Party Planning

Rabab’s 5th Elmo Party

Rabab turned five over the summer, and we had an Elmo birthday for her...again! When Rabab was two, she loved Elmo so we decided to throw her an Elmo birthday. She had been looking at pictures of her second birthday party, and I think that convinced her she wanted another one. I was thrilled because… Continue reading Rabab’s 5th Elmo Party

Travel, Uncategorized

Family Trip to L.A.

In October 2021 we had a family trip planned to L.A. to attend my elder brother's wedding, so we decided to add on two days to explore the Anaheim area before the wedding. We haven't taken a family trip in all of 2020 and 2021 except to visit my sister in law in Chicago, so… Continue reading Family Trip to L.A.

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Christmas in D.C.

It's become a sort of tradition to plan a staycation during the winter holidays, mainly because it's such a crazy time to fly anywhere- prices are high and airports are madness. I think the only year we didn't do a staycation was December 2020, for obvious reasons. Before COVID-19, in December of 2019 we had… Continue reading Christmas in D.C.

Party Planning

Rabab’s 4th Birthday (During COVID-19 Summer)

It's that time of year again, time for another birthday party. The last birthday party we threw was Ridha's 5th birthday back in January, right before all of this happened. Now it seems like an impossible endeavor.. an indoor party, at a public place, where socially distancing was nothing but a fantasy. (See this post… Continue reading Rabab’s 4th Birthday (During COVID-19 Summer)