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Loom Bracelets Time with Baby Jana

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On the week of Mother’s Day, Jana & I received a gift from Fantasy World. Once Jana saw the wrapped gift she started singing Happy Birthday :P

When I opened it I was surprised to find that it was Loom Bracelet Mega Kit. To be honest, I didn’t think it was suitable for Jana’s age and I myself don’t know how to use it.

I googled some youtube tutorials and from there I picked up the basics and sat with Jana on Saturday morning to do just one bracelet.

It took us around 40 minutes to do that mini bracelet you can see in the pictures below :D but I loved the time Jana & I spent together putting that bracelet together. It wasn’t easy at first but later it got easier.

I’ll be doing a bracelet every Saturday or Friday morning with Baby Jana :D

Thank you @FantasyWorldToys

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1001 Inventions Exhibition-Scientific Centre

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I received an invitation to attend the opening of 1001 Inventions Exhibitions organised by The Scientific Centre but unfortunately, I couldn’t attend. I really wanted to go because it looked interesting.

I managed to go last Friday and drop the place a visit. It’s not that huge but still not that small. Decent. You start with a mini movie that gives you an introduction to what you’re going to explore. Many people think that the Romans and Greeks invented everything, and not everyone know that Muslims invented a lot of things back in the Dark Ages.

After the movie, the curtain is pulled up and you get to explore the whole place. Major inventions and how do they work. You see some people talking about each invention in Arabic language. The exhibition is good for children above 6 years old, as it’s kind of difficult to understand the Arabic language and how such inventions work.

As you get deeper inside the tent, you’ll find a place where you can dress yourself or your children like they used to dress in the past and take some photos. I really loved this corner. Dressed Juju with a very loose dress and took some photos for her, they pictures were really cute :D

There is a gift shop at the end of the exhibition where you can buy some books and other stud. Also there is a corner for kids’ activities; colouring, painting and other things.

Thank you Mr. Nawaf Al-Rudaini for the invitation :)

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Kidsville Carnival-Wahran Park

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I’m loving what’s going on in our country Kuwait in the past couple of years. Carnivals, parades, celebrations and so many things start from November tip April. So many activities and things to do or enjoy for kids. Every weekend, I have a place for Juju to take.

Last week, there was this beautiful carnival organised and arranged by @Kidsville_Kw (instagram). It was held in Wahran park in Shamiya. To me the place is kinda small, I prefer Discovery Mall garden which is more spacious and it has a huge parking. But this one is also okay.

We went there around 3pm and the place mashallah was full. Kids running every where, enjoying their time. Parents resting on chairs or floor pillows enjoying a cup of coffee. Other kids were eating from the delicious kiosks around the garden. And Juju’s pre-school was there which made Juju very happy seeing her picture on the TV :)

It was really fund, and what made it extra fun, the Zumba dancing with Rana Al-Omani. She is really amazing with kids. Juju kept dancing and clapping all the time. She made the children very happy.

We enjoyed our day to the max :D

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Make Meaning-360 Mall

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Where to take your kids on the weekend?

Sometimes parents run out of ideas or places where they can take their children to enjoy their time and do somethings useful.

Well, there is a new place which has lots of activities and things to do. It’s so much fun to go there and enjoy your time with your little ones.

Make Meaning has recently opened in 360 Mall near FunCity in the 3rd floor. Mashallah the place was really crowded when I took Baby Jana on a Saturday but that wasn’t a problem at all. The staff were very efficient and attended to us immediately. They showed us our table then explained everything to us. They told me what’s suitable for Juju’s age and we chose the model to colour. They also provide you with the colours, glitters and everything.

You can colour so many models: candles, cups, and you can also make soaps, and candles. The prices are a little bit high but well, it won’t be a problem if you take your kid their once a month.

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Winter Festival in @KidzaniaKuwait

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After receiving the delicious invitation from Kidzania Kuwait. We couldn’t go immediately because Baby Jana fell very sick and we had to wait few weeks to drop the place a visit. And we weren’t disappointed at all. The place looked so wintery.

When we first entered everything looked dazzling. Artificial snow comes down every few seconds, songs played every where, white and light decorations are all over the place and there’s even a new place made only for winter festival with lots and lots of winter games. You see penguins everywhere, up and down. Juju enjoyed looking at the lights and kept saying “letat letat” as in “lights lights”.

I took Juju to the painting studio to paint on her face and she enjoyed it a lot. I chose a wintery drawing to suit the mood and the decoration. It also matched her clothes.

There’s also a Frozen Pass where you can enjoy shows and some events but it’s not suitable for Juju’s age. I believe from 4 or 5 and above.

We loved everything <3

Kidzania Winter Festival continues tip the 24th of Jan 2015. Don’t miss it.

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Season Greetings from @KidzaniaKuwait

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<3 Happy New Year <3

I received a huge colourful basket from Kidzania Kuwait full of sweet, candy and chocolate. All the products in this basket are being sold in Dean and Deluca.

