I was honored to meet Paul's friend Abdul this weekend.
Abdul is a local in Bahrain and we hung out for a few hours while visiting with him at his uncle's carpet shop. What a cool experience and the carpets... SOOOO soft and beautiful!
Tanner had the best time feeling the different carpets and playing "hopscotch" on the many colorful squares. Tanner's favorite part of the night was sitting upon a very tall stack of carpets (Princess and the Pea style). Tanner said he enjoyed being "taller than Mommy and Daddy". Gavin liked crawling around and pointing at the different patterns on the pretty carpets.
Tanner atop the tallest carpet stack!
Abdul was very kind and generous, at the end of the evening he asked Tanner to select a carpet for himself and one for Gavin. Tanner chose a beautiful black carpet with designs in an array of reds and blues for his room. Tanner picked a slate blue carpet with a multi-color floral design for Gavie. Abdul also gave us two mini carpets that could be used as coasters (but who wants to risk their ruin by a sweaty glass of water?!?!?) that have taken residence in out living room!
Our friend Abdul pictured with Tanner and his selected carpet!
Tanner clowning around in the carpet shop!
We explained to Tanner that Abdul's uncle only sells "magic" carpets. I informed him that if he sits cross-legged and closes his eyes while saying the magic words that his imagination can make the carpet fly anywhere he would like to go! Guess where Tanner flew first... Yup, you're right Oklahoma.
What a fun night, great memories!