Tuesday, October 7, 2008

more pics


I have to do a better job with this, so I will try to update this blog once a month.

Lots of things are going on. First, Ian is going to school after an attempt to homeschool him. Let's just say that homeschooling is not for me, especially at this point of my life (potty training, lack of sleep, etc). He is going to Lancaster Primary School and it took him 4 weeks to get adjusted. Everything is much better now and he is learning a lot. He takes the bus which takes him straight to school and vice versa.

I just signed up Stella for a new preschool in town with the intentions of letting her see other "big kids" going to the potty. She goes twice a week for a few hours. This is her second week and not much improvement. I don't know what else to do.
Joel is 1 and he is so awesome. However, he is not sleeping through the night. That is killing me.
We moved to our new house in September and we could not be happier. It is great to finally have our own home.
Curtis is working hard and trying to finish some work in the house. I am so tired all the time that allI want to do is to go to bed at 9:30 pm. That sucks because I feel like I don't have much time for myself after the kids go to bed. But as soon as Joel starts to sleep through, I will have more energy to do things.
I have some more pics to upload so check back for more.
Love, Vivian :)
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Friday, June 6, 2008


Pois e, faz tempo que eu nao escrevo nesse blog, mas agora que eu terminei as minhas classes, e mais facil de organizar meu tempo.

Todos estamos bem, estamos construindo a nossa casa e acho que daqui 2 ou 3 meses vai estar pronta. Nao vejo a hora.

O Ian esta na escola e ele tem adorando o seu segundo ano de prezinho ( e assim que se fala ainda no Brasil? Prezinho?).

A Stella esta cada vez mais peralta, mas ela e um barato. Ela tem uma personalidade incrivel. Ela e bem determinada, sabe o que quer e ultimamente tem me pedido para eu pintar as unhas dela. :)

O Joel e um anjo. Muito bonzinho, dorme a noite toda e tem comido muito.

O Curtis so na luta para terminar essa casa. Ele esta aprendendo a tocar piano e esta indo muito bem.

Eu vou a academia 3 ou 4 vezes por semana e estou aprendendo a danca do ventre atraves de um video. E muito dificil mas estou conseguindo melhorar.

Bom, mandem noticias e me escrevam.


I I'm am now at Facebook and Myspace, and I have been on Orkut for some years (it is like Facebook but it is really big in Brazil and I don't know why it is not popular here in the US. It is powered by Google).
Ian playing T-Ball (number 1 shirt). Ian and Stella at Ian's school. (Mother's day tea party)


I finally had the chance to post this entry. Anyway, everything is going well here in Virginia and the kids are growing fast.

Ian is almost done with pre-K and he really enjoyed this second year of preschool. I have to say that most of the time, our mornings were great because he was willing to go to school. Sometimes he would get himself ready for school on his own!

Stella is getting potty trained, as we speak, and we still need some seriuos work, but it will happen, right? She wants to go to preschool next year so hopefully that will motivate her.

Joel is the best baby ever! He started to sleep through the night at 4 months old! That is nice considering the fact that Ian started to sleep through at 14 monhts, and Stella at 12 months. He is sort of crawling. He slides on the floor, but he goes everywhere like that. He loves real food and he is really talking his baby talk.

Curtis is working hard on our new house. It really is coming along and I can't wait to move in soon. I believe it will happen in 3 months or so.

My parents are coming to visit us in November, if they can get their visas, which it should not be a problem. That will be awesome!

I am busy raising these 3 little ones, and I am finished taking some Accounting classes at RCC. It was crazy but I managed to get an A on those two courses. I like taking a class at a time at RCC because it keeps my brain working in a non-baby mode, if you know what I mean. I am working out at the gym about 3 or 4 times a week. I am taking a Pilates class which is so awesome, and a step class which totally rocks. I am also learning Belly dancing (I bought a video that is really good), and I am finally getting the moves. It is really hard and I am very sore from doing it, which it shows that it is a good workout. My sister will be proud of me, since she is a good bellydancer. Oops, I don't know if she will appreciate me sharing this :)

Also, we decided to homeschool Ian next year. We are very excited about our decision because we noticed that Ian does really well with a one-on-one approach. There is one homeschooling support group here in Kilmarnock, and we are thrilled to see that he and the other children are going to have plenty of social activities (which is very important for Ian and for me). He is going to have P.E. once a week at the YMCA. The teacher is a P.E. teacher who is going to teach the homeschoolers for the second year. Ian will also be in the very popular yearly play put out by the homeschoolers. We went to see their "Wizard of Oz" play at the Lancaster players and we were blown away by their permance, which was directed by a professional drama director.

Anyway, we are going to have a busy summer with lots of activities ranging from Bible School, to art classes and plenty of playdates.

I hope everybody is doing well and please send me a note sometime.

P.S.: Stella says that Snoopy is doing fine :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mais fotos

Estou na correria mas assim quando tiver um tempinho vou dar um "update" nas nossas noticias. Beijos.

I have been too busy lately, but as soons as I have more time, I will update the news. For now, enjoy the new pics.

P.S." Ian at a preschool presentation and at his 5th birthday party.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Aos meus amigos compatriotas

Gente, esse blog e demais. Gostaria que cada um de voces escrevessem algo ao participar desse blog. Estava pensando em criar um topico. Que assunto voces gostariam de escrever? Participem.