A Cure for Cabin Fever

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!

Emily Powell said...

I'm so excited for your move! I feel like I get to move too! ha!

Natalie said...

Oh I love those last photos on the keyboard...and I am amazed at your creativity to beat being bored :)

Allison Boutwell said...

You've done way better than I would have with no car and nothing in the house. I'm real excited for you; I know how much you're looking forward to being back in the States. AND I think you're going to love SoCal so much!!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Hehe I love those last photos! And my family and I are going back to san Diego for vacation at the end of march. If you are settled, we will have to meet up!!

Jessica K said...

Oh my gosh I cannot believe you have one more week there! I love the photo of Emerson in Jesse's office answering the "mouse" instead of the telephone. So adorable! :)

Michelle said...

Aw man, having that cabin fever must really stink! Hoping this week flies by and that you have safe travels getting back to the U.S.!

Paula Lynch said...

So ready for you all to be home!!!! We are going to have so much fun. Mimi &Pa will come for a visit to sunny Ca. Love you.

Mateya said...

Praying it goes by fast! Looks like you're doing a good job trying to keep busy!

luvbnmom said...

I love that her phone calls are on the mouse. My son does the same thing! Good luck with your time left.

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