Tuesday, June 26, 2012

6th Birthday Part 1

When you are a kid, one birthday is just not enough. Especially, if you are waiting for it immediately after your last birthday. Aaliyah wanted a "pretend birthday" before her real birthday. She has very vivid memories of her 4th birthday that she celebrated at her preschool and she wanted to repeat that this year at her school. Since she has a July birthday and the school year was ending in June, she was really disappointed that she would not be able to

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kindergarten Picnic

Enjoying a snack with friends
Any day other than a traditional school day is so very welcomed by Aaliyah. Whether its the school's sports day, a super hero day or a pizza or hot dog day, they all get her excited. A field trip to King George Park was no different. Like most other special days, she got dressed all by herself and was waiting for me at the door. Her backpack was ready to go with a change of clothes, sunscreen, a hat and her bathing suit. She was ready to

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bean Bags

Made this bean bag with my little soon to be 6yr old helper. She just had her sports day at school and had fun playing with these. When I said I can help her make one, she got all excited. She helped me in assembling all the supplies.  Got her little chair and sat beside me through out the whole process. Bean bags are easy to make and can be made in different shapes and sizes. Bean bags can be used to play games like the bean bag toss, as a warm compress when warmed in the microwave for a minute or they can be used as a door stopper too. So, here is what I did to make my very
Finished Bean Bag

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

To all the fathers in this world and to my Father who is in God's company now, a very happy Fathers Day. As a daughter, the significance of this day was nothing more than a phone call to my Father-my Babu, wishing him happy fathers day like one would wish a birthday wish and Babu would reply with

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Preschool Graduation

Ayaan's preschool had organized an end of the year preschool graduation party. They had the kids dress up in graduation gowns which I thought was very cute. The kids sang to the tunes of slippery fish, if I was a flower and the ABC song with phonics.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pleasure Beyond the Border

Somehow, driving to the neighboring country seems so different and rewarding than driving across cities within the province. And driving all by myself without Nasir or the kids-absolutely wonderful. Of course I had Asna for company. Nasir is too paranoid to send me across the country alone. Especially, because this was the first time I

Monday, June 4, 2012

Losing the First Tooth

Oh the joy of losing the very first tooth! The much awaited moment finally arrived. My daughter's wiggly tooth finally gave up its roots. Yeah! When I saw her new tooth growing right behind her bottom

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Engineering and Public Works Open House

Took the kids out to the Engineering and Public Works Open House. Various public works departments such as the Recycling, Landscaping, Fire department, RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), Roads and Construction, Water Services, Drainage and Sewerage, Engineering and Planning, Parks and Recreation etc. had set up interactive booths. They gave out

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mommy Not Needed

I can do it!
The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority were at Aaliyah's school today for their annual immunization clinic. Aaliyah was missing 3 shots and the consent forms were sent home last month. This was followed by a phone call from the public health nurse wanting to confirm the consent and cross check Aaliyah's immunization record with the one that she had on file. I asked her if they require a parent to be present on the immunization day. I was hoping she would