Saturday, December 19, 2015

Cupcake cake decorating.

I usually bake my own cake for the kids snack.

I will do either just a plain cake.

Or lately the kids love the mini round cake.

Today we are gonna decorate this cuteys.

Its all just a shortcut. Icing is the ready made one. I will apply the top icing and the kids choose the sprinkle they want  and sprinkle them up on the cake, and then eat it.

Dah siap!!!!!!

Enjoy. :D

Interactive color lesson with diha.

At home, we do many interactive color activity. 

Painting. Usually one color at a time, diha will tell me the color then i will open up the watercolor cap and she will start doodling with them untill she is done before she move of and request another color.

She loves her painting activity.

We also do stamping activity with vegetable cuts.

The boys help me to prepare color sorting egg cartoon box, for color sorting activities with diha.

Then diha will sort the colored pom pom according to the color segments while naming its color.

The colorfull color sorting tray.

By using yet another egg tray and color its bottom like this.

Diha will start sorting pipecleaner according to its color on the tray and connecting it at the other end.

Almost done.

Sometimes we will do some fine motor skill activities as well with the pom pom and tube.

This is another fine motor activity with pipecleaner and egg cartoon. Diha call this roller coaster rainbow. Uyay and diha is playing how many pom pom can get through the rainbow.

Making pizza with diha

My kids loves pizza. We usually have it for lunch on the wekend but we can only have plain cheese pizza at dominos. Therefor ummi is turning into a pizza making expert. I will have to make it as one of the kids lunch menu each week. But today ummi will be making them with Diha. 

Making the dough first.

I use this simple cup recipe

1 cup of warm water 
1 packet dry yeast ( add into water)
2 teaspoon of sugar ( add into water)
2 cup of plain flour
2 table spoon of olive oil
A pinch of salt
2tablespoon crisco( optional)

Then knead dough for about 10 min
Let to rise for about 30 min

Spread into pizza pan.
Aplly sauce ( i use spaghetti sauce) . Usually what I do is I will make extra spaghetti sauce on my spaghetti lunch menu day to put on my pizza the day after.

Then put on pepperoni and cheese. ( its easy to get halal pepperoni here at any iranian market)

Ready to bake!!!!

We also love to do mini cupcake pizza.

Put on sauce

Extra cheese please

Bake and tada!!!

Ready to eat for tea time snack after school where my kids always come home hungry. The extra is kept in the fridge to bring for lunch the next day.

Friday, December 18, 2015

A B C with Diha.

Diha and Ummi have been working with this ABC letter work for awhile. We do it while singing the ABC phonics song, like A is for apple eh eh apple, B is for bus beh beh bus....currently diha has memorize all the alphabets with its phonics sound.

This is on the first day.

We did like one letter per day.

F is for fish, feh feh fish.

Initially all were pasted on the refrigerator door untill we are out of space for it.

Then we started to paste it at the cabinet.

Towards the later part Zuhayr started to help a lot in the work. Diha loves to work with her brother.

Zuhayr loves the coloring part.

And finally after many days all of them are done!!!!

Look at my ABC artwork gaissss....

Basic butter cookies dough

Hi!! Today i would like to share the simplest easiest ever butter cookies recipe. But the taste is
great plus you can be creative with it by adding different stuff in it like choc chips, stawberries, smarties, nuts etc.

Thats all we need. 

2 cups of flour
1 cup butter/ margerine
1/2 cup sugar ( reduce it a bit if you are adding sweet stuff like smarties)
A bit of salt
A bit of vanilla( for plain cookies)

Than you get this kind of dough.

Make into any favourite shape. We can have even more fun with it like making agingerbread house. 

Arrange in a tray.

Decorate, i have my lovely assistant here to do it. While putting some of this lovely colorful beads in her mouth.

Ready for to bake.

Tada!!!! Dah siap. 

Sudah dikebas. :D.



Wednesday, December 16, 2015


For the kids Halloween is about costume and candy. 

At my kids school they held one special day for halloween where the kids can come to the school wearing their costume or just normal clothing, my kids choose to wear normal clothing. During this day the teacher wears costume too, good sport all these teachers. The whole day its all about learning with halloween theme. At the end of the day, my kids came home bringing candy goodie bag and feeling happy.

The school held a Halloween dance a week before Halloween night where again the kids can come and wear their constume and get together . There are also a bake sale to raise fund for charity. We went there just to have an experience of what it was like. It was nothing much just music and a bunch of kids jumping out to the beat in the gym, which my children as usual, not joining. Hahahhaa

My kids costume at the halloween dance. Diha feeling very princessy.

On Halloween night we encourage the kids to go trick or treating again just to gain an experience of how it was like. It started as soon as it become dark. I went with the kids and abah stays at home to give candy to the kids that will come over for TOT.

It a new experience for us. The streets got busy with kids going to each house knocking at the door for candy and the parents who accompany their children will stay at the sidewalk watching over while their kids going over to the house asking for candy.

Our neighbourhood street. Full with kids with costume and parents.

Zuhayr kept on his mask the whole time.

Harith and neighbour's kid.

Thats Harith and Zuhayr asking for candy.

More pics of many kids waiting for candy treat. We went around a few blocks untill Zuhayr says that his bag is feeling heavy so we went home.

Happy faces.

Digging their bag of goodies.

Overall it was an interesting experience for me and especially the kids. All the houses are opening their doors to a bunch of happy kids bouncing over their neighbourhood asking for candy. The adults are loving and kind to the children, greeting them and handing over candy to make the kids happy. The neighbourhood come to live with kids and accompanying parents walking along the street. I would say its the spirit of loving, kindness, making children happy and giving that makes this occasionsomething to remember.

Well thats is our Halloween 2015 story.