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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Heat is On

We don't much like summer time in Dubai. The only time we can get outside is either whilst darting between air conditioned cars to air conditioned buildings or by spending time in the pool- the latter being my favourite. Mummy and Daddy agreed that I could do a few days each week in summer camp at nursery again this year. It's only 4 hours a day but it keeps me busy, it's a lot of fun and I get to spend a bit more time with my friends before I have to move to big school in September.

When I'm not in summer camp or swimming, we tend to spend our time at friends houses making a lot of mess or at soft play which can be pretty pricey here. Mummy also got into an argument last week when a place we visited tried to charge Michael. All he did was sit and try to eat toys as my Mummy pointed out. I could tell she was quickly getting cross and she's not one to back down when she gets like that. Needless to say Mummy won, and we left without paying for Michael. I'm not sure we can go back again for a while though...

Weekends have been very busy too. After my party last Friday, I went to Jack and Charlie's on Saturday morning with Michael while Mummy and Daddy went to see the doctor. We went car shopping once they picked us up which I loved! I suggested Daddy should buy a pick up truck but he didn't seem keen! Michael and I had dinner at Toby and Elodie's new house later that day- always great fun as we get to eat in our pants- and spent the evening playing with toys before saying goodbye as they are leaving Dubai for a few weeks to escape the worst of the heat.

Quite a lot of our friends have escaped back to the UK, Australia and Lebanon for the summer but unfortunately we have not been able to make the same plans this year and will be making a very short visit in September, just as it should start to cool down here and will no doubt be snowing back there! Mummy is starting to find it difficult to keep me entertained when we are stuck indoors so has started trying to teach me things like how to write and read. She makes it sound like it's going to be lots of fun but I'm not stupid. It's boring...

This evening Mummy and Daddy are going on one of their 'date nights' (basically they escape Michael and I and spend time together in peace, I'm not keen on it at all) which means our babysitter is coming over and I love her! She lets me eat cereal, play on the iPad, watch Disney Junior and go to bed when I say so. A great night ahead for me!

I hope everyone back home is well and hope the lovely weather has continued for you. I was jealous of all the paddling pools in the garden photos on Facebook! I cannot wait for the weather to cool down enough that we can spend time out doors again!

Lots of love

Ella xxx

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Pizza Party!

For my 3rd birthday this year, my parents planned a party at Pizza Express for a group of my friends. We all wore chefs hats and aprons and made our own pizza's! A few of us even got to help the chef make the dough bases for it first which was great fun (I didn't tell anyone that I'd dropped a couple on the floor though!)


As I was the birthday girl, I got to make a bigger pizza than everyone else but I managed to get through 3 bases as I kept eating the dough or turning it into a ball! The chef teaching us did not seem very happy with me... I also went a bit over the top with my toppings but I had good fun!


After we had made pizza, a clown arrived and made balloon animals, flowers, swords, etc for us all to play with! It was great! We all sat back down to eat our own made pizza's which were delicious before a magic show started. The magician was very clever and did lots of tricks, and best of all he could dance like Michael Jackson!


Before everyone left, Mummy brought out my cake which was amazing and just what I had asked for! Everyone sang Happy Birthday to me and then we ate lots of cake- there is still so much left that Mummy is making lots of play dates this week to ensure we manage to eat it all!


I went straight to bed when I got home as the whole thing had been a little overwhelming! It was a lot of fun though and I think my friends enjoyed it! I just hope my parents have something just as exciting planned for my actual birthday now!



Saturday, July 13, 2013

AWOL

It has been far too long since I had time to get on to my blog! We have been so busy recently but have had such a fun couple of months. At the beginning of June my Mummy turned 30. We celebrated with a weekend at the Atlantis hotel which was fantastic. Michael and I went to the swimming pool, looked around the aquarium, ate far too much and did a little shopping in the gift shop. We also had brunch with friends to celebrate on the Friday at the Ritz Carlton. I had a great time and ate most of the chocolate fountain! Mummy was very spoiled with some lovely presents too.


A few days later we were on the plane heading to the UK for a short visit. Michael and I spent the first weekend with my nanny and grandad as Mummy and Daddy were going to their friends, Sarah and Richards wedding. I know they had a wonderful time there, I just hope it wasn't because we were not with them... When they came back to nannies, we had a BBQ at Aunty Becci's house and my Aunty Claire, Uncle Garfyn and cousins came up to stay. It was a lot of fun.


We drove to Nanny and Grandad White's the following day and spent 5 days in Kent. Grandad took me to the beach- it was very different to the beaches here and I loved it- we also went to the park and he treated me to a slushie and a biscuit in a cafe! I loved playing in the garden with him and Roxy (the dog). It was great being able to spend so much time outside as it had been getting too hot in Dubai to do that. Before we had to come home, we spent some more time in the Midlands with family and friends and I was sad that our trip had to be over so quickly. I do love going on the aeroplane though!


I had my last week at nursery and Mummy and Daddy received a glowing report which made them very proud of me. We had a little party to mark the end of the term and I was saddened that I have to start a new school in September. I am spending a couple of days a week at nursery for summer camp though so I am still seeing lots of my friends.

In a couple of weeks I am going to be 3. Mummy has arranged a party for me next week which I am really excited about. Mummy and I had a day out together without Daddy and Michael yesterday and I chose my outfit. I can't wait to wear it! I'll make sure I update you and show photos next weekend.

We have heard there is a bit of a heatwave in the UK so I hope you are all enjoying the time in the sunshine! It is still very hot here, too hot to venture outside for long unless we are going to the swimming pool! Mummy has found lots of things to do though so Michael and I are being kept busy! We have been to soft play, spent a lot of time swimming, had crafty afternoons, been for afternoon tea and spent time at friends houses or had friends around to play at ours. We are looking forward to the summer ending though!


I am off to order my school uniform this morning!

Lots of love

Ella xxx