Well I must say, it feels like forever since we’ve met up with our playgroup. So many families moved away, or moms went back to work, or kids went back to school (no longer homeschooled), and our group just fizzled away. But it just so happened that this Ramadan many families came back, were visiting the area, or were off from work, so we all got together like old times, and broke fasts together Alhumdulillah. We took group photos that will be treasured, and will be so fun to compare to their group photos as babies. I can’t believe how big the kids have gotten! 8 years! It feels like just yesterday we were all young moms, expecting our first child, pregnant at the same time and all due within months or days of each other. It’s amazing how Allah brought us all together, really, and blessed us with parenthood the same year. I am so grateful to know such amazing sisters, to watch their families grow, and for their friendship. It was nice to welcome new sisters to our playgroup as well, and to have new friends to make many more memories with. The playgroup iftar (breaking fast) was at our home Alhumdulillah, and if you know me, of course we had to do a craft! We made lanterns using baby food jars, gold wire, rhinestone stickers, and glitter glue. We also played the Quran Challenge quiz game. We divided the kids into two teams and had each team answer questions from the cards, and tallied the points. It ended up being a few minutes before the time to break fast, so we had to wrap it up, the two teams were tied in their score, so everyone was a winner! I had a treasure box, that I found at a thrift store, and I added small toys and candy for them to choose from. The iftar was a potluck, and Alhumdulillah the food was delicious, and there was a lot leftover for everyone to take home for their suhoor (morning meal).


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