Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cres and Cita

We love Cres and Cita! They are like grandparents to Kiki and Eden. They are so loving to them and spoil them. Cita is a massage therapist and every time Kiki and Eden see her they ask her if she can give them a massage, and dear Cita will most always grant them their wishes.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Saudi National Day!

Eden made this flag today at school to celebrate Saudi National Day.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dinner at Jabber's house

Tonight Jon's friend and co-worker Jabber invited our family over for dinner. 
It was a very cool experience. Jabber is Saudi and in the Saudi culture men and women are very much segregated outside of a family setting. So Jon, and the boys went with Jabber and his older sons to the men's sitting area of his house and had dinner.
Jabber's wife and I went to a different part of the house where the women get together and mingle. We had dinner there with the children. Dinner was delicious. I love middle easter food. 
Jabber's wife was very sweet but did not speak much english and I only know a few arabic words or phrases but not enough to carry out a long conversation. Luckily they had invited a cousin who spoke some english who could translate for us. 
We had a wonderful evening and feel truly grateful for Jabber and his family to share their culture with us.

Friday, September 18, 2015

snorkeling trip with troop 221

Jon took his troop snorkeling to Jennah island, half way between the Arabian gulf and Iran. It was about at 45 minute boat ride out from Jubail's corniche. They had to stop by KSA national guard officials and show their passports upon exit and reentry. They saw many tropical fish including the arabian angel fish which is unique this body of water. The scouts also lounged around on a big lounger and played games. The boys really enjoyed it. The boys were able to earn the BSA snorkel award.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Practice makes perfect

Today was a nice day to be out. The kids went out and rode bikes and scooters around the compound.

Mr Timms let Julien borrow his unicycle so he could practice riding it.

This little cutie is so sweet. Watching Kiki teach Eden how to ride her tricycle was precious!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Potty Training Eden

What do you do when you potty train a kid obsessed with balls....
you sit him on the potty in front of a volleyball game!!! lol!
He literally sat there for 30 minutes watching the ball go get passed around.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Glass making class

Tasha organized a trip to Fouad shopping mall on the cornice today so we could take a glass making class with the ladies. It was so fun.

My final product!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Say cheese

One of the ladies in the compound does freelance photography and decided do a little photoshoot of all the ladies of the compound. I was so uncomfortable, but it was fun none the less.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

just a little jog around the compound

I love running, and love running outside. Unfortunately I am not able to run outside of the compound so around and around I go each and everyday. Today was 39 laps around the compound to be exact! yes... I ran 39 loops!!!!! Luckily I had a great playlist!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Ladies lunch

Today Julie and I took our some of our friends (Cita, Eva, and Joanne) out to lunch to one of my most favorite spot!
Le Cafe!!! Oh so good! I just love their Arabic breakfast!

Me, Eva and Evan, and dear Cita!

love at home