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Archive | September 2018

Arham Turns Three

Happy THIRD Birthday to my precious Arham. It’s certainly been a fun month-long celebration of your birthday.

From the moment I found out about you, I have identified myself first and foremost as your Mama Arham beta. You are my pride and joy. My happiness. My everything.

SubhanAllah, I can’t believe how fast you are growing up. You amaze me daily with all the new things you do, observe, say and ask.

Each milestone is amazing, and I’ll always be your number one supporter… but to be honest, each one is also a reminder of how fast you are growing.

Watching your logic skills at work or listening to you reason, I can’t help but be in awe… not to mention how much you make me laugh constantly each and every day. You have been able to make me laugh when there was nothing else to laugh about.

Your smile is captivating. Your hugs and kisses are everything. Your “I love you more Mama” melts me instantly.

You are curious, inquisitive, and a quick learner and I pray this never changes. Your amazing memory and ability to story-tell or explain yourself or what happened are beyond your years. I pray Allah SWT keeps you under His infinite protection always and blesses you with the best of this world and the hereafter.

It takes a village. It takes the few but true friends who just get it. It takes understanding co-workers who value the importance of work-life balance. It takes siblings and parents who are always by my side. Ultimately, it takes a Mama’s instincts and love. I don’t know if there is anything as pure, genuine and empowering as a Mama’s love for her child.

Arham beta, inshAllah, I can’t wait to see what year three has in store!

What’s for Dessert: Candy Bars Cars

For Arham’s early birthday party I made these cute cars using M&Ms and Milky Way mini sized chocolate bars.

They were adorable and everyone loved them! Not to mention, they went perfectly with the theme of the party!

What I essentially did was very simple:

  1. I took my M&Ms and organized them so I had four of the same color to make one “car”.
  2. I unwrapped Milky Way chocolate bars, and using a toothpick (or fork), add a very small amount of cake frosting to act as the “glue” where the four tires would go.
  3. Attach the M&Ms onto the Milky Way chocolate bars.
  4. Let the “cars” set before enjoying!

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