In 2011, we have finally moved on. I might not be able to strike anything off yet but at least I have little2 ticks next to many items on the list. The little tick means "I am not there yet...but I am working on it...and am definitely on the way!!" And for that I am very grateful coz finally I can change my resolutions this year. Instead of having the same old same old ones, my resolution for 2012 is....to keep the momentum going ;) InsyaAllah hopefully I will eventually strike off few things in the list.
There are things I would like to continue doing. Like the demerit system.
Luqman & Hajar's tahfiz journey has been slow. Slowly but surely. They have not completed the whole juz 30, but both are currently memorizing An-Naba', the last surah in Juz Amma.
Kids continue to explore their strengths. And they slowly blossom. It has been a year of small, small achievements. In various areas that hopefully will help them excel dunia and akhirat.
The one who finally find the courage to shine and let the world see what she's capable of doing.
The one who finally decides it's time to get off the couch.
The ambitious one who is passionate about many2 things.
The one who is going to be homeschooled this year.
There are few things that we do as a family that I would like to continue. And do more. Like going to the mosque. And the lectures. And hopefully more excursions. Yeaah..those are keepers.
2012's eve was a mix of great things and not so great things. It's kinda family tradition for us to check in somewhere on New Year's eve. It's pretty nice to kick in the new year somewhere I don't need to worry about cooking and cleaning up. And kids can watch the fireworks in their pyjama from the hotel room. Sans the trouble of going out. Sans the mad crowd.
But this year I made a boo-boo. I thought I booked Royale Bintang Damansara when it was actually Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur. There was really nothing much that can be done coz the room was already paid. So that's how we ended up in Bukit Bintang on New Year's eve.
A delicious pizza and a very grumpy man...ha3. What to do lah!!! ;-)
Eventually, we did see the fireworks. Though it was not from the right angle. But it ain't fun anymore. Maybe next year we should retreat to somewhere quiet. Or just enjoy whatever firework we can see from our balcony.
We started 2012 with Emily passing the stomach flu baton to Luqman. Sigh. He started vomiting at 4 am. And has been unwell ever since. We checked out quite early the next morning. It was a beautiful morning. So on the way home, we decided to enjoy the weather and stopped by the KL Bird Park.
Emily: The parrots scratched my hand
Medina: It didn't scratch me. Maybe they like me. And they don't like u kakak Milly.
I am not sure whether that is wisdom or vanity ;-)
Followed by a trip to BookXcess. Kids decided to spend some of their December money on books. And I have to argue for 10 minutes with Luqman why he cannot buy Kiss Marvel Comic. He think it's harmless comic. I have serious problem with him reading anything related to Gene Simmons. Oh well!! Mother knows best!!!! ha3 (I am seriously overdosed with Rapunzel)
Happy New Year people.