My 20th Birthday!

August 20th was my 20th birthday! Jasim (my husband) and I had plans of going to the zoo or downtown and ride on the ferry with Ahmad (as Ahmad hasn't experienced either of those things), but the weather wouldn't permit. So because of the rain,...

Eid Al-Fitr 2012!

This Eid was Ahmad's first Eid! We did so many decorations and baked so many sweets! Ahmad loved looking at the balloons and the hanging stars! We had a lot of people over- about 15-20- and we all had a great time! Now for the pictures!   Our...

If Today Was Your Last Day

Yesterday my baby and I were in a car accident. I thought my husband would be upset, but alas, he    isn't! He said that he is just happy that the baby and I are okay.       "Money and things on earth come and...

Some Captured Photos from 2010-2012

Here are some photos I captured with either my cellphone or camera. They vary from Missouri, Georgia, and Florida, all are unedited.   Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Missouri, at my fathers place. ...

6 Months Old!

I can hardly believe that 6 months have passed since I gave birth to my beautiful little boy! He has learned so much in such a short time. Ahmad now enjoys sitting up, crawling, eating food, doesn't like his naps as much as he did before, absolutely...

Where have I Been?

Where have I been for so long??? I have been to busy and back! We finally moved to a bigger apartment about 2 weeks ago! I absolutely love our new apartment, there are 2 bedrooms, each with a walk in closet, a laundry room that is very large and...

Getting to be a Big Boy!

Just a quick post update to tell you all that Ahmad rolled over today 2 times. From his stomach to his back while we were doing tummy time. He hates being on his tummy and I think that is what got him to figure out how to roll over. Sadly, he hasn't...

Update on Our Family in Iraq

My husbands brother, Kathem, who is my age went to the gas station not far from his house last night to buy a pepsi. When he started to leave some people began to fight. Guns were shot and a bullet happened to hit the gas tank. It exploded.  7 people...

My Sweet Husband!

Last night I was very exhausted. All day Ahmad wanted attention, if I put him down he would cry as if something was trying to hurt him. It broke my heart, so I would pick him back up. I also tried to manage to get all my necessary house work done at...

Starting Solids?

So Tuesday, May 1st, we had a doctors visit for the baby. Ahmad is doing great! He weighs 14 pounds 10 ounces and is 24 inches long, so in 4 months he has gained 10 pounds and grew 6 inches! For the past couple of months our pediatrician has had us...

Update on 4 Month Old Baby Ahmad!

May 2nd Ahmad will be 4 months old! I can't hardly believe that he is only 2 months shy of being 6 months! May 1st we have a doctors appointment, which is when we will know his weight. I am very sure he is about 15 pounds now because he fits into...

A Cook Out and a Soccer Game!

Last night, Sunday, which is the day my husband gets off at 6 in the evening, we went to a friends house for a cook out. Well, maybe I should say my husbands friends. I had never met them before, the husband is from Iraq and the wife is from Jordan....

Our 1st Anniversary and Ahmad's 1st Trip to the Beach!

My husband and I's first Anniversary was the 24th of this month! I can hardly believe that a year has already passed! So much has taken place in one year. We counted and about 10 big  events that took place in this one year: 1. Getting Married ...

My Trip Home To Missouri!

My trip home to Missouri was beyond my expectations! I got to visit a lot of family members that I hadn't seen for years and I had good times with my immediate family. The Saturday before I left, I went to the Lamar park to meet my fathers family for...

A Day Out With My Mother

This morning my mother and I went to Kansas City along with the baby to spend the day together. We first went to the movie theater to watch the "Hunger Games". It was a very good movie, and it actually had a moral to it which is hard to find these...

My Mothers Embrace

The night before last, I was cooking some supper when my mother came over to see her grandson. While I was at the stove stirring the stew my mother came from behind and gave me a hug. A nice warm, soft, loving embrace from my mother. I will never...

A Day Out Visiting

Yesterday my grandparents, Ahmad and I went out to visit some family. We first went to my grandpas sister, I hadn't seen her in ages. Probably for almost 10 years. Anyhoo, after visiting her we went to my grandmas sister. My Aunt's daughter is...

Traveling With My 3 1/2 Month Old!

So me and my little boy arrived safe and sound in my dear home state yesterday. I was very surprised with how Ahmad was with the airplane and 6 hours of traveling. He didn't cry one time and was very content in his mama's arms. My grandparents were...

8 Things Every Child Should Experience.

I am on this "moms only" website and I came across this post of 8 things every kid should experience. Of course my baby is only 3 months old so I couldn't say my baby experienced any of these. So when I replied, I replied about my childhood. I thought...

An Uneasy Moment

Last night before my husband came home, I had called him and asked him to pick up some diapers from CVS. When he came home he said that I had his debit card so I would have to go after we ate. When we finished our supper I got all "wrapped" up and...

The Benefits of Sujood- Prostration

To be close to Allah, you have to go into sujood. The Prophet (sallallahu alahi wa salam) said: أَقْرَبُ مَا يَكُونُ الْعَبْدُ مِنْ رَبِّهِ وَهُوَ سَاجِدٌ “The closest that a servant is to his Lord is when he is in prostration.” (Muslim)  ...

2 months 3 weeks and 4 days!

This morning we had a doctors appointment at 9:15. Ahmad now weighs 12 pounds 5 ozs and is 22 3/4 inches long! Our doctor said that I am doing a great job with the baby because now he looks his age! He also said we no longer have to have the heart...