Thursday, March 31, 2011

Annual Horticulture Exhibition

Ummi, Nani and the younger 5 Piranis headed out towards the park (right next to the beach) to enjoy the visual treat of lovely flowers, lucious plants, garden displays and tasty veggie plants. Here's a glimpse of the images we savoured (unfortunately, due to a technically glitch, most of the pics are lost, these are a few we managed to salvage):

Sections depicting people's "Dream Garden":

Garden implements:


Flowers and household items "recycled" to make beautiful flower displays:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Three 'Chairs' for the Piranis! Hip,Hip, Hooray!

Alhumdulillah, a fellow Home ed. friend invited QBAP, IBAP and MBAP to accompany her son for a session of carpentry at her place. The boys were estatic, and enjoyed a day off from beating around their books to beating around a hammer, Alhumdulillah. The hired carpenter was a very friendly and patient man, he brought all the equipment needed for the above project and instructed the kids through it. The boys were happy to be able to measure, saw and hammer without adult interference and they seemed to throughly enjoy the pleasure and satisfaction of making something on their own, Alhumdulillah.

Rabul Sani 1432

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Helter Skelter Shelter

The Pirani boys love it when Ummi gives them a challenge (groans to be heard from the older ones, "can I? can I?" from the younger ones :) ) And so as she prepared dinner, Abbi prepared to be Judge, the children were told to build a shelter:

Terms and Conditions:
-it must be made to easily house 3 yr old SBAP
-it must not fall apart when he enters it
-use anything that is portable in the house (except the trampoline)
-all items will be returned into their original places once the challenge is completed and judged

The children were divided into two teams ABAP's team (kids aged 13, 9 and 5) and QBAP's team (ages 11, 7 and 3)

The outcome was as follows:

ABAPS team (front and inside view)

QBAP's Team (front, inside and back view)
Alhumdulillah, both shelters withstood SBAP's enthusiasm (and reflected the personalities of the group leaders' Masha'Allah), so keeping their efforts and team work in mind, the Judge declared it a TIE. So after a quick clean up operation, the family sat down to a meal of home-made tandoori chicken - Ummi's challenge of the day!