All posts tagged: Dubai

Vs First Play – Peter Pan the Never Ending Story

  V saw above poster while we were driving towards Dubai Marina and asked us if he can watch Peter Pan. After 3 months of waiting, he finally watched his first live play with Daddy. He called me after and simply said “It was awesome Mom! I’m sorry you & Chloe didn’t watch it with me” The morning after, I showed him a tweet from Wendy. Made him smile all day and kept repeating “Mama, she sent me a message. I can’t believe it!” My V, don’t grow up too fast.

Samsung Launching People

Did you wake up today with a brilliant idea? An idea you know in your mind and heart, it will be the next big thing. I have been a stay at home mom for 5 years now, some days I think that I am stuck to this mommy routine and there is nothing left for me, but I know deep in my heart that I am everything to these two little people, who I care for 24/7. A light bulb moment once sparked while preparing Little Miss lunch and assisting V on his homework,the idea got me all excited. Why in the world did I just think about it now! I’m sure it will be the next big thing! Then, reality slowly creeps in, questions & doubt slowly clouds my thoughts. How in the world will it work? Will someone even care to listen? And will they even believe in it, believe in me? Then, after having a cup of coffee, I (you) shrug it off as silly. DON’T! Rephrasing what Dr. Seuss’s said “A …

Dubai Miracle Garden

V’s exam week is finally over and we all need a breather, something new and definitely not inside a mall. The weather now is just perfect to be spent outdoors. Daddy C suggested that we drive to Dubai Miracle Garden since we haven’t been to the place yet. Sharing some photos: It was Friday afternoon and the place was packed with tourists and locals. We’d like to visit the garden on a weekday and enjoy a quiet morning appreciating all the flowers in bloom. LittleMan V had fun running around, smelling the flowers and teaching LittleMiss C the colors. She had fun copying whatever her big brother was doing. LittleMiss C and her awkward picture pose. Dubai Miracle Garden has about 45 million flowers in bloom, presented in stunning topiary designs of pyramids, flower beds, and Burj Khalifa. Flower designs will change every year so returning visitors will have something to look forward too every season. Food stalls are available for you to grab a quick bite, but I do suggest that you don’t visit …

Santa’s Grotto at Wafi Mall

  Have you had your family picture taken with Santa Claus? This is the 2nd year that we’ve had our family picture taken with Wafi Mall’s Santa Claus. It would cost you Dhs 60 for each kid and you get to have a copy of the picture and toys for kids as well. Be prepared with food & water for the kids, we waited for 2 hours on queue before it was our turn to see Santa. This year, just outside Santa’s grotto, kid’s can do some crafts to keep them busy. LittleMan V prepared a list and proudly handed it over to Santa and they had a little chat if he has been good boy, which proudly answered YES! LittleMiss C was very quiet, then it was time for a family picture. She suddenly cried shouting “NO…Ayaw…No Mama.” Crying stopped when she saw Santa Claus gave big brother a toy and she also got one. LittleMiss gave Santa Claus a shy smile and wave him goodbye. As of writing, we lost LittleMiss C’s doll …

Train ride with my Little Ones

My first train ride with two kids happened last weekend. Daddy C was on a business trip to India and I have to go to my dentist. I can’t reschedule my dentist appointment since it was important that my orthotic device (for my TMJ) be adjusted. We had a long train ride ahead of us: Stadium station to Marina station. V was very excited while I kept on praying that LittleMiss won’t ask for “nanan” (breastmilk) for the entire ride. V saw the sign just perfect for us! But we didn’t get to sit. It was 8:30 am and the train was full! Both kids still in a jolly mood, V was entertaining LittleMiss doing his balancing act. We finally got to sit after 6 stations and the kids getting bored already. LittleMiss want me to buckle & un-buckle her while in the stroller. Good thing, iPadNanny was with me who managed to keep the kids (& passengers) entertained with Despicable Me 2 till we reached Marina station. V took care of LittleMiss with the …

Giveaway: Mother, Baby & Child Show 2013 Tickets

Congratulations!  Noona Al Sayyed BusyMommyDXB ***   Every year since we arrived in Dubai we have been to each of the MB&C Show. V absolutely love going to the show and participates on almost all the kiddie activities, have his photo taken with the mascots and for us parents this is the place where we get to complete our Christmas shopping. Pre-sales tickets priced at AED 65 (including entrance to the show and priority entrance to see Father Christmas) are available on AED 125 per person from 12-14 December 2013 This year I’m so happy to host a giveaway for the Mother, Baby & Child Show.  Two winners will get a chance to win 1 VIP ticket. For a chance to win you just need to do two things: 1) Tell me what your family Christmas tradition is by leaving a comment below. 2) Share this post and leave a comment telling me you did. Winners will be announced noon time on December 12 . More about the event here.

Skylanders Swapforce

V was excited for October to come. It’s his birthday month and ActiVision will release a new batch of Skylanders the Swapforce (USA release Oct 13 and UAE release Oct 18). It’s only during his birthday that we allow him to buy an expensive toy but just one and if it’s too expensive he get’s to choose between having a party or just the toy (he usually choose the toy). This year was different Lolo Dino (my Uncle Dad a resident of Kansas City) asked him what he wants for birthday and Christmas without any hesitation he told his GrandPa names of Skylander characters that he wants to add in his collection and to make sure Lolo doesn’t forget anything he made a list.