This week’s been super busy for us. Annuh (naani for Eesa), Eesa & myself are thoroughly taking advantage of the weather lately. For the last couple of days, the weather’s skying in the teens and we’re going out for daily walks to anywhere possible.
Annuh’s been busy revamping our abode and the rest of us are enjoying the daily change of scenery everywhere. I’ve been MIA in the kitchen for all of this week and wake up to a house that’s already been mopped and swept and a baby who’s already had breakfast and a bath. aagh! I’ll miss this pampering when she’s gone!! She’s also been doing alot of purging for me and TONS of thigns are landing up at craigslist.
Annuh’s also been teaching eesa lots of rhymes, alphabets and colours. We’ve also started doing shapes now. The most amazing part is watching eesa make connections. A few days ago, I said something about ginger and garlic, Eesa immediately picked it up to say ‘Garlic bread, mama?’ So adorable. yesterday, we stopped by food basics for grocery and were planning that while imran ran for groceries, i’d run to the dollar store. Eesa heard the word dollar and asked ‘dollarama?’. It’s amazing how much he’s picking up nowadays mashaAllah. I’d also taught him how to say ‘La ilaha Il Allah Mohammad Ar rasool Allah’ but i hadnt revised it with him for a while. yesterday I asked him to repeat it, he refused. So I broke it up and read it bit by bit, ‘la’ ‘ilaha’ etc… Finally when we got done, I smacked his bum playfully and said ‘you forgot it!’ Alla of a sudden, he yelled it all out in one sentence! Surely made my day!
Maryam also suggested starting up a sticker system to get potty training done. So we’ve pinned up a sheet on the wall in the wahsroom and reward ourselves with eons of stickers each time we pee in the pot. It’s been working fairly well so far. Alhamdolillah.
We went to dollarama today and I completely fell in love with their patio-ware! I LOVE the colour and ofcourse the prices. I can’t wait to get the balcony ready for some summer fiesta.
In other eeesa news, he’s been singing songs to him self. He’s been high on thank you Allah, shukoor, ABC’s, alif baa taa, one two three, twinkle twinkle and lakri ki kaathi. It’s adorable watching him play on his own while humming out tunes. In ABC’s, he can’t say the part that goes ‘el, em, en oh, pe’ so he goes ‘ma ma ma ma que, are, es, tee’.
He’s also been high on sesame street lately. Everytime it’s on, he sit in front of the tv with all his diapers with different charachters out in front of him. I’ll try and grab a pic of him doing it next time.
He’s also been high on the yellow ‘big bird’ diapers lately. He calls Big bird, ‘big butt’. So one day, after his bath, he was looking for a big bird diaper and it wasnt there and I pointed it out to him.
Me: ‘eesa, there’s no big bird diaper left’
Eesa: ‘there’s big butt, see’ (pinches his fingers into the drawer and pulls out a pretend diaper!’
Me, looking at the air (pretend diaper): “Woow! niice diaper, let’s wear it.” So I go on to make all the actions of putting on a diaper. (but infact, he’s still empty coz it’s a pretend diaper!)
So I said, ‘Eesa, let’s put on two-two diapers! This time let’s wear an Ernie diaper!’
Thankfully, Eesa agrees and we put on a real diaper this time.
So guys, there we had ourselves a mini diaper selection party!