Ode to Autumn


It’s been a long day. Bits of coziness were in there along with bits of tiredness along with bits of giggles with bits of sneezes. Z has a cold, my husband has a cold, and I have allergies. Coughing today from Z, and baby A who thinks coughing is the funniest think ever and joins in by fake coughing! Lots of sneezes today. Lots of tissues too.

I also have a backlog of photos I need to edit of others. But before you help others with their oxygen masks you need to wear yours first. So in this way, I’ll edit mine first. I couldn’t help wanting to pore over the photos I took on Friday I believe, when it was a day full of  sun, no sneezes, just sun, smiles, cries too, but we really enjoyed ourselves on our deck.

Today has a been a day with dusting, dishes, and vacuuming. A day in which the clocks say one hour different, but the minds of children know better. A day in which I can’t wait to boil some Ramen noodles and add my own spices, cumin, red pepper, and golden turmeric, spices that match the leaves outside.

Lately, I’ve noticed how quickly time has flown. Baby A is almost one year old, and Z is three and a half almost. It feels like I just had baby A. It feels like just days ago it was just Z and me enjoying time together on our deck.

Here’s Z years ago!

fast forward 2 years and 15 days approximately…

autumn in atlantaIMG_1365


showing off her art work!IMG_1357

she loves making smiley faces on her hands… I’m wearing Inglot Blue polish from the summer collection, something I call Blue’s Clues. I liked the blue contrast on my fingers with Z’s lime green hands.

And Baby A clapping below.IMG_1389IMG_1388IMG_1391

Enjoying autumn to the fullest. Hoping for more warm days where we can spend more time on the deck. And autumn? After living in the Middle East for 13 years and not having any seasons except summer, Autumn is my favorite season!

“With Him are the keys of the unseen, the treasures that none knows but He. He knows whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but with His knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth, nor anything fresh or dry (green or withered), but is (inscribed) in a record clear (to those who can read).” – Quran 6:59


About Doodling Through Life

I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012), an an infant (August 2017) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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