Saturday, December 29, 2007

Wintery crafts

Do you consider crocheting a craft? well if you do then I crafted something today while visiting with my aunty for lunch.. I was hoping to start something for my husband for this cold weather but what I had with me turned very hard and stiff so I did this instead..

In case you are wondering what is it, here it is in action, as usual modeled by my eager to help little girl..

I got this yarn from Bahrain and I only got one, hmm what is it called? unit? anyway so it had to be a short scarf. just a neck warmer, not for my kid even though she used it more than I did!

So it's good working with wool when it's cold, keeps you warm.

I got a new gift from my uncle, a sony cyber-shot digital camera.
A few years ago he got me a then newest model, now it is a new one and I just can't wait to use it, I love photography and This one seems to be promising, thanks dear uncle for the third camera you gave me in my life. All of them top of the lines.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

A day filled with kids (mashallah)

It all started when two families decided to go to the corniche to meet and have the kids play together, mom , my girl and I met mom's friend, her daughter(my childhood friend) and her kids at the play ground.

It was very cold but the sun warmed us up a bit, the kids played together, even the smallest one was having the time of her life in her baby walker.

Us moms were freezing while sitting to keep an eye at them, and the grandmas were warm and comfy inside the restaurant (Kudu) . It was a fun filled afternoon .

And at night the fun time continued when our small family went to my cousin's house (moon face's house ) and met our other cousin and all the kids gathered to play...

Hmmm play, well that what I think they were doing..

The attack of the children..

So 7amdillah we do have nice times in the cold weather.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

It's getting really cold here

Of course when I say cold I mean cold to us, compared to the very hot weather we usually have, I don't mean snowy cold or something like that, but still it is considered cold..(by the way it's not that dark my picture makes it look so)

Anyways it's cloudy today but still no rain, it just looks nice from inside the house where I think it's colder than it is outside ( 19 degrees ) ..

What I really wish for these days is a fireplace, I think it will be so lovely sitting in front of a fireplace all snuggled on some fluffy pillows, while under warm blanket drinking hot chocolate.. Sounds dreamy.

I want to go to sleep, I think I'm hibernating or something..

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Visiting the theater

Two days ago we went to Bahrain to see the Egyptian play " Body guard" in the theater, The cast is very famous , with the leading role for " Adel Imam" and it's the first time that he comes to Bahrain or any where near, so we had to go and see it.
(That's him in the middle in the dark blue jacket)

The planning of the event wasn't very good and the place was crowded with chairs more than people, but after the two hours delay the show was very nice. It felt different to see the actors live and so close, and over all it was funny and we enjoyed it.

Next stop to me? I want to see a musical, a ballet and the opera..
One day inshallah.

Friday, December 21, 2007

A time for giving..

Last night my family gathered for the Eid, and I was surprised with very pretty gifts, My cousin gave me this lovely set of accessories.. I just love this type of things..

Moon face (my cousin 's wife) gave this l gift that I never get tired of, she was with me the other day and I told her how much I loved polka dots and was thinking of getting all the fabrics in them, so she got me a bunch..

And speaking of gifts I got those some time ago from my childhood friend when she went to Dubai, she knew I loved pink so she got me the cutest pink stuff..

And what did I get them? nothing... :( it's good I have loving friends..

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Our first day in Eid...

We gathered with my in-laws in Dammam's corniche for a very late lunch that was cooked as usual by my very talented Aunt in law (is that name right??) mashallah she cooks very yummy meals and we were a very big group.

We stayed there till after sunset and it got cooler by the end of our stay, the kids played together in the close playground or flied some kites , while the grown up had their own games to play, it was fun, I think it's always good to meet family.

Speaking of which my brothers - in - law are visiting for this Eid and my girl is having a very great time with them, they love her so much mashallah.

So I hope everyone is having a great Eid.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy Adh7a Eid

And may Allah accept from all the 7ajis and bring them home safely.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Funny thing

I can't remember where I got it from but it's really funny , even if you never watched the desperate housewives. Click on the picture to see it bigger.

Just don't tell my daughter her princesses are that desperate..

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A before and an in between

Well I think it's supposed to be called a before and during, but in between sounded cute . Anyhow, the last two days I've been busy with this (one of my very favorite thing to do)

Remember our living room before? here's a reminder..

