Friday, September 28, 2012

5 years!

This week Kaio turned 5 years! Where did my little boy go?! He is a big boy that is 110cm (he grew 3 cms in 3 months!), speaks two languages, dresses himself, is a very loving big brother to Josefine, knows how to write his name and make beautiful drawings, hugs me and says "I love you SOOO much" every day, recognizes all letters of the alphabet and started learning math. He is a sensible, loving, caring, smart, sweet and funny boy that just fills our lives with so much joy.

We had given him a couple of options of what to do for his birthday and our day was as following:
- Breakfast: skinny pancakes that mommy makes (they are like crepes that you can choose your own filling and roll them up to eat) with doce de leite and fruit
- Lunch: McDonalds. (he loves to get the toys)
- Party: at Boom Mania, a place you can hire that has all kind of toys and activities. They provide the food, drinks and entertainment. We invited his 17 classmates and they spend 3 hours having a blast (all kids were exhausted at the end!). Josefine, titia (Liesbet) and my mom also joined us. He really loved it!
- Dinner: leftover cake!

We spend the whole day with him and he kept saying he could decide everything because it was his birthday! Josefine was happy with it but asked when her birthday was going to be. Kaio got lots of presents and is still in the process of opening them all.
Jason and I finished the evening with a nice bottle of champagne celebrating the birth of our amazing son!
It was an awesome day!

 Kaio with his buddies
 Mommy and Kaio
 Picnic time
Even Oma and titia had a blast!
 Kaio and his friend
Getting ready for the "happy birthday"
 Blowing the candle with Josefine´s help!
 Happy Birthday my amazing son Kaio!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Kaio the gaucho!

Last week Rio Grande do Sul celebrated it´s independency. For the occasion, we dressed Kaio as a gaucho! The pants are baggy bombachas, with a nice shirt, a bandana around the neck, boots and a hat. Kaio loved being all typical and loved his boots! (he wore them the next day with jeans) We went to the acampamento Farroupilha to eat a good barbeque and see all the typical gauchos and prendas (the "gaucho woman)
Both kids loved seeing all of the tradition and animals!
Gauchos also have a typical dance, called Chula, where they dance around a stick. I showed Kaio some videos on youtube and then he went for it!
Just completely adorable. Focussed and dancing very nicely.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Brother love...

I have mentioned several times how these two kids just love each other! Of course they have their little fights but overall they are just plain out ADORABLE together. Besides playing nicely together, they share, hug and kiss each other constantly!
Josefine´s best friend at school is Gabriela (she is the granddaughter of the owner of the school). The other day the owner approached me and said that over the weekend Gabriela told her she had a brother named Kaio. And that he was a cute little baby! (She actually does not have any siblings) She was so convincing that the grandmother actually thought the parents were expecting again! It just shows how Josefine talks constantly about her beloved brother to the point her best friend wants to have a brother just like him!!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

First Joke...

I remember posting Kaio´s first joke here on the blog and now it is Josefine´s turn. Jason went to pick her up at school and she said "olha ali" (look there) pointing and something. Jason then looked and did not see anything but a wall and said "what?!" and she said: "OLHA ALI!" pointing at the same spot and Jason continues puzzles since he did not see anything. Then she said: "NADA!!" (nothing) and started giggling. It was funny!
As always, Kaio is really good in eating his vegetables and fruits, Josefine follows his lead and also eats fruits and vegetables, although not with much enthusiasm and sometimes needs extra encouragement. The other day when we were having lunch she was not very excited about the broccolis, so I explained that she had to eat it to grow and become as big as mano, mommy and daddy! She looked at it and ate all her broccoli. The next morning, while preparing breakfast, she came in the kitchen and said: "mãe, eu comi todo o brocoli ontem" (mom, I ate all of my broccoli yesterday) to which I praised her and as a bit puzzeled why she was bringing that up. So she said: "mas mãe, eu ainda não estou grande" (but mom, I am still not big). She was expecting to grow overnight after eating broccoli!

Monday, September 03, 2012

What do you want to be when you grow up?

The other day we took Josefine to the dermatologist and Kaio, being the curious and smart little boy he is, asked why we went to a diferent doctor then our "regular" pediatrician. So I explained to him that this new dr. was a specialist, that knows more about the skin. I also explained that I studied to be a dr. for animals and more specifically for small animals and that some of my friends, which he knows, are vets of horses or vets of cows. I then asked Kaio what he wanted to be when he was older and he said he wanted to be a pilot and a "bob the builder". Without actually being asked, Josefine jumped in and said "Eu quero ser a Minnie quando crescer!" (I want to be Minnie when I grow up!).