Sabine is from the trilogy of novels by Nick Bantock. They are both bibliophiles. So, it was no surprise that they chose a middle name from a book character. In honor of his wife, Khurram decided to add Melanie to their daughter's name. For a child so small, she's got a quite a few names. According to Khurram, he'll let her choose which names she prefers when she gets older. With all those beautiful names choose from, she's likely to want to be called "cutie" or "shorty".
edited 05.02.09: Tita Mackie, Lolo Bert's (Aalia's late grandfather) cousin from LA, who also stayed a few days with us
Aalia with Lola Lilly
Aalia is not happy about Dad's Blackberry usage
Aalia with Uncle Nate
Aalia with her cousins Serena & Kammi
While we were all together, Aalia had her Christening. There was a short ceremony after Sunday's mass.
Aalia with her dad
All of the guests who attended Aalia's Christening
Auntie Rachel, Uncle Geevee, Kammi, Aalia, Dad, Lola Lilly, and Auntie Marnie
Aalia, Dad, Cousin Serena, and Auntie Seema
Auntie Marnie with Aalia
Aalia meets her new friend Dashell.
If the photo onslaught isn't enough, here are some short video clips.