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

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Thinker!

Whenever L turns silent, especially on a car ride either she would be sleeping or "thinking". She is a thinker otherwise also. Thinks a lot, and at times laughs aloud in loneliness. When I enquire she usually roll out some old stories from the past and giggle aloud...

The other day, she was silent in the back seat for a long time and suddenly said... "Pappa, I was just thinking.." in very serious tone.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Book of the Week :: Pizza in His Pocket

All those stories of children suffering around the globe is leaving me heartbroken. Those are the moments I personally realize that I have lost count on the umpteen blessings in my life. The photo of a mom and a baby frozen down to death in Syria and the news about 40 kids died from cold weather in a Refugee camp at Muzaffer Nagar  have really shaken me. That was the reason I picked the book Pizza in His Pocket: Learning to be Thankful to Allah as the book of the week. To tell my daughter how blessed we're in words that she would comprehend!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Broadcaster

How embarrassing it is to learn that there is nothing happens in our home without being broadcasted to the school!! L's teacher though puts it as "she is very expressive", I sometimes find it hard to imagine up to what extend she would be sharing about her "home" in the school.

Some of them that her teacher shared with us are:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On the Stage

Liya had her second open stage program at Christmas Carnival conducted by the school. See some pictures.

Note: We do not celebrate Christmas because according to our scriptures the birth date of Jesus (PBUH) is neither mentioned nor has any significance on any such dates. We let her participate in the program for some reason. I respect everyone's religious freedom.  Kindly refrain from judging "haram.." etc. 

At Mysore Palace & Brindavan Gardens

The Palace of Mysore (Amba Vilas Palace) is the official residence of the Wodeyars - the former royal family of Mysore, which ruled the state of Mysore for over seven centuries. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

At Mysore Zoo

Mysore is one of the popular tourist locations in India, known for its rich heritage and historical importance.

Exploring the zoo

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Book of the week :: Catch the Bus

The Berenstain-Bears catch the bus is one of Liya's favorite books. She learned about the book from her previous school, last year during their story time around the theme "vehicles". Since then she was bugging me to buy one for herself. I could not find it in any local stores and she didn't have much info about the book other than the name. As usual, I searched in online book stores, listed all the books named "catch the bus" until she identified the cover page of the book she was talking eagerly about. Since then the antics of Berenstain bears have become a part of our life. For nearly a year, we have read the book so many times, nevertheless, it continues to be one of the "top reading" book in our reading list.

The school bus!

This is suppose to be a school bus! Liya's drawings at 4!

Wordless Wednesday :: Being Creative

L created this using her stone necklace, cotton and a color pencil... 

This is Humpty Dumpty, says she!