Tuesday, June 30, 2020

June Journal

The month of June kept us busy with online learning for the girls until the last day on June 24th and we finished our 14th week of online learning. The mask requirement in Doha was lifted for exercising and things have slowly started to open up more for us but we've stayed cautious about going anywhere with the girls (and children haven't been allowed at the places that have opened yet anyways). We also celebrated Madi's birthday and Father's Day this month!

The girls finished their year of Awana with a virtual closing ceremony. They all finished their books (Cubbies Honeycomb and Sparks 2 Wingrunner). Olivia received a certificate for being joyful and saying more than five verses in a single night. Evelyn received a certificate for being friendly and saying more than five verses in a single night. Madison received a certificate for loving heart and doing her full book review in a single night (that's over 35 verses!). We are so proud of these girls!!

We opened the game Jenga and had some intense family game nights as the girls learned how to play. Lots of laughter all around!

  1. Before the mask requirement was lifted and the girls had to have one outside. 
  2. Zoey in her castle bed made by Madi.
  3. Date night salmon and rice. 😋 
  4. Teacher gifts from the girls! It was the first time we've used our cutter to put vinyl on ceramic. 
  5. Pajama party!
  6. Impromptu catch up session with one of my besties.
  7. I made puff pastry for the first time and added pesto, chicken, and mozzarella. It was delicious, but also very rich!
  8. The first of a (too long) list of goodbyes happening this summer. Thankful I got to see her before she took off. 
  9. As the summer heat has worsened, we've continued with indoor exercise and the girls' favorite is Cosmic Kids yoga by far. 

We celebrated Madison's 7th birthday this month and the girls were surprised by some sweet friends from our church LifeGroup with a box of Lucky Charms. We used to be able to buy them in Doha and they've been gone for months and they ordered some from the States just for them! So sweet! 😍 

  1. Once again, Zoey the tolerant cat. 
  2. CeCe enjoying the box from our QDC (the one alcohol store in all of Qatar) run for supplies. 😂 
  3. Pizza on the grill! Unfortunately the pizza stone broke this past week and then ironically a neighbor who is moving gave us a pizza stone and some pizza flour. Talk about saving us!
  4. Apple bread!
  5. Picnic outside with the neighbors. It was hot. But they had been begging for days so we caved. 
  6. Madi started online ballet classes after receiving a pair of hand me down shoes and she's addicted.
  7. A friend organized a birthday drive by for another friend and it was nice to catch up with others. 
  8. And of course since it was semi-close to the one drive thru Starbucks in Doha we had to swing by for a coffee ☕️ 
  9. We bought a new sofa and I am loving the new living room! At least from this angle (the other sofa is still sitting around the corner in the middle of the way - ha!)

Zoey in slow motion 😆

Earlier this week I woke to a bang sound in our bedroom. it was a knife falling on the tile floor as Madi tried to set down this tray on Jason's work computer. Both Jason and I were in bed still asleep. Madi woke up (who knows what time...) and made a cookbook and then omelettes for both of us (check those labels). So this is what age 7 brings?! Breakfast in bed, hahaha. 

We ended the month with the sweetest tea party for the girls. The boys planned the event, set the menu, made the food, and invited the girls and one stuffed guest for a proper tea. They had so much fun!

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