it has been a very busy day for us today.
Early start as baby woke us all up to show us his new little tooth! Mash'Allah!
So we decided to make the most fo the early hours to give a good , deep clean around the house. We then headed out for our Ramadan shopping! So exciting to buy goodies for Ramadan, stuff to share with friends and family. Insh'Allah.
On the list above all, ajwa dates! Mash'Allah so many benefits in those dates and also they were Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alayhe wa sallam) favourite!
Back by lunch time. Kids hungry. Had a quick snack as we left baby with dh and went out again.
This time for a fun but educational day out at our local Fire Station.
We were talking about fire safety for a long time and it has been on my list of projects for a while. This was the right day. We met up with another homeschooler and her kids and enjoyed the day at the Fire station. They had lots going on including 'how to put off a fire when a chip pan goes on fire' and 'cutting a car into two to help the survivors [of an accident] out.
Kids were so taken by those risky manoeuvres that the firefighters were so confident in carrying out.
They had their faces painted and got some free resources. The full day at the Fire station was free, hamdulillah for once nothing to pay!
We left the Fire station in the early afternoon and decided to pay a visit to the local park were a funfair was in full swing and what's more? Lots of free activities for kids including bouncy castles, face painting, make and do hats, painting, and lots more. So, more free! We love free stuff as home educators always pay for everything!
We left late afternoon as tiredness kicked in! Lol.
We were tired but once home...decided to clean the front garden and have the back yard cleaned up. Cut the grass and generally gave a good tidy up, all in preview of Ramadan.
I even washed the carpeted stairs! Phew that was a job!
I am just now sitting down and pondering over our full day out. Thinking how much my kids have retained and about tomorrow, insh'Allah. May Allah help me to be a good example for my kids.Amin.
Saturday, 30 August 2008