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Friday, November 30, 2012

Countdown to Christmas

I'm feeling very festive at the moment! In nursery we are currently practicing for our Christmas Concert which will be on the 11th December. Mummy has bought my costume and I can't wait to show her and Daddy what we have learned in nursery! My teacher told Mummy that I'm a brilliant little dancer during practice, not that Mummy was surprised! We have been listening to Christmas songs and making decorations in nursery all week, it's very exciting!

Mummy took me shopping last week to choose some decorations for our tree. I was allowed to decorate it this year and we have had lots of fun today putting it together. Mummy had to lift me up a lot though so that I could reach more than the bottom branches! Whilst we were decorating, Mummy and I danced around to Christmas songs and ate Christmas biscuits! Daddy was very rude when he saw my finished tree and asked Mummy if she planned to redo it! Mummy and I think it looks just fine the way it is actually...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Atlantis, The Palm

I've been poorly all week so had to take time off nursery. Daddy was away on business for a few days which always seems to happen when I don't feel well. We had a very quiet week. After spending Sunday evening celebrating Adriana's birthday, I didn't feel like doing much at all. Mummy had a couple of appointments with her consultant and as my baby brother is showing signs of getting ready to come out and meet us, she is now being monitored weekly at hospital. Mummy isn't worrying too much though as she believes he will be just like me and come late- I had to be evicted!

Daddy came home on Thursday and we were very excited to see him. We had planned to spend a night at the Atlantis hotel over the weekend but he had made special arrangements for us to spend an extra night there and had upgraded our stay. We had a lovely room which overlooked the Dubai skyline and beneath our balcony, we were able to see into the giant aquarium. It was very exciting watching the fish swim around whilst we enjoyed breakfast on the balcony.

The hotel is very big and there was a lot of activities for us to do. We went to the swimming pool on Friday morning but I still didn't feel 100% so we didn't stay too long before I asked to go back to our room and sleep. Daddy slept too as he had signed up for the Nike Run that evening and needed lots of rest in preparation. Mummy said she enjoyed having some time to herself whilst we were being lazy! Cheeky Mummy! We went for lunch at Ronda Locatelli which was very nice but certainly not worth the money and then headed to the aquarium as Daddy hasn't been to it before. Mummy and I love the aquarium, much more than the Dubai Mall one. We went to the club lounge after we had toured the aquarium and Mummy and I filled up on too much cake! It was great!

We walked with Daddy to the start line of the run that evening but I got bored of waiting for them to start and fell asleep! Mummy took me back to the hotel and the noise there was enough to wake me up so we went and got some dinner for me. Mummy and I then wandered around the hotel and watched the fish again until Daddy called to say he had finished. He did so well, Mummy and I were very very proud of him! Once we were back in our room, I decided I was ready to turn in for the night so my parents ordered room service and watched TV whilst I slept in my special bed.

I loved sitting out on the balcony eating breakfast again this morning and it wasn't long before we had to check out and head home. It really felt as though we had been on a nice little holiday. I hope we can do it again soon! Mummy and I agreed that my Daddy is the best in the whole world after treating us this weekend! My temperature however, went back up again today and I feel terrible this evening so plan to go to bed early. I'm hoping that I'll feel well enough to go to nursery tomorrow as I really miss my teachers and friends but Mummy has told me to wait and see. I'm keeping everything crossed that i feel better tomorrow as Mummy and I have made lots of fun plans this week! Even more exciting, we get to put the Christmas decorations up next weekend so Mummy and I are making hanging decorations for the tree! I can't wait!

I hope you have all had a lovely week and are enjoying the weekend!

Lots of love

Ella xxx

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fun with my Family

Tuesday was my last day at nursery last week before our long weekend. I had a great day and my teacher told Mummy how well behaved I had been. We had a swimming lesson first thing and I loved it! In the afternoon Mummy took me to soft play to meet Toby and Elodie. We had lots of fun but were all a little overtired so only stayed an hour before we went to get dinner at Carluccio's. Mummy and I did a little shopping afterwards too as I need new party shoes ready for the festive season!

I had a quiet day on Wednesday with Mummy as we were not feeling too well. Daddy had to work late so Mummy let me stay up late to see him. He is very busy at work at the moment and has to try to get everything finished ready for my brother's arrival! It means working during the weekends too. We went to the mall on Thursday morning, Daddy had the day off as it was the Islamic New Year. We had to buy some cakes to take to a party that afternoon. I helped Daddy choose them and the nice lady in the shop gave me a chocolate because I wasn't allowed to eat the cakes!

