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Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Battle of Badr

The snow is back. The kids have been pretty upset this winter because they hadn't had the chance to get outside and use their toboggans due to the mild weather that we've had (they were sick a lot too).

Finally, we had a decent snow and the weather was okay so my husband took them out to a hill that's at the far end of the field behind our house. I was able to spy on them from the balcony while the baby slept.

When they came back, my son was so excited that I couldn't get him to focus for anything, lol.

Of course, little sis had to get in on the action. She says she's serious/mysterious; to us, it sounds like "seewious/mysteewious".

After everyone settled down, big sis was able to get into her Islamic Studies lesson and really enjoyed herself. We are still using the same books as before but we're really taking our time with it so that the names and events stick.

We pulled out the atlas so that we could fill in a map as we go along; It was a blank map that I scanned from a book that we have but there are plenty of them online also.

We've also covered the continents and oceans but I'll have to give her a spelling test, InshaALLAH.

Finally, she wrote a summary of the Battle of Badr and added a map and picture that we found online.


C said...

Asalaamu Alaikum

Is this all one book? Or a book and some sheet work off the internet. Do you have links?

I'm pleased to see your dh bringing the kids sliding. I was just thinking about how most muslims don't play with their kids or at least not that I've seen. Masha Allah.

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam,

I'll edit the post to give you some links, InshaALLAH.

Dh is a pretty fun guy, mashaALLAH. He's really busy but he does like to mix it up with the kids - especially now that they are able to run around and kick a ball around, etc.

Take care,
wa salaam,

Umm Tafari said...

As salaam alaikum,

Alhamdulillah, you are blessed to have such a fine hill nearby!

I am also happy to see your dh playing OUTSIDE with the kiddos. My dh is also very involved in their outdoor and indoor play, but as the sister mentioned it is a rare event for most.

Nakia said...

As salaamu 'alaikum, Sis

good to hear from you :)

The only scary part about the hill is that it stops right in front of the (now frozen) creek - yikes!

It makes me sad to know that a lot of dads don't get involved in playing with the kids. :( You only get one chance to be the mom and dad that you dream to be, right? I'm sure that we all fall short in this category - I know that I do, subhanALLAH. All that we can do is our best, InshaALLAH.

Take care,
wa salaam,