Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hurricane Alert

I wish that Hurricane Gustav takes a detour and miss to hit the US...
I'm sending here all my prays to all Texas and Louisiana bloggers !
May God be with you and keep you safe.


4 Things Meme

A couple of days ago my dear friend Angeline tagged me with this meme.Thank you hon!You know I love this things!


Four jobs I’ve had:

1. Worked in a factory
2. Security guard
3. full time mom
4. full time mom!

Four movies I can watch over and over:
1. Dirty Dancing
2. The Color Purple
3. Legends of the Fall
4. Blade (I,II and III)

Four places I’ve lived:
1. Santiago do Cacem
2. Ericeira
3. Malveira
4. Barreiro (all of them Portugal)

Four TV shows I love:
1. Desperate House Wives
2. Criminal Minds
3. CSI
4. Still Standing

Four places I’ve vacationed:
1.Algarve
2. Algarve
3. Algarve
4. Algarve

Four of my favorite dishes:
1. Chicken coconut curry
2. Prawn Chop Suey
3. Bacalhau á Brás = Cod fish Casserole

4.Octopus's salad

Four sites I visit daily:
1. My Blog
2. Tammy's blog
3. Tina´s blog
4. Toni's blog

Four places I would rather be right now
1. Somewhere in the States
2. Canada
3. Australia
4. Mozambique

Four bloggers I am tagging:
  1. I'll cheat on this one, once I dunno who has done it before!
  2. Feel free to grab it if you like it!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Words??....For what??....


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday Thirteen-- 6th Edition


Thirteen Things That Put Tears In My Eyes



  1. A child's laughter
  2. Women delivering a baby
  3. My kids opening their Xmas presents
  4. New Year's Eve countdown
  5. Fireworks
  6. A reddish maple tree
  7. To hear "Amazing Grace" or the "Star Spangled" anthem
  8. My kids achievements
  9. ABC's "Extreme Makeover -- Home Edition"
  10. A good novel
  11. "Legends of the Fall" and "The Color Purple "
  12. Sweet memories
  13. To see other people crying!



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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Award time for my dear friends

My beloved friends Angeline over "All about your child" and Toni over "It's nap time" awarded me with these !!!
Am I lucky or what???
I am proud to say that I have wonderful friends!
Thank you girls with all my heart!
I love you loads!!!

By my friend Toni

By my friend Angeline


So once I have so many wonderful friends I'll award:
Tammy
Tina
Kelly Webber
Kelly
Kellan
Shireen
Petula
Gin E

and the last but not the least
the 2 wonderful ladies that provided me with these awards:
Toni
Angeline

Monday, August 25, 2008

Harsh Temper Lady



Sometimes I feel sorry for men.Yep, I honestly do!
We woman give them some harsh times, well at least I recognize that I do that.
For the past couple of days my hubby took us out so we could enjoy the nice hot weather and have some family time.
Sunday night it took us out to dinner and then we went to the park with the kids once the night was so warm and pleasant...So far so good right?...
Yesterday he took us out again.This time to the big city (Lisbon).
We went to one of the big Shopping Centers we have there.
The kids had a blast at the Fun Center and having ice creams and so...
Me?Well, I was in a bad mood set up!No matter how hard my poor hubby tried to please me I kept giving him some really harsh time!...
I had in mind buying some new stuff for Eric, but once I didn't find what I was looking for it made me really mad!...
My fav stores didn't have the clothes I was looking for and I had in mind buying him a new lighter stroller but he didn't agree with that (in a manner he was right I have to say.Eric is almost 3 and doesn't like to ride it any longer).
Plus,I'm in that time of the month where my hormones go crazy.So each time I saw a preg woman or people with very young babies (and they were all over!)It putted tears in my eyes!(yeah...I'm nuts!You should know that by now!)
What can I say?I'm an harsh temper lady (at least one time per month!LOL!)
I promise that today I'll go easy on him. ;)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

100 posts and 100 reasons to smile!

Here I am!
100 posts later!...
And all I can say is that now I have 100 reasons more to smile!
I've come across some wonderful people and hopefully 100 more I'm about to know...
I'm sorry if sometimes I'm a pain in the a*** and keep repeating my self or complaint too much... But venting and sharing my feelings made me see that I'm not one of a kind!Thank God for that!



