Sunday, April 4, 2021

Easter 2021

He is Risen Indeed!

We were so thankful that this year the girls' Spring Break fell on Easter Sunday (the work week is Sunday - Thursday with the weekend being Friday-Saturday so last year we celebrated on Saturday). Over the weekend we did lots of fun Easter activities that we had and many that our church provided in a fun delivery package in our Children's Ministry (including a piñata!). 

We worked through our Resurrection eggs and also these two books that we love for the girls. (The He is Risen blocks were made by our Women's Ministry - we ordered the blocks, Jason burned the wording, and another member stained them. 😍)

We kicked off Easter morning with delicious cinnamon rolls and the girls opened their Easter baskets from us (and a few things from the grandparents). Then it was onto the egg hunt and making delicious sugar cookies!

We had a bunny-themed lunch (thank you Annie's) with mac and cheese, bunny grahams, and fruit snacks. Our Easter dinner was a traditional ham that we were fortunate to have a friend secure for us in December.  🤤

We setup the tripod to capture a family photo before dinner and enjoyed our meal together (unfortunately new restrictions prevented us from being able to celebrate with friends). 


Thursday, April 1, 2021

March Happenings

This month we started having more restrictions on gatherings and reduced days for school again 😢 However, before some of those got implemented we thankfully had a chance to get out and explore a new area of Qatar as well as celebrate Jason's birthday

We also had a lot of fun around Qatar and with friends this month! 

1 - 3: The girls celebrated World Book Day at school by dressing up as Zadie the Sewing Fairy, Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten, and Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots. (Bonus that everything to make the outfits came from their closest!)

4 - 7: We discovered a new beach that we can access close to our house. I took a trip out there on my SUP with a friend one weekday and that weekend we headed there as a family to enjoy the water and the lack of crowd. 

8: Ladies tea with some of the lovely women from our LifeGroup

9: Madi's Solar System Project - Grade 2 has spent the Unit of Inquiry at school looking at the solar system and all the different planets, stars, etc. They were assigned to make a model of the solar system however they wanted and she chose to do a diorama. She worked independently on it (except for the sharp tool to punch the holes in the top) and we are super proud of her! The kids also had to record themselves making a presentation of their solar system which you can watch Madi's here

1 - 2: These two decided to spend a week matching - from their besties shirts to their sister make the best friends. I love watching their relationship grow and development!

3: A fun ladies night out to celebrate birthdays~

4: Enjoying the drive-in cinema with friends. 

5: The girls had a gymnastics competition before after school activities were cancelled. Hopefully we get to see some video soon (parents couldn't watch), but the girls were all super proud of how they did. 

6: Ballet, cowboy boots, ice cream. 😍

7: Zoey attending classes again. Madi dropped back to two days a week when schools went from 50% capacity to 30% capacity. (Later they moved to fully online again!)

8: Stocking up before Ramadan starts. (Ramadan is a month of fasting in Islam. During that time you are not allowed to eat or drink anything in public. They also prohibit the sale of alcohol during the time hence the visit to the one store that sells it to stock up, haha)

9: Tequila shots before lockdown. 🥃

The girls go on Spring Break next week as well as celebrating Easter and we are thankful to have some time off!


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Umm Bab Quarry

We've been collecting places to visit in Qatar off the beaten path. One that had been mentioned, but forgotten the past year was Umm Bad Quarry. We packed our trucks for the day and headed out in the general direction someone had recommended until we found the area and began exploring. 

It was unique landscape and fun for the kids to get out and run around and climb a bit in a new area that's different than others we've seen around Qatar before. 

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