sexta-feira, 25 de junho de 2010
domingo, 20 de junho de 2010
The fun part of the soccer games is having the family together, and this last game we had the best part of the family over for a kind of barbecue.
We went for a picnic in a park in São Paulo, this park is part of the Botanical Institute, it is very beautiful, there is a special area called "Jardim dos sentidos" - Sensory garden - there are different plants in smell and texture, the ground is made with different materials too and some areas are very sunny while others are shaded and dark. So cool! Everyone is allowed to touch, smell and eat (if you feel like) the plants.
sábado, 19 de junho de 2010
According to historians, this festival was brought to Brazil by the Portuguese, even during the colonial period (time when Brazil was colonized and ruled by Portugal).
At that time, Brazil had a great influence of cultural elements from Portugal, China, Spain and Frace. From France came the dance set, the tradition of fireworks came from China, from the Iberian Peninsula would have been dancing ribbons, very common in Portugal and Spain.
All these cultural elements were, over time, blending the cultural aspects of Brazilians (indigenous, african-Brazilian and European immigrants) in the various regions of the country, taking particular characteristics in each.
We went to the festival in "probably Pedro's future school", I've been talking to the teacher over there, they have a special ed class inside the regular school, that's not the norm in Brazil, anyway, the problem is Pedro is not cognitively disable, but he cannot follow a regular class yet ... so we are trying to come up with a plan. Let's see ....
Next week it is Luís' school "festa junina", he will dance (I hope, at least they have been practicing at school).
quinta-feira, 17 de junho de 2010
The boys were really nice, we just saw the baby through a window, Pedro had a delight time, he loves babies and Roberta is so tiny, nothing out of norm, we don't see just born babies every day :)
After the visit I had promissed Luís a treat, so we went to get something to eat, we chose our treats and I misunderstood Luis' one, so by the end we had an extra treat, we never count on Pedro because he is so picky to eat and we had our suprise, Pedro just picked up one of the treats and ate it all.
It made the trip to the hospital extra special, Pedro tried something new and Luís understood something new about being part of a bigger family.
sábado, 12 de junho de 2010
sexta-feira, 11 de junho de 2010
sábado, 5 de junho de 2010
Pedro: - One and two. - it was the very first time I heard Pedro respond to Luís.
Luís: - So, that's twelve!
We went to "Ilha do Cardoso", it is a island where Dolphins swim close by, the water was chili for an Atlantic sea, but Pedro and the Dolphins didn't care. Pedro is so excited in the water that is hard to make him notice the Dolphins.
I tried to upload the video with the Dolphins but it took forever and didn't work :(