|Last set of photos from our dear friend, Jo!|
|Miss J and Miss J, out with the kids!|
Phase 3 was everything else. The full sea shipment - which would take 8-10 weeks to arrive in Houston, once it left Dubai. It's currently scheduled to arrive in port of Houston on November 8, so hopefully it will be at our house the week of November 18. Phase 3 in progress, but the packing was finished September 9.
|Our apartment...a sea of boxes...|
In the midst of all this chaos, we had some big milestones as well! L turned 2 - officially a big kid now! We had a pretty low-key family celebration where we took her to a breakfast & indoor play area on her actual birthday, then we had a big joint party with a family that we are close with a few weeks later.
|This was the treat that L picked from a variety of pastries - a yummy chocolate covered almond biscuit|
|Celebrating 2 baby (I mean big kid..) birthdays!|
|Baby H, also fast friends with Thuzar!|
|Thuzar, taking a few minutes from her very busy day to spend time with us|
|L, checking out the views!|
|One last trip to St Andrews Church|
|L & Baby H, cuddling on the sofa where I spent days and days cuddling Baby L|
Baby H also turned 4 months old...and had to get her 4-month shots. It went much better than the 2-month shots, thank goodness! We were in interim living at our hotel apartment by then without any swings or jumpers to entertain her, so we were thankful that the jabs went well.
|Happy 4-month old Baby H!|
We spent a ton of time saying goodbye to friends and colleagues. It was different from most goodbyes from our past because we truly aren't sure when we'll see a lot of these friends again - though hopefully not too far into the future. There will always be an extra bed in our home for anyone who wants to visit Houston!
|Miss Shelly had a special sing, laugh, and messy play class dedicated to all of L's favorite things|
|L actually hugged her friend good-bye! (She rarely hugs anyone)|
|Photo op with friends from Texas who happened to be living in Dubai at the same time as us!|
|It took pretty much a whole year of visits for L to warm up to this guy (one of my co-workers who became instant besties with G), but it FINALLY happened!|
|My AMAZING personal trainer, bouncing Baby H on her knee|
|L and Jo match! We're a blue and yellow sandwich!|
|Miss J and the girls in Abu Dhabi|
|My office going away lunch at the lovely Mitts and Trays out on Blue Waters Island|