Family Vacation Week!
With Ramadan starting this week and my 30th birthday, we thought it was the perfect week to get away to the beach and be together as a family. We found this place that we could stay in a little bungalow (with AC!) and be at the waterpark which was also near the beach. Perfect!! It a great way to spend my 30th birthday and the kids had a blast!
I don’t have pictures of Wednesday the 18th, but I specifically remember what we did and why we have no pictures. I picked up a friend and her two kids, along with my three kids to go play at a park. Well, we got to the park, but since it was already 110 degrees outside at 10AM we couldn’t play because the equipment was too hot. So we tried to go somewhere else (all along the way, in the car with 5 kids, driving on TOTALLY insane roads – dodging horse drawn carts and people and motorcycles and trying to speak Arabic. Let’s just say I’m happy we all survived), but the inside play place we wanted to go to was closed because they changed their times for Ramadan. It OPENED at 9PM and CLOSED at 1:30 AM! Nope..not a nightclub…a play place for kids. Anyway we ended up wandering around a park and trying to stay cool. That is the reason I have no pictures of that day!
We did have a REALLY fun 4th of July party, but with 10 kids 4 and under running around, there wasn’t really time to get pictures!
I know I’m missing a lot of pictures from this week, but the main reason is that this is the week my camera died. I got it when Lydia was 6 months old, so I guess I should be glad it lasted as long as it did. So…from this time on most of my pictures are IPOD pics unless a friend was with us who could take pictures for us! (Thankful for friends with nice cameras!) :).