In the afternoon we went to Jack and Charlie's house and I had lots of fun playing with them. We bounced on the trampoline, although I was disappointed that I couldn't get Mummy to come on with us!   We raced around on scooters and in cars, played in the playroom and chased each other around the garden before it was time for dinner. The adults had a BBQ later in the evening and it was after 11pm when we finally got home. I was exhausted!

We woke late on Friday as all of us were very tired. I went back to bed soon after getting up as did Daddy! Poor Daddy had to work so Mummy and I read books, played with my toys and watched films all afternoon. Mummy also spent some of the day making Christmas presents for my Grandparents. We can't wait to give them out next month! On saturday we had to go to the mall again as my baby brother needs more things! Daddy picked out a wooden crib for him which should be delivered this week. As a treat, I got to have Mcdonalds for lunch!

This morning it was back to nursery for me and Daddy had to go to the office. He's coming home early to look after me though as Mummy's got to go to an emergency appointment at the dentist! Poor Mummy, I've caused her some real problems after cracking her tooth last year. Hopefully it will be fixed soon though! This evening we are going to dinner at Adriana's house. Adriana turned 3 yesterday so we are having a little tea party. I can't wait to give her the presents I chose!

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend back home and it isn't feeling too cold. I told Mummy I was cold on the way to nursery this morning. It was only 23 degrees, compared to the 31 degrees it normally is, I felt chilly!

Lots of love

Ella xxx

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fun in the Park

Now that it is cooler over here- although still reaching 30 degrees most days- we are able to spend more time outside which we love. It was quite warm on Friday so Daddy and I went to soft play. I had a great time and he's much more fun than Mummy as he can actually get into the play areas with me (Mummies tummy gets in the way now!) Daddy also spent time chatting to another Mummy there and he took her phone number! I'm not sure what Mummy will think of that one...

Mummy and I had to do our usual food shopping on Saturday morning but I also got to choose some new clothes as I am growing again! We also had lunch out before we came home for my nap. We had arranged to meet Adriana's family at Creek Park later in the afternoon. The weather was lovely and we had a great time. I played for hours and poor Mummy struggled to keep up with me! Daddy went on a cable car over the park with Adriana's daddy and sister. They were gone for a very long time and I was starving by the time they got back so was glad to head home for dinner!

Nursery was great fun on Sunday, I had a very good day and Mummy was told just how much of a good girl I had been! In the afternoon, Charlie and Jack's mummy picked me up and took us all to soft play together. We also had dinner at the play centre, it was lots of fun. Mummy was spending the afternoon with her feet up as she is really tired and uncomfortable now. I quite like her being pregnant if it means I get to go off with my friends and have fun! Daddy got home just before I did so i got to play with him for a bit before bed time too!

My friend Eleanor had a baby brother on Sunday too. He wasn't supposed to come out for another four weeks so their mummy and daddy are in a bit of shock. My Mummy can't wait to meet him and today we went shopping to buy him some presents. It was boring so I slept in my stroller! I hope Eleanor likes her new baby, I'm still a bit skeptical about having a brother as I quite like having all of my parents attention. Mummy and I watched Tinkerbell this afternoon and have built towers with my bricks that i can knock down- hours of fun! I'm back in nursery tomorrow for the last day this week as we have a holiday on Thursday- Daddy is off work too so we are going to a BBQ at Jack and Charlie's house.

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend.

Lots of love,

Tinkerbell xxx

Friday, November 9, 2012

Visiting my Baby

On Tuesday Mummy took me to her Consultant appointment after nursery so that we could see my baby brother together. Daddy had to work in Abu Dhabi again so was not able to make it. I had a great time at the doctors. I made friends with the receptionist and she let me sit at the computer next to her and help her with the administration whilst Mummy was taken off to have her usual tests! Once I had got bored of typing on the computer, I went for a wander and found the dentists room where a lovely man was having his teeth cleaned. He didn't seem to mind me popping in to have a look at what was going on and the dentist even checked my teeth and said they were perfect!

I went to take a look at my brother on the screen briefly but as he is now so big, Mummy and I couldn't see too much. He is definitely still my brother though! Everything is progressing well and it would appear we are having a big baby as Mummies due date has been brought forward by a whole week. She is sticking with the original date though- I think she is a little bit worried about having another baby. Too late now Mummy...

