Tuesday 30 September 2008

Eid Mubarak

After a quiet day, we had lots of cousins and friends for dinner and lots of children dressed in their best high on sweets and careering round the house, fighting, complaining and laughing. Little Man had his friend round too and the two took turns shoving each other off of his bike. In the end my husband brought another bike in from the garden and the two of them careered round the back room narrowly missing various small babies but managing to run over my foot.

I did plan to take pictures of all of the food I made, but forgot totally when I came to serving it. I managed to take a few pics of the children before I changed them for bed to send to their grandparents. I am amazed they managed to stay fairly clean for so long considering the amount of juice they spilt on the carpet and the number of halal jelly sweets I found stuck in various places (plus the lolly someone stuck in the fringe of my shawl).

Poor Gorgeous kept remembering his cravat and waistcoat every little while and yanking at it. I have him in a t-shirt and jogging bottoms now in my lap as I type and he is a lot happier (and thankfully sleepier).

Insh'Allah tomorrow will be spent at my mums resting, eating her food which is my comfort food and exchanging presents with my sisters (and offloading the kids onto them). I'm off now to put up my aching feet.

A small request. My good friend spent her Eid day in emergency with her little one and hopes to be discharged today so that she can go home to her two other children. Please remember her in your dua's, jazakh'Allah-khairun.


  1. Eid Mubarak!
    MashaAllah beautiful children.

  2. bEid Munbarak darling - just the kind of Eid I imagined you having!!! Lots of family, fun and kids all around u. May Allah bless your friend's child.

  3. Adbur Raham ,Abullah and Saleha look all so beautiful in those white clothes.

  4. They all so lovely and beautiful alhumdullah too!