Hey! I know the blog has been pretty boring this week – it’s been a reading week. Aunt Emily, Uncle Clayton, we’ll have to do a skype session when you finish Allegiant. Excited to talk to you two! I’ve been talking to Ryan about my reactions and he doesn’t know what I’m talking about – it’s fun talking about books.
The picture above is from our morning adventure at Safa Park. We went to The Archive for the first time. What a neat place! Amazing! It’s this little cafe library right there in the middle of the park. We went and got a treat, and looked at books. I’m amazed how family friendly Dubai is.
Jude is trying. I am constantly amazed by the power of desire. I always will have some sort mantra/quote whatever you want to call it in the back of my mind. Something keeping me going – lately it’s just the reminder to me that desire is everything and this question that I’ve kept in my mind. “What am I doing with my one wild and precious life.” I want to
I’m a bit a behind on the blog -as previously mentioned due to reading! But we’ve been enjoying Kite beach a lot and that is so much fun! The boys are literally in the water for four hours – especially Finn. He walks onto the beach for two minutes and then it’s like, “I need to go wash off!” Poor Ryan usually ends up being in the water alone with the boys for like two hours while Royal takes a nap in my arms. We haven’t quite mastered our beach caravan Dubai styes yet. We keep it simple since we are still via taxi. They play this game, flying over the waves! Ryan must get a great work out because Finn wants to do it all the time!
“Kite beach is a popular choice largely among the expat community. Along this scenic stretch of beach you can still enjoy views of the stunning Burj Al Arab – without the crowd that is brought in from the Marina area. Kite beach gets its name because it’s a very popular destination with kite surfers. If you are lucky there will be people out there giving lessons and you may get to watch the newbies crash their gigantic sails into the beach and hear the screams. It’s quite entertaining – for kids and adults! Free
We had our ward pool party this weekend and three hours in – while preparing to leave our little Jude snuck away while dad was changing Finn and ended up in the pool without his floaties. I was admittedly socializing while hitting up dessert. I don’t think anyone actually likes admitting that they failed to watch their kids close enough and they ended up in the pool- in a real life threatening situation but alas it happened. To be honest nobody even saw him go in – there were a lot of people there -over a hundred- in a very small back yard. Someone just happened to be sitting by the pool and saw him underwater and pulled him out. Jude is fine, he wasn’t under for very long. But in the days following this experience I have regained so much perspective, and have held all my boys so close. I have been snuggling with Jude so much – he is really understanding so much. What a privilege it is to be his mother – despite it’s sometimes challenging moments – I have taken a lot out of this experience and found myself loving my role as ‘Mom’ more than ever after feeling it’s fragility. Very, very thankful. Just another testament accidents happen not when you’re in the thick of your activity but when you’re packing up – getting ready to go! We had been there for over three hours, Jude knew not go in but somehow there he was in the pool. We love you Jude.
Truth be told, I haven’t quite been able to look at Jude quite the same since. I’ve been trying to enjoy his company every minute of the day, even when he pushed that new bag of groceries off the stroller- just as we were walking into the door and broke 3 brand new glass jars of apple sauce and pasta sauce! Shattered! Dagger