Friday, January 2, 2009

Lunch and the Mall

Yesterday I took Safa down to Hoover for a birthday party, then met a couple of my girlfriends for lunch at Johnny Carino's. Yummy Italian food! Then we spent the better part of 3 hours roaming around the Galleria, not really buying much, but mostly browsing, and hanging out. We really don't get to do it enough, and considering Mehreen and Saadia are both expecting babies very soon, I don't know if we'll be able to keep it up. The biggest bummer is that both Saadia and Mehreen are moving away this summer. Man, you make great friends, then they leave!

Anyway, it was fun to see the gals yesterday, both looking adorably cute of course, with their very pregnant bellies. I can't wait to see the babies. More newborns, what fun!

I had to work this morning, but had quite a relaxing afternoon for a change; while Bilal had a nice long nap I made a cup of tea and put my feet up. These moments are quite rare, at least during daylight hours. by the evening I'm usually worn out, and end up sitting down like a lump.

When I went to pick up Bilal from his crib after his nap he was sitting there with his head covered by his blankie. He is so goofy, he still thinks that if he can't see you, you can't see him. Sometimes he'll cover his eyes with his hands and pretend to hide. Or he'll run behind the sofa, and when you call him he'll shout out "I'm hiding!" I don't think he'll do very well at Hide and Seek. Yet.

Tonight after I tucked Bilal in for the night, Safa, Hamza and I sat down for a stimulating game of Pictionary. A lot of fun, but Hamza was pouting by the time we finished, since he lost. Not the best at accepting defeat graciously. I almost wanted to cheat to make him win! Well, I finally shooed the kids upstairs, and am curled up, doing my own thing. I just bought tickets online for the Ringling Brothers circus at the end of January. Since Safa isn't having a birthday party this year we agreed to go to the circus. I think Bilal should enjoy it too this year.


Amyacl said...

I hate when friends move away! What a bummer! I hope at least they're moving someplace that will be fun to visit.

How nice to get a little time to relax and spend with friends. Somehow that kind of time seems to be in short supply these days...

Happy New Year to all!

Safa said...

Bilal is suprisingly really good at hide and seek. He can find anybody as soon as he opens his eyes!

The Portas said...

Those are definitely some cute pregnant bellies! So sorry to hear they will be moving away...why can't everyone we want close to us just live in our backyards?

Maybe Bilal has some invisible super powers he is working on?

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