Wednesday, November 5, 2014



Enjoying the last bit of those warm days in early October.


Finally got a full-frame camera and enjoyed trying it out on Anya as she played around.


Had a simple kind of Eid Ul Adha this time with Namaz, Gupshup at a friends’ place, followed by dinner at one of our old time favorite Seattle halal places.


Wasn’t able to get any gifts for the kids this Eid (traditionally Eidi is given out on Eid ul Fitr), but decided to do some quick one-trip-to-target favor bags instead. Anya loved helping me with them:)

Gift Bags from Oh Joy for Target. 

Eid Mubarak freebie gift tags via here.


Credits for above photo: Sumera Naveed


Quick photo walk amid some beautiful fall color with my fabulous, new friend Sumera. Remember this post? Well, as life turned out, she moved to Seattle from Singapore last year:)


Anya’s first ‘recipe’. She saw it one of her TV shows and came to me with instructions for making a ‘banana swirl’. I helped her with the blending and all and she loved sipping what she helped make.


Favorite fries in the house these days. One of the cooks in my mom’s house when we were growing up used to make ‘chicken-cube fries’ and after more than a decade I thought I’d give it a try. Turns out super easy and tasty!


An afternoon of sensory play with some stale sunflower seeds before I threw them out. Looks like Anya finally figured out that we eat animals!


We finally got one of these for her room. My husband has been wanting to get this for her since the first day of her life and I don’t know why I never let him because it is fabulous to sleep under these stars! Really! I secretly love her coming to our room in the middle of the night even more now, because she brings her ladybug with the stars along! lol


Continuing the tradition with these girls after an afternoon spent making cookies, watching dramas and lazy-ing around, only to take pictures afterwards, while it rained and these girls fought over umberellas! Bliss. Haha.


Loving doing photo shoots this fall/ And bringing in some fall berries which always remind me of my mom and her bringing all sorts of branches in from her walks around the area.


Messy artwork afternoons.


There is just something magical about driving through a blur of yellows and oranges and greens.


Experiencing fall through her eyes.


First Pumpkin Patch field trip with her preschool.


And this perfect little sugar pumpkin that we brought back.


And a wind storm took away our power for 27 hours or so. We made full use of Anya’s starry ladybug, our wood burning fire and the lantern we bought for camping last year. Despite the cold and scarcity of food (and tea), it was fun reading and playing lego by the fireside:)


Our little kitty for Halloween. 


October ended with some beautiful sunsets and my little girl bringing out her camera to take photos of it alongside her daddy and I.


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