Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Land/ Air/ Water

Montessori's Land, Air, & Water lesson is a simple one that requires labels and samples of each. The Air dish appears empty but is filled with what the element we can not see or taste, although we know it is there because it fills our lungs. You may also want a balloon and stick with a ribbon attached. Blow up the balloon and ask your child "What is in the balloon to make it big?" Then you may blow at the ribbon and ask your child "What made the ribbon move?"

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Seekers Guidance Retreat 2010

We went to this wonderful Retreat in the majestic Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee.

I lost all my pictures from this retreat, so I am borrowing some of my friends. One of my really good friends who was there when S Man was born flew out from California. A couple of friends drove up from Atlanta, Georgia. We met new friends. The Knoxville Muslim community has so much NOOR: light filled with the most beautiful people. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani from Toronto, ON and his wife, Shaykh Yahyah Rhodus from California, Shaykh Omar Qureshi from Chicago, our friend Muhammad Mendez from Atlanta were all very magnificent. Nader Khan came with the best Nasheeds! It was one of the best summers of our lives. . .

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Winter Boogie 2010

Wow! We got tons of snow, so Humble Dad took our kids boogie boarding. Boogie Boarding on the snow, you ask... it sort of worked....check it out!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Gatlinburg, TN

We decided to join Humble Dad to the Smoky Mountains as he was there for business. Who can resist a free trip to beautiful Outdoors.

The beginning of the video is of the lights, mostly taken for my family's pleasure. You may want to skip through to the end where the video of our children begin.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Nashville Zoo

Not all zoos are created equal, but every zoo has a specialty. Nashville zoo is no exception, the reptile and aquarium building at the Nashville zoo is very nice. However, this zoo's unique feature is their wooden play structure.

I love memberships and we use the reciprocal membership benefit so much, I start to feel bad after while. Although, we have never been to the San Diego or Bronx zoo, you know the famous ones... we have been to over 20 different zoos all on 5 different zoo memberships. We have had a membership for the Happy Hollow zoo in San Jose, CA, Atlanta zoo, Birmingham zoo, Tyler, TX zoo, and now the Nashville zoo. However we have been to the Seattle zoo; Vancouver Aquarium, British Columbia; Tampa, Florida zoo; Louisville, Kentucky zoo to name a few... most for free with our membership card. My kids never get tired of the zoo, they love animals...but most zoos have much more than animals, some like the Tampa zoo have water parks and roller coasters.

To my amazement, a week ago, I received a very cool gift: the FLIP from a very special lady, Aunt S. So, not only will you not have to view blurry pictures, I get to make quality HD videos of my family. Here's my first attempt:

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