Of course, all the candy and chocolate are meant for Juju but I couldn’t resist, beside she’s sick and candy makes the cough worse, so I’m keeping some for her when she gets better :P

I also received tickets for Kidzania Winter Festival which started on the 11th of Dec 2014 and will end on the 24th of Jan 2015.

I’m going this week and will be posting about it soon nshallah.

Zank you Kidzania Kuwait <3

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A Day at @HelloKittySpa With Baby Jana

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Weekend and spa, the perfect combination :)

Last Friday, Juju and I were invited to try some of Hello Kitty Beauty Spa treatments and offers. We chose hair, pedi and mani. We arrived there around 11:15 am and started immediately with Juju’s hair :P The place was crowded mashallah so we had to wait for a place to be empty and it didn’t take that long. The staff were efficient and professional.

I’m not gonna lie to you and tell you that Juju loved the place from the beginning. Actually, no. She was terrified and I had to hold her at the beginning. Even when they were washing her hair, I had to hug her. So imagine my face almost being washed with Juju’s hair :P

Then they took her to the styling chair where she had to sit next to an older girl. She kept looking at her all the time and I think that made her comfortable because after that I left her by herself with the stylist to enjoy herself and she did :D

For Juju’s hair, I asked them to trim it a bot and blow dry it later. The trimming didn’t take that long and the blow dry procedure was really funny with Juju. I kept calling her name to turn her face to me but she didn’t move a muscle :P She just kept looking at me from the corner of her left eye because she was enjoying he blow dry. And as you can see from the pictures she turned out to be really cute with straight hair. I loved it and I think I’ll be straightening her hair more often. Some people commented on her instagram photo that curly hair suits her better. hhhmm! I also had blow dry and it was really quick and nice even though my hair is long. Ask for Hanan, she’s great with young kids.

Then we went to have our nails pedicured and manicured. Juju chose her favourite colour which turned out to be pink. She didn’t like to be touched with all the tools so we only coloured her nails. So cute, I wanted to eat her foot :D As for me I tried the treatment and it was really nice. You have your own kit to take with you home. Loved that. Ask for Amany to colour your child’s nails, she’s a professional with children.

Can’t wait to try the Turkish Hamam and Massage with Juju :P

Thank you Hello Kitty Spa for the lovely day :*

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Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Jana

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Having a healthy beautiful child is an amazing blessing from Allah. Baby Jana is the best thing that has ever happened to me after I’ve lost my dear mother 9 years ago. Everyday I wake up thanking god for what I have. I’m trying to be the best mother for Jana and I want to make her happy all the time. Whether to take her out, buy her new clothes or toys, playing with her or even telling her bed time stories. And giving her the best birthdays ever.

This year, her birthday was 3 days earlier because of Eid and people travelling so we had to make it on Thursday 2nd of October but her actual birthday is on the 5th. This year’s theme was Sofia The First. She became attached to this Disney princess so much that she keeps saying her name all the time “Sopeya,,,Sopeya” :P So it wasn’t that difficult to think of the theme but the preparation was very tiring and the weather became so nasty :/

I ordered Sofia The First Party decorations from a website and they were delivered within 10 days, then I got to think of the setting. I chose my grandparents yard which is huge and a good location for taking pictures. After that I got to prepare the setting of the tables. I went to Caramel and ordered and 2 tiers special cake that matched the theme of Sofia and cake pops and cookies from Luscious. I went to Hawalli to get other kinds of decorations and purple fabric to cover the tables.

On the day of the party, we started getting the yard ready for the celebration. Everything screamed Sofia <3 I’m in love with this elegant and feminine princess. Lanterns, balloons, confetti and so many things hanging on the ceiling.  The DJ people came to set their stuff and everything was ready by 5:30 pm. Imagine working from 11 am tip 5 pm in a very humid weather. I couldn’t breath after the party finished but i didm’t feel a thing while the kids were dancing and having fun.

People started arriving around 5:30 pm and the fun started immediately. All the girls wore Disney princesses and they looked so adorable <3 They loved and enjoyed everything even though the wether wasn’t helping. my dear Juju was enjoying her day to the max, dancing and playing around. She wasn’t keen on playing games with the other girls, maybe because she’s too young to understand winning competitions and games but she loved playing with Sofia stuff that were every where.

The time came for Juju to blow her 2nd birthday’s candles. Everybody was singing Happy Birthday but Jujus was in another place, eating her marshmallow pop and smiling :P The cake was so delicious yum yum. All red velvet and dark chocolate.

My sweet Baby Jana, I hope one day I’ll see a grown up woman full of beauty inside and outside. Successful and smart. Married and have beautiful kids. Amazing career and life. I love you mama and I wish you all the best.

