Monday, January 25, 2010

Reminder To Parents

When you thought I wasn't looking........

By: A Child
Courtesy: Muslim Bhanji

A message every parent should read, because your children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

"When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me good night and I felt loved and safe.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and wanted to say, "Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking."

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Last week on Jan 7 & 8, I felt an earthquake near my home. It happened at Calaveras fault line in Milpitas,'s about 20 miles away from my home. The magnitude 4.1 quake (1st day) & 3.8 quake (2nd day). Although it wasn't strong but I can still feel the movement inside my house. Alhamdulillah there were no damage inside or near my place.

On Tuesday, Jan 12....a major earthquake struck southern Haiti, knocking down buildings and power lines and inflicting what its ambassador to the United States called a catastrophe for the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation. The magnitude 7.0 quake -- the most powerful to hit Haiti in a century -- struck shortly before 5 p.m. and was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) southwest of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

A man looks for a body among hundreds of earthquake victims

a poor neighborhood shows the damage after an earthquake

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dress-up Time

My girl loves going to school....alhamdulillah :). She loves playing play-doh, painting, do crafts, playing outdoor and her favorite is playing dress-up. This is what she will do when she's there.

My girl and her friends loves playing dress-up at school. Today, I caught them being cowgirls... :D They were soooo cute in those outfits.

Ruqayya was calling her brother on the play phone :p and so her friend Elly....she was calling her mom...hehe

Friday, January 8, 2010

Oakland Zoo

Last weekend we took the kids to the Oakland Zoo. It was our 1st time to that zoo...usually we go to San Jose or San Francisco Zoo. It's a very nice zoo coz not too big and too small. The kids had a great time there....we love the petting farm. They also have some rides for the kids next to the zoo entrance. My boy and hubby went on the roller coaster while my lil girl and I went on the carousel. Had a lovely weekend with the family :)

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It has been 3 years we didn't go up the mountains to play with snow. So, last Dec '09 we went to Camp Sierra in Fresno for our 1st snow season. We had a blast time there with other friends that joined us for the weekend. The 1st day, we didn't do any sledding coz we lost 1 of the snow chain on the tire...didn't know it came off till my hubby stopped the van to examined it. Then by the time we got a new chain....the road already slippery due to the icy road and we couldn't go to the sno-park area. It was snowing all day till the next morning. Luckily the 2nd day the weather was beautiful and we had a great time sledding at the campsite and then before we went back home we stopped at the sno-park to play again. Can't wait to go again next month....

my lil girl on a sled

putting on the snow chains

Hello 2010

Wow it has been sooo long I didn't update my blog. Been very very very busy lately. Hope I'm not too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Hope you all had a wonderful NY with your loved ones.