Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Special Time of Year
Because of the leap year, they have an extra day this year. Ayyam-i-Ha extends from Feb. 26 to March 1, so the added day of Feb. 29 comes during this time.
The calendar was established by the Bab, the prophet who was the forerunner of the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah. But it was Baha'u'llah who specified that the Days of Ha should be inserted in the calendar just before the month of fasting.
Baha'u'llah said of Ayyam-i-Ha: "It behoveth the people of Baha, throughout these days, to provide good cheer for themselves, their kindred and, beyond them, the poor and needy, and with joy and exultation to hail and glorify their Lord, to sing His praise and magnify His Name."
Happy Ayyam-i-Ha everyone!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Love the weekends
Friday, February 22, 2008
Finally recovering...and some sweet visitors!
Okay, enough about that!!!
We had such a treat this week, as we are on the mend, of three visitors who came to stay with us for two whole days. Relatives Karen, Bella and Annie brought cheer and good health with them, Bella with a huge number of hugs and kisses for her cousin Fazal, and Annie brought her accordian and graced us with some great music. A few times when Fazal got really fussy, she played some tunes, and he calmed right down and listened, mesmerized. The accordian happens to be an instrument that Jafred loves, so the two of them had lots to talk about, and found a lot of fun videos of accordian players on You Tube. Very cool. Here are some photos of the week. The ones of Fazal near the bottom were taken just today, and if you look closely you might be able to spot his two little teeth. Now that we are on the up and up, we are going to try to post regularly again.
Annie playing the accordian.
Fazal taking a nap. See the pretty, colorful blanket? Bella knit that herself as a gift for her baby cousin. So sweet!! He loves it!
Can you see any of the teeth? They are on the bottom in the center. :-)
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Second Anniversary of Taowee's Memorial Service
Monday, February 11, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
You can see this precious paper is labeled "Fazal's first work of art, 2/7/08". Twill be sold to the highest bidder to pay for his college :-) Do I hear $100,000, going once, going twice...haha Grandpa helped him with the pencil action. I'm pointing to my tooth! We don't know how he chews so hard on his fingers with that sharp tooth, but that seems to be the best teething remedy.