Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ilham is 10!

Today is Ilham's birthday :)

10 years old is like a milestone in a muslim boy's life. He is expected to perform the 5 solat (prayers) daily and properly and dilligently. We have been teaching Ilham how and when to do this for the past few years. Alhamdulillah he has memorized most of the surahs and recitations, especially the tahiyat (spelling?). He asks and joins his dad for solat jamaah whenever his dad is home. I have to ask him how he's going to do it in school though.

In other areas, I think he's grown a lot since the last year. He's taller and lankier. He eats as much as his dad now. He's grown to like curries :) and is more adventurous when it comes to food. He's at least willing to try new things.
Sometimes I think he's still immature in his thinking. He still talks nonsense and goes off tangent in conversations, which just exasperates me sometimes. Don't get me started on how easily he gets distracted and the stuff he gets distracted with. (No prizes for guessing where he gets that trait from).
He's getting to be very good with his hands though. He has made models of trucks and ships and tanks from pieces of paper and old toothpaste boxes, most of which would be left lying around and destroyed or thrown in the bin in anger by me at one point or another. I really should put them in the display case, but he keeps wanting to play with them, and I let him coz I think he can always make another one.
He's turned into a very responsible boy. I could trust him to look after the younger siblings. He's even good at changing Izani's dirty diapers. Alhamdulillah.

Well, he's not perfect, but he's my boy and we love him to bits and are proud of the acheivements his made, no matter how big or small.

Happy Birthday Ilham!!

(and Happy Birthday to his godfather, Wal a.k.a. Grom Airiss too!)

And I just remembered ... Today is also Nael's birthday.
(Nael - zan's eldest boy)
Happy Birthday 5th birthday Nael!!!


  1. happy birthday, Ilham! Baru 10 tahun....? Nampak macam dah 13..Dah bosar dah...

  2. Anonymous4:42 AM

    Happy Birthday, Ilham! Sama besar dengan Laila, my 2nd daughter. Nanti boleh jumpakan ;)


  3. I will wish him Happy Birthday again.
    One more cucu to help me get up onto the mosque.
    Big huggggs.

  4. ish Elisa macam tak caya ah you dah ada anak umur 10 tahun....!

    Happy Belated Birthday, Ilhaaaaam!!!!

    by the way, Mak Ilham, tolong ajar I acaner you put all those blogrolls got 'Updated!' on the sides??? I tak pandai, ar...


  5. Happy Birthday Ilham!

  6. Happy Birthday Ilham.. dah besar dia.. boleh la tolong bonda kemas rumah... heheee..

    semoga Ilham membesar menjadi anak yang soleh... Insyaallah..