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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mother's day 2014

We had a whole weekend of celebrating mother's day this year.   It started on the Friday before.  They had mom and son breakfast at Sam's preschool.   Sam already woke up super excited.  We were one of the first ones to arrive.   They put little flowers and table clothes on the little tables.   We sat down and had our breakfast together along with his friend Levi and his mom.   I loved my card, it was so adorable and so true.  Not sure where he got the "work" from, maybe because I like to go work out?  I am for sure no workaholic!  I loved that I was 25 and never forget!  I also got a cute handmade card by Noah with his fingerprints.
At Sam's preschool for Mom and son breakfast

Sam's mothe's day card
On Saturday, we had to go shopping for Aaron, he needed some clothes for the trip and I got a pedicure.   We just stayed home and barbecued.   They boys are so much fun now that we can actually enjoy to stay home.  

On Sunday, I woke up with flowers and cards from the boys.   We headed to Square One Brewery for brunch and sat outside in the patio, it was amazing.   I had a couple of mimosas and Aaron had  a  bloody Mary.   The buffet food was amazing with so much variety.  Not the typical buffet food, but the extra stuff (like salmon, shrimp, bruschetta, awesome French cheese.....).  After brunch we hung out at the Lafayette park for a while before heading to the mall to pick up my awesome bracelet I had eye balled for a while.   Sam, also made me an very cute mother's day bracelet.  He took his job very serious when making it.

Sam making my mother's bracelet
at Square one brewery with my favorites


Very good buffet food

It was a very good weekend. I miss my mom too, but she is always in our hearts.
My mom and I


My mother's bracelet from my boys

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Turning 5 is awesome! Part II


The following saturday after Sam's birthday was his birthday party.  Grandma and Grandpa arrived early on saturday and gave Sam his birthday present, a big boy bike!  He was so excited and went for a ride around the block.  He did pretty good for his first real bike.
Sam got a big boy bike

Sam asked for his party to be at Chuck E Cheese and to have a Lego themed party this year.   We invited his friends from school, family and a few Brazilian friends.  We had 17 kids coming to his party!   Aunt Meghan made a Lego Cake that was awesome and grandma made the goodie bags, everything was LEGO customized, so cute.   The kids had a lot of fun.  The party was a success and Sam was a happy boy.
Lego cake made by aunt Meghan

Goodie bags made by Grandma  

Inside the goodie bags
The kids played for an hour, than they all sat down to have pizza, lemonade and cake.  Chuck E Cheese showed up for his show, sang happy birthday and Sam went along with everything.  It is a work out for the parents, but the kids have a lot of fun!

Corey and Aunt Meghan holding Noah

Ticket master!

Dancing with Chuck E Cheese!

Having cake with grandma and grandpa

Sam and his friends (Daniel, Lilly and Kubi)

Sam hanging out with Sathvik from Pre-K
We were all exhausted by the time we got home, but very happy how everything turn out.  It was nice having a party somewhere else and have everything taken care. We got home and Sam opened his presents.  We have lots of LEGO to build, a very happy 5 years old boy!

The family at Sam's birthday party.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Turning 5 is awesome!


I have so many posts to post…but time is slipping away from me and I need to go back to the blog and register all the milestones that have happened.  I might have some old posts popping up...some trips, especial birthdays...but I will go back to those sometime soon.

Sam just turned 5 on April 17, 2014.    My big boy is now 5 years old.    Where did the time go???   We have no idea.   Sam was very excited about his birthday this year.  He now knows dates on the calendar, so he knew it was coming up and was counting all the days.   He got up with a big smile on his face saying “I am 5!” over and over.    We sang happy birthday in both languages and headed to school, I took some Ninja Turtle cupcakes.  He was a happy boy.  Noah cried after we sang to Sam because he wants to be 5 too.

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This was my facebook and Instagram post:

Sam is 5 today! The boy who loves to learn, that can build anything out of paper, my little engineer. Happy Birthday to my little man! Sam esta fazendo 5 aninhos hoje, um menino de ouro que adora aprender e construir coisas de papel, um pequeno engenheiro. Parabéns meu filho, te amo!

Edit: He loves Shaun White too!


 At lunch time I picked him up for his 5 year old checkup.   That is the only time they had since I called so late, so he had to get some shots on his birthday which was not fun.  He was ok with taking the shots, but afterwards his arm was swollen and he was in a little bit of pain.  Note to self: Don’t schedule appointment on actual birthdays.  He also failed on his vision test, so we will need to schedule an ophthalmologist this summer to maybe get glasses?  I started using glasses at 7 years old, but I thought 5 was too young.  We will see. 

After school he opened some packages from grandma and grandpa and had some exciting phone calls from vovo.

On Saturday, we are having his birthday party at Chuck E Cheese.   The party will require a whole new post.



Friday, August 23, 2013

Sam is in preschool


We decided to enroll Sam to preschool for their summer camp in July.   That way he could still spend some time with his friend Kubi before Kubi would start Kindergarten.  Kubi was Sam's friend from home daycare but he is a year older than Sam.   The first week Sam did great, he was so excited to start the new school.   The second week was hard, he cried every day before school.   He didn't want to go to school at all.  It was very hard to get him out of the car and I had to do constantly some magic.  The daycare ladies worked with me and just tried to take him back to the class very quick.  It was almost 3 weeks of crying and fits before school.  I talked to Kubi's mom and she said it was normal and also took Kubi about 3 weeks to adapt.  Sometime in the forth week, he started to love school again and was excited to go to school every single morning.  They do ice cream and sprinkler fun on fridays and we just really like his school.

Sam first day at Hope Montessori preschool summer camp 7/8/13

Gavin went to pick him up


On August 8th, he was transferred to a new classroom and he is now an officially Pre-K.   He was so excited to have his cubby and to start the curriculum year.  They now have field trips on the bus which Sam can't wait to ride on it.  He is now a very happy preschooler!

First Day of Pre-K

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Klondike Park and Scootering Around

On Saturday, I went to a baby shower for cousin Meredith.   Aaron took the boys to Klondike Park to spend the morning.   This park is located near Defiance, MO, about 25 minutes away from our house.  It has a big lake and a spider man playground as the kids call it.  The boys looked for lizards and loved the playground and being outside of course.


Klondike Park, MO





On Sunday, we decided to stay home and barbecue.  It was nice to hang out at home after such a busy holiday week/weekend.   The boys played a little bit outside on their scooter and to end the weekend, we got to see a rainbow above our house.   So cool.  Now we need to get ready for Sam's first day at preschool.




The boys loved seeing this rainbow at our house