It's been crazy the last few weeks, running around here and there so i thought i'd just strung a few stories together :-
1. Chicken pox
Both of the kids were having chicken pox last week. Even after vaccination you would still get it apparently. But the effect has been very minimal. Syukur alhamdulillah.
They did not have any alarming fever (only Rayyan having a slight raise in temperature 2 weeks prior to the spots coming up but i thought that was because of the flu he had), normal appetites, playing and being active as usual if not more. Qistina had very little spots, none of them visible with her clothes on while Rayyan had more including on top of his head. Itchy and red. But after some calamine lotion and piriton prescribed by the pharmacist and a visit to a local walk-in medical centre, they are both certified fine. Alhamdulillah....
Picnic. Every weekend (when weather and health permits that is) without fail so far. More stories and photos in another entry ya?
Last week was her last day at the nursery as she has been accepted into the nearby school. Big School (as she says it). It was sad leaving the nursery where she had loads of fun, but i am sure she will have fun in Big School as well!
4. Big School
In the UK, children starts school at the term when they will turn 5. In this case, Qistina who will be 5 in February should have started school in September for Primary 1 or Reception*. Anyway, i have been shopping around for schools and alhamdulillah Qistina has been accepted into the nearby school which is 5 minutes walk away. 15-11-10 is her first day. Will have photos up later ok?
*Reception or Primary 1 or FS2 (foundation second year) is the first year of primary school in the United Kingdom and is preceded by nursery, and then followed by Year One - wikipedia
5. The boy who's left at home
Rayyan is lonely when his sister is at school. He now looks forward to the 3 weekly sessions of going to the nursery - or "papa chopis skul" (papa's office school). His vocabulary has increased tremendously though still gibberishly sounding. He's an adventurous eater, very unlike his sister and would try any food that's put on the table. If he likes it he will ask for more :)
He is becoming more independent, wanting to do most things by himself. He sings when he's happy and is very cheeky nowadays.
6. Love thy neighbour
I posted in FB a few weeks back about forgetting my darling neighbour's name. I got it now. I will put that discovery up in another post :wink: :wink:
That's it for now i guess.