Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve Adam and I went to a dinner that was held at the community center in our compound.  By that time, Shane had caught my cold and was feeling really lousy, so getting Adam and I out of his hair sounded good to him.  I didn't feel my best, but I knew he would have fun since they were having Santa and a sleigh ride.  I was right...he did have fun!  He was scared to sit on Santa's lap, but that wasn't anything new.  He wouldn't do it last year, either. The only way to get a picture was for me to hold him.  

Santa Claus, Amanda and Adam

Adam riding in a one-horse open sleigh!

The horse needed a helper :-)

Nothing better on Christmas Eve - getting to ride on a one-horse open sleigh through the snow!

3 comments:

Evie's said...

Hi Amanda, Merry Christmas(belated) and Happy New Year 2009! See you sometime at school(my son, Max is 4years plus too, born 2004). My family and I are scheduled to fly to Sakh on 29/1. Am feeling nervous...wish us all the best! My husband is already there in Sakh...coming back for us this Sat :). Btw, he's with Shell.

Shane, Amanda and Adam said...

Thanks, Evie! We look forward to meeting you! Max and Adam will more than likely be in the same class! Adam just turned 4 in Nov. Good luck with the move, you will be fine here...Shell has a nice compound and facility and there are tons of people here willing to help a newbie...myself included! Happy New Year!

Tim Newman said...

I have to say, it's great what ENL put on for the kids there at Olympia. The young kids who grow up on the compound have a life which most would envy back home.