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Monday, February 25, 2013

Mid Term

My mid term break started with lots of fun at my friend Eleanor's 2nd birthday party. It was also the first party that Michael has been to and it looked like he was having lots of fun too! We had a buffet and BBQ at Nellies house and best of all was the bouncy castle! We stayed very late and mummy found me fast asleep on the sofa in front of The Muppets at 10pm!

The following day poor Michael had his injections but he and Mummy were very brave. He slept all day afterwards but seemed fine which was good. I haven't warned him that the mean nurses will be doing it again, soon... He is also weighing a healthy 5.5kg and is 58cm long which makes him just perfect! He took a liking to the doctor that checked him over and flashed lots of smiles at her. If only he had listened to me when I'd warned him about what they planned to do...

We had a quiet day on Sunday as Mummy needed to catch up on boring chores! I played indoors and spoke to my Grandad on Skype. Monday we took my scooter out for the morning before it got too hot. I then spent the rest of the week meeting up with friends, going to the park or soft play and having lots of fun, but I missed nursery and it seems like Mummy did too.

On Friday Daddy had to go to Saudi for work which broke into our weekend. We went to Paul's for breakfast and then he took me to a play area before my nap. When I woke up, we met Adriana and her family and walked to the Marina Mall so that we could play at Favourite Things before Daddy had to catch his plane. The weekend was windy so we didn't do too much outside.

Yesterday, I was so pleased to go back to nursery. I spent the afternoon with Adriana playing on the green outside. Michael loves watching us run around together, and I have told him that soon he will be able to join us! Daddy got home in the early hours this morning but I didn't see him for long as he had to go into work again today. Hopefully he will be home early tonight though.

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

Lots of love

Ella xx

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Thomas Gang Came to Stay

My Aunty, Uncle and cousins arrived late on Thursday night and Daddy met them on his own at the airport so he could get them all back to their hotel safely. Mummy and I woke early on Friday morning and were very excited to know they had arrived. We had arranged to take them to brunch that day and picked them up at midday before walking along the Marina to the hotel. We had a great time- my cousins had their faces painted, played on the Wii and ate a lot of cake! Charlie and I also played in the ball pit and sat chatting to each other while we ate lots of yummy food and filled up on juice! We all went back to my house afterwards to play but decided to get an early night as everyone was tired.

On Saturday we spent the day at Aquaventure as it was a lovely warm day. We had so much fun in the water and I was able to go on the rapids with Mummy which was scary at first but once I knew we could hold hands really tight, I had a great time. Everyone except Charlie and I suffered a bit of sunburn because we had spent so much time outside, but it was definitely worth it! We had dinner at my cousins hotel that evening and I loved spending time playing with them.

We spent Sunday morning in their swimming pool and I showed off my swimming skills! Before it got too hot, we went to the Mall of Emirates and spent the afternoon in Magic Planet. Charlie and I ran around in the soft play area whilst Ollie and Jake went on the big scary rides! We went to the Hilton for dinner in the evening and Daddy was able to tear himself away from dinner long enough to join us! 

Ollie wanted to have a beach day on Monday so we spent the day digging holes, building sandcastles and splashing about in the sea! Uncle Tommy was great at taking me out in the water, I loved it! In the evening, they all went to dinner at Uncle Tommy's cousins' house and so I got an early night ready for nursery the next day.

I had lots of fun at nursery on Tuesday and was so happy to see my teacher. Mummy picked me up as normal and we went to the beach where my cousins had already spent most of the morning playing. I was very excited to join in! We went to Marina Walk in the evening and had dinner at an Italian restaurant before we went on a dhow. Jake, Charlie, Michael and I all fell asleep before the dhow got back to the marina as it was very late! I was glad to get home to my own bed.

Wednesday was our last day together so we spent the morning in the pool before taking the metro to the Dubai Mall. Our parents took us for ice cream at the Rainforest Cafe- it was a bit scary there but we were brave! We them went to the aquarium before we met Daddy for dinner under the Burj Khalifa. We love taking people to watch the dancing fountains, it's one of my favourite places in Dubai. 

