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Monday, November 30, 2009


A rendition of my daughter and a few thoughts
It's the last of November and with a total of 210 pictures, I'm way off my goal of 365. In terms of memories however, we've made uncountable ones and many that couldn't be caught on camera. Life sometimes is too fast to be caught on film; instances like her dancing on the Eid party, the time she slid down the foot rest under the desk so fast that it made even her laugh out loud, or the times when she ran smack into a door, or when she pulled out her jazz hands and went Taaaa!
May Allah keep our memories alive and let us look back on the wonderful days with love and forget about the bad days. Ameen.


From Wrap to Structured Carriers...gah!
I'll never understand why the Baby Hawk didn't work for us, yet Mr. Ozturk will refuse to carry Li'l Miss in anything other than his arms. Now, that she's getting heavier God bless her, arose the need for a more substantial carrier that will snap her in place before she even realizes that she's about to go up in a carrier! You can't escape the Bambaroo Full Buckle Delux SSC muahahaha!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Monster on Eid Day 2


On Eid day with my cousin, Aneesa

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Her new Favorite Uncle
Caner came to visit and Little Miss Ozturk was truly in love, as was Uncle Caner!
We also caught the tail end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and managed to take a few cell phone snapshots of Iza's surprised face. It's priceless, and currently being held hostage by the new phone. I'll have to install the Samsung drivers the first chance I get and then I want to update today's post to include pictures from the parade.
Now to sleep; have a big breakfast tomorrow followed by a possibly even bigger dinner party at my brother's place!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


My third phone in one year. I know, I'm a sad little careless mom. And my daughter is a phone-eating monster!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Randomness at its best
Top to bottome: The Business of being born, documentary of homebirths; Gran Torino; Hababam Sinifi Tatilde. Books: Iraqi Child; Confessions of a Video Vixen; Soul of a Butterfly, a biography of Muhammad Ali.
This is a prime example of how my mind works in a given situations; it's borderline ADD. Last night, I scoured the library to find something light to take my mind off the last book I read, The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffeneger. Even though the book was beautifully written and really is a new age classic, it really is hard to stop thinking about!
I needed to lighten my mood and hence was really on the lookout for something like The Nanny Diaries or Devil Wear Prada like material. Of course, my mind wandered far from the train of thought I went in with, and I came out with these.
I'm done with Video Vixen (I did say I needed to read something light), and don't want to start with Iraqi Child till later. For now, I'll probably start watching Being Born and enjoy the beauty of life today.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Bye Bye Diapers
Packed up the last cloth diapers. Ozturk Jr. is finally out of diapers for good. Yay!


Chewing on books-
Monkey-see-Monkey-do with "Lee"

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Baking for a party I'm not even invited to!

Well, technically, we are invited but the idiots that comprise the team Mr. Ozturk has to deal with are really not company I'm eager to have. I feel bad for my poor hubby who's putting up with the ethnocentric Pakistani bastards just because he likes the location of the job. All the more reason for us to move to Turkiye...You reading this Mr. Ozturk? I said...ALL THE MORE REASON TO MOVE TO TURKIYE !

So of course, I kinda expected that a Borek made withour much love would go wrong somewhere. Really, this is a recipe I can make with my right hand tied behind me AND my eyes closed!

It could also be the mentally distracting image of millions of poor soul lining up to watch New Moon, about to suffer around hour or so of Bad-Acting Bella! What are they thinking? Sparkling vampires can't really be that hypnotizing, can they?

Anyway, I also ended up making this cute little Borek Pies for Mr. Ozturk for the morning.


Post late-night playdate syndrome
Seriously, this is not a common sight around here, so whenever it happened, we tried to keep proof.
Mr. Ozturk and I decided to take Nancy's yoga class together at NYSC and my babysitting co-op came in to help. Soon after we brought her back home, Baba gave her a cup of milk while I removed my contacts. Not a minute later, he beckons me to come look. She had tossed the finished cup aside and had just lain back to sleep where she was.
If this isn't an incentive to repeat this lovely late night sit again to go to gym, I must be an exceptionally stoic woman.


My lovely daughter, Sitting pretty in Forest Hills


Playing with Makeup
Pink lid, Purple crease, minimal liner= Look that best suits me.


Mommy Pepper
That's a little baby green pepper that I found inside the bigger red sweet pepper that I roasted for breakfast. I feel like I killed something.


Boo Yah!
What I said in my head as I walked in this morning with the camera.



Wednesday, November 4, 2009


It's changing already

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Beautiful peppersI had one of the peppers we picked from the farm a week ago hanging on top of my sink. I hung it there when it was still green and was enjoying watching it turn its color slowly from green to yellows to red. Until one day, walking into the kitchen in the morning, I was blinded by the fiery red that it became overnight!

So, I hung another green pepper above my sink today and will try to take a picture of it every day and maybe we can capture its progression from green to red. More tomorrow.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Yay! Yankees win 3rd game in the series...woo hoo!!!
Me, celebrating Yankees 3rd win in the series alone...with my camera.
And Johnny Damon making his mad dash to 3rd base when he saw nobody fielding it, lolz. The look on the pitcher's face, hahaha....that's entertainment!


Not celebrating Halloween
Doesn't mean we can't join those who are =)