Been a while, eh? Happy Belated Thanksgiving, I hope everyone had a great day.
We had Gaupo's brother, his wife and two of their four kids visit us for 8 days. We had a super time-I was sad to see them leave on Wednesday (it helped though, that we will see them in a few weeks!!!). We've had our parents visit and some of our single siblings, but we've never had any of the kids' cousins come to our house; it was a highlight of the year for my kids. We stayed so busy, I fell into bed every night exhausted!
We went to the beach:
Saw some sites:
Did some hiking (sadly, we did not see any monkeys while they were here :( ):
Ate (a LOT):
Had some funky sleeping arrangements for the 5 big kids:
The grown-ups went to "The City of Samba" one night where they give you a little taste of what Carnaval is like:
here's Guapo's very tall brother with two Carnaval people on stilts:
Margarita and her cousin, who are in the same grade, were inseparable-he even went to school two days with her which I think is pretty cool since he was on vacation. At night after we'd get the "little kids" to bed, they would stay up a little later reading:
(The grown-ups, on the other hand, stayed up watching our favorite episodes of "The Office". Good times, good times)
It was a great week, and we really appreciate the time and effort it took for them come to Brazil to visit us.
In Pedro News, the paint-in-the-hair trick was just the beginning of his "putting-gooey-stuff-in-his-hair" phase. Since then he has also put milky-cereal, yogurt and my personal favorite, vaseline in his hair. Any tips on how to get vaseline out of his hair? It's been 3 days and numerous baths and he is still totally greasy.
He has also started telling me "don't want to" when I try to get him dressed, and screaming "MINE!!!" when his (preceived or otherwise) belongings are touched by anyone. Aggggggh!!! 3 weeks until the dreaded 10 hour flight.