Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Love For Nature

Recently I have been much aware of the nature and how the world have reach to its turning point where everyone of us have to start healing our earth now that is currently sick due to human doings.

This book then just cross my path masyaAllah in the most amazing ways. And I do realize it's true. To really push forward with the environment awareness we have to start with education. This book touch a lot about how our education have shape us into who we are today , a human species devoid of love for nature,  in fact due to our education it makes us so unaware of it.

It tells on how our life now are so far from the natural world and we are trap in technologies that build buildings,  while we live in this surrounding our awareness of our nature diminish we even hate it sometimes, we find discomfort in it and but deep inside human are made by God to love nature. To be deprive of it cause depression and I realize that is true.

It's a week of school holidays for my kids, the weather have been so cold , around -11c outside with snowstorm therefor my kids and I stays at home the whole time untill mid week. 

Today alhamdulillah the weather is better , it's 5c WOW!!!, and the sun shine bright so I took my kids out and tell them play, my plan was to do to tobagoning and we did that but my son found better things to do around the semi wood outdoor that we are in. 

Being in the wood near the school park the kids started to wonder in the woods finding tree branches and started building with them. After a while they became so absorb with them that they don't want to go home. I remember myself when we are small. Everyday me and my little sister will wait untill 430pm in the afternoon when we will be able to run outside and play and we will start to go out wondering the nature carefree.

There might be lots of things that my kids misses about nature growing in this Era.  

Back to the book I have finished reading it "Earth in Mind" is a must read for us to really understand the earth that we miss due to technology and industry.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Winter Trip 2017

It's spring break!!!! Only that it's still winter over here in Canada still!!! Yeay!! (With a groan) So!!! We went for our winter trip instead. Brrrrrr 

We went to Blue Mountain again for our winter trip this time. The last time we were here for our winter trip back in 2015, winter came late that year. So blue mountain back then was more of green mountain. We still had a lot of fun but we come back again to see this place in winter. It was beautiful and really cold !!

In front of Westin trillium hotel blue mountain the hotels we stayed before when we were here.

Behind every me the frozen mill pond lake.

The village at Blue mountain. I love the European architecture and designs of the buildings. This is actually shop houses with hotels rooms above. 

The village at night.

Harith went snowboarding this time.

Us while waiting for Harith .

We also went around to see the frozen Georgian bay lakes around the area. So amazing how the waves just froze due to do. Saturday weather. 

Behind me is thee frozen lake and beach.

Much further the waves of the cold lakes, the winds were so strong that day. Imagine being outside
At -20c wind strong winds. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Outdoor Skating

Another activities that we love to do in winter is outdoor skating.
I enrolled the boys to skating class until later they are confident to play on ice and can enjoy the skating sport .

We love to go to downtown skating rink in Nathan Philips Square not far from hubby office.

While the boys skate alone , I will,  bring diha while around while she hold on to skating aid. She enjoys this tremendously.

The kids on the rink

Ummi on the rink, tak nak kalah.

There are another fun skating get rink in downtown near the lake too.

Enjoying skating with the view of ontario lakes.

And this one has the beautiful colorfull sign of toronto on the background.

Chicopee Tube Park

During family day weekend my family and other Malay family friends decide to enjoy winter time doing tubing activities and picnic, as usual when malays get together we like to have lots of food right!!! 😄😄😄.

We went to Chicopee Tube Park.  It was such a fun filled day where we sit together eat and talk and play.

Us at the tube park, weather was great at 10c.

Half view of the food table. This table was actually
you brimming with food.

How cute is that.

Tubing view from above.

Nice winter family day. 

Islamic School Project

My boys went to weekend islamic school. Alhamdulillah, the school is good and helps me a lot in instilling islamic knowledge to my kids. So anyway they have school projects too. This time the projects is about splat.  Harith chose this topic.  

After brainstorming on how we best do it, we have some idea about it, Harith wants to make a masjid where people prays inside.

We found this box and cut it open and showing the inside of a so called masjid. And harith doing most of the work started cutt8ng the window and covering the inner and outer box.

We work on the projects for around a week, spending few hours each day( I can't find the rest of the project making picture). 

Harith found this picture of a kid performing splat and we print them pasted them on cardboard and arrange them on sequence.

The rest of the family are so happy helping with this project.

Madiha the started wanting her own project too, I want my own project and I want a playground project. 

So together we make her parents, playground project that she is so proud off. 

Painting the slide.

Painting the swing.

Tada!!!! The finish project.

And she plays with it for few minutes before moving to ask for other toys. Sabo je.

Easter Egg And Easter Egg Hunt

It's almost spring and the shop is now fully with easter egg chocolate and easier egg fun and craft activities. Diha saw this craft set at the store and insist on making them. So there we spent the morning making easter eggs!!!!.

Happy girl with her easier egg making craft set.

Dying the eggs takes about 10 minutes.

Once the colored eggs dried we start coloring them glittered paint.

We make few simple design with the color.

Then for few days after we spent the whole day playing easter egg hunt. Diha enjoyed the games soon much.