For the Grandmas… and me, cause seriously, tennis clothes on little girls is ridiculously cute! And the girls are getting better and better. They have been working on serves, so that is adorable, and they are doing better at listening to Alex’s directions. Love these girls!
I had my birthday a few weeks ago and Jeff planned to have our closest Monte Belo friends over for brunch… you know, all 40 of them! Though, that included kids, and was eventually cut down by the school soccer tournament that was last minute scheduled for the same day. We had debated moving the [...]
Today was an interesting day. It started in Portuguese class where we had been given the assignment (so I was told, I missed the last class) to write a letter to a friend. We had a whole discussion of our friends in Angola. One lady, when asked who her best friend was in Angola, said she [...]
We flew back from Mauritius on Easter Sunday. That meant that we weren’t able to attend church that day, so the girls wore their new dresses the Sunday before we left. Thanks to Grandma for the cutie dresses! When we got home we rested, unpacked and then headed over to the Rec Center for a [...]
One of my favorite things about LIS (Sophie’s school) is that they have swim lessons 1 time a week. Sophie has become so much more confident in the water this year and I attribute a huge part of that to her being in the water far more than ever before. Right before Spring Break the [...]
The Year 1 classes had an assembly to share some plays about their latest Unit of Inquiry. Their last unit was on the Origins of Food and the next and current one is called Sharing Stories. So one class did the Grasshoppers and the Ants, another did The Gingerbread Man and Sophie’s class did The [...]
At Sophie’s school they have what are called Student Led Conferences. Instead of me talking with the teacher, Sophie took me around her classroom, showed me her portfolio, played some games with me and read me a book. After that we were able to tour her other classrooms. We went to the PE room, music [...]
I planned on putting all these pictures up weeks ago, but couldn’t get them off my camera… but here there are now! More tennis pictures of Violet and Sophie (this time Violet was actually hitting the ball and made several over the net!!!), you will probably get sick of them! After tennis Eduardo (my tennis [...]
Jeff had his last holiday for quite some time this last Tuesday (there isn’t another national holiday until September, I think). We had a master plan to hang out at the pool with friends, have a picnic lunch and enjoy our day off… and then about 9 am we walked outside and saw this: It [...]
2 weeks ago Violet started tennis lessons. She was so adorable, and tried so hard. The first week she only hit the ball on the string… but this week she was able to hit the ball several times independently. It is pretty cute! Here are a few pictures of her working at her first lesson.