New Beginnings

We are an energetic family; we always seem to be starting something new!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Big animals

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More of the Zoo

Sofia loved the petting zoo

Tomas loved the drums!

Sofia: the queen of the jungle

The nice train ride
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At the Zoo

So much to do, so much to see! We spent the whole morning visiting the zoo, then we went for a nap back to the hotel and then back to the zoo until closing! It was so much fun for the kids (that is the four of us; who doesn't become as excited as a kid in a place like this)

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Friday, July 23, 2010

On the road

We stopped several times to give breaks to the little ones. Here is Chris and Tomas waving near a lake and in the playground.

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Morning nap

I still enjoy my two naps a day! (and so does Mama)
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Off to Portland!

Why not visit another city? So here we are having breakfast on the road. We really enjoyed our trip, even though it was far we still had a lot of fun!
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A bit of our story...

... about 8 years ago Chris and Carolina, two young good looking and innocent people, came to Portland. It was the Fall, our very first trip together, and as we were poor students we sat at an inexpensive pizza by the slice shop to eat dinner. We saw tons of people coming out of this building and got curious to visit it. We were lost and happily spent the rest of the evening there enjoying tons of books. We both loved the fact that we enjoyed so much books and similar interests, the thought of 'maybe' we are really right for each other crossed our minds right there and then! However, if anybody would have told us then that we were going to come back in 8 years after being married and with kids we would have said, no way! Oh well, yes, we came back with our two kids who also LOVED this amazing book store. We had to go back to the same pizza place and to the store! It was really nice to be back with the kids to a place that means something special to us!
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Thursday, July 08, 2010

At the park

The kids had a lot of fun at this wonderful park after our camping trip!

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A bit of everything

Maybe taking off my socks would be a good idea, says Sofia

Run, jump, so much energy!

Ok, all done, now my socks please!

Mama: some food please, I am hungry again!
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Lovely walk

Next morning, we went for a lovely walk in the area... we were impressed that Sofia walked the four kilometres happily! She IS Chris' daughter! no doubt!

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Fun, fun, fun!

We loved being around the fire.

Sofia and Tutu on a walk

Note to all parents: taking a child that doesn't walk yet camping, might not be the best idea... look at the rocks Tomas crawled all over!
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Monday, July 05, 2010


This is definitely Chris' daughter!!!!!!!! She just LOVED camping. This was our tent: (where some members of the family slept better than others, the one born in the tropics was COLD!)

Our grounds:

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Friday, July 02, 2010

I am taller than our old fridge!

We said good bye to our old fridge. Sofia was so happy to be 'taller' than it!
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