He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress and for his children it will be a refuge.
Proverbs 14:26

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lazy Sundays

Well, we sort of had plans to go for a mountain drive today, but realized when we got up this morning that that would not be possible. The Beirut International Marathon was today and it goes right by our place and on the streets all around us so we were pretty much trapped. Most of the out-going streets around us were completely blocked off. So we loaded up the stroller and headed down to the corniche to watch the show. It was amazing how many people were participating and just out enjoying the beautiful day. Thankfully, Naomi seems to have recovered from yesterday's injury (at least in the sense that she wasn't afraid to run around and play football with her big sisters). Watching the local fishermen is also a favorite pasttime.

Above is Naomi watching the fishermen while munching on a handful of corn nuts- a fave snack in our house. After walking and watching fishermen and the marathon runners (and walkers) for a while, the girls played their own game of football. (which lasted until Naomi almost busted her chin again in the same place...)

Such fun! And our American football did draw several curious stares as it's usually soccer that you see on this side of the world. But the girls didn't care and they had a blast. We came home, ate leftover turkey, had a sing a long with the piano and guitar and played an hours long monopoly game.


jccvi said...

I love that the guy in the last picture appears to have run in the marathon.

Kelli said...

Yeah, there were people walking all along the corniche, with the marathon numbers pinned to their shirts. It was like they had ducked out from under the tape to get out of the race