A'udhu billahi mina sh-shaytaanir-rajeem! Bismillah...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Toddler Talk :: But I don't...

The other day I was sharing moral stories with Liya. Story was about the importance of helping everyone in need and the beauty of sharing. She was curiously listening to the story.

I asked her:  "How is this story, did you like it?"
She replied : "Yeah, I liked it".

Bucket List :: Jan Updates


Welcome to 'Bucket List' updates with our lovely Rainbow. So, what are we gonna strike today?
17. Identify all colors
Yes, finally the confusions are over. Liya is no more confused at which is blue and black or brown and orange. Yay, we learned to perfectly identify all colors. Liya's favorite colors are purple and pink (yah, we're perfectly girlish!)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Book of the Week :: It's Library Day


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 Theme of the week ~ Books
Our pick ~ It's Library Day
Author ~ Janet Morgan Stoeke
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Jennifer loves to read stories, Flores loves to read scary stories, Uma has just started reading. All of them smile when they hear 'something'. All of them likes 'something' which little Liya is equally passionate about. That's GOING TO LIBRARY.
This book is about kids' day in library. Liya loved it as as much as she loves to visit library. She learned what can she do in the library, why does Ms Faye find books easily, how should behave in the library etc.

Things Liya loved in India

Chicks, Kittens, Ducks and Doggie...
...made her really happy. She was so glad to run behind live chicks, kittens, doggies, ducks. She was running behind a big hen of my neighbor and I asked what's she doing. Do you know what she replied?? "Momma this is chicken, we can eat it!"


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Updates - 27 Months

I am here to give you a quick review of last month. Days are passing by and honestly I began wishing if her 'toddler age' goes a little longer.. :P. Sadly, time and tide wait for none.

English Skills:

MashaAllah, she is mastering English much faster and can now talk as good as she speaks Malayalam. Over last month,

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Video of the Week :: Rhyming

Listen to Little Liya's singing... and can you understand the lines?

Toddler Talk : Ohh tommy Ache



The other day, we were reading muffin man's story, just before our bed time. Liya suddenly craved for muffins and I promised "it's already close to bedtime, so I'll make it tomorrow Insha Allah".

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Book of the Week :: Zoo Parade


Welcome to another story time. Today, let's look at yet another wonderful book, selected by Liya from library- Zoo Parade!
 LEAPING, PRANCING, 
DANCING, SWINGING...
WITH THE ANIMAL PARADE...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday Treat :: We love library time!

It's been a while since I shared pics from library. Here you go!


Video


Pictures

Monday, January 9, 2012

Video of The Week :: The Little Teacher

A sneak peek at how little Liya teaches her puppy dog!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Things Liya loved in India :: 2) Visiting Relatives

Yes, I said it, Liya loved to visit our relatives. This is something I personally find extremely exhausting part of every vacation. Well, I love visiting relatives, friends; grab a cup of tea and have some silly chit chats... That sounds exciting, but every time we keep running from one house to another, spend few minutes and get back home extremely tired...and the vacation just goes on like that till the last day. By then, we would have dropped a lot of things we wanted to do... but after all I love the warmth, ties and bonds of relationships we especially get in Kerala.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Toddler Talk :: One uncle, two uncles...



At Calicut airport, Air India Flight to Delhi. 


We had just boarded the flight. Little Liya, very thrilled and counting people boarding behind us....

She uttered 'Momma look... one uncle, two uncles'..., then?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday :: Little Traveler...

...killing time at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi on our way back to US after vacation.

She was badly waiting to get one for her...

[Dec Updates] Before 3 we'll


First of all, sorry for pushing December updates to January. I am not finding anymore reasons - I am dare enough to admit that I have been lazy. :)

As you know we're on a 2012 project with Rainbow. So what are we gonna strike today?


We played in the first snow of the season!
(but we're yet to make a snow man...)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Reflections 2011

Chasing Rainbow
For a Muslim(a), the word 'New Year' doesn't make any banging difference or it's not 'something special' to celebrate. From my personal perspective,  it's merely a change of date!
But, I have to agree that it's always good to have a trace back  through the ways traveled by. This helps being Thankful to Almighty, encourages to rectify our downfalls and extract the fragrance of lessons learned... and hence I am joining my lovely friends Salma and Marie, with my REFLECTIONS of the fallen year.