25 March 2012
Feeling isolated in our hotel- and taxi-bound life, Mama took us to meet other expat families at a meeting of Abu Dhabi Mums for all age kids. There were a lot of fun toys but all of the kids were a lot younger than me so it wasn't too fun. Mama enjoyed chatting with other "mums" about housing and pediatricians and other details.
Hopefully we can try the toddler group meeting some other time.
23 March 2012
20 March 2012
16 March 2012
15 March 2012
Our flight from London to Abu Dhabi was even more posh than the previous flight. There was a free seat next to us so we ended up with a family pod of our own. Pau and I took over the two center seats and Mama and Papa had seats on either end. We were able to lie down flat and close of our "room" which was perfect for playing and for sleeping. We arrived to Abu Dhabi in style!
Checking in at Logan Airport.
5 checked suitcases
3 checked boxes
2 carryon suitcases
Pau enjoys the family room at the executive lounge before departure.
Flight #1: Boston > London Heathrow
Papa and I slept lying down in our own seats. Mama and Pau shared a seat. . . they call them seats but they felt like beds to us! Business Class Rocks!
13 March 2012
Our dear friends the DeNormandie family hosted us and took care of us for our final 48 hours in the Boston area. They graciously chauffeured us to and from the airport, allowed us to take over the house while Papa repacked all of our belongings, provided us with delicious meals, shared their toys, and lead us on exploratory missions around the property.
This is the view from the breakfast table. Wow!
Jackpot! Pau explores the toys (Vanya naps).
Ahhhh. Caffeine. Another dear friend.
Natalie shows Pau his first tadpole.
Celia and Law show us how to catch tadpoles.
Thank you Jamie, Natalie, Law and Celia for being the greatest friends (and hosts) we could ever ask for!