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Sunday, May 31, 2009


Picture Perfect.


Chased by a semi, with a Cross on the grills. Awesome!



Iza's New Earings
Harun didn't even come with us to get Iza her first piercings (I'm such a trendy mom, you know hehe). It was a high strung day, but we made it with minimal crying and only a few tears. Jenny accompanied me and manned the camera. This is only one of the many beautiful (and some scary) pictures that we took during the event. I'll find time to put them all up on Iza's personal notes blog.


Annihilation of a watermelon, at Coney Island beach
Father and daughter discovered the first sweet watermelons of the summer and for the second day in a row, killed and gutted one. The beach itself was a saga, Iza hated it. The only time she tolerated the sand, was when she was distracted by the watermelons. She screamed with fear anytime her feet touched not just the sand, even the blanket over the sand. We had to rush a very hysterical baby out and off the beach, very quickly after finishing dinner.
And my dreams of playing in the sandy beaches under sprinklers with my baby, slipped through the boardwalk planks.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Picnic at Hempstead Lake State Park, with family


Turkish Parade, NYC


Gelato Baby


Thursday, May 21, 2009


There it stands
The phone booth, mocking my store front


Iza's First Cupcake, on her birthday


Sunday Brunch At Masal Cafe, with Olga, Faith, Ziya, and Jenny
It's funny how the three of us all always end up wearing the matching outfits.


Hangin' with the Cuz's

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Today, the lamps went up.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


"Shake Well & Smile Often"

Harun's advice to me this morning. To demonstrate, first he stood up and shook himself and then instructed me to do the second part. Hahahaha.

Then tonight he tells my mom, "I brought blackberries for you." My mom thanked him and then cracked up laughing hysterically as he picked up his BlackBerry phone and handed it to her. Hahahaha.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Time to wear mommy's clothes
Iza trying her best to put on my pyjamas...on her head.


She's been working on it for some time now

Who would have thought my daughter's first name for me would be Ayesha? Her other words when calling either me or my mom are Ammi, Adda and something that sounds a lot like Ammi Jee, what we call my mom.


Iza on her first dinner date, with Gabriel
Lorena, Karls, Gabriel, and we went on a dinner together. Somehow these two ended up with the menus and looked at them so seriously (before chomping down on them), they really did look like they're ready to order their own.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


House Bound
Poor girl had a cold all week, probably because of that one weekend we took her to China town with us...and forgot to take pictures of her "First time in Chinatown." Speaking of which, we'll take care to reenact that one.


Birthday Boy
They grow so fast! My sunflower-eyes, 30 yrs old.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Went to the Zoo with Nikhil and Preeti
It was really fun and we have more pictures of Iza with the two but my camera died early so they're all on Nikhil's camera. Maybe I will change this day's picture when I get them.