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Hi. I"m living in the Northeast with my supportive hubby, 2 great girls and toddler son. I run a home based business around scrapbooking and rubber stamping and love everything about those crafts! I also work p/t as a Physician Assistant in Internal Medicine...back after a 10 year hiatus to take care of the kids--loving that, too!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Can't believe August is almost over...

Well, it's been a whirlwhind summer and I can't believe that in just 2 and a half short weeks the girls will be going back to school! We've been busy, but thankfully, not unbearably so. The girls and I just returned from several days of visiting our friends at their camper in Pennsylvania and we had a great time. We've also attended a local baseball game through Mohammed's job, and even got to see some cool fireworks after the game. Soon, though, we'll have to buckle down and get serious about bedtimes and back to school shopping! They've enjoyed the "freedom" of going to bed close to midnight many nights (and Mohammed and I have enjoyed having them get up waaaay past 9am each morning). We've also finally gotten them the Wii game console and they've been keeping busy playing Hannah Montana (Leena is a HM game whiz-she's finished the game twice already).

Well, we've also gotten some exciting news this month. We had our 20 week ultrasound and found out that we are having a BOY! Oh boy...we're having a boy!! I think Mohammed and I were in a little bit of shock for the 1st few days after knowing, but the girls are very excited and we are finally getting used to the idea that Mohammed won't be the only guy in the house in a few months! I also started to feel the baby move around in there and that's pretty amazing! Right now, it's just my little secret, since as hard as I've tried, Mohammed and the girls have yet to feel his acrobatics.

In light of the upcoming changes in our family, I've finally started tackling some of those older pictures I had hoped to scrapbook someday. I found a really cute one of Leena at just a year old and went all out with an ultra girly page for her before I start scrapbooking the pictures of our baby boy. I also found 2 pictures of our family when it was just Mohammed and I with Yasmeen and then another with the three of us plus Leena. So cool to compare...I just love this layout. I ran out of room on the front to tell the story behind the pictures, but I've attached it on the backside. Basically, it tells the story of the outfit that both girls are wearing in the pictures (the cute, green one)--a gift from my sister. Funny thing, too...aside from my usual pregnancy cravings of beef, I've started craving foods from my childhood. A sweet friend of mine was able to make me a batch of this Spanish pastry I'd been dying for, and then I had to have a certain roll from a certain bakery in Brooklyn, along with my childhood favorite onion rings in a bag. Go figure!!! I must be nostalgic or something...

Mohammed has also had some things going on in the firehouse. The company hosted a wetdown in honor of a new truck they purchased and we were all able to attend. The girls had a blast getting on the new truck for a quick look around and also especiallly loved getting soaked by the hose on one of the other trucks. More recently, Mohammed took a call for a structure fire in town where he served as pump operator for the 1st time--pretty cool if you ask me! I still can't believe he's been with the company for almost 4 years now.

Well, looks like that's all for now...keep posted once the girls are back in school! Enjoy the rest of your summer!