Burke has decided he wants to one up Leoni by hitting the mobility milestones earlier than she did, much to my dismay. At 7 months, he is cruising around all the furniture very fast now, and has ventured further every day. He doesn't seem to think this is a problem.
We miss our lizard friend. He reminded me of my lizard catching days before Sam's Club & Wal-mart took over. He used to visit us in our kitchen, bathroom, but we haven't seen him for some time. Hope you are well, wherever you are little lizard.
I got out of the house, alone, for the first time since Burke was born, to enjoy a few hours of yummy food and good conversation. We ate at a new Syrian restaurant in Souq Waqif. I loved the pomegranate used in several dishes and quenched my thirst with my favorite lemon/mint drink. A little something to look forward to each month.
Blogs are great. I have been able to keep up with so many friends and what is happening in their families. I love seeing your families expanding and growing up. I find it amusing when you apologize for not writing "recently" which usually means within the past two weeks. Hopefully, I will have a little more posted soon to read for those who haven't totally given up on me. We have just been a little busy with life the past several months, and while I do still read your blogs from time to time, I haven't really kept ours up to date. Instead of writing a novel in the month of November, I am shooting for a few posts.
According to Wikipedia, "The Malaysian constitution guarantees freedom of religion while making Islam the state religion. Approximately 61.3% of the population are practicing Islam." This makes Malaysia a favorite vacation destination for Gulf Arabs. The resort we stayed at was no different. Not only very Muslim friendly, but many Gulf Arabs were also there for the Eid vacation. A few unique things you would see at the resort that you might not see in the Florida Keys are:
A prayer house
A Kiblat on the ceiling pointing the direction toward Mecca
After a wonderful but all too short visit to KL, we headed to Langkawi, an island off the west coast in the Andaman Sea. We slept in late, and then we headed out to explore and have lunch at the resort. We chose to eat at the Beach Restaurant, which lives up to its name.
Here is the view we had in the open air restaurant
Enjoying an exotic drink
Travis wanted to be in the picture, too
Eating the butter
Burke had fun with the swizzle stick
My delicious meal You have to get seafood when you are on the water. It had a tasty creamy coconut sauce.
Travis' meal that also had some seafood with potatoes in a stew