Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The days of doing nothing

Summer Christmas season, this happens here in Brazil with hot rainy days, lots of cold grape juices with lots of ice, too!
This is a picture I took when Camila was swimming in the pool and I was sitting with baby César by the pool, it was such a beautiful day.

Inside : precious Christmas greetings that we received from my lovely friends from all over the world, thank you so much for taking your time to write and send it by mail, we really appreciate it!

Camila and her lovely puppy that will come to live with us in a few days! We are all so very excited for this new member of the family!

And so is this little smiling baby !

Hoping you had a beautiful Christmas with your loved ones and I want to thank you for sharing your 2011 with me by posting your sweet comments that warmed me up along the year.

May your New Year of 2012 be full of love, joy, inspiration, sweet moments and happiness!!!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

A beautiful gift

So, we are all excited and counting down the Christmas Day and so is our little Rudolph!

And baby César is growing strong , healthy and full of energy, day after day!

A day of celebration , Akemi turned 3 , this little bright , shiny , smiling girl!!
Happy Birthday , little Me ( that´s how we call her) , you are an amazing sweet girl!

By the way, you see Camila by her side? She is so very scared of chickens, hens and anything with feathers that she really tried hard to smile and look that everything was okay!

And of course we had yummy food, this is the sweets party table! All made by my sisters in law that are very talented.

At the end of the party, baby César fell asleep in dad´s arms and I guess he was having sweet baby dreams... like milky chocolate or bananas falling from the sky?

Well, this was our weekend on the most simple and lovely way .

Wishing you joy and happiness with your family and friends for this week as we approach to Christmas day!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Rain and then the Sun!

A week of cloudy rainy days... But a good week because I´ve met old friends at the Christmas Craft Bazaar my dear friend Bia held in her studio full of good vibration , harmony and beautiful trees around the house.And of course, lots of handmade craft made by talented artists, pottery, paper goods , bags and fabric stuff.

Inside the Studio , Camila went with me and so did baby César.

And on Sunday the sun appeared to enrich our day spent with my Dad.
Baby César was very happy, odiitchan ( Grandpa) played with him and he laughed hysterically!

Baby César and Edu

We went to São Roque and Camila took the chair lift with her Dad and admired the small town from the lift. " I hate heights so... no thank you, I´ll stay here to take a picture of you two."

I´ll be back in this space maybe next week, there are lots of things to be done here, right now . So, I´ll leave you now wishing you lots of happiness and joy in this Christmas season!


Thursday, December 01, 2011

Welcome December!

These days I´ve been sewing some Christmas gifts and I wanted to share some pictures here with you because I really love this time of the year to meet old friends and to give thanks and also that feeling of renewal because of the coming of a new year.
This is my " treasure box" , a Japanese cookie box where I keep my ric racs and some old laces and each time I open it , well, I feel good!

On the table, some stuff I´ve been making...

This is a bookmark made of felt and scraps and my precious buttons

It´s a sweet little gift I´m making.

Oh, and now the good news!! Do you see the picture above?
Now she´s free again to jump and run and play !!
Thank you everyone that left kind messages on my last post.

Wishing you a happy December and lots of joy and fun at home with your family and your friends.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Resting on the couch

Last Thursday at school a big boy gave a crash on Camila and she had her foot sprained and she had her foot bandaged in a cast, that was horrible and she cried a lot saying it was really hurting.

Since then she´s been staying at home, nestled in the couch and watching TV, playing games, reading books and enjoying this situation as she can.

We received my brother´s visit and he brought some video games and these delicious apple juice and fresh apples !
She loves apples and the tea she got from my dear friend Vanessa is also her favorite!

I go outside with my baby boy to look up the sky and see how life is full of surprises, good and bad... well, at least his sister is staying with us spending her time calmly and her pain is gone.

I´d like to thank everyone who called us and e-mailed us for her recovery. She is alright now and I guess on Monday she will go to school but it´s going to be another adventure for me, I´ll have to ask for wheelchair and an assistant will take her to the classroom... We´ll see ...

Wishing you a great weekend with much love!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Four seasons in a day

I´m going crazy with this season called Spring ...
In the morning we wake up facing a chilly Autumn breeze until lunchtime when it gets so hot that we can swim in the pool and then again when it´s about 6 PM ( actually it would be 5PM) it´s getting cold again. So I can´t even plan what to wear tomorrow , I have to prepare every type of uniform to my daughter and we have winter blanket , bathing suits, coconut mug and lemon juice almost everyday!

When we´re outside, Camila loves swimming and baby boy looks at his big sister feeling the sweet breeze on his legs and when we are inside

we love reading and

laughing out loud!

eating yummy stuff with
good friends around.

And you, what are your plans for this weekend?
Have a wonderful, inspiring one with your loved ones! See you around.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Eleven years ago, in October the 28th we got married and this year is so special for us because we have a new member in our little family ; )) And we´ve been blessed for having great friends, a nice place to live with a wonderful view ( and wind as I wished so strongly...), a beautiful family and this time to celebrate. We are so greatful for everything that surrounds us and for your friendship , many of you, blog readers that became real friends.

We´ve celebrated eating what I love most: Paella

And for dessert I baked some banana cake that´s so very easy to make , I could bake it during my baby boy´s naptime and he doesn´t sleep that much...

And as a big present for myself, this book by Amanda Soule arrived just on time to celebrate this special occasion, I started reading it and it´s quite amazing how she writes about life and celebration . It´s a beautiful book with breathtaking pictures.

So now, I´ll get back to read my new book and I´ll leave you with our family´s picture taken yesterday before our dinner.

Thank you for stopping by and we wish you a wonderful weekend full of laughter , happiness and magic!


Monday, October 24, 2011


Hello! I hope you are doing well and you had a great weekend.
Yesterday we headed up to a little town called São Roque and we had a really great day together although we are all trying to forget we are sick! Last week was painful to all of us and finally we are getting better after lots of boxes of tissue paper, homeopathic medicine, visiting doctors and so on and so forth...
We deserved to have a great lunch, don´t you think?

Kids LOVE pasta!

And after lunch ...

Camila went to the chair lift with her dad because I am sooo scared of heights!And I had a baby to take care of.

Talking about heights...
Camila wanted some more adventure and climbed those high trees

... go little girl!
And on our way back home we stopped to buy some pumpkin and there are some pretty visitors at the local market, so pretty!

Some interesting tropical fruits in the box

Oranges and tangerines...

and of course> pumpkins!
Wishing you lots of joy to this new week ! Thank you for stopping by!