Sunday, April 1, 2012

Family Roadtrip to Ottawa

Alhamdulillah last weekend we enjoyed our family road trip to Ottawa for the AlKauthar conference.  Mashallah we had a lot of fun and Im really glad we went.

What I packed in their backpacks.  CD books, books, stickers, paper, a ziploc bag with goodies from the dollar store, mini flash lights, silly putty, stamps and cars.  Yusuf and Ibby each had their own backpack, plus we had a snack bag.

I made dup-tangs for them with a map of our journey, car bingo, tic tac toe sheets and some blank papers

Yusuf giving out flyers at the conference

We saw two ducks

Brothers at the conference.  It can be kind of tiring taking small kids to such conferences but I really think they benefit, and no doubt they have a lot of fun alhamdulillah!

The day after the conference we cross into Quebec and went to the Museum.  It was amazing!  The kids area was great!  The had so many activities for the kids and gave passports to get stamped at every station.  Mashallah the kids had a blast!  Check it out here.  (The pictures do not do the place justice.)
Yusuf at the restaurant

The boys on a riskshaw

Yusuf maneuvering a parcel from the deck to the ship 

Ibby stamping his passport
Making handkercheifs
Finished products drying

After the museum we stopped by at our friends house for a few hours.  We actually met this couple in hajj and mashallah it was great seeing them!  They have two older girls and a 7 yr old boy, and a bird :)  Needless to say, the boys had a great time here as well alhamdulillah
Sunset on our way home after a great weekend

Yusuf wearing the eye mask I recieved as a gift for filling out some survey at the conference

The boys fast asleep for the 5 hr drive home alhamdulillah <3


  1. Looks like a very rewarding trip.....all bases covered and a good time had by all.....I can see lots of planning but it sure paid off

  2. MashaAllah the pictures are great and full of fun. I love road-trips. Hope you were not too tired.