Thursday we had to say our goodbyes which was sad. Mummy reminded me that it won't be long until we fly back to see the family again though. I also spent the afternoon playing at Dhani and Lila's house so that kept me busy until we went home to see Daddy! I had such a great time with my cousins, I just wish they lived here so I could see them everyday!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Countdown to the Thomas Gangs Arrival

I got into a little bit of trouble at nursery on Sunday. I pinched two children. I thought that they deserved it but my teacher told me off and I had to take some 'time out'. I was a little annoyed that she also felt the need to tell Mummy at home time but I decided it was best to be honest and told her all about my time in 'time out'. I don't think I'll do it again. Apart from that, I had a great time at nursery as always and enjoyed playing with my friends. Daddy got home just as I was going to bed last night and I missed him lots so was glad that he was around a bit more today.

Mummy had to go to the dentist this morning so Daddy was watching Michael and I. I think we were well behaved- he just gives me the iPad and we are both happy. I had to have a little nap in the morning as my parents had arranged to take me to a big school where I was going to play in a classroom with other children and teachers. Mummy called it an assessment but whatever it was, I had fun. That is until we had to pack up the toys and leave. I threw a big screaming tantrum. I did not want to go. I'm not sure Mummy was impressed with me but she just told me not to be silly and carried me out to the car.

We went for coffee and cake near Daddies office afterwards and I was very excited when Jack and Charlie's mummy came to see me. I made her chase me around a little bit which is always good fun. Back at home, I helped Mummy make dinner and gave myself a yoghurt face mask once we had finished eating! Before bed we spoke to Nanny and my cousin Charlie on Skype. I was excited to see tem both and even more excited that Charlie is coming over on Thursday with Aunty Becci, Uncle Matthew, Ollie and Jake! We have so much planned for the week that they are here, it's going to be lots and lots of fun!

We have a busy few days before they arrive including a photo shoot of Michael and I on Wednesday. Mummy is very excited, I'm not. She's going to make us dress up in silly clothes isn't she? Mummy has also arranged play dates with friends for me tomorrow and Wednesday. It should hopefully make the week go faster!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend back home!

Lots of love

Ella xxx

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Another Visitor

I had another great week at nursery and was very excited on Wednesday when Daddy came home with Uncle Chris. He stayed with us for 3 days as Daddy was taking him to have dinner at the races on Thursday night. I had to go to nursery on Thursday morning as usual and Mummy, Daddy and Uncle Christopher enjoyed breakfast at Paul's without me. I wasn't impressed! Daddy came to get me, which is always lovely as it doesn't happen very often. Mummy spent the afternoon at a spa having treatments that she claims were long overdue and when she came home we all got ready to go out.

Mummy and I spent Thursday night at Adriana's house. We had dinner together and played with her many toys. A little later in the night Adriana locked us in her mummy and daddies bedroom. It wasn't ideal as a key is required to open it from outside and her mummy didn't have they key! We were in there for just over half an hour before Adriana's daddy came home and rescued us. Adriana was very upset once she realised we were actually stuck and she was probably in trouble. Our mummies were quite worried but were very relieved when we were freed. I don't know what all the fuss was about, I was having fun jumping on the bed. We were taken out for ice cream afterwards too- I might encourage Adriana to lock us in a room again if that's the outcome!

Daddy and Uncle Chris spent the night at Meydan and then went to a bar nearby before coming home well past my bedtime. On Friday we had to go shopping, which as you all know, I hate. So I made lots of fuss which resulted in a big bag of sweeties from Uncle Christopher- brilliant! Daddy had to take Uncle Chris back to the airport as he had to go home for work and I was sad to say goodbye again. I have been asking to see him all morning but Mummy says he is too far away. Hopefully he will come and visit me again soon!

Today I had been hoping to go to the park but it has been raining so I don't think that will happen now. Michael and I have watched cartoons and I've been making things with my Play Doh. I think I heard Mummy suggest we have to go to the supermarket later too, I'll have to make another fuss...

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. I have one more week at nursery and then my Auntie Becci, Uncle Matthew and cousins arrive! I cannot wait, I just hope the weather gets better so we can go to the beach!

Lots of love

Ella xxxx