Where to begin? The beginning seems like a great place but so much has happend, I'll try to be brief. Leaving our new home for an extend stay back in North America was a daunting task yet more appealing then saying to have a baby here in Dubai during summer and Ramadan so off we go. A short stay in London to "see the sights" as Emilee called it.
My due date was quickly approaching, as was our travel date back to Dubai - just a little stressful. But after much waiting Ethan made his entry into the world. It was wonderful to hold him and see how excited his sisters were, well sister but Emilee quickly learned to be excited.
A great set of circumstances lead to a great set of pictures of our little man in his dads hockey gear, too fun. There is a whole FB album, too many to share here but we have a lot more here.
We loved having little Ethan join our family, although it does seem as though he has always been here. We think he is a perfect mix of his sisters, features similar to Anna and coloring like Emilee. After coming into the world at 8.1lbs and 20" he quickly grew to 8.8lbs and 21.5" at his three week check up. The next few weeks flew by, full of fun and taking care of a new baby.
We enjoyed a special day in the Rocky Mountians just a less than an hour from my parents home. It was a beautiful afternoon, the light was amazing - beautiful children help too ;)
It was a great day of fresh air, roasting hot dogs and time spent together, so beautiful especially as we drove away.
We wanted Anna to have a chance to celebrate her birthday surrounded by her family, something fun was in order. After some great nights spent Wii bowling in Grammy and Papas basement, we thought a bowling party would a perfect fit.
As you can see it went very well. It was a great chance to visit with everyone and unfortunately say our last goodbyes until next summer. We loved spending time with our family, enjoying milestones and the every day things together. We tried to stock up on our favorite things of home before we make the long trip back to Dubai, I can still taste a good alberta steak, BBQ just right- mmmm. We eventually, after a visa setback did make it back to Dubai and just in time for the girls to start school, literally.