Award time


I know I've been awarded with this before, but sweet Miss Gin
provided me with this one too!
So Thank You so much for being so thoughtful!
You're a very nice lady and I wish you everything good in life!
Lots of love, peace and good health!

zwani.com myspace graphic comments
Myspace Thank You Graphics



Friday, August 22, 2008

Chinese Boy--My Last Post About it I Swear!

video

Ok this will be my last post about this!LOL!
I couldn't believe my eyes when I handed him the chop sticks....
He can actually used them!
And he's a lefty!
I was in my late 20s when I finally figured out how to use it!(yeah I'm kinda slow sometimes AHAHAHAH!)
I can assure you: his brothers can't handle it that well!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thursday Thirteen--5th Edition

Thirteen Ways To Say I LOVE YOU



  1. Portuguese--Amo-te
  2. Spanish--Te amo
  3. Italian--Ti amo
  4. French--Je t'aime
  5. German--Ich Liebe Dich
  6. English--I Love You
  7. Swedish--jag älskar dig
  8. Maori-- кa aroha ki a koe
  9. Dutch--Ik hou van jou
  10. Arabic--أنا أحبك
  11. Russian-- Я тебя люблю
  12. Greek--σε αγαπώ
  13. Hawaiian--Aloha I'a Au Oe



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Training Champions

While watching the Olympic Games I told to my hubby once (I was just joking of course!):
"Honey do you know how come Michael Phelps is so darn good at his swimming?"
"Nop"-he replied.
"It's cause North-Americans are use to swim as fast as they can to run away from sharks!!!!"
He laughed and said:"Oh yeah!?But the Australians are not that bad too!..."
"So would I be to run away from the salt water crocs!"We both laughed...
Then he said--"No wonder Kenyans run so fast then!"
Me:"And that would be because?...."
We laughed and said at the same time:"They're used to run away from lions!..."
Later on checking upon our emails I found out this video....
Man!!!I couldn't ever imagine that I was soooooooooooooo right about it!






How Australian's Train To Swim

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

What about now?....



Do you still have doubts if Eric has some Chinese features?
LOL!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Memory Lane-Track #2

Ok...I know I've posted some Eric's videos this week ... But I couldn't resist and decided to post another 2! Eric's nickname in the family is:Lil' Chinese Boy! Yep...My MIL calls him that way since he was born! And everyone agrees with her and I'm often said that he has some Chinese features. What do you girls think?Does he or does he not?







Sunday, August 17, 2008

Nap time over my Palace!...

I was having a snack in the kitchen when Wilson comes in step by step and whispers :
«Mom!You must check on Eric!...He fell asleep in the computer's chair!...»
To which I've replied also whispering:
«Ok hon!...Mom will be there in a minute!...»
I picked up my cell phone...Set the camera...
And here are the results.....


My Lil' Musician!...

I know I've posted this clip ages ago when I was still posting in Portuguese... But I got this feeling that you never got to see it!... So here goes one of my fav clips. Eric was 7 months old and I think this lil' guy has a future!LOL!







Saturday, August 16, 2008

Answers to what you've asked

When I get to talk on line with some of my BBF's (Tina,Tammy and Toni) there are some questions that they've asked me that only a picture could enlighten.
So, to the question :«How does a Portuguese Birthday Cake look like?»
Here's your answer :DULL!
There's no big deal about it...They are boring ,they don't taste that great and they are way too expensive!





Question #2: «What did you cook for dinner/lunch?»
Well,I like to cook.Yep,I really do!
And I think I'm a good cook too!
Here's a couple of pics of my "Coconut Chicken".This is an African dish (delicious by the way!).
When it comes to cooking rules,I'm not very abiding!I like to freestyle !
So there's a lot of Sandra's crazy cooking!
But overall, kiddos and hubby never complained! LOL!
If you are wondering what are the ingredients of this dish, here it goes:
  • Chicken
  • onions
  • garlic
  • fresh ginger
  • olive oil
  • tomatoes
  • coconut milk
  • salt
  • corianders


6 LAYERS OF ME TAG

I got tagged my BBF's Tammy and Toni!
Thanks girls!
::START::

RULES:1. Add your blog/s to the
list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. It’s okey if you only post
this questions in one blog as long as you answer them.2. Get back to Me
{YEN} and I’ll add your blogs to the master’s list HERE!
Note that you are not ALLOWED to change the link of the here.3. Copy
from Start to End.4. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don’t
need to be tag in order to join.

