Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Year end presentation -> a SUCESS!

Every year the kids have an end year presentation of their school. This is the 3rd year Kaio has done it and the 2nd year for Josefine. 
It was amazing! The kids did so well! 
Each class represented a country. Kaio´s class was Spain and they danced along a Gipsy King´s song. He did all the moves perfectly and had a huge smile on his face! He really was enjoying himself. Josefine´s class represented Portugal, and just like last year, Josefine was very focused on her task! She danced and smiled.... she also looked around to see us!
I was overflown with emotions and cried several times. It was the last year of presentation here in Brazil and the kids did so well and were just adorable in their costumes!
Oma and titia also attended and the kids were very happy with their presence!
(We don´t have many pictures since they had a professional photographer and we will be buying those pictures!)

Monday, December 10, 2012

And she is 3!

Josefine turned 3 yesterday! Often we catch ourselves admiring how big she is. How much she can say and how much she can do. She is not a baby anymore, she is a big girl!
Of course, she still has some moments she regresses to being a 'baby', but most of the times she communicates well, she expresses her feelings, desires and needs. She is able to play by herself, draw nice paintings, count until 20, recognize several letters and sing lots of songs. She can dance, jump, annoy her brother, hug and kiss her brother, she can be very loving but also be very stubborn at times. She is funny and smart and wants to learn.
On the 30th of November we had a birthday party at her school for her classmates. I took her to the store and let her choose between the several themes available and she decided on Minnie (I guess the trip to Disney left a great impression on her). She insisted on an apple cake (normally birthday cakes are chocolate, vanilla or something "simple") but she kept firm in wanting an apple cake. After looking in several bakeries without much luck, Oma offered to make one. We also decided to buy a "normal" birthday cake in case the kids did not want to eat the apple one. It turned out Oma made it such a fun, beautiful and delicious cake that it was a hit amongst everyone!
On her actual birthday (sunday, the 9th) we started the day with lots of hugs and cuddles. Daddy made American pancakes and then she got to open some gifts. We were invited to 2 other birthday that day and so we spend the day having fun, playing, eating delicious food and lots of cake and enjoying our big girl!!!

Our beautiful 3 year-old!

 Birthday Party at school