This was in the children's zoo, in San Francisco...Last Thursday...Yup! Our ONLY day off.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
And now since she's worried about Mariyah being sick these days, here I am posting these videos from yesterday:)
Don't worry tete...even though we are sick...we still have a high spirit and we laugh all the time :)
The best playing area for a child is an empty praying hall in the mosque! The women's area of course :D
Friday, March 20, 2009
She has ear infection with runny nose, coughing and lots of crankiness, for 6 days so far.
Then she infected us BOTH, so the 3 of us are in PAIN :(
Now we know exactly how she feels...she is suffering :(
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
We spend a lot of time in her bedroom while at home! I want her to get used to it and enjoy it as well :)
3 years ago Jeeej took me to Michael's and I fell in love with it! The smell of their products made me addicted! I kept visiting, sometimes to buy decorative items and other times just to go through their books, displayed on the racks of each section, suggesting ideas of how to collect simple items to build lovely crafts.
still I'm working on few more items and I'll be done soon Inshallah!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
and my aunts Nour, Rana, Marwa and uncle Ward.
and many many other relatives and friends and people I don't know...this is what I call family.
Jordan is where I get to sleep anywhere, not in my prison -crib-! I sleep on my grandparents' bed, or on any bed I want! I can even sleep on a couch!!! This is what I call freedom.
Jordan is where I have so many people to play with, every single day! They all love playing with me and they even fight who's turn it is to hold me and play with me! This is what I call real laughs.
Jordan is where I get to eat real mansaf, real mahashi, real hummos and real everything food, all cooked by my tete. This is what I call fine taste.
Jordan is where I can cheat and sit on some one's lap in the car if I want to, only because I want to, and this is what I call feeling secure.
Jordan is where people celebrated my existence, over and over again...this is what I call warmth.
Jordan is where I get to play in the backyard and touch the trees with my own hands,where I get to water the plants with jiddo and play with the water when it's really hot, where I get to grab a branch from the olive tree. This is what I call peace.
Don't get me wrong, I love California, but Jordan has a different taste and I miss it and I hope I'll get to visit it sometime soon :)
As for now, here's a video I hope you enjoy! It's a different kind of fun I wish I can have in Jordan; sharing my spaghetti with the birds by the lake :D
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
This is the first picture he sent me when we first met online, and I fell in love with it!
It was taken in Jordan right after completing hajj 04-05.
This picture was sent with his second e-mail to me, and in that e-mail he wrote:
"I wanted to ask u something, please correct me if I'm wrong but I'm trying to figure out the exact pronunciation of yr name, is it spelled noon, dal, alif, hamza? I think it would be a good idea if we're going to get to know each other to be able to say each others names..."
That was the 1st time I realize how good he is in Arabic! I was surprised and impressed!
When we started chatting, and talking over the phone, it was sooo funny... his mistakes were so cute and I played the role of a teacher and kept fixing them one by one and he was improving so quick and it scared me! I don't want him to become THAT good in Arabic! his mistakes are soooo cute and I love them!
When we fight -we fight a lot!- these mistakes make me laugh deep inside no matter how angry I am with him. What I love about him is that he insists on speaking Arabic even if the Arabs around him keep using English!
Now, with Mariyah it's so cute...he makes sure he uses proper Arabic with her...like saying "tilfaz, 7asoob and many other words...Many more!!
These days...I mean since August last year, his Arabic is improving really well and quick and he is using new words every day! It's because he is interacting with soooo many Arabs in the community...
Yesterday he felt cold, and he said: qash3areeera!!!
I love himmmmmmmmmmmm....
Friday, March 6, 2009
For instance, I like to stare at my new pink slippers. The -no carpet- floors make my feet get really cold and freezing sometimes ! Hard floors are not safe for Marmar :s I have to watch every single move she makes and it's not easy at all :(
While I was staring at my slippers the cheeeeeese muffins got ready! I made only six Muffins...
and they looked and tasted reeeeally gooooood!!! and I wish I made 60 instead of 6.
*Recipe from thepioneerwoman.com
**Mariyah's room's under construction...nothing too fancy...but I'll do my best :$
***We got the Internet today afternoon and it feels like home now...All I hope and wish for now is to have jeeej hang some stuff on the walls...and then I can take pix of the whole place and send them to my family and friends...