We are sitting in an essentially empty house, trying to pass the time until we say good-bye to the UAE for good. Luckily, we have furniture and the basic kitchen essentials, but beyond that there's not much to fill the empty space. Emerson has done really well with the transition but I can tell that she is starting to get some major cabin fever. She cries anytime she sees anyone leaving and yells "bye bye" to tell me that she wants to go too.
Unfortunately, you can't get far without a car! Fortunately we have some amazing friends who have taken us places, stopped by for visits, and let us borrow toys. They've been lifesavers. Emerson and I have also done just about everything we can within and around the compound.
Here's a little bit of what we've done to cure our cabin fever:
-lots and lots of baths:
-mastered the art of jumping on the bed and doing front rolls
-climbed up and down the stairs a million times
-many, many walks
-decided that the best way to swing is on the belly
-spent hours at the playground
-watched more movies that I care to admit
-played with all of the neighbors' toys
-learned how to slam dunk
-hitched a ride with the neighbors for dinner and a night at the indoor play center
-made a whole morning out of a visit to the health unit
-helped Daddy with some typing and phone calls
And now that we are in our last week, we are doing our very best to stay busy! Luckily we have some fun things planned and I feel like we'll be on our way out of here in no time!