Copy this Participants List: Me and Mine Creative in Me For the LOVE of Food Little Peanut Pea in a Pod It’s Where the HEART Is Around the World SugarMagnolias I Am Mommy All About The Memories Enchanted Play Just My Scrap Whats Up Simply Me Kitchen Deelite A Mothers Horizon In Depth A Life in Bloom Because Life is a Blessing Digiscraptology Joys iN life Life is What we Make it Photo Blog Dancing in Midlife Tune The Callalily Space Juliana's Site A Simple life Mommy's Little Corner Life's Sweets and Spices Moms... Check Nyo It Is Nap Time
Super Mae

LAYER ONE:
– Name: Sandra
– Birth date: January 29th
– Birthplace: Santiago do Cacem, Portugal
– Current Location: Lisbon,Portugal
– Eye Color: Brown
– Hair Color: Brown (usually!...)
– Righty or Lefty: Righty

LAYER TWO:
- Your heritage: Portuguese :(
– The shoes you wore today: sandals
– Your weakness: Holding on the past
– Your fears:my kids and family well fair
– Your perfect pizza: cheese ham and pineapple
– Goal you’d like to achieve in life: live and work overseas

LAYER THREE:
– Your most overused phrase on AIM: Hmmm....
– Your first waking thoughts: What time is it?!
– Your best physical feature: My hands
– Your most missed memory: My dad....

LAYER FOUR:
– Pepsi or Coke: Coke
– McDonald’s or Burger King: Burger King
– Single or group dates: Both
– Adidas or Nike: Nike
– Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Lipton Ice Tea
– Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
– Cappuccino or coffee: Cappuccino

LAYER FIVE
– A famous person, dead or alive, would you interview: Cleopatra
– Movie can you watch and say the lines along with the actors: Dirty Dancing
– Name two of your passions in life : my family and friends
– Least favorite time of day: None

LAYER SIX
– Use hairspray or gel: None
– Your favorite meal: Chinese, Thai...and African
– Color is the inside of your head when you close your eyes: orange,yellow...pink,purple....
– Listen to classical music: When I'm in the right mood to do it
– Ever said LOL in real life without thinking about it:Guess not...

::END::

Now I'll be tagging.....
Shireen
Angeline

Still about the Baby Bags...

Some you girls wondered how come I have so many baby bags and purses...
Well, first of all: I am a gal!!!And you know, women=bags=shoes!
When I was working I used to buy for my self, but when Eric was born I became a shoppaholic for baby stuff!
And 2 more things:

-#1-I have more bags!LOL!
#2--The 1st bag displayed was made by me.Yep!I love to do those kinda things! And the Pocoyo one I bought for Eric but the rest of them were give aways freebies.Mostly by Mustela, Chicco and Klorane.
Every month I buy some cosmetic products for Eric once he has a very sensitive skin , and when you buy at least 2 of one of those brands they usually have this freebies to offer.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thirsday Thirteen-- 4th Edition

Thirteen
Baby Bags and purses










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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fresh memories...

I was going through my older pics and came across these ones.
A whole bunch of fresh memories rushed into my mind...
Ohhhh how I dearly miss those days...
Yeah I know...I have some trouble with the "let go of the past" thing...
What can I do?I'm a babyaholic!LOL!




Tarot Reading


A couple of weeks ago I read at Crazy Working Mom blog that she had the cards read for her by Lady Rose at Stir the Cauldron .
I like this sort of things!I use to read the cards for my friends when I was younger.
So I asked Lady Rose to read them for me.
This is what she says:

«Cards: The Empress, Temperance, 9 of Wands Deck used: Rider-Waite Tarot

Be open up to the perfect and unconditional love that surrounds you, allow your inner qualities of gentleness and affection to flow outward, be true to your graciousness and elegance. Do not let the harshness of life cause you to succumb to apathy and plod through the day. Instead find reasons to celebrate. There is abundance in the world that is free for you to enjoy. Take time to reconnect with Mother Earth, take time to relax, enjoy the fresh air, and strengthen your creative powers. Do not let yourself get caught up in the hectic pace around you. By connecting with your inner beauty and creativity, you will find all the inner strength you need, as well as joy and inspiration. (Note: The Empress can often herald the conception or the birth of a child).

Now is a time to make peace with yourself, to find the inner balance within that will lead to achieving harmony in your relationships with people and the world around you, embrace moderation and go with the flow. Life is not all good, nor is it all bad, accepting this and moving forward is where true inner wisdom and power come from. Be optimistic, with a firm foundation in reality.

You are facing the last ordeal, the last hill to be climbed, but remember fighting is not