Fridays

What a happening week we’ve had ! Writing this post is making me wonder just now it was Sunday and where did the entire week  go! Do you feel the same that the time is running by way quickly?? We’re almost entering November and this years gone too.. always brings me to the fact, life is so short! Have we achieved what we wanted to ? Have we done something that will help us in our hereafter???

Anywysss that’s for all of us to ponder over!

Nayel and mummy had quite some events to attend this week, which involved lots of food and meeting new people around.

Our favorite spot in the park. No not the giraffe, the baby room behind actually 😂

We were invited over by @Mumzworld last night for a day to enjoy at Legoland park. It was such an exciting day with loads of treats and activities for the kiddos. My lil one mainly enjoyed running around on his own. I think the park’s more for kids around 3years onward -when they really like rides around. If you have toddlers of that age, I would definitely recommend it! Nonetheless – a super duper fun evening. 

This was Nayel’s favorite place. A room with so many soft legos to play and build around

This one was taken in the car while we were going to my sister’s place. That’s my beautiful niece Haya!

 

Last Saturday, Daddy Nayel had his boys outing so we spent an entire day with Nayel’s khala. I had an event to attend in the morning after which we headed over to her place. We enjoyed the lunch together at nandos- our all time fav! And then hijacked Haya’s friend’s birthday party as uninvited guests😝 in the park! It was so much fun outdoor as the weathers getting better now! Kids ran around, enjoyed slides and came home knackerd ! Hehe mummy happiness- N slept as soon as we came home around 8 pm! 

I just loveeee this beautiful picture of Nayel with his khala and khaloo!! Ma sha Allah❤️❤️


Other than all this we experimented with contact paper for art at home. It was exciting and there’s so much more we will be doing with it! It’s a good sensory activity to work with their fine motor skills. More on this on my instagram page.


We were also invited over for by Expat Woman UAE new baby, ‘EWmums’ on Wednesday and what an amazing social morning we had ! Lots of yummy breakfast and goodies. We also got our personalized tote bag ! Check out here👇🏼

Look at ours ‘frommummytonayel’

‘Mama what do we have here? I’d like to take some treats too!’

That’s all from me for now! Happy weekend everyone! Lots of exciting stuff and collaborations coming up on my blog ! Stay tuned!! ❤️

Fridays

Weather is a little better than before here in Dubai. We can’t say we have Autumn leaves and wind , but atleast we can imagine that and be happy😬😋.

Saying of Autumn, Nayel and mummy did lots of art and craft this week.

Here’s our Welcoming Autumn tree! If you follow me on Instagram you will see so many of random craftings💜

We’re thinking out of the box and inventing new and fun paint brushes! You guys should try too!

Other than that it was a very lazy week for us. Didn’t go anywhere much except for a day. Talking of that, did I tell you the desserts and coffee we had at Sum of Us cafe in Dubai? It was so coffeelicious! That chocolate eclair was soo delish! It was filled with not very sweet gooey dark chocolate frosting and topped with choppedd walnuts😍 oo em jee! Just writing this is making me drool. And the other one was a cinnamon coated full of raisins danish pastry. If you’re in Dubai, you should give this place a try!

Some updates with Nayel too. for now all food is a no no! He’s giving me such a tough time in eating. Please pass over some food ideas and tips ! I made some pumpkin and lentil soup for him and atleast that is always a hit.

This is a not so good flat lay of the very good and yummy Pakistani food I had with my sister at Ravis restaurant in Satwa Dubai. The maash ki daal, chicken tikka and jalferzi with garam garam tandori roti is just not to be missed!! Have you guys tried the food here? You’re missing onto the best Pakistani dishes!! Go now🐾

That’s pretty much for Friday. I’m also announcing the winner for my instagram competition-

Congratulations- @namitavsuri – please DM me with your details!

I actually chose someone based on how they interacted on my social media posts and showered constant love! It was hard to pick up one really. But I promise to host another one really soon!

This is actually a good way to make people read your blog😂 Ending with a positive quote- keep smiling and stay positive

Friday

Nayel and mummy had a very productive week! This ones a candid shot while going for a food and nutrition workshop yesterday at the Kids HQ! Whenever I get ready, I try to click a picture- (the new mummy phase😋)< em>

arlier this week , I was invited over for a fantastic mummy meet up and lunch at a friends place. We had a yummy Chinese feast – my fav! All cooked at her home. Something interesting that I learnt- she hires a Pakistani aunty who comes home and cooks dishes ! And they all tasted sooooo good! I’m definitely calling her over for my next dawat! Just 150aed for 5 dishes- how cool is that now😍. And that chicken with cashews nuts was just so amazing 🤤

Talking of food- we also had mouth watering cholay bhaturay and raj kachori from Bikernwala in Barsha. This was a last reunion with cousins before they all departed to London and Pakistan for perhaye and work! Can’t tell you how much I miss them!!

