Saturday, June 30, 2012

Party time!

So, this is end of June , half the year has gone and I feel that we´ve done a lot of things this year!
This picture was taken near our house where there´s a magnificent tree and a playground that Camila used to go when she was a toddler but she still loves playing there.

 Have I told you that now little César is going to a day care? Here we call something like " nursery ", it´s before going to pre-school, right? It´s been 2 weeks he started going and I am pretty relieved for now I have some time for my own, take a loong bath without a boy knocking on the bathroom door or crying out calling me. And the good part, I ´ve spent my time with Camila that I missed so much. We´ve had lunch together talking a lot, walked in the shopping center just the two of us, this has really been special for me. And César is now in a good place with great teachers that I could spend an entire week together, telling them everything about the baby.
At the beginning it was pretty scary , leaving this little one to people I´ve never met but now I am very confident about their work, integrity and responsibility.

And here is his little school, it´s so pretty, looks like a small cottage and his "room" is inside this first window you see.

Today was the Festa Junina party and they´ve decorated with lots of pennants, we took typical food like corn cakes, pop corn, sweet rice, wine , juice, paçoca (peanuts sweet) and many other Brazilian sweets.
There were fishing corner for the little ones and then they danced the typical Festa Junina dance.

 Here we are, the three of us ( Camila spent her day with my brother and my sister in law). The day was splendid, the sun came out and blessed this Saturday with warmth and good energy everywhere!

Wishing you all the best and a wonderful Sunday!!! Enjoy your weekend, dear friends, wherever you are! And thank you for taking your time coming here, you really mean so much to me!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

My favorite F : Family, Food, Fun!

 I always get thrilled when I see an old Steam Locomotive so I can imagine the journey it made, places it has been with so many people and then I wander the clothes these people used to wear, hats and suitcases...

 This train was made in the USA

A great fair called Festa das Nações was held on last Sunday and we could eat Russian, German, Japanese, Italian, Chinese and Portuguese food for a good price. I was looking for Russian food and it was delicious: the Piroshki and Dranik  that my baby boy loved trying.

outside:: lots of fun things for kids

 and for adults, too! Here you can see Camila and her dad having lots of fun, I remember driving this type of car when I was a child, have you ever tried before? They all drive like crazy people, I wish I could do this in real life, hehe!

 And to finish the post, the old train station at São Roque city , a very small town that we love to visit on weekends and it´s famous for the winery and fantastic nature scenery surrounded by trees, mountains and great restaurants.

Thank you for your special company , I hope you enjoyed this little trip as much as I did!
Have a great day!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Gifts, gifts and more gifts!

 My brother has arrived from Japan some days ago and he met my dad that sent us so many gifts, food stuff, especially things to help me make Sushi, yay! And he sent a set for me and my daughter so she can learn how to make them. Well, I confess, first of all, I have to learn how to make it , hehe!
 Oh, and these ones : The stuffed dog , his name is Gromit was a gift from my brother to Camila and my dad sent her some more food for my daughter. She LOVES these Japanese yummy food!
 My gift was this book catalogue with a Handbag and a purse by Cath Kidston, I can´t believe it now it´s in my hands, or better say, on my shoulder, I simply love it! And the Ahmad Tea and Paddington Bear came from England from my brother.
 And here at home, baby César playing with my phone, he still doesn´t say a word... just some "sounds" ...
 And for breakfast I´ve been making Pancakes along with  bananas and our favorite topping: Maple Syrup , see the cute Winnie the Pooh jar? This was a gift from Andrea, my dear sister when we went to Japan and she bought it at Tokyo Disneyland for Camila.
And for a cold almost winter afternoon sometimes I make a coffee with cinnamon powder and "brigadeiro" that goes so well along with coffee!! Brigadeiro is a brazilian sweet made basically with condensed milk and cocoa powder , sooo good and it´s always kid´s parties favorite. It´s just hard not to eat more than one...

And thank you for coming here again, you mean a lot to me, really!
Have a wonderful week , with a sunshine in your house and lots of flowers and soft breeze , too!!

Friday, June 08, 2012

Moments of the week ( last week)

 We had beautiful warm days last week and I could take baby César outside , watch him playing with small things of nature, breathe some cool air, touch and feel new textures like grass, feel the warmth of the sun, look at the blue sky... so good to be surrounded by nature.

 Meanwhile ::
Camila had a great time with her school mates when they went to Pinacoteca do Estado ( a famous Museum in São Paulo city) to learn more about artist Alberto Giacometti and on their way she took our small Pentax digital camera and took some shots as you see below.

This is a beautiful old train station called Estação da Luz and if you come to São Paulo, this is a must see attraction for the amazing interior architecture constructed at the end of 19th century for the São Paulo Railway company ( an English origin company) that nowadays holds a Portuguese Language Museum and of course, it still is a train station.

I guess this one she took from inside the bus, great view , isnt´it?

Through the  eyes of a child, I like to see these shots!

And near our home, we had a special guest, can you find it?  Yes, a beautiful toucan came to pick some fruits and then suddenly we saw more toucans around!!

And after the rain we can see wonderful webs like this, from my bedroom window , I just can think how amazing life is and thank to nature for everyday beauty that surrounds us.
Well, that´s all for now and thank you for coming by!!
Have a great weekend with much joy and inspiration.