Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another vacation

From the adventures of bunsy and her tumbleweeds
We've been really lucky here in Doha this year. Thanksgiving has fallen during the Muslim sacrificial holiday and in arabic they call it Eid (pronounced eed). So the kids learn about it in school and I think Sherman is a little confused. On the last day before the holiday break he asked me
-Mom? Is Christmas Eid tomorrow?

Christmas Eid or not, we had a wonderful holiday. Our compound emptied out as most people go to lush, faraway destinations to get their fill of excitement. Doha is a little sparse when it comes to excitement. With me being 8 months pregnant we weren't going to go anywhere too far away.

Thanksgiving day and my birthday celebration were the highlights of the week but we did some other things too.

Jonathan's favorite thing to do during a vacation is to eat out at restaurants. So we did that a few times. We also got doughnuts for the first time at Krispy Kremes.
We went to the beach twice which was really fun. The kids just ran wild
From the adventures of bunsy and her tumbleweeds
Which character from the hit movie "Goonies" does Shermy resemble? From the adventures of bunsy and her tumbleweeds
and I really felt that they got some good quality nature time. There was more wildlife at the beach than I thought there would be. The last time I went to the beach up in the northern part of the peninsula there was nothing. Just squishy sand. Well, in Al Wakra, where we went, there were tons and tons of hermit crabs, sea snails, some regular crabs, fish, birds, and an abundance of sea shells. Atticus and I like to collect them. The sand there wasn't so squishy either.

We also woke up really early one morning to go see the sunrise by the water.
From the adventures of bunsy and her tumbleweeds
It didn't turn out to be one of those days that are spectacular but we still had fun. We brought all the kids' bikes and they rode along the Corniche at the crack of dawn while I took pictures.

From the adventures of bunsy and her tumbleweeds
Then, on December 13th, the culmination of six years of joy, work, and love. Atticus turned six years old. Above is a picture of him trying not to smile to big with his school teachers Ms. Elena and Ms. Reeva. A few great things about Atticus.


Sonja said...

I loved this post! It's almost as if you lived down the street again,


Merry Christmas! Much love to you and your family!

Strawberry Girl said...

Sounds terrific! Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday and a Happy New Year :)