My youngest sister is taking her O level exams nowadays- I still can’t get over the fact that she has grown this big!!! Ma sha Allah! So being an emo sister, I sent her some mini goodies to wish her luck- all with personalized notes , yes some were funny😝. Found these really cute string lights from Lifestyle to send a message of success lighting her way! InshAllah ❤️

That’s pretty much all. There’s an awesome contest going on for this week too on my instagram to celebrate my first 1000 followers ! Yay!! If you haven’t participated, go and try your luck now!

Fridays mean no running after Nayel as its family time! While I’ll sip some more cups of chaye. What about you?

Fridays

A little sad Friday as my cousins are leaving for higher studies to London- well one already left and the other one this coming week😫. My life was so much fun with them around for Nayel and I specially now that we were living very nearby. From doing my makeup to being my movie date mates😞 – what will I do without you both!!

Sana and Mashal, I wish you guys all the luck and success❤️❤️! Miss u sooo much !

InshAllah we’ll meet in December with a big bang cousins reunion in Lahore now😍- can’t wait!!

Sparkling some positive and happy dust around, I attended a beautiful workshop by Micayle Ducroq, who’s an amazing life couch here in Dubai on positive healing. It was a good 2 hour session to really think deeper into personality , heal broken images of yourself, set realistic goals for self growth and happiness. (Mine are definitely getting a driving license and learning some more blogging techniques ☺️ )After the workshop we headed over to Clinton Street Bakery and goobled some fish n chips!

Nayel wasn’t very well this week. It all started with diarrhea and some rashes on his body and I had to rush to the hospital to get him checked. The doctor identified it as some viral ( Alhamdullilah nothing like chicken pox or so – uff I’m so scared to even say those! ) I was pretty much just changing diapers and carrying a cranky irritable toddler. With time, he has improved and inshAllah will be all set very soon ☺️

Yesterday, we visited Dubai mall and it was a terrible mistake. N was in such a bad mood that he just cried and 90% of the time we were just sitting in the feeding room. Should I blame teething, or diarrhea or just the terrible 2 phase going on??😞😤 I couldn’t shop a single thing for myself but as usual , Nayel was lucky to get his. He slept for like half n hour in which I managed to grab some books for him. Wohoo! We’ve got new books!! I will definitely be sharing them on my instagram- each one is a unique grab! So stay connected! @frommummytonayel

Friday is pretty much a day to relax for me. While I now sit and sip my tea and nuts, Nayel’s playing with dada abu and dadi jan.. what about you??

The Friday Times

A very happy new Islamic year to all of you! May this new year be a bouquet of happiness, success and abundance of health for all of us! Ameen.

Sharjah is just love. I enjoy this city way more than Dubai. The walks on the corniche and Qasba are so much easier and calmer than the fast life in Dubai. I enjoy everything in this city other than the traffic🙈 which is the ONLY reason we moved to Dubai. But Allhamdullilah , we still get to visit here every weekend💕! Nayel and I had a casual 10 minutes stroll last night to a coffee shop nearby for a short mummy baby friends meet up. It was such a refreshing one hour with Anum , until Nayel pooped and I didn’t have his diaper bag🙈. That’s the benefit of hanging out with friends with same age kids, as Anam like a good mom did have a spare pamper that Nayel was changed into😋. Other than that both our kids played together which was great! I really need such playdates more often to get Nayel a little social. Flash-backing this week, very much at home 🏡. Hosted a family dinner on Wednesday which was a fun time. Read my previous blog to know how I managed to host it all alone with Nayel : https://frommummytonayel.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/how-i-manage-hosting-a-dinner-party-at-my-place-with-a-1-5-year-old-%f0%9f%92%95/How under construction of food really looks like.. caffeine dose to keep me going..Nayel’s grandparents returned from Pakistan after almost 2 weeks therefore we’re staying over at their place in Sharjah this weekend. Which means lots of Nayel fun and spoiling- and relaxing rest time for me😌 (booked a beauty saloon’s appointment already for a pedicure later today!) 😍
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real. This cat permanently now sits outside dada bu’s house for Nayel- atleast looks like so. Or did dada abu paid this cat to see Nayel’s excitement? Hmmm ..😋😋 Have a blessed Friday- make dheer sari duas for us too. ❤️❤️