This picture was taken today by my husband. It was my sister's idea to have my babies lay down on the hay for this particular picture.
We still go out and about on weekends.
Mariyah's school has started.
Selma believes she has a Blueberry Power.
Sophia is almost 6 months old.
We are back from Amman.
My sister is visiting.
I'm still a stay at home mom.
You see, a lot of things happened since last time I blogged but I'm not documenting any, I'm not blogging. It's not that I don't have time, I do. I actually have a lot of free time on my hands during the day and especially at night but I think that Instagram is more convenient than blogging and at night I just feel too lazy to blog. Yes, laziness. That's what it is.
Something else. A couple of my friends who follow me on Facebook, Instagram and follow this blog have made it clear on several occasions that it annoys them how open and active I am when it comes to social media. I know their opinions shouldn't affect my passion but who am I kidding? They did discourage me. I still receive messages from others though letting me know that I have inspired them in a way or another by blogging. These messages are becoming less and less due to not being a consistent blogger.
I feel bad for not documenting Sophia's milestones here as well. I wonder if her sisters will ever appreciate what I have written about them in the past but as for me, I never regretted any post I've ever published and I still go back to read my posts/diaries.
I love writing.
I should write more often.
I become a better mother when I write.
It makes me happy.
My husband and my mom keep wondering why I've stopped. They don't want me to stop.
They're the most important people in my life and so their opinion matters. Doesn't it?
Today we took a long trip to Watsonville where we picked berries and apples.
The girls were too loud in the car. Lots of laughter and lots of whining too. But guess what, for the first time in a year or so we didn't have the iPad in the car as a source of entertainment. We've been using it for long trips to avoid the most annoying question "Are We There Yet?". I can't deny the iPad's magic, it was incredible. But after today's trip, I decided: No more.
It was loud like I said but more fun. I got the chance to talk to each one of them separately and it hit me. Time flies and they grow up really fast. I started comparing between them when they were still babies. How each one acted during a road trip. I want to always remember that Sophia is such a sweetheart. She's always happy in the car, she just cries when she's hungry or sleepy but other than that she's as content as can be, mashaAllah.
I wanted to blog several times the last two months but what made me do it today was the text message I received from Amnah of little life of mine, informing me that she posted a picture of both our babies, Sophia and Amani on her Disney Baby blog. She left a link to my blog in her post so I decided to blog right away. Amnah is such an inspiration!
And to those who are annoyed by my too many posts and pictures here and there I say: Haters gonna hate.