Saturday, September 25, 2010

I had no idea.

Blogger has this nifty thing called "stats" that i never much noticed before. It has only been tracking my stats since last May and since then i have only had 1k+ hits. Before I changed the design over, I had a counter (which, stopped working, but was around 30K+) I liked. Anyhoo, now i like to look at the stats. I can see from them that I get random and bizarre traffic. A lot of the traffic comes from a post called "Katb al Kitab (the paperwork)" I have also found that my top five traffic sources are as follows:
  1. United States
  2. Germany
  3. Brazil
  4. Russia
  5. Canada
That is just weird to me, But hello to all of you, I am glad you stopped by. I also get traffic from: Luxembourg, Spain, UK and Finland. Hello and welcome to you folks as well. Hope you come back by sometime. Although it is ridiculously boring.

I can also see that although most of my spouses family is in Egypt, I have only had 9 hits from there since May, so clearly I have not been posting enough content for folks over there to care to look. Hmmm. I don't really know why I shared this.... It just seemed interesting to me.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Blogaversary to me!

I had no idea when my mom gave me the newspaper clipping about this new fangled "Mommy Blog" thing that I would be typing this six years later.

I started the blog when my son Ayman was about 10 months old. I wanted to basically bitch about things and share stories of my children. I totally have. Ayman is now almost 7, and he has a sister Jennah who is about four and a half now. I am glad I made this little spot on the web. We have a whole family in Egypt (Salamo aliko everyone) that gets to take a look at this to keep up with the kids milestones. I have pretty much taken the bitching out of the equation. (ok, not entirely) Sometimes I find it hard to keep up with the blog, and to keep it updated. There are so many other timesucks out there on the interwebz! But I am glad I have. It has come in handy as well. One of my fathers friends actually found him, by finding my blog. Kooky, huh?

Well that is all for now, I just wanted to give myself a written pat on the back for keeping this up so long. Here is to another 6 years, and more. Thanks for reading.

Eid Clothes, Masjid edition.

They feel the need to take a silly picture and a regular picture everytime. I am such a sucker that I cannot resist posting said silly picture. So, here it is.

An the picture that is sweet as pie. I think they look adorable; I am not biased or anything.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Eid fun, '10

Ayman and Jennah wearing thier new Eid clothes.

Crazy face pic, always fun.

What a nice picture of Jennah, Amr and Ayman. Maybe I can get someone to take a picture of all of us today. We are going to the mosque picnic for Eid over at Nelson Park. I am sure a fun time will be had by all.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

An I Phone for my Dad? ummmm, riiiiiiiiiiight

So I am talking to my mom today, about how I am trying to save for an IPhone. She tells me that my dad really wants one.
Ok, my Dad has a retarded tiny little Sony Ericsson phone right now. He barely knows how to use it. He has had it for a year. Before that he had a Nokia flip phone. He had that flip phone for like, 5 years. Seriously. By the time he went to upgrade, he could only call the past with that thing, it was so old. Now he wants an IPhone? Jebus. I can only imagine how I would be spending the next 4 months of my life if he got one. "Cassie, how do you...." Dude, I don't have an IPhone. It is for that reason that I need to get one. Last week he called me to help him find a wireless network on the laptop. Even walking him through it he could not figure it out. *facepalm* Why would he want an IPhone though? I can only imagine so he can upload the IPod part with all of his Harry Potter books on CD. LOL. If they have a Harry Potter app, I bet he gets it. On second thought we should definitely get him the IPhone, then i will load it up with a bunch of Harry Potter nerd apps and Alex and I can mess with him. (like this or this ) Yeahhhh thats it. Excellent plan.
I love you Dad. LOL.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Eid Mubarek

Happy Eid al Fitr!

Funny Eid greetings.

Dates, I ate a lot of them. They were good, Ilhamdulillah.

Muslims have a sense of humor. lol.

Jennah is just like me.

Jennah and Ayman both go to school early now, so they wake up at o715. Ayman snaps to immediately. Jennah on the other hand, doesn't. I went in the room to wake them the other day. Jennah immediately asked me:

"Mom, when I get home from school can I take a nap?"

Yes, my daughter is planning her naps, even as she just wakes up for the day. Thats my girl. My reply: "Of course you can, Sweetheart."

Just thought I would share that. My mom had this to say about the above picture:

"She looks just like you, mouth-breathing and everything!"

I love you , Mom.