Showing posts from July, 2017

20 Questions with D

1. What is your favorite color? Gold 2. What is your favorite toy/game?  Trouble 3. What is your favorite fruit?  Raspberries  4. What is your favorite food?  Pizza 5. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?  Blue Ribbon Strawberry 7a. What is your favorite tv show?  Odd Squad 7b. Favorite Movie  Captain Underpants 8. What is your favorite animal?  Rabbit 9.What is your favorite city/country?  Myrtle Beach 10. What is your favorite song?  All About the Bass - Megan Trainer (lol) 11. What is your favorite book?  Curious George - Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld 12. Who is your best friend?  Hussein C and AQ 13. What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Playing Tennis 14. What do you want to be when you grow up?  Astronaut 15. What is your favorite thing to do with mummy?  Playing board games 16. What is your favorite thing to do with baba?  Playing board games 17. What is your favorite thing to do with H?  playing 18. What makes you feel sad?  When a toy gets lost 19. Wh

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

D's Birthday wasn't the only thing we were celebrating this summer. Just days after school ended we were informed that D had been selected for a gifted program in school! Letting the proud mama moment soak in for a bit :) Earlier in the year D had completed his first big chapter book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' all by himself and when we discovered that Willy Wonka was coming to Broadway we knew we had to go see it. It was his reward for working so hard throughout the school year and doing so well. But before we went to see the show we took a trip down to Hershey's Chocolate Factory in Pennsylvania to make some chocolate. M's sister had come to visit with her husband and kids and it was a fun way to spend the day. Though I do think they went a little crazy with the hairnet requirements. and then earlier this month we took D to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway.  It was a fantastic show.. a great firs

D's High Flying 7th Birthday

For the last 2 years D has wanted to go parasailing.. the first year he was to small and the last it was too windy and our trip got canceled. So when his birthday came around   we decided to take him along with two of his best friends parasailing.                            Etsy             Instagram             Twitter             Bloglovin   


I haven't blogged in a bit. Since the summer vacations started things have been busier that I had expected. Ramadan ended and we let off some steam by having friends and family over, then being invited by friends. Also pretty much immediately started D's crash course swim class.. he hadn't been making much progress with all the years of classes he has taken so when someone recommended a crash course they claimed worked wonders with their child I signed him up.. it was a bit of a drive which meant I lost 3 hours every morning but D learnt how to swim.. So I am a believer and we will be doing this crash course every summer.  We have been trying our hand at growing a few things this year.. my mother in law is growing mint and coriander while I'm growing strawberries. It has been an inconsistent crop.. we get like two red strawberries every few days and most have so far been consumed by H so we can't be sure if they even taste sweet.   D turned 7 and m