Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
The sun has set on the Middle East and the little ones have just gone to bed. We've opened our Christmas jammies, opened and read the book from Oba and Oji (thanks guys!), left reindeer food out for the reindeer and a trail of glitter to lure Santa to our door and left a plate of cookies for Santa along with a personalized note written and illustrated by Maya. Not much left for Brian and I to do but wait for the little ones to drift off to sleep. Christmas is the best when there are small children in the house! Happy Holidays to all!
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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I found this super cute kit the other day and thought the girls and I would have a lot of fun making this tree. We got all of the stars cut out and they are in the oven! Can wait to get them all cooked and start the decorating. Will post the final product later, no matter what it looks like!
Posted by Kim Ponte at 11:29 AM
Thursday, December 17, 2009
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Posted by Kim Ponte at 8:28 PM
Every year, Brian's work throws a Christmas Party for the kids. Santa was available to hand out presents to all of the Children. Gemma was leery of Santa at first and wouldn't sit on his lap but after she opened her present, she thought he must be a good guy and sat on his lap. She even threw in a cuddle!
Posted by Kim Ponte at 8:07 PM
We are really enjoying the cooler weather. As I type this post, it is 73 degrees out! Yea I know it is a little chilly but we've all got our winter clothes on! Anyway, the other day we took our bikes and went to the park. I love Qatar in the winter.
Posted by Kim Ponte at 1:00 PM
We celebrated Qatar National Day today at Maya's School. They sang several songs and danced the Qatari Sword Dance. We had a great time.
Posted by Kim Ponte at 12:49 PM
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I'm sitting here going through all of my pictures from our trip to Sri Lanka. Dad and Brian pretty much had the cameras the entire trip. We have some beautiful pictures. I'm wondering why I have about 30 pictures of this statue. Hummm
Posted by Kim Ponte at 3:07 PM
I wanted to have a tree this year that was Arabic-ish. As much as a Christmas tree could be. Did some shopping around and found some ornaments that looked Arabic to me. Had to tear it apart and start over but I am pretty proud of the end result!
Posted by Kim Ponte at 12:32 PM
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Today Maya was looking at our little wooden nativity. She looked at me and said, Jesus died a long time ago right? I said yes. She said he must have been veeerrryyy popular because they made statues of him and everything!
Posted by Kim Ponte at 11:20 AM
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I know, I'm a little slow. I wanted to do this a year and a half ago but never got around to it. The first picture was taken during the summer of 02 when we visited Brian's parents in Santa Fe, NM. Little did we know we would be living near there 5 years later! So enjoy our before and after shots. Please no comments about Brian and I aging. We are a little bit sensitive!
Posted by Kimberly Ponte at 1:33 PM
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The night before Halloween we went to a party hosted by Bechtel. The girls saw lots of their friends and had a really good time. On Halloween we arranged for the kids to do some trick or treating on our compound. I was amazed at how many people participated. All in all, we had a great Halloween.
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Boy have I been slacking on my posting. Gemma got a new bike. She had two others but the peddals were up on the front tire and she could never quite reach. So we decided to get her one she can actually ride. She is a crazy girl on this bike and I have a hard time keeping up with her. She calls it her beautiful bike and you can usually catch cugga out for a ride on the back.
Posted by Kimberly Ponte at 4:35 PM
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
We finally had some rain here in Doha today. How refreshing.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
On our last day in Paris we just took it easy. There was this great play park near our apartment. The girls had a blast. I wish I had better pictures of this one ride thingy. It was a large oval shape and the kids pulled those black round seats up on a platform and sat on it. It was tilted just so the kids would just go flying around that oval like crazy. Scared the life out of me but Maya wouldn't get off of it! They had a great time.
Posted by Kimberly Ponte at 11:53 AM
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wow am I tired. We left the apartment this morning at 8:10 and didn't get home until about 6:45. My feet are killing me. But my kids are happy. We had the best time at Disneyland. The girls were really good, we rode countless rides, ate Mickey Mouse shaped pizza, saw Mickey Mouse, chatted with Snow white and came home. I have no idea how many Weight Watchers points I walked off today but I hope it was a lot. That pizza was really good! Now we are just praying for a LONG night Mommy and Daddy need it!
Posted by Kim Ponte at 9:14 PM