Monday, January 07, 2008

happy day

It's been raining in California for two days straight now. The clouds are low over the mountains, the sky is grey and it's quite chilly outside. I love it. Heard that Bahrain is having similar weather and that it's down to about 56.... about time that cold weather has finally moved in!
(this pic is of the night sky from my sis' back yard... or right before it got dark... it was so pretty. the pic doesn't do it justice)

Naief's 1st bday is coming soon and we've been putting together the details for a party here at my sister's house. Went out and got a bunch of things the other night at the Dollar Tree (boy do they have cute, inexpensive stuff!!) and we'll plan to have a "ball" theme.... that'll include soccer balls, footballs, baseballs and basketballs. He loves balls of all kinds, so can't imagine doing it any other way really.

I know he won't remember anything, but since I'm terribly sentimental and since it's here w/ my family, and since I'll be adding all the pics and such to his baby book, how could I not do it - - right?!! And it is his first birthday! Boy, time has travelled fast around us....

Naief has started walking w/ a walker (the stand up kind), has cut his 9th tooth, is getting into most everything and isn't afraid of the grass any more. We took him to the park the other day and he slid down a few of the slides w/ Katelyn and really liked it. He's pretty thrilled w/ sand and hasn't put any in his mouth - yet - but is putting most everything else in his mouth, actually anything his little hands can get ahold of! He's particularly fond of rocks and paper.

The other day I was eating Bit 'O Honey's, wading the papers together as I gobbled down each one and since I wasn't paying attention, I didn't realize that Naief got them and stuck every one of them into his mouth. I turned around and I swear, if he could, he would have smiled because he seemed so proud of himself... and yes, I took them out. My mom calls him a little billy goat.... seeing that his favorite past time seems to be eating cardboard and paper of any kind.... poor kid! At least he hasn't gotten ahold of any change. I swallowed a whole dish full of pennies when I was little, have a niece that loved sticking cigarette butts in her mouth and then one kid of my cousins played in toilets... so the way I look at it, I'm not doing too bad! ;)

Anyway... I hope all of you out there are well and the New Year is treating you kindly. Take care .... and sorry for not visiting blogs as of late. It's hard to get online unless the baby is asleep... so hopefully I'll see all of you around soon.


poetic muslim said...

hey hun ! the post was great ! ooh my duaghter used to stress me about stuff in her mouth, you guys have the one dollar shop? well we have the one pound shop here :P

that pic looks so serene your so lucky to have witnessed it .

Jahooni said...

hasn't the rain been just great?!

The Moody Minstrel said...

Meanwhile, over here in Japan, we've been having an unusually calm winter...except for that one freak thunderstorm, complete with a swirling funnel cloud (that fortunately never touched the ground), that suddenly appeared on an otherwise quiet, sunny day.

The weather demons are on strike!

Puppy said...

Believe it or not, we have 3 days of SNOW and its not going to stop in few days. At night temperature reached -8 degree C, its first time in 73 years.

What i want from Baku, if its even snowed in Morocco :)) I am not a big fan of rains, but snow is great.

Have a good holidays.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

So glad to hear that your holiday os going so well. Of course you little kid loves sand - ain't his home city full of it! My daughter-in-law has been there for a medical conference and said it was an amazing place but not much grass at all!