Saturday, December 18, 2010

Qatar National Day

For us, this year, Qatar National Day was not dissimilar to any other weekend day.  We opted for our local pool spot versus the big festivities on the Corniche.  With two itty bitties, splashing around seemed more fun than stroller derby in the heat.  :)

The ginormous Qatari flag on the Ritz Carlton

Our sweet, happy boy!

Daddy loves splashing around as much as they do - he's the one all the kids gravitate towards!

Our corner of paradise.

Rough life. :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Photo of the day

12/9/10 Out for dinner at the Pearl

12/9/10

12/7/10 - Happy babes

12/11/10 - Her new shoes that fit her for approximately 7 days (those growth spurts never cease to amaze me), that she proclaimed "like Oma!" when we bought them.  (Her oma wears fun, sometimes brightly colored sneakers too).

12/10/10 At a neighbors party - how beautiful is their pool?

12/7/10 - Still fits!  2.5 years in and she can still happily snooze in the Bugaboo.  Tired, sweet baby girl after a morning of fun at Starfish Lane.

12/8/10 - Helping decorate the Christmas tree.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gelato in December, yesplease

Out for Gelato on a gorgeous December night with my girl at Katara.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A whole new meaning to Snail Mail

In Doha, The Land of Almost, their post system is hit or miss. Sometimes we receive packages in a time frame that seems reasonable, and other times we get July birthday presents in November.  And dare I suspect, sometimes we don't get mail at all!

Rocking a lovely orange ("Go Holland!") hat from Great-Grandparents in Chicago

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Movie nights with my girl

Thursdays are Fridays in Qatar, meaning Thursday is the end of the week.  Our weekends are Friday and Saturday, and weekdays resume on Sunday.  So every Thursday lately, we do dinner and bath a bit early, get Brother to bed, and come down to snuggle with blueberries and blankets while watching a movie of her choice.  It's Nemo every time.  I cherish this time together and as she gets older, it's nice to have more and more flexibility in the schedule to do special "big" girl things.  xx



Friday, October 1, 2010

Doha Tribeca Film Festival

Mama got herself a job.  6 weeks of grueling, but rewarding work
in the middle east is an experience I'll cherish forever.

Setting up office at home.









Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Final scenes from our Dutch holiday

One of the places we visited with both sets of parents



If you look to the left, you'll see clogs - Dutch folks really do wear these, primarily for gardening (they're big into gardening over here).







The main grocery shop

Sandwich shop (broodjes means sandwich in Dutch)



In Den Haag, near Richard's parent's apartment

Got cheese?  Big on their dairy over here.

Monday, August 16, 2010