Wednesday was a boring day. We had to visit a few schools and put my name down on a list for registration. I don't want to eave my nursery so showed no interest in the schools at all! My parents are doing it as a precaution because we don't know exactly when we will be coming home. Hopefully it won't be too much longer though as we miss our family and friends a lot! Mummy and I played at home in the afternoon and Daddy came home early but had to work as he is very busy at the moment!

I had a great morning in nursery on Thursday. We are learning all about healthy eating and got to make fruit kebabs! My teacher told Mummy that I was very well behaved too so I'm in my parents good books this weekend! Mummy spent the morning shopping as we have a few birthdays coming up. She also bought me some Christmas pyjamas which I love and can't wait to wear!

Today my Mummy is off having fun with friends at a baby shower so Daddy and I are having an afternoon together. She is spending it at a beach club so will no doubt be lazing in the sun whilst eating and drinking lots! I am going to suggest that Daddy and I go to the park as it is much cooler here now! I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Ours will mostly be a relaxing one and even better, Daddy will be with us this week!

Lots of love

Ella xx 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lucky Daddy has spent the weekend watching very fast cars race each other in Abu Dhabi and I think he had a great time! Mummy and I didn't do anything quite as exciting whilst he was there. We spent Saturday indoors having a crafty day as Mummy wanted to be sure I was completely better before we saw any friends or went swimming again. I spoke to my Nanny & Granddad on Skype and was very excited to hear that they will be coming over to stay in 7 weeks time! I have lots of plans for us! Nanny read to me, Granddad sang silly songs and I showed them my toys and my tantrum technique. A fun Skype session!

Yesterday I went back to nursery after our Eid break and was so excited to see my teacher. I had a brilliant first day back but was absolutely exhausted by home time. I spent the evening at Adriana's, we had dinner together, watched Mickey Mouse and played. Oh, we also tried to flood the en suite! It was a lot of fun but our mummies didn't look impressed!

Daddy was really late home last night so I didn't see him until I woke him up at 3am! I needed a drink. He didn't look happy. Daddy has to go back to Abu Dhabi this morning but not to see racing cars, poor Daddy has to do some work. Mummy and I are off to soft play with friends. Eleanor is coming and we are going to have lunch together afterwards. I'm looking forward to causing havoc with her this morning!

I hope you all have a lovely week and enjoy the fireworks tonight. We won't be seeing any here unfortunately but don't mind too much as we do get to see displays at least once a month from our balcony!

Lots of love

Bella xxxx

Friday, November 2, 2012

Having Daddy Home

I went to a Halloween party on Wednesday. Mummy was unsure whether to take me at first as I had hurt my foot and couldn't walk on it, but I convinced her that we should go- I wanted sweets! Adriana and Eleanor also came, we had costumes to wear- I was a devil, Adriana a witch and I'm not entirely sure what Eleanor was but she looked amazing with her stripy outfit, horns and wings! Perhaps she was a fallen angel?! Whatever she was, she was quite scary! We watched a magic show before we went to play in the soft play area. They had spooky story time but Adriana and I had too much fun in soft play to listen to it. Eventually our Mummies made us sit down for dinner (pizza and chips!) but I really didn't feel like eating. Even when the scary staff brought lollipops and chocolate coins, I wasn't interested. I started to feel poorly and hot so I just sat and cuddled Mummy until it was time to leave.

We went back to Adriana's house and our mummies ordered take out but again, I didn't eat it. I sat and played with Adriana and watched Mickey Mouse but eventually told Mummy it was time for bed. I had some medicine as when Adriana's mummy took my temperature, it was 39.7 which is a lot higher than normal. I also got to stay in Mummies bed that night! I didn't feel any better when I woke up, I hadn't slept well either! Daddy came home at 10am and he looked after me with Mummy. It was so lovely to see him and I enjoyed lots of cuddles on the sofa in front of the Disney Channel for the rest of the day!

I felt a little better this morning but still not completely right. Mummy and I went and did the food shopping and she was pleased that I ate lunch when we got home! I think we might try and go out for a walk or to the park later if I feel better! Daddy is home all day today but has tickets for the Grand Prix tomorrow and Sunday! He's very lucky! I wish I was going!

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

Lots of love

Ella the Devil! xxx