yesturday was aymans 5th birthday(how time flies)i made surprize,surprize a spongbob cake for school(aymans choice)
i had planned to bake aymans cake for our tea party that night in the morning but ended up being the whole morning on telephone to several hospitals.more about that later.so by the time i came back with ayman from speach theraphy it was 3.00pm and i hadnīt even baked the cake let alone decorated it,lol.on top of that ayman wanted a car cake which is something i have surprising never had to make before and i didnīt have a car form so i thought here goes nothing,lol.i made the cake and as i had to decorate it quickly instead of using a fondant iceing like i had originally planned to do when i though i was baking the cake in the morning i just painted the marzipan with food colouring and used chocolate for the windows and jellies for the lights.i must admit i have made better cakes before but concidering it was the first time and from the start of baking the cake till finishing decorating it took only 2 hours it wasnīt too bad.ayman loved it which was the main thing.i took a photo for future referance for if ever i have to make one again i can see how much i have improved.well it couldnīt have been much worse. so here is a photo of the said cake.
sorry all the photos took of the car cake(apart from the one of ayman blowing out the candles which is too dark to see anything,lol. are aparently too big to down load here as i keep getting a file is too large.hoping some other photos will come out and not be too big.here goes nothing.
sorry aparently all the photos from our tea party the file is to big.right lets see if the kids latest craft project will down load.
as you can see the kids are busy making presants for their friends in school.using dolly peg knitting they are making bookworm bookmarks.i think they look cute and i am hoping they will think to make me one without me having to ask.the one with the hat and scarf was made by zakariya as he can do normal knitting as well.ayyub has yet to ask me to show him how to do it.ayyub made the other ones in the photos.i am also in the middle of learning ayman to do dolly peg knitting which is very time consumning.while i am talking about the kids it is time to play the proud mom(not that i am not always proud of my kids)but here is my momīs brag.ayyub has been picked as one of the n top 5 of his school(his school not his class) to enter the inter schools ice skating championships.he will be entering the salomn races it is a two day event which i canīt wait to go and watch him in.as he has only been iceskating for a few months i think this is an enormous achievement on his behalf.so woo hoo ayyub,mommy loves you.now on to the hospital update.after spending a long time on the phone yesturday to several hospitals i eventually managed to sort a couple of appointments out.so now this coming friday i have an appointment at the neurologist hospital at 9 am and when finished there i have to bring the results with me and go straight to the orthopedic hospital which is luckily on the same street as the first and they will see me to go over the results and sort out a date for either the one or both hospitals.i am inly hoping that i do get the information this time as till i know the dates i can really plan other things.so fingers crossed that all goes well this friday.any way that is all for now.hope all is all well your end.sorry i couldnīt post the car photos but maybe it was meant to be.wonder if it will down load on my spark page.have to give it a shot.take care and keep smiling.
hi everybody i guess as it is such along time since i bloged i thought i should let you know how i have been doing or not doing lol.since my last blog.the kids lieshmaniose has cleared up leaving just a little scare.lotfi went back to tunisia though he is now back home which is great as i am full of flu which i am sure has now gone to my lungs as it is really hard to breath.while he was in tunisia his family got the news that lotfiīs youngest brother(he was 28) got shot and killed in syria
lotfi with his sister and his brother raduan(striped top)
may raduan now find the peace he was looking for.we all love ad miss you.you donīt know the hugh gap you have left behind you.though lotfi is now back home he is very worried about his parents and would like to go back as soon as possible to visit them.they are not well and raduans death knocked them for 6.lotfi father had a bad fall a few days ago and we are still waiting back to see how he got on at the hospital yesturday know one was going on the phones or skype last night when we tried.re when lotfi goes back we donīt know when that will be it will depend on me and my ops.i have the hospital on thursday to decuss my knee op then later on a thursday to decuss with gp what they said at hospital so she can then contact the neuroligal hospital re my annigramm on my aneurysma which is due in january if they can be done near one another while i am off the blood thinners so i only have to go off them once(takes 3-4 months for the blood test to get back to normal when i go back on them)or if they have to be done seprately meaning delaying one of the ops for a few months.never is easy with me is it,lol.we have also had halloween so here is the kids in their halloween costumns.i am posting two photos ,one with ayman with just his face paints and one with him in his full costumn
hope you liked them.i tell you i took them trick or treating and we must have walked miles no kidding.anyway.last thursday ayman had his flu jab and guess who now has the flu.yep yours truly.ayman only had it very light but mine seems to be full blown going to last weeks type thing lol.zakariya has his flu jab scheduled on friday but as he has started sniffleing this morning if that gets worse i guess they wont be doing that on friday.later today ayman has his logopedie,thursday like i said i have hospital then gp.guess that is about all on the catch up.now itīs time for you to let me know what has been happening as i also had computer problems and wasnīt on for a while.take care and keep smiling
well this is definately not the blog i expected to write from our holiday in tunisia.as we were on the journey home ayman got high fever for two days and started coming out first a small red mark which quickly turned into a blister which in the same day became an open sore .we arrived home 4am tuesday morning so decided to get a bit of sleep first.when we woke up aymans fever had sunk to 37.9 but as i was concerned about well you will see the photos i decided to take him to the er as his specialist suggested me too(phoned them up as didnīt want to wait till their appointment on the 17th.the er said i did right coming to them.several skin drs and specialist from the hospital was called.they were quite excited and consulting books and computer.all were in agreement that he had leishmanoisebut as none of them have actually seen it in real life they canīt be 100% certain.as the hospital photographer was not their one of the drs took photos on his handy.they phoned the tropical infections institute and were going to send us there but they said all they would do is take a swap and next week if not better do a skin biopsey.to save us a trip there the hospital did a swap descovered ayman had a strep infection so gave him strong antibiotics.
