Friday, January 6, 2012

The last several months...

 Beach in a new resort town called Siffa.  Very beautiful with great seafood from these waters!  That's my new crazy friend Hanadi.  Love this name!

Ali at his 13th birthday party with his Momma.

Ali's 13th birthday party with friends at the local bowling alley.

More photos of his party.  Check out the beady white eyes!!   F R E A K Y!!!

Ali wears other clothes, I promise.  He organized our home to be used for a going away party.  This is just some of the kids.  There were kids here I had never met.  The Asian girl standing next to him on his right is the gal that has left.

The kids checking out Lizzie our Tortoise of 10 years.

The cake Ali made and I decorated.

Cutting the cake.  I have NEVER seen a cake disappear as fast as this one did.

Amal being tested on her skill level by several of the musicians and the director on the right.  This was all leading up to her second performance.

Ah, there she is. YES!  She passed!

On the way to her second performance.  I still have to post the first one.  She is asleep as she is very tired and nervous.  We had professional makeup done.  She asked me for more 'grown up' as in 'smoky' eyes this time.  The first time the artist wanted to do the whole smoky thing and I said, 'SHE'S ONLY FIFTEEEEEN!!!'

So beautiful my baby girl.

Uh huh...

This is her with her new glasses!  This is also her teacher, the BEST OUD player in Oman!!  He will be performing this month at the Royal Opera House with the Macedonian Philharmonic!  We can't wait!  The Association was taking down names cuz you get a discount with 20 or more people and she put me down and I said, 'but I'm not a member' and she smiled and said, 'yes, you are, wink wink'.  I guess my winning smile and sunny disposition paid off!

Now they were playing together.

There is so much more but I need to get to bed as the Winter break finishes today.  School starts tomorrow and I can't wait to tell and show you all what I got myself into now!! Hmm... I just noticed this is a movie. Oh well!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tonya said...

Your daughter if a very beautiful girl! Congratulations to her for passing her skills test! Her head scarf (sorry, I don't know what it is called) is gorgeous! And that beach! Oh my... I so need to be there... I LOVE a nice warm, relaxing beach! lol...

Chick Flick Journal said...

lovely beach mashAllah! The cake looks so good hehe. MashAllah you have adorable kids god bless them. I love your daughters look, she ha an amazing talent

Julia said...

Thank you for sharing these photos.
You daughter is beautiful with or without makeup, and your son is also a very handsome young man.
Congratulations! to you proud parents.
Take care.

Elena said...

Alia, tus hijos muy guapos los dos, enhorabuena por ellos! Yo también tengo una niña y un niño, pero más pequeños, 2 y 5 años.
Te deseo un feliz 2012

Siddis back home said...

Hi from Norway, just stopped by to see how you are doing, it has been awhile since I visited, have a great week!

XUE said...

Hi Alia, always amazing to see how much your kids have grown. Still living over here & still sewing but maybe not blogging as much as you! Have a good week!