So in our culture, babies are not supposed to have solids until a special rice ceremony occurs. This is done around the time babies are 6 months old. This small ceremony signifies their step into eating solids/meats. Unfortunately, we didn’t get around to it until this month (Aria is 7.5 months old) but better late than never!
Aria is technically already on solids but having this little ceremony for her was perfect. Such a special day for my baby girl. It was the very first time she wore an Indian outfit…it was the first time she visited a temple..and first time she had a teeny bit of sugar! =)
|We are proud parents!|
Another portion of the ceremony, which I think is so cute and fun, is where we take random objects to determine what she’ll be when she grows up. So we stuck a thermometer(medical), calculator (finance), paintbrush and watercolors (artist), a make-shift gavel (law), and various other items on a plate and sat her in front of it. The first item that she would grab would signify what she’s supposed to become! It’s a hilarious tradition and everyone just loves getting excited to see what babies will grab! Aria happened to be infatuated with my TI-83 calculator (old school!) and my paintbrush! We were pretty sure she was mesmerized by the calculator because she has an ongoing infatuation with remotes and this definitely bears a resemblance to a fancy remote.
All in all, it was a special day in our books. Not to mention, she got to share it with some family around and her cousins!