Thursday, March 7, 2013

New Cousins

Manik's cousin, Rishi, and his family just happen to visiting Dubai the same time as us.  Rishi and his wife have a four year old named Ava and of course little Sam.  They are from London so listening to their accents was so much fun.  It was wonderful seeing Ava and Laila meet, it turns out they have very similar personalities   Both are particular, don't like being cuddled, loud is their middle name and of course both beautiful  smart, well spoken, thoughtful and so sweet!  Since they are twins at heart we had to dress them the same at least once!

Meet Sam, the sweetest baby around! He is most happy when eating, and let's just say he eats alot!

Jen, Sam, Laila and Jai all loving the pool!

Ava was not happy about getting out of the water, she is a true fish!

Rishi, Laila, Dadima, Dadagi, and Jai

Jumariah Beach Hotel, otherwise known as heaven!

It sits right next to the Burj, not a bad location!

Ahh, the pool, how I love thee!

Prepared to be terrified of Jai's fire breathing dragon! We headed to the Henna tattoo hut after we were finished with the pool.

Are you scared yet??!!

Laila went the love has wings route :)  that's my girl!

Rishi, Jen, Ava and Sam we love you and are so glad we got to hang out and let the cousins play!  Thank you for letting us crash your pool!  Love you!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Big mistake and boatin'

So the plan for today was for Dadagi and I to take the kids to the toy store to pick out some nice scooters that they around the around the building and park.  They were so excited and we were excited for them, our first mistake was not telling them what were coming to pick out, I did not give them the speech about not asking everything they see and begging incessantly.  So we walk in and Laila sees a 4 foot tall Barbie and is in love. Long story short we did not leave with scooters or a 4 ft tall Barbie. Laila was heartbroken and threw a massive fit outside the store.  Dadagi and I just shook out heads at what a massive fail the whole outing was!

Later today we took a little boat to the Old Souk, the character and trinkets are beautiful but overwhelming at the same time.  They take aggressive sales to a whole new level.  Laila and Jai loved the ride and all that there was to see.

The Old Souk is located on the Dubai Creek, a known destination for all .  These are smuggler boats that take goods to Iran, India, Somalia, Pakistan and other neighboring countries.  They look like they have been around for hundreds of years.


Tomorrow we are off to the beach!!


Friday, March 1, 2013

We made it!

The kids and I survived an eight hour flight, a six hour layover in Frankfurt and lastly a six hour fight to complete our trip to Dubai. Dadima and Dadagi were so excited to see us!

Yesterday we did a lot of napping and just hanging out.  This Morning we woke up around 3am due to jet lag and watched a movie, played, worked out and took the kids on a walk. All before 8am. A very productive morning so far!

Manik'S cousin and his family happen to be visiting Dubai the same time as us so their kids will get to meet their second cousins for the first time. Ava is is four and Sam who is a little less than a year,  I am so happy for Laila and Jai to have playmates, even better that they are family!

Cheers from Dubai!