Monday, February 28, 2011

Alice and Frederico


Twins, Alice and Frederico turned 3 this past weekend. Minnie for Alice and Mickey for Frederico!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Antonio turns 4..


Antonio's fourth birthday party is today. Happy Birthday!
I'm told a story teller is coming to recount the adventures of a monkey and a leopard wandering through the tropical!

In Motion


My weekend (and photos): a blur. Time doesn't stand still when you work hard and play even harder.

Highlights as the seconds ticked:
1. Sebastian (the classic baby) started his cooing phase. His little mouth forms the perfect "o" and he sings like a mini owl, his feet in constant motion.
2. Georgia...oh Georgia! It is hard to be excused from the "time out" chair when you wiggle your way out and thrash and kick. My sweet child with the stubborn streak tested my parenting skills this weekend. I'm spent. How can one be so loving and so naughty? And how do Mothers not take it personally?
3. Husband of mine. Can you believe we had two dates in one weekend? We may have returned home at the stroke of midnight (baby boy-midnight snack)...but we fit in some fun and I wore heels.

And time continues to jet past...can tomorrow really be Monday again?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Ian is 15!


Happy Birthday to you!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Little Indian Boy


João Francisco turns two today. It is going to be a a tropical forest bash. Besides these cookies and cake balls: 600 traditional Brazilian sweets, mini pizzas and mini!

Happy Birthday Indiozinho!

Dino Day


A dinosaur infested sweets table for Moshe who turns 3 today!
Happy Birthday "little gentleman" (that is what your Mommy says...)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Au au! woof woof!


Happy Birthday Lorena! I know you have a new kitten at home...but your Mommy tells me you adore little dachsunds, too.



Eduardo is having a little chick birthday party. Do you know the music?

Pintinho Amarelinho

Meu pintinho amarelinho
Cabe aqui na minha mão
na minha mão Quando quer
comer bichinhos com seus pezinhos

ele cisca o chão,ele bate as asas,
ele faz piu-piu,mas tem muito medo
é do gavião

The Little Yellow Chick

My little yellow chick
fits here in my hand
in my hand. When he is in my hand
he eat little bugs with his tiny feet

He scratches the floor, he flaps his wing
He says chirp chirp, but he is very afraid
of the hawk.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Museum Mile


The only rooms in my new house that are somewhat "decorated" these days belong to my children. I guess it shows a lot about my priorities right now.

Today, I attempted to hang up our framed art. In frustration over which height is best, I put our pieces back in the closet and found myself in the toy room (again). And up went our "museum wall." I have been eager to have one of these hanging displays since before Georgia knew how to hold a pencil. And now the line extends across the room and we haven't enough clips. (Georgia is very prolific). Soon enough I found myself trying to explain to my little Picasso the difference between permanent art collections and rotating artwork. sure beats hanging the masterpieces from my dry cleaners/butchers/pizza advertising magnets on the fridge.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Adaptation Week


There have been lots of changes in Georgia's little life these days. One of the biggest: a new school. Vacation ended on Monday and my mini student sported her spanking new uniform with pride, prancing around the house at 6 am. Other highlights: packing her snack bag, her new backpack, and learning the names of her teachers and new pint-sized buddies.

Moms are supposed to spend the week sitting outside the classroom, in case our little ones have any meltdowns while adjusting to preschool. And since Georgia sprinted into her classroom this morning and nary looked my way, I have been dismissed from adaptation duty.

How proud am I?

A little get together


When the very talented Julia asked me to cater her small birthday get together, I couldn't have been more pleased. I loved her selection:

Lemon Almond Merengue Cake
Snickerdoodle mini cupcakes with pistachio buttercream
Banana walnut mini muffins
Pecan press cookies
Chocolate chip cookies
Oatmeal raisin cookies
Curried chicken salad tea sandwiches
Hummus and cucumber tea sandwiches
Fig and Brie Bruschetta

Happy Birthday Julia! I hope your gathering was a merry affair!