Happy 3rd birthday my sweet darling. Gambar2 birthday Taufiq kat rumah. Just the 5 of us. Taufiq tak sabar nak tiup lilin..Kak Amirah pun sama jugak nak tiup lilin, sabar ye.. February lagi 4 bulan :)
Gambar2 birthday Taufiq kat rumah Auntie Noi. Initially nak sambut birthday 3 orang geng2 October, tapi bila dah ramai tu, jadik whole year round nyer birthday. Take note : bila makan kek, discard the top layer. Confirm penuh dengan pelbagai jenis saliva ..:P
The annual Preston's open house for hari raya was on the first weekend of Syawal. We decided to do Sarah's 'aqiqah' as well. It was as delightful as last year.Hot sizzling lamb and chicken BBQ and Kak Jie's specialty nasi Arab were the hits of the day. The difference this year was the additional event, the 'cukur jambul' (shaving of the baby's head) of the two latest newcomers to the Preston's family, baby Sarah and baby Nabila.
The ceremony started at 2pm with marhaban, berzanji and followed by cukur jambul. We didn't shave Sarah's and Nabila's head, both dads decided just to snip a little bit of hair..sayang bebenor rambut anak pompuan diorang nih ..:) After that, Ustaz Khairul performed a 'tahnik', though actually papa already did that when Sarah was less than a day old :) .. tapi takpe..ambik berkat orang tahfiz al-quran..semoga Sarah menjadi seorang anak yang solehah.
* aqiqah : Aqiqah is done after the seventh day of the arrival of the new-born, as a form of welcome for it and to give thanks to the one who gave the blessings, it is prescribed to slaughter a sheep.If the new-born is a boy then two sheep are to be sacrificed, and if it is a girl then one sheep.
* tahnik : This means to softening a date and then rubbing the palate of the new-born with it just after the birth or soon after. This is done by putting a piece of the softened date on the finger and rubbing it from left to right in the mouth of the baby. It is done by the father or the mother or anyone from the People of Knowledge whose supplication is hoped would be accepted.
"Papa jangan gunting rambut Sarah lebih2 tau"
Selawat ramai2 sebelum upacara cukur jambul
"Papa potong sikit jer rambut Sarah, cantik lagi anak papa ni.."
Tahnik bersama Ustaz Khairul
Family Preston From left : Family Abang Wahid/K Noi, Family Ihsan/Ayu, Family Haida/Olie, Family Azwadi/Na, Family Kak Jie/Ustaz Razak, Family Azma/Mila
What can I say about this year Aidilfitri ... not much actually.
To start with, I'm in 'pantang' mode, baru hari yang ke 12.. still sore here and there. Yeah, I know some people can go up and running the next day after giving birth, but I guess I'm not in that category. Bukan manja tau.. memang tak larat :)
So obviously no homemade nasi dagang or rendang or ketupat this year. In fact, dapur tak berasap pun .. but thanks to my neighbours whose kind enough to bring some rendang with ketupat and also nasik ayam.. maka penuh la jugak meja rumahku yang initially kosong :).
Then, the extra weight that I put on during pregnancy is still 'extra' ..hehehe.. so mood nak bergambar pun macam kureng... and it seemed that camera pun memahami, di pagi raya, boleh pulak bateri habis.. :P
Despite all that, we (yup.. the 5 of us) still went out to beraya at some of our friend's house. Boring la pulak kalau kena tinggal kat rumah..(shhh....jangan cakap kat org kampung aku dah keluar berjalan tak sampai 2 minggu dalam pantang..*wink* ). And as usual, gambar mesti ada jugak.. walaupun pun dah malam. Still 1st day raya kan :) ..
Gambar family kat rumah Kak Jie (jiran paling dekat)
Close up mama n papa with Sarah
Sidang bersembang bapak2 Mak2 khusyuk mendengar
Posing atas katil setelah penat pegi beraya umah org
Sarah dengan baju raya kilat2.. Ayu dan anak3 nyer
Alhamdulillah... Amirah and Taufiq dah dapat adik girl pada 19.9.2008 hari Jumaat lebih kurang pukul 7.15 pm waktu Melbourne. Baby (3.87 kg) sihat wal-afiat dan begitu juga mama baby. Terima kasih kepada semua yang mendoakan...