Friday, July 11, 2008

Zoo, movies and Asphalt!!!

Hey, why don't you sit and relax for a moment?? Take a lesson from this Tiger.

So where do I start?? Well first of all, we have heard that the pavers are in town, and there are strange sticks,rocks, etc. marking where to pave. So this alone is amazing. I haven't seen anything yet, but it is good news. Hopefully they won't run out of asphalt before they get to our street...

We took the kids to Brasilia yesterday, it was going to be our special day for the summer. The zoo was our first stop and we all enjoyed it. Who wouldn't on a perfect cool, but sunny day? It cost about $2 to get us all in and we spent more than that on popcorn, but who can resist fresh buttery popcorn?? Anyway, what fun! Emma really enjoyed walking around and seeing everything and never complained of being tired. She was just getting into it when we left a couple hours later.

Our next stop was a mall that is near all the embassies and they cater to kids that speak
English. We went there to see Kung Fu Panda ( we have never seen a cartoon in English in Brazil!). I wish you could have seen Jonathan's face when a boy there in our same room asked Jonathan where he lived. The look on his face was priceless!!! You can tell it had been a long time since we had gone somewhere and someone had spoke to them. Jonathan's response?? Can he sit with us? In other words..."if you speak English you are my friend"!!!
The movie was great! Yes, you could dissect it and find things wrong with it, but the truth in the movie was that we are all different, yet special, a message that never gets old. Packed along with lots of very funny and exciting scenes, it was a truly enjoyable experience for all, parents included. My favorite part... when the wise turtle tells the kung fu master " The past is history, the future is a mystery, but today is a gift that is why it is called - present" So true to remember!!
After all the fun we stopped at Walmart to get our usual cheaper groceries and packed the trunk full of milk, bread, sugar, toilet paper - you get the gist... Then we ended the day at McDonalds, the kids playing in the only playland I have ever seen in Brazil for about an hour, just great free fun!!! What more can you ask for in a day? We were tired but content after a long 2 hour drive home.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

What a great picture you got of Scott!!! And he was smiling!!!Also, the one with Emma's hair flying in the breeze with the elephant in the background is beautiful too. I'm so glad you got to have a day like that!