So this is it in between, missing a rug, some shelves and a lot of accessories..

But you got the general idea.. It seems like a whole different room to me, like I'm in someone else's house.. Excuse the lousy pictures this is the least lit area in the house even though these pictures were taken in the middle of the day.

Still to come the after picture and the before and after for the dining area which is open to the living area.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Some cuteness

Sometimes from a girl..

Sometimes from a cat..

Other times from both...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I'm still standing, yeah yeah yeah

But having a very very very tiring time, first the kiddo had a fever, and then I got a cold and now we are both a little sick and a lot tired. I have tons of things to do and can't yet do and I am just so bored I can scream so hard. 7amdillah.

So only two lovely persons commented, guess that people don't like gifts anymore, or finding me so boring with what little posts I've been writing , whatever it is, I would like to thank those who still come and visit and mostly the ones who still leave a comment.

So since I can't find an address or a way of contacting the other person who commented, the gift goes to my loyal friend and sister moon face.. Congrats, you will receive your gift the next time I see you inshallah.

And dear Ayesha, I loved the words you left me, so nice and sweet, if you happen to stop by again, leave me a way to know how can I keep in touch with you..

Have a nice day/week/month/life.. depending on the mood.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

A second give away and a visit from my twin

First the giveaway..
The previous post was my 200 post.. Imagine that, I had 200 different things in 200 different days to talk about, and here I thought my life was uneventful..!

So to celebrate this, I'm giving every body a chance to win a mystery gift (the reason it's a mystery is that I haven't figure out what would it be yet, but trust me it will be good) . All you have to do is the usual, leave a comment here and I will have a draw in a few days to pick up a name.

I finally got a visit from my crafty twin last night, I managed to start the bag I was commissioned to do and to decorate these with a dotted ribbon

and to turn this..

which I got from Bahrain ages ago, to this..

Details of the sides...

It was a really enjoyable projects, painting, decoupaging and some added embellishments, what's not to like..

I also want to share this with you, I got that for my crafty moments and I just love it so much I take it with me every where..

It's a mini FM radio, pictured there next to a small glue stick for measurement. So that's all for now I'll be waiting for your comments, just remember it's going to be a nice gift once I decide on it

Friday, November 30, 2007

Ready for winter

Look who is all ready for the cold season (even though it's not officially here yet)

Don't they look just adorable mashallah? missing one sweet girl

And we have a small cook in our family.. Preparing food at mom's house..

All ready to bake it...

Ta daaa, would you like to have some play dough cookies?

Still no sign of my crafty twin.. Not even of my life loving one.. But I'm still looking, wish me luck.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Two places in my life

I managed to take pictures of my favorite place for the last month, the swimming pool at the gym..

It's usually quiet and empty in the mornings which i like, how nice is it to swim in a whole pool by yourself, or with a close friend.

So I'm trying these days to update the decorations in our house, starting from the living room.

There is nothing there , just the basic things and a few decorative ones. I have big plans for this area which is not being used much since my husband has a home office and I have my studio. But I'm aiming for it to become a family/guest room that is warm and welcoming, if not for anything , atleast to use our poor tv..

So updated pictures will be posted inshallah whenever I finish decorating. hopefully soon.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Good weather means going out

And that what we did..

But I would like to go there too...

Maybe one day when I have good knees and a strong back..

Thursday, November 22, 2007

A birthday, and some faces..!

Our small family celebrated the little princess's birthday in chili's Friday night, we ordered the cake with the waiters singing happy birthday , she liked watching them all the time whenever we go there, and she was very happy

We gave her the gifts and she was more excited

And on Saturday she took some party bags and donuts to the kids in her school and I think it made her feel special. I was planning on having a big celebration for her with the princesses theme but all last week I've been either in bed or the recliner in front of the tv not being able to move without feeling a huge amount of pain from my back, 7amdillah I am much better now but I missed 4 days of the gym and I feel tired and depressed from all the pain.

So while I was sitting not being able to do much but watch boring tv, I tried finishing the book I started reading months ago, and here what I got stuck between my book and me..

First this..

Then this..

Good thing it wasn't a scary novel..!