Monday, May 28, 2012

Bumble Bee Dress

Bumble Bee Dress
Except for the colors, there is nothing bumble bee'ish about this new dress that I made yesterday for Aaliyah. The yellow, black and white are so often associated with the bee. And just for this fact, I am going to call it a bumble bee dress. I took about 1.5 yard of black cotton fabric with yellow and white dotted print. I cut the skirt part in a regular umbrella cut fashion and for the body, I decided to go without sleeves. With the kind of unpredictable weather here in Richmond, you have to layer dresses with a t-shirt one way or another. So, without the sleeves I had one less step to do for my project. I took another

The When, Where, Why, Phase

Peekaboo-I can talk
Just when I was wondering as to why Ayaan wasn't talking as much as a 3 yr old normally would, he surprises me with a sudden outburst of words, complete sentences and the annoyingly funny when, where and why questions. Yesterday, Nasir was dressing him up to go to a family friend's house in Surrey and this is how the conversation went.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Richmond Sharing Farm

The Richmond Sharing Farm had an open house today from 10am-1pm. The sharing farm grows fruits, vegetables and herbs for the Richmond Food Bank, Community Meal programs and for local families in need. They were going to have some fun activities for the kids also. So, I decided to take the kids on a "where does our food come from?" tour.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Time for Prescription Glasses

I wonder how people react when they are informed of a serious debilitating or life threatening diseases like AIDS or Cancer. They probably feel the same way that I am feeling right now except that their emotional pain is perhaps far worse than what I am going through. We went for Aaliyah's eye exam today, and we were informed by the eye doctor that she has

Monday, May 14, 2012

Skills Connect-A Bridge to Employment

Although its been over a year since we moved to Canada, yet I have hopelessly been unable to find a job. A gap of exactly 15 months in a resume. Wow! It can so easily be construed as a grave inability on my part to secure employment. Was I choosy all this while. Not in the least bit. In fact, I never got an interview call in all these months. I am so heart broken! Am I unskilled, incompetent or unworthy? Not really. If I am applying for one or two jobs every other month, how can I possibly expect an interview call. That is simply being irrationally, over confident and optimistic. I have therefore decided to

Friday, May 11, 2012

Crazy Clothes Day

 It was crazy clothes day at Mitchell Elementary. Aaliyah wore her clothes backwards. Put on pink shorts over her pants and wore different colored socks-a light pink and a dark pink. She loved showing it off.
Aaliyah and Ayaan were happy to see their dadda in the parking lot. He surprised us all. He came straight from his Friday prayers. I took Ayaan with me while Aaliyah went with Nasir. She knew that she could make him stop by the Richmond bakery for her favorite gingerbread man cookie. She insisted on riding with him for this same reason.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Healthy Beginning

Granola Cereal with Yoghurt
Yesterday's walk to school in the morning, has gotten me off to a healthy mindset. With the weather being nice and sunny, I put Ayaan in the stroller, while Aaliyah walked. It was good exercise for both Aaliyah and myself. We both need any and every form