There was this tree that grew (and subsequently dropped) these little white flowers. Here are some on the ground. They were pretty!
Then we went to Carrefour and picked out a Christmas tree and decorations for it and a tree skirt and here it is! If anyone needs the perfect time to move here, now is it! Everywhere has Christmas decorations galore and since National Day is on December 2nd (the UAE will be turning 37! Hehe) they have lights up around town that look similar to Christmas lights! It feels like the whole country is getting into the Christian Spirit! Even if it is accidental! So we came home and I set up the tree while Stu downloaded some Christmas songs and we danced with Kaden and explained “baby Jesus” to him using the 9 Dirham Nativity Scene with a blonde Mary and Jesus. Different. He petted the baby Jesus and said “niiigh” which means “nice” (we taught him this so he knows when to touch things gently… like Mommy’s hair or a puppy’s tail).
Anyway, so we’ve really enjoyed getting into the holiday spirit. Only 14 more days (!!!) until Mimi and Papa arrive (we still need to get towels! Lol) and we are sooooo excited. If anyone else wants an excuse to visit the UAE, take advantage of us being here and come see us!
Our Christmas Tree!
Stu was trying to get Kaden to show his teeth in the above picture. He now has 8 front teeth, 6 back teeth, and just this weekend got 3 eye teeth. Growing like a weed!