Saturday, 28 November 2009

Advanced Celebration Benthe's Birthday

Opening the Birthday gifts
After the whole day celebration of Eid Al Adha, following day is our plan to have an early celebration for Benthe's 6th Birthday as officially on the 29th November. Benthe is always the first one who gets up early followed by Mirthe, as she is too excited for the day she woke us up and tries to ask if she can open the package that was sent from her Oma & Opa. There she goes have her chance to open the presents with a help of Johan.

Kids too excited opening & checking the presents

Jumierah Beach Residence

Fun @ the Beach

Friday, 27 November 2009

Eid Al Adha Celebration

Dubai's biggest and long holiday celebration for this month of November, Eid Al Adha is a holiday at the end of the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca which is one of the greatest religious observance in Islam. In some traditionally Muslim countries, families or groups of families may purchase an animal known as udhiya, usually a goat or sheep, to sacrifice, but this is not common or legal in many parts of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States or many other countries. In these countries, groups of people may purchase a whole carcass from a butcher or slaughterhouse and divide it amongst themselves or just buy generous portions of meat for a communal meal on Eid-al-Adha. People also give money to enable poorer members of their local community and around the world to eat a meat-based meal.
Busy Reading under the sun

As we plan for our holiday with the kids we went to Dreamland way to Ras Al Khaima a big swimming area with lots of rides,slides and big pools as we started our day as the usual Johan prepared breakfast, I do the dishes after then he go straight to pick up the kids. We spent 5 hours under the sun with nice weather and a coldy wind. Kids start to play and taking slides even if the water is too cold it does not even bother for them to stop having fun as Mirthe always splash the water at me lucky I run faster than her, chasing running around with their father.

Friday, 13 November 2009

FridayBrunch @ Jebel Ali Beach Resort

Friday Brunch and a nice swim at Jebel Ali Resort for today although the pool is already getting cold still theirs no way to stop the two naughty girls go on swimming. Weather is good 35 degrees sunny and little bit of cold wind, as we spend out time as the usual Johan busy answering customer calls and a 24hour hot line Wartsila Netherlands. Kids make their selves busy by annoying each other throwing water in their face & jerking around while I lay and reading magazine for up to date lifestyle and celebrity gossips.