europe trip: Dublin
We stayed in London for 5 days and flew to Dublin for yan’s graduation.
It was raining when we arrived in Dublin.
I fell in love with Ireland almost instantly the minute we stepped on Dublin soil. It’s such a quaint and friendly little place. The taxi drivers were so charming and polite.
the beautiful sunny view from the house we stayed at.
my happy little girls getting ready for aunty chik’s graduation ceremony.
Here are snapshots of some of the beautiful places in Ireland we visited.
Nampak warm and sunny, but it was actually so windy and cold. just look at the girls’ funny expressions!
We sat down for picnics every time we see a park so that the little ones can let off steam and we get to spend quality time as a big family. :)
We also paid a visit to the beautiful Powerscourt Gardens.
found a castle and airaa concluded that it was Rapunzel’s tower. -_-“
so excited to go see the tower and meet rapunzel (?)
and now realized that the tower looks pretty scary up close. haha.
kids doing what they do best whenever there’s a wide grassy area. -_-“
Then, a visit to Kildare Village, of course.
really worth spending our money there because the price is so much cheaper. of course, we had to bring back a few more extra luggage. ;)
europe trip: London
Assalamualaikum and hello,
I’ve been meaning to update my family’s summer trip to Europe to attend my sister’s graduation a while back but time is so not on my side. Well today seems like a beautiful day to do it… i came across several new pictures and decided to post it here to serve as a memento.
First of all, I feel so lucky and happy that we were able to go together along with my parents and all of my siblings and our small families. This just makes this whole trip a lot more special and meaningful. London is such a beautiful city and the summer weather can be so confusing. sometimes it feels cold that we need jackets and at times it was hot that we had to sleep with the windows open. but it was a great experience nevertheless.
Here are a few snapshots of London.
The place I wanted to visit the most is…of course, the Portobello Road Market in Nottinghill. I stepped right into my happy place. :)
ah..wish we had stayed there longer that day. there was so much to see. We ended our trip to the market by having a nice lunch at Makan Restaurant. It was bliss <3
Well, I’ll continue this story some other day.
Till then, have a nice Syawal.
salam aidilfitri from all of us.
Counting days for our upcoming trip. :) :)
Love u both to the moon and back.
It’s been so long since my last post here. I’ve been attempting to write on several occasions…but life has been super duper hectic. Since January, both my babies have been unwell due to virus infections.
First, aimi had the measles and afterwards in February, they were both infected with rotavirus and had to be warded due to dehydration. We stayed in a small hospital room for 3 nights and a couple of weeks later, discovered airaa had the chickenpox and then aimi had it too (a total of 3 weeks nursing chickenpox). Masyaallah, I’ve been in and out of the office sampai dah segan with my boss, even though he is super nice and so understanding. But, deep down I kept feeling… guilty. I think all working moms out there are familiar with this feeling…when there’s a ton of work at the office but you have a sick child to look after who is your main priority…ah. I have been so disconnected with the outside world too, haven’t been active on social media, thank god whatsapp was invented so I was still kept in the loop among my close circle of friends.
Now that april is coming to an end…everything is slowly falling into place. Alhamdulillah. I’m slowly coping with my work and slowly accepting certain things in life thrown my way with perasaan redha... -_-“
My girls are growing up so fast and I sometimes have a hard time trying to keep up with their milestones but despite everything that has happened, I still feel truly special and blessed to have them. ♥♥♥
2013 according to our phone
For me 2013 has been a year of change. A year of learning, and a year of improvements.
From the wonderful moment of giving birth to another beautiful girl and experiencing motherhood again for the second time to watching my eldest learn and grow in front of me. She never stops surprising me with her endless curiosity each and every day.
This has also been a year of travels, and finally changing workplace, also a year of putting my baking skills to test (ack!), and to sneak in a little time making plans for next year.
Finally, this has definitely been a year where I learn a lot about give and take and what it means to love unconditionally.
So here’s to a wonderful 2014. Looking forward to see what’s in store.
little girl’s weekend
One of airaa’s favorite bedtime story is the rabbit and tortoise’s race tale. Her favorite part is when I tell her how the rabbit runs very fast and the tortoise runs oh so slowly… (complete with hand gestures). But truthfully, she has no idea how a tortoise looks like (have yet to find books on that).
So anyway, before this I’ve read about Farm in the City which is a small petting zoo perfect for little kids and also happens to be located quite close to our house. So we decided to bring her there and maybe introduce her to a real life tortoise! :)
It has been raining quite a lot in putrajaya lately, but on that fine Sunday morning, the sun seems to shine brighter than ever so I packed some extra snacks and water and got us ready for our little girl’s small adventure!
Wonderful place for the little people.
Airaa finally meeting mr. tortoise for the first time. We were allowed to hold and feed most of the animals here so it’s a wonderful fun learning experience for my little airaa.
She’s encouraging the big fella to move faster.
Getting up close and personal with a baby chicken.
She definitely took her own sweet time there…
Playing with the parrot. But she’s a little scared to hold the bird..
Feeding the rabbit.
Watching mr. otter feed.
and even this little person seems to enjoy herself too.
I’m really happy my girls had a great time there. it was pretty hot that day but there were plenty of shades there. you guys should definitely check the place out as well.
our two little angels.
can’t wait for daddy to come home <3