Thursday, March 18, 2010
For the Girls
This blog post today is mainly for my girlfriend and my daughter. The two moms of this family. They are beginning to offend me with the daily emails I'm receiving asking if Giovanni is eating enough. My daughter even asked if he is still chunky. Like that's going to go away in the three days that I've been Mr. Mom. Somehow they think that since they are both in other countries right now I'm going to forget to feed our kids......especially Giovanni. Oh.....I'm supposed to feed him when he's hungry too? Every day? I thought it was just the older ones. Maybe that's why he's been screaming so much. Thanks for the reminders!
So as a little proof that your baby is okay I am including pictures (along with some funnies from the week).
The kids, for the most part, have been good. There have been some spats between those who normally fight but in general everyone has been good.
Carys has been my best baby sitter so far. Here is an action shot:
I still have no idea why Giovanni's shorts are on her head. He seemed to like it though. She read quite a few books with the shorts on head look.
She really has done a great job but babysitting is a tiring job.
Okay here are your proof of nourishment shots:
Of course right as I was telling Freitas this morning about your concerns of his eating enough Giovanni started trying to bite the straps on his sandals. Great timing. Freitas thought it was funny.
Do you want to guess where Giovanni ate the most food? Paulinho's of course. He ate his weight in beans and rice and bife.
Some other family updates from our week:
There was also a minor emergency in our house on Tuesday. I had to get some tweezers and get a thorn our of Anderson's (cover your eyes mom and mother-in-law) nipple. I had to say it. That's where the thorn was.
We have no idea how it got there but the kids, and even Anderson, got a good laugh out of it.
Anderson asked me this week if Supra is two times bigger than Mega. I told him yes. Am I right? He then asked where Ultra fit into that discussion.
Yesterday at Paulinho's he asked if he was eating animal fish or just fish. I wasn't sure so I asked Carys. She said animal fish. Anderson said it was so much better than just regular fish.
The Tooth Fairy has been to our house twice this week. For Carys both times. I know that isn't that big of a deal but you need to understand this 11 year old.
I have been the official teeth puller in this family forever. Benay and blood and the noises just don't mix. Everyone has let me pull their teeth until Carys. I pulled her first one but haven't been allowed to pull any since then. Why? She pulls them all herself. Since she was 5-6 she has pulled every tooth herself except for that first one. None of our other kids have had any interest in doing that.
The other night she came into our room and told me she would let me pull her loose tooth out. I was pretty happy. Here's the space from where I pulled it.
Last night as we were watching a movie she looked at me, smiled and showed me another tooth she pulled out. Pulled it out during the movie without making a peep. She's just kooky. Here's the space from that one.
She's assured me that I'll get one more crack at the 3-4 baby teeth she has left.
Carys called me "a cobrar" from school today because she forgot her shorts. Want to guess the name she used? Julia Brasil. That sounds right for Carys doesn't it?
Hope you girls now feel updated a little bit and can stop sending me your harassing emails about my son.
He's doing fine but I do know he misses you both.
He loves talking to you Bronwyn on skype and Benay he wakes up from his naps saying "mama." He even said it this morning at 2:20 when he thought it was time to get up.
This is what will be waiting for both of you when you come home.