Monday, May 30, 2011

Water-Park Weekend!

This weekend, we drove to Rio Quente where there's a giant water park called Hot Park. All the water in the park is warm because it comes from a natural, warm spring, so even though it's wintertime down here in Brazil, we were comfy-cozy splashing around.

Hot Park has so many things to do - a place just for babies and kids to splash around, crazy-fun slides and rides, a "beach," and even a Lazy River when you're ready to just relax!

Isla was a little-bit sick with a cold, but she still had a blast playing in the water. To her, it was just a giant bathtub!

I can't tell you what I liked best: all the fountains...

...or, being able to practice my swimming skills in the ginormous wave pool!


When we were ready to dry off for awhile, we visited the bird sanctuary inside the park. There were so many beautiful birds; some of them even let you hold and pet them. I was a little nervous about it, though.

Daddy seemed to think he and this parrot might have something in common! :P

A friendly, small deer saying hello

On the road-trip back home, we stopped at a restaurant with a little park, and stretched our legs a bit - then it was time to head to the casa.

I think it's safe to say our first trip to Hot Park was a hit, and we'll be back for more!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Parents' Day at Ballet Class

This weekend, my ballet school held an open class for parents to see what we've learned. Daddy, Mommy, and Isla were excited to see me perform all those graceful moves I'm always practicing at home!
First, we warmed up, doing "butterflies" with our legs.
Next, we practiced our flexibility...

Standing in line for the "tutu trot." Ballet in Brazil involves placing as many articles of decoration in our hair as we can!
My turn! I have to say, I can walk on my tippie toes very well!

I made sure my Fan Club noticed!

Then came the Big Moves

Before I knew it, the show was over, and I was getting some very proud hugs 'n kisses!

Future Prima Ballerina!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Stylin' and Profilin'

Even though it is technically Fall here in the Southern Hemisphere, we still need to seek shelter from the bright, Brazilian sun. Thanks to my cousins, Isabela and Sofia, and the darling cap they gave me, I can do that in serious style!



Avery, meanwhile, is more interested in seeking out every caterpillar in our yard. Poooooor caterpillar! ;)
~ Isla