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Friday, October 19, 2012

Mimi Comes for a Visit

Ian's mom was able to come for a visit for three whole weeks. We had not seen her since we left the States in April of 2010, which means she had never even met Grace!

She arrived on a Thursday night and met her granddaughter for the first time....


And, just 28 hours later, her second granddaughter was born and she got to have a front row seat for her arrival....


Over the next three weeks she helped out by taking care of Grace, cooking meals, cleaning the house, doing laundry, and snuggling Sophia...


We tried to give her a glimpse of life on this side of the ocean by taking her to the beach...


Having her give Sophia her first bath....


Driving up the country's largest mountain...


Playing at parks....


Touring a fort/palace....


Going to the zoo...



Taking her downtown....


Touring the Grand Mosque....

Going back to the beach....


And going on playdates!


On her last day here we went to Dubai for the day, where we went to the top of the Burj Khalifa (world's tallest skyscraper, seen in the new Mission Impossible movie)


Viewed the fish, sharks, manta rays, and other creatures at the aquarium....


Had a nice dinner out....

And took in the beautiful fountain show!


It was a wonderful visit and we are so grateful that she was able to come out for so long. It was neat to see the bond that she and Grace formed and broke my heart when, today, Grace walked around asking for Mimi and holding out her "where" hands looking for her!

We already miss her but are looking forward to next summer when we will see her again!

1 comment:

Emily Powell said...

aww...this makes me so sad :(