anyhow…
Sidd still doesn’t say any full words clearly yet at 2 1/2. A bit of a concern and one that will need addressed with his doctor soon. But he loves to laugh and be tickled… non-stop. He could do it for as long as you are willing to entertain him that way. Ari gets tired of it less than half a minute into being tickled, but Sidd eats it up. He’ll come up and ask to be tickled or “bite” which means to bite in a ticklish way. He is daring, climbing up the outside of the stairs and jumping to you when you barely have a hold of him… He loves Thomas the Tank Engine, trains, cars and trucks… he plays a great deal with his Hot Wheels… His laugh is just the funnest thing.
As for me… well, I hit over 100 geocaches found this year, and then just didn’t get out as much as I would like to geocache. I stopped playing WoW, though I did activate a free account that I drop in on once in a grand while since the pre-level 20 stuff is fun sometimes. My present obsession, as should be obvious, is Star Wars: The Old Republic… I am re-reading a few books and reading some new ones (I need to update the Now Reading thingy on the side…). Working 6 days a week at the moment… I need to see a doctor myself for Excessive Daytime Sleepiness it has been at a level of concern for a while, sadly I lost my insurance just a week or two before I was scheduled to see a doctor for a general physical where I was going to raise the concerns about it, so that is on hold for a bit.
Seems Ari’s haircut for the wedding wasn’t enough. Today Ari and Sidd both got drastic haircuts. If I can ever find my webcam, I’ll take some pics of them and post them up.
Sidd looks more like the bruiser I see him becoming (if he ever starts walking anyhow). And Ari… well Ari still looks like Ari, just with short hair.
Sidd got basically a buzz cut, Ari’s hair is just really short.
It has been over a year since I last updated on Ari and/or Sidd. So let us get caught up.
Ari went to Kindergarten last year. He seemed to enjoy it. Made some school friends and some bus friends, and a few kids who pick on him… for whom he wishes were never born. He grown more and more head strong, which gets him into all sorts of trouble. He is still super bright, though he seems to have a bit of the ADHD and most likely Aspergers. He loves video games, making his own levels for games, and Lego Bionicles.
Sidd is now over a year old. Still refuses to walk or talk… he makes sounds and we have learned what some of them are, but he doesn’t really say “ma”, “da” or “ba”. He will say “Ummm” which can mean he wants food or his bottle. For a long time he wouldn’t sleep more than an hour or two at a time, which made getting any sleep really hard. He now sleeps through most of the night. He screams and cries loudly. He does little of that in moderation. Lol.
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Presenting Siddharth Altair Thomas, born March 26th, 2009.
If you want to see the set at Flickr, here is the Siddharth set.
He is named after Siddhārtha Gautama. So like his older brother Aristotle, he is named after a philosopher. His name is Sanskrit/Hindi meaning accomplished, he who has achieved his goals, or a few others of like nature depending on who is doing the translation. Altair is Arabic for flying eagle, and is also Greek (hey! another Greek name that starts with an A) for star, though we’ll probably use the Arabic meaning.
As we understand it, the version without an A at the end, which his namesake has, is Sanskrit, but when translated to Hindi (and I guess then into English) the A gets added.