Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Improving Doha

Please forgive the quality of this video. I was not looking at it because I was driving. I know not the safest thing in the world, but I'm always by myself when I drive this route. I saw this about a month ago and was just amazed. I've edited this to cut it down to post but in the unedited version, I count 43 things. (I'm sure if I was a mother of boys I would know what to call them.) The original video was 1 minute long and I was driving 60 kph, so you can do the math at how many they had in such a small space. Maybe this will only be amusing/amazing to me and Brian but this is how we improve the infrastructure of the city Doha Style!

Gem Pro Bowler

I've mentioned before that Brian brought a Wii home from NC. We've been having tons of fun with it but the absolute funnest thing about it is watching Gemma bowl. She just cracks me up.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Ray's Reef/1st day of school

Last weekend we took the kids to play at Rays Reef. We all had a great time but Gemma seemed a bit scared at Maya's driving!

I accidently put both sets of pictures on this slideshow. Oops! Today was Maya's 1st day of pre-school. Poor thing has been so stressed out about it, she hasn't slept in weeks. Last night she slept with us. Took her 3 hours to go to sleep. But she woke up in a chipper mood ready for the challenge. In the car she told me that she would not be crying because sometimes you just have to be brave. She did wonderfully and when I picked her up she told me she wanted it to be a school day everyday.

Me you ask? It was the longest 5 hours of my life. I couldn't wait until I got to go pick her up and hold her in my arms. Boy it is hard letting your kids grow up.

Gem missed Maya very much. I needed to go to the vege market and I asked her if she wanted to go. She said yes, but then, we go get Maya OK Mommy? I guess I'm not as much fun to play with. On the way home, Maya told me she missed Gemma. I asked her if maybe going to school would help her to appreciate her little sister more and they would fight less. In true Olivia fashion she said, "Maybe!.