Monday, October 13, 2008

First month in Brazil!!

Now we've been in Recife for just over a month. People around here can't belive how dark I am. They keep joking saying that Chris is going to say that somebody took his family and sent some black kis and wife back to him... hehe!! The boys have really enjoyed playing at the beach and swimming pool. They love to bury their toys in a sand cake and then destroy the cake and start all over. They've grown to really like the ocean even when it's high, I take one, my mom takes the other and we go in the water and jump high when the "giant waves" come, They laugh so much!!!

They have adjusted a lot more to most of the people here, the family and relatives that they see more often, they know their names and even ask about them when we don't see them for a few days.

They have thankfully slept really well since we've been here, but they like to stay up till about 11 sometimes, specially on days that they had a nap late in the afternoon, those days used to be really hard for me because by 9 I'm ready for bed, but now, they have learned to go to sleep with their grandparents, so I can go to bed when I feel like it and they stay up and have some more fun. When they fall asleep my mom and Joao Pedro put them on their bed.

At the malls here there is a little play area where you can check you kids in while you go shopping, or you can stay there and play with them, either way, we pay by the hour and there is lots of toys and friends for them to play with. The boys really like to visit those places, they have dress up clothes, including their favorite: Spiderman suits! Allen is always asking to go dress up like spider man. They get to jump on a kids size trampolin, among other things.

Their Portuguese is coming really slowly. They can say words but not sentences yet. They can understand a little more than before we got here but hopefully it will get better. I'd put them in school if it didn't cost about $300 per kid a month. Can you believe that?

About my pregnancy now... Everything is going well, I can feel the baby move a lot and had an ultrasound done about a week ago. The sex? Oh yeah, you probably want to know!! It's another boy!!! It won't be easy to pick another boy name, but we're happy to know that the boys will have another best friend! Allen has decided to name the baby Harry, but I don't see that really becoming his name, we'll see...

For those of you who have been anxious to know when I'm going to Trindade, I finally have a date, we're taking the bus with my dad on the night of the 28th, we're excited.

Love and miss you all,



John and Tiffani said...

We didn't know you were pregnant, Congratulations!! We're so excited for you!!

Jill Marie, Angela & Mindi said...

Thanks for the update! It looks like you are all having a great time! I am glad that the boys are adjusting, making it easier on you! We are all very excited to hear that your pregnancy is going well. Every time that we see Melissa we can't help but imagine you and your little belly!

We miss you! Love you lots! You are, have been, and shall always remain in our thoughts and prayers!


Cecilia said...

I loved reading the update!
How nice that the boys are adjusting to your family. I loved all the help I got in Brazil last year. If I needed a nap, somebody was always there to help me with the kids....Oh how I miss that!

Another boy??? Are you excited!
Congratulations!!! When are you coming back???

We missed you this month at "Girls Night Out"

Karin said...

Wow, Heidi- your boys are darling! And congrat's on the upcoming one, too!