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D devant moi avec la poussette double et les jumeaux, moi derrière eux avec la poussette simple et Uriel, nous étions tous devant les chutes du Niagara. La septième merveille du monde, qu’ils disent. Tout à coup, trois asiatiques entourent mon Uriel-tout-sourire. Tout excités ils rigolent entre eux de ces grands yeux qui les suivent du regard. Et puis, ils sortent leurs appareils et se prennent en photo avec lui! La situation était tellement burlesque que j’en suis restée bouche bée. Je pense que D et moi nous regardions en riant un peu génés.

Ces inconnus ont maintenant des photos d’un bébé inconnu. Ils sont repartis sans regarder le spectacle de la chute derrière nous.

Il y a des moments comme ça

After about 40 days in Brazil, living in “transit” at the in-laws, I can finally announce that our final destination won’t be in the south of Brazil as we imagined. Sadly, we won’t be living at driving distance from the Brazilian grandparents, neither close to my Argentinian relatives. On the other hand, for me who wanted sunshine and tropical fruits I will be served! Moreover growing up in a house in a mid-sized town will probably be better for the children and my sanity rather than finding ourselves stuck in an apartment in the largest metropolis of South America (São Paulo – population 11 million – was considered a possibility at some point… Let’s admit I was a bit scared).

We will be moving soon to the fourth-largest city (population of about 80’000) in the state of Rondônia. Some more plane rides from the state of São Paulo to A Capital do Café.

Our last day in Ontario was very busy, to say the least.

This pictures is already one year old. We left the well-used double stroller behind.

The movers came and left in the morning. While keeping the children happy, I thought I would have time to empty the kitchen cupboards of all the spices that would have to be thrown away, give to a neighbor the unopened bag of milk and yogurt. Instead, the time went by in a blur. I somehow managed to get the luggage, cat and kids ready before the airport shuttle arrived, but left the apartment in a mess. I can still see the vacuum cleaner lying in the middle of a bedroom and my favorite (unopened) yogurt in the fridge. We arrived at the airport in good time. Though -Can you believe it?- after months of no rain, the driest summer in Ontario in a long time, it started raining as we unloaded our stuff at the departure terminal… Rain that became thunderstorm as we sat waiting to board our plane that would bring us to the new chapter of our lives (2-hours delay).

Our luggage arrived soaked, the kids hysterical, the cat ignoring us (grumpy), and us exhausted but happy. Emotional arrival at the São Paulo airport. Grandparents seeing their grandchildren for the first time. Happy tears everyone.

This flower, the “bird of paradise” (very expensive in Canadian flower shops) grows like grass over here in Brazil. I see it everywhere in the public gardens when we walk to the park with the kids.

De todo un poco

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