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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Madison Sq. Park, trying to catch her walking, even if for a bit.


Cillian's Birthday, getting aquainted with her first balloon.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Iza at T.J. Sushi where she tried salmon for the first time today.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Iza's First Time Awake In Times Square


Iza's red stroller meets its lime-green buddy Alexander's (Satya's baby) stroller in the park
Yep, same lady that took our stroller for a test drive. I'm embaressed to say I didn't recognize her right away, maybe because my eyes were still adjusting after being blinded by the lime-green. I LOVE it!


What Iza looks like when she's diaper-free around the home.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Sad discovery
Iza had had a fever for the last couple of days. Monday, I started seeing red bumps on her face and called the ped. He told me to come to his office Tuesday. During an afternoon bath however, I saw this (in the picture) and insisted that we see him the same day. Good call, we found the same bumps inside her throat! Benadryl and Calamine Lotion were prescribed and we all slept well that night.


Iza's New Toy
Did a quick detour to Ikea while on our way to BRU to get a high chair. *I* fell in love with this toy, Iza's catching up.


Come Saturday we realized...
...the flowers were dead.
We said a little prayer and laid them to rest.


My New Turkish Passport arrived today.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Nargilem (to be)


Iza at her play date
Some mommies and their babies were invited to our home to have a playdate. Iza had a blast. She also turned 10 months today.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


My Daughter the Narcissist:
Got her really cute head bands today. She was taking them off until she saw herself in a mirror. And now they stay.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Scream out to your heart's content
Just not in my ear. We lazed about all day at home and just before Baba got home, we went out for some air. Iza got to shake out her whammies...she'd been whining all day long asking to be held.


Nice surprise
We ran into Jasmine, Mehmet, Kasey and her husband in New Jersey where we went for dinner after shopping at Woodbury Commons.


Chips and Dips night with Asli and kids

Friday, March 13, 2009


OMG Too cute: Iza pushing Leon in the shopping cart!
I was there to hold Leon in after he managed to climb in the cart, but he looked pretty confident of Iza being able to push him around. We didn't let them get too far though :)


These flowers deserve more than one picture...
And I think I did a pretty good job capturing them. What do you think?

Updating March 30, 2010: For SupahMommy's blog and All About Meme Monday,
This is my favorite spot in our little apartment. The spring sun streams in and warms the sofa in just the right areas and whatever you put on the side table right in front of it gets the best light. It is the best place to wind down in with a cup of coffee and a book.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


We need a name for...
Iza's latest infatuation. When she starts getting sleepy, she'll hug and kiss him and lie down with him. We've been calling me a very generic "Teddy," but think it's time to name him officially.
We're open for suggestions.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Three little babies, having lots of fun...
Iza, Fatima Betul and Alyssa


This girl doesn't stay still!
Masha Allah, but I cannot leave Iza anywhere without her getting into all the wrong places. Today she managed to climb onto the console using the chair that was there facing the wrong way. Miss Opportunist saw her chance and used it to get to the rabbit ears she'd been eyeing for a long time.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Daddy needs photography lessons
We took another trip out to the weather observatory in Central Park, this time Iza was able to look around as well. The camera died before we could have someone take a picture of all three of us together.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Oooh Love in Union Square
Totally uncheorographed shot, I promise. It just so happened that right before Harun would click, I saw Iza looking at me intently, and as any mom would, I pecked her right as the camera flashed. It ended up being the best picture of the night.

Friday, March 6, 2009


Lemme have that carrot!
Iza hung out with some more friends tonight. The older kids were having carrots, and Iza thought she'd try her newly sprouted teeth on some too.


Iza leading the pack to
The one place they shouldn't have been going. Leave it to Iza to find all the electronics in a strange house. I think she can hear the electromagnetic buzzing; she makes a bee-line to any electronics where ever we take her.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Tonight is Baba's night out with Iza
And I get to stay home and enjoy a cup of coffee with my new book. Aahh, the peace and quiet, I'm enjoying it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Thank God for back braces
The night before, Harun introduced me to the magic of the brace belt or girdle. I was able to take Iza outside despite the snowed in curbs. And that's Arlo a Sunnyside babysitting coop baby in my arms who wouldn't let me leave because he wanted to come outside with us.


I hate snow days
So I'm stealing someone else's picture for today. At least the horses look like they're loving it. I kinda know where this is, somewhere in Brooklyn, I've been to this horse barn. They have horse riding classes and pony rides for children. Nope, just checked, just someone's own pet horses from Long Island.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Auntie Olga and Uncle Fatih came to visit us today
Iza had great company with Ziya, playing around and tripping each other.