P.S. Everything has been arranged with the help of @eventful_kw <3

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The Grove-Los Angeles

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One of the last places we visited in Los Angeles was an open mall called The Grove. It’s an open area with lots of greens and a fountain facing most of the cafes and restaurants. It has a mini park where you can see some people doing some stunts or moves or whatever you want to call them. When we were there, we saw 2 Chinese men throwing lemons and cutting them in the air with a sword. The audience enjoyed it, they were cheering and clapping for them. Also you can find a very beautiful and fancy store called The American Girl. I’ve actually haven’t heard about it before until I saw the the place, went inside and explored it. It’s actually a dolls store that has a cafe, beauty salon and furniture shop, all for the American Dolls. There are lots of American characters; Julie, Samantha, Sage etc. All were so beautiful and real. Girls inside the store were having so much fun, I was only wishing that Juju was old enough to see this stuff and enjoy it as the girls in the store, but i think she’ll be old enough without me noticing it anytime soon :P

At the end or maybe at the beginning of the market there’s a Farmer’s Market, this one is really huge not as the one you see on the streets that happened once a month. This one is there and it doesn’t closes. Whatever you want you can find it there. We weren’t very hungry so we didn’t get to try anything from the place we enjoyed walking around the place and exploring the mini stores. Check it out, it’s fun :)

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The Commons-Calabasas

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It’s just across the street from our hotel, what a location :)

A small open air complex that has a cinema, shops, supermarket, cafes, restaurants and Barnes & Noble :) As if i was living in heaven :D The whole place was so clean and beautiful, a lot of greens which we rarely see in our area. Beautiful clean breeze to breath every morning and every night. We loved taking a walk around the place, just going and coming back. Even walking in the parking lot was so much fun with those tall huge trees covering the area.

We enjoyed our nights going to the cinema, choosing from a very small variety of movies but we didn’t mind it at all. The movies didn’t have anyone working there except the guy who we bought the tickets from and the one selling us popcorns and snacks. We entered without anyone asking us about our tickets, and we headed to our hall without being directed there. Also when we got inside the hall, no one asked us for our tickets, we seated ourselves and that was it. People there trust the people of Calabasas. No one would ever dare to cross the line which we liked and respected very much.

My mornings in this city were very beautiful. Why? Because I had to spend them in Barnes & Noble, a huge bookstore that we don’t have in Kuwait and I don’t think we’ll ever get to see one. Every day, I’d wake up around 9 am, take the car and head to The Commons, park in front of the bookstore, order my coffee and choose my table. To my surprise, it was really crowded. I didn’t think i’d see a lot of people in the place because I thought they might be at work, but actually many of them were doing their work in the coffee shop of Barnes & Noble.

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Dinner By The Pool

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Last weekend was one of the busiest weekends I’ve ever had yet it was also one of the best. My sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and we named her Noura <3 On the day that she gave birth, we were very tired after all the hassle, going up and down in the hospital, feeding the baby, helping my sister with stuff and so on. We really needed and break and we had a very beautiful one.

At night, we were invited to my aunt’s friends house that has a huge outdoor area with a beautiful relaxing pool and Jacuzzi. As we entered the house, we said Hi and immediately jumped in the pool. What I enjoyed the most was watching Juju swim from the Jacuzzi to the pool and back to the Jacuzzi. She had a fantastic time, she didn’t want to leave the pool at all, we had to pull her out with lots of screaming and crying :P

Then we had a very delicious light dinner by the pool. The atmosphere was a killer. What was missing a romantic movie and it would have been the perfect night. But anyways, it was the perfect night because we had lots of fun. Around 10:30pm we got out of the pool, changed Juju and off to our house. Juju didn’t say a word when I put her in her bed, she just hugged her lizard and fell in a deep sleep :)

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USS Midway-San Diego

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We ended our San Diego trip by dropping the USS Midway a visit. Admission was very cheap and it was about to close, so they told us that we can stamp our tickets if we want to visit it next day but of course we didn’t because the was very far from our hotel. To be honest, I wasn’t interested in such place but my husband skipped a heart beat when he saw the huge aircraft carrier standing in front of his own eyes. He dies for such places and museums, because he’s into planes and fighters.

When we got inside, we saw some small planes standing, you can see them but you can’t get inside them, then we saw stimulators, we wanted to go and try them but we’ve just had a hearty meal so we didn’t want to risk throwing up inside it :P Then we went up the aircraft carrier and then everything became so dreamy and beautiful. So many planes, fighters, helicopters to see and actually go inside them, I loved looking at them but my husband literally took photos with each aircraft :P I just sat there looking at the ocean and enjoying the beautiful breeze.

Then we had a chit chat with one of the navy men who served in Kuwait’s war and he told us about his experience. We loved talking with him and listening to his story. We also saw some women who also served in the war, we saw them wearing the Kuwaiti flag on their uniform. It was a pleasant experience.

And the huge Soldier Kissing Nurser statue was there ;)

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