Would you believe it if I told you flamingos migrate here for the winter? We ventured out to the Wathba Wetlands Reserve to see for ourselves and there were hundreds! It was an easy 3 km walk (not including the toddler) and a nice way to stretch out city dwelling legs.
#8months (tomorrow) all of a sudden feels like time is passing too quickly. We’re inching too close to one year and our little baby is becoming a little girl. #esmeleila sits by herself and nearly pulls herself to standing but she’s no closer to crawling. She has 1 tooth and a new burst of ‘language’ with mamamama and dadadada but no association to either Joe or I quite yet. She loves bouncing and her activity cube and almost all food, especially zucchini and mango. Ez still loves her brother despite him snatching all of her toys away and his random emotional outbursts. She’s taking 3 naps a day, usually about 1.5 hours long and wakes and eats once a night although that has been bumpy with teeth and tummy discomforts. She is curious and busy and full of smiles and as Jasper says, ‘She’s a pretty good little baby, mom.’
We so rarely get a grey day in Abu Dhabi that it’s exciting when we do. Cardigans and hot coffee and chili for dinner it is.
NYE Evolution...party until 4 am — nice dinner out, home by 12:30 — order in, bed by 12:05 — hire babysitter, breakfast out, home before noon. 😂