Meet Anya Viola Nayar

May 23, 2010 — 27 Comments
Anya Viola Nayar

Narayan, Nara, and Ray are pleased to announce the birth of Anya Viola Nayar. She was born (very quickly!) on May 23rd at 13:29, weighed in at 7lbs 9oz and measured 19.5”.

After Anya and Nara settled into a nap, I went to pick up some Ray and some dinner. My first conversation with Ray after his sister was born unfolded as follows:

Me: Hey buddy, we’re going to get some pizza and some ice cream for your mom…and your sister!

Ray: gasp … Did the baby come out?

Me: Yes, she did!

Ray: Is she a robot that shoots fire from her tentacles?


Ray: Because that would be cool. And dangerous.


Ray: Can I eat my ice cream next to the baby? What if the baby puts fire on my ice cream?

Me: I don’t think the baby will do that.

Ray: That’s great news! So can I have sprinkles on my ice cream?

And so it begins…

Addendum: Anya Viola’s Flickr Set grows almost as fast as she does. If you’re on the main page, some of my favorites to date are after the break.

The girls:




27 responses to Meet Anya Viola Nayar

  1. hahaha, congratulations to you both! Really awesome news.. so glad that people like yourselves are populating this world, we need more wonderful people like the Nayar’s. xx

  2. Congratulations to all of you! Anya is simply gorgeous but I expect no less from you both. Ray is right though – she’ll start shooting fire but only out of her eyes when she’s older.

  3. Congratulations, and those are no doubt the best older-sibling remarks I’ve heard in my entire life! Can’t wait to meet Anya . . .

  4. First: What Sandy said. I concur.

    Second: I hope this doesn’t mean Ray thinks Anya is a bad robot.

  5. What, not palyndromic Raya Nayar?

    All jokes aside, congratulations on getting the perfect boy-girl combo!

  6. Holy crap!  Well, we lucked out getting your help on Saturday… Having fresh experience with an infant, I can tell you that it isn’t the tentacles that shoot fire!

    Congratulations you guys, she looks beautiful.  And Ray remains astoundingly hilarious.

  7. Maybe not fire, but smelly bombs . Does that count?

    Enjoy every moment.

  8. She’s a beauty! Congrats on having “la parejita,” as they say here in Spain.

  9. Alice Leuffgen May 24, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Congratulations and blessings to the Nayars. I look forward to meeting Ray and Anya someday in person. Alice

  10. Congrats on the new Nayar addition. sounds like a beautiful life so far. best -t

  11. Congrats to you both.  Sounds like twice as much fun.  You’ll have a comedy duo on your hands pretty soon.  All the best. Corey

  12. Anya is lovely. I am so happy for you guys, girls are great!

  13. Congratulations! We can’t wait to meet her!

  14. The faster the better, no? Congratulations!

    I love the hat!

  15. outstanding.

  16. Congratulations. She is very cute.

  17. She’s lovely and will, no doubt, add to the adventure.  I imagine fire shooting robots don’t have anything on a newborn baby girl when it comes to adventure.  I send all four of you my love!

  18. Congratulations! 

    I didn’t know that sprinkles would protect my ice cream from fire…

  19. Congratulations guys!

    Ask Ray to restrain his use of super powers until she gets a bit older

    And please don’t stop documenting and sharing the Nayar’s developments.

    Huge hug to the four of you!

  20. Freakin’ awesome. Congrats on the baby and the award winning dialogue.

  21. Congratulations ! hope to see more pictures soon

  22. YAYAY!!!!  Beautiful photos! When can we come and ogle and ooooh and aaaah over the tiny magnificence?

  23. Wow!  I almost started crying when I saw the photos.  So super awsome!!!  Words can’t describe… except for maybe Ray’s.  Ky and I send all our love and congratulations.

  24. Congratulations to all of you!

    @Ray: She is not a robot she is princess Leia. So take care of her!

  25. Congratulations to all of ya!

    Awesome photos.

    Always keep some extra ice cream in the fridge. Just in case…

  26. Just thinking about you all and checking in to see if you have posted any new pics.  Give lots of kisses and hugs to nara and the kids for me!


  27. Congratulations!!… Anya is an angle

    God bless all you guys.

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