aymans phototos.his has started to scab and dry.remember his came on monday
the first 4 photos are from aymans left arm and hand the last from his left leg .he also has one on the bend in his foot i forgot to take.
on thursday morning(first day back in school for zakariya and ayyub and zakariyas first day in a mainstream school)zakariya asked me is there was something on his back as it felt as if something was there.all i saw was a small red mark by 6 in the evening it was like you can see in his first photo below plus another one had come.lotfi said leave going to the hospital till tomorrow as there will be more staff on so wouldnīt have to wait so long.we could see it was like aymans.in the morning two more sores had come and ayyub also had a small one on his thumb which at first went into a massive blister then the open sore you see in the photo of his.it has since re blistered and poped at least 10 times.appently they can come and go to come back,lol.fun and games. went friday to er as i thought to go to the same place was the best,also the kids dr is still on holiday till the 29th.also with zakariyas being endocardio risk i thought better not to take chances.saw one of the drs we saw on tuesday plus saw several other drs who had heard we were back and came to look several bringing cameras to take photos and this time the hospital photographer so the hospital has their own personal photos as like i said no one there have ever seen it live ,lol.just in books etc.there seem a dr who was more knowledgable on the subject.sayinng they hgave reacently brought out a cream for this but we canīt get in this land lol.also apperantly they have just started a big study in tunisia on this.they gave zakariya antibiotics to be on the safe side because of his heart incase it gets infected like aymans did.ayyub became nothing.she also said that it can take 6-12 months for it to heal and will also leave scarring.i am just so glad that the kids donīt seem to have got it on their face..here is zakariyas photos.rememberwednesday there was no sign of anything.canīt remeber if i said what it actually is ,apparently they have been biten by a sand mostiquto.it leaves an infection that takes 4 weeks incubation to come out into what you see in the photos.
so ayyub is not left out a photo of ayyubs up to now only sore.
looking on the good side as i said earlier they havenīt got any on their face and only zakariya seems to be in pain with them.sorry for the quality of the photos we have a new camera and i donīt know how to do the zoom etc but you should get the picture and have a bit more knowledge about leishmanoise which until the kids got it i have never heard of it.
thanks for taking the time to read my blog and even more thanks if you take the time to reply.like i said i had hoped to write a differant holiday blog and i definately didnīt want this as a holiday suvenier,lol.take care and keep smiling.
why i want to loose weight?
to be fitter and healthy for myself and my family.to set an example for my children especially my oldest son who has a weight problem as well.to prove to myself and other people that anything is possible once you made your mind up to do it,make the commitment and follow through on it.though this journey has taken longer than i thought it would to arrive at my destintion i still have to realise that this will never end and that this new way of life(healthy eating and fitness)is forever and i will always have to be dilligent in what i do and eat.the beauty of it all is to make it easier by make it a habit,automatic so that it doesnīt seem the hard work it actually is.i know it can be done i see it all the time here on sp.i just have to see it in me.sometimes i do sometimes i donīt lol.well that is another bingo square cvrossed off only a few more to go to get a wipe out.hereīs to makeing a commitment to ourselfs and our life and here to sticking to that committment.who is with me?we can do this?