The title of my post pretty much sums up our week so far! We’ve been in the pool a lot! Everyday! The boys love the routine of swimming a few lengths, tossing around their toys, and then hopping into a lovely hot shower! It really is quite heavenly post swim. I am going to enjoy doing laps there.
Ryan had to work a little later tonight, feeling a bit tuckered out. We’ve been enjoying pretty much daily large french toast breakfasts! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I like to eat like a king at breakfast. Usually by six o’clock I”m pretty much disinterested in food. Unless, it’s chocolate. Let’s be honest.
I’ve been so proud of the boys playing with their toys! They have been creative and independent with their toys lately, especially with the magnets. Finn does really well playing with Jude – he will even do the hand over hand technique I do with him all the time. I think Finn has learned a lot of patience even at this tender age of three.
I often get the remark after people have met Finn and Jude that Royal, or “James” (if the person doesn’t have great English) is quite hefty! I love that Royal has a little extra, especially around the tummy!
Without fail, when mom is on the floor with the boys I somehow get pounced. The painful part is always the hair! The hair has taken a beating! Speaking of hair, that reminds me, guess who got her teeth cleaned?! This was my first time since I was pregnant with Finn. Wow! My teeth feel a million times better. I think we’re going to be able to bring my mouth back up to speed. I’m already planning Finn’s first trip. He just saw the the chair and is giving me a very firm ‘No’.
Dubai really has a intense night life. i.e. the mall is open until 3 am! Some evenings Ryan will get home at six and we’ll go get some errands done together and we’ll be coming home at 9:30! By the next morning we will usually take it easy and gear up for an evening out. With that said, by and large since we have the boys we most nights are getting up and going down with the sun. It’s 10 o’clock and my eyes keep closing! I’m a tired bird!
One of the things that I am thankful for is routine. Already I feel like being in Dubai will give me the opportunity to have routine with the kids. I haven’t talked about what a life changer having this large second bathroom has been! Our little space for Royal is great. Seriously, it’s a game changer for me. At any given time during the day I can just put Royal or Jude down. It’s amazing. So incredibly thankful. Granted, I need to buy some sort of white noise machine or a fan because the sound isn’t blocked out, but it is dark in there for him! It works.