Tuesday, March 31, 2020

March: Pre Quarantine

As I was organizing photos for this month's update it seemed natural to separate them into a pre quarantine and post quarantine post given that March lasted for 285 days it seemed like (am I right?)

We kicked off the month with the absolute cutest spa day ever that my friend Anahi hosted for the girls She's a boy mom and said she'd love to do some pampering with my littles and we jumped at her offer. She made fun avocado and honey face masks, painted their nails, and gave them some fun makeup.

The girls dressed at three different versions of Fancy Nancy for International Book Day at school and loved seeing how their classes dressed and watching a parade the school did for assembly that day.

I serve on the board for our Women's Ministry and we hosted a fantastic conference called the Games We Play the second weekend in March. It had rich and applicable teaching and some much-needed fellowship.

1. Madi came home with vegetable soup her class made and we all got to try. Yum!
2. & 3.  I celebrated International Women's Day with friends.
4. Zoey lounging off the side of the 15 foot drop to our stairs.
5. Organizing school supplies. Little did I know then just how much we'd all start using these... 
6. Pomegranate quinoa feta salad. Delish.
7. Playtime outside while the weather is nice (much more of that to come...)
8. A fun fossil activity for bath time!
9. Madi has been loving posing with the cats in their many sleeping places. 

The girls and I baked some chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon that they shared with the neighbors. 

Our compound hosted a resident party filled with some delicious food and fun activities like face painting, henna, balloons, and a popcorn and cotton candy machine.

We went for some drives in the range rover and had some playdates and fun with friends.

1. CeCe enjoying Evelyn's chair.
2. Jason's homemade smoothies which I love having for breakfast.
3. Playdate with a friend we discovered lives in a compound closely.
4. The most delicious Venezuelan chicken and cheese dish my friend Anahi made for us. 
5. What ended up being our final girls night out before the restaurants started closing...
6. It hailed. In the Middle East. Twice. The second time we captured the pieces and measured them.
7. & 8. We also had massive lightning storms and I caught pictures on my iPhone!
9. The day schools closed. I sent Jason to the one store in all of Qatar that sells alcohol. We knew something was happening...

Before the quarantine happened we also had a couple more beach trips, visited the inland sea, had some cooking classes at Eataly, and celebrated Jason's birthday

Shortly after the schools closed, the restaurants followed suit (some still open for takeaway and delivery), then shops closed, and now coffee shops have closed. We have not been given a curfew, but the beach and camping has been banned and all social gatherings have been called off, similar to the rest of the world. Stay tuned for the post quarantine happenings...

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