Monday, February 17, 2014

Newest Fashion Trend

Picked Honor up early from school today and we spent the whole afternoon together ‘shopping’ for her newest accessory… an arm cast. Strike a pose little model. Goes well with the floppy PE clothes in which the injury was acquired, doesn’t it?


Autographs will be collected… even Pixie wanted a turn.


Only on the cast dad!!


She was playing a game game of cops and robbers at school and the boy she was chasing tripped and fell. She couldn’t stop in time and tripped over him too, and managed to land on her arm wrong. Not sure which team won the game though…??

The school nurse called me to come get her, and after having the embassy clinic look her over, we went on over to the New Mowasat Hospital. It’s an absolutely wonderful establishment and we found everyone we met to be very helpful. professional, and kind. I mean, we didn’t WANT to have to go check it out, but when visiting an ER becomes a needed thing, this was definitely the kind of experience that we always want to have. We give it a very positive review!

She’s going to be sporting this interesting new look for a few weeks. Fortunately, the break wasn’t too bad. A greenstick fracture near her wrist. She was a lot happier and more comfortable with the cast on – able to play some Minecraft online with her friend and to goof off with her daddy this evening!


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas 2013

I hope that everyone had a lovely and very Merry Christmas! Here are some photos from our morning!

These guys managed to resist the urge to open prezzies before morning…


Ready to dash into the living room!


New gaming console to share Smile 


Honor gives the kitties some treats.


Brian gets a book that he’s been wanting and Honor and Pixie demonstrate toe washing techniques.


Honor is happy to get a big box for Christmas… silly me, thinking it was just something good to hold the used wrapping paper. Ninja was a bit jealous.


Fortunately, the box is big enough for both of them.


And then, grandma and grandpa sent MORE boxes for the cats… boxes that just happened to have a lot of nice stuff inside for us too!


Brad loves his new sweater and shirt, and you know that I’ll put my pretty new yarn to good use!


Brian LOVES his new slippers and the number keypad too!


Honor loved her new toys too. The soft plush kitties that look like our former kitties Misty and Ramses (she’s named them Mischief and Rambow) and she was very happy  to get presents to give to the cats too!

The cats LOVED their new toys too!


Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Free Cat Carrier–and Talabat for delivery

We ordered Lebanese food from Mais Al-Ghanim last night and it was so tasty! It’s a restaurant that’s been in business for a long time and their foods are simply very good and the quality is always amazing! From their website:

“The history of Mais Alghanim Restaurant dates back to the previous century when our founding father Edmond Barakat (Abu Emile), opened a canteen for the employees of Yusuf Ahmed Alghanim & Sons Co., called “Mess Alghanim”.

Over time, strong ties and personal relations grew between Abu Emile, Kuwaiti, and Expatriate Families extending over three phases and three generations. The first phase commenced in 1953 during which complete meals and take-away services were offered transforming the canteen into a restaurant for one and all.”

We ordered a mix of good grilled meats – lamb, kebab, and chicken – as well as a variety of salads and sides, like hummus, baba ghanouj (an egg plant dish), muhammara (a walnut and chili dip), fattoush (mint and cucumber and tomato salad), falafel and spinach fetayer. It was all amazing (just like it always is! It’s one of our favorites.)

Also – we placed our order through which is a great online service for food delivery, from their website:

“ is the largest online food delivery portal in the State of Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman and State of Qatar. Order your favorite food online from hundreds of our restaurants with a simple click of a mouse.”

Our dinner came delivered in handy boxes too. And we know what boxes are good for… cat containment! Pumpkin demonstrates how well the box fits. Pixie said that she will only perform if I give her treats…


Unless I don’t want her to perform…. balancing on the washer when I’m trying to load laundry isn’t helpful. (But it’s cute to have all of the help…)