As I had mentioned, Stu, Kaden and I had a great time “off” this past week. We did the normal things like cruise the mall and get a Starbucks (during the day!) and we also decided to drive around the Grand Mosque, and just sort of “explore” drive. We happened upon a huge park scattered with playground equipment and green grass. We were so excited! The first day we went was around 2 in the afternoon so it was pretty hot still. Kaden and I got a little sunburned. Then we went back the next day, bearing barbeque equipment and a picnic blanket, we made burgers for dinner. We all had a great time, especially Kaden as he explored the grass and ran off without us.
Getting together to barbeque in the park is a big activity among the locals as was apparent the evening we were there. Families come out with pots and pots of food and just hang out on the grass, smoking shisha after they eat. It was a pretty cool experience. One which I am sure we will be doing much more often. We’ve already scoped out some beach chairs for the next time we go out there. Plus it is within view of the monstrosity that is the Grand Mosque. We have been putting off going on the tour and now I think we might as well wait for Mimi and Papa to get here (mostly just because I want to see Mimi in a burqa! Lol).
Oh yeah! Huge, fabulous news: I got their itinerary from Mimi and Papa so in mid-December we will have them here with us! I am so excited to show them around the UAE and give them a taste of life here. I know they will enjoy it here and luckily for them, they will get to leave before they hate it! Haha. I would love that. All of the positives and none of the negatives. Sounds good!
That’s about it for me. Here are some pics from our time off.
Kaden exploring and finding a stick.
Kaden's first time on a swing!
The next evening, here is a balloon man!
Kaden helping Daddy start the grill.
Such a good looking guy!
These were our neighbor grillers.
Me... and Kaden inside of his diaper bag!
Running off again.