Friday, August 1, 2014

Eid al Fitr 2014

I know, I'm not even blogging in the right order. But I will try to get to everything over the next few weeks. At least I'll try!

We celebrated the end of Ramadan, Eid al Fitr, this past Monday. We had blocked the clinic for a holiday, well in advance. It's so refreshing, and so rare to see the kids dressed up, we had to pause for a few photos before we left for prayers at the BJCC.

The prayer service had a huge turnout, the east exhibition hall was packed with Birmingham Muslims from all nationalities. It's always such a colorful turnout. Safa managed to meet up with some of her friends, at the end of prayers.

After heading back home, we dressed down, went completely casual, and took the kids out to lunch. Asian Rim, delicious!

And after lunch, we took the kids to Toys R Us. Eid, for kids, is a time to enjoy family and friends, great food, and of course, presents!

The festivities of the day didn't end there. Later, we visits some friends, who were hosting an open house (with more delicious food, of course). Not long after we returned home in the evening, the nephews came over to spend some time with us. And Bilal had the chance to go to their house for a sleepover. One of his favorite things to do!

A great end to the wonderfully blessed month of Ramadan.


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