Sunday, August 2, 2009

Great day!

Hamza's band tryouts went well Saturday morning. He tried out several instruments, and he struggled a good bit with most of the brass instruments, did fair on the clarinet, and then the moment he tried out the trumpet he nailed it. So trumpet it is. He's really excited about starting band, and the beginning lesson is this Thursday. Safa starts school on Monday August 10th, and Hamza two days later on the 12th. So we're really nearing the end of summer vacation. Where did the summer go??!!
We had Bilal's birthday party at McWane Center at noon on Saturday. We had a great turnout, and the whole party went very well. But can you believe, I left my camera at home??!! Ugh, how could I do that? Zakir had a camera in the car (he takes pictures of the progress on our construction site periodically), so he brought that in. But a few pics later the battery died! So I took a couple more from Farah's camera, but quit because it was also showing a low battery indicator. In a total state of desperation I borrowed Adeela's camera. So once I can meet up with her to borrow her SD card I'll have at least some photos to share. Meanwhile, I have a few from the animal demonstration which was a part of the party. How cool that the kids got to be up close and personal with a hissing cockroach, a snake, a turtle, a rabbit and a leopard gecko!

Can't wait for cake !

In the evening we went out for Thai food. We have eaten at Surin West in the past, but not in a long time. This was our first family meal at their new (and more accessible) location, Surin 280 .
Their green curry is always delicious, so of course that's what I ordered. Everyone else ordered an assortment of stir fry and sushi.

We are so glad that Farah, Adeel and Mobeen made it to Birmingham for Bilal's party. They just left to drive back home a little while ago. Tomorrow it's back to work as usual.


The Portas said...

Too bad about the camera woes. Isn't that frustrating? Did you at least get pics of the cake?? Sounds like a great birthday celebration. I love everyone's hair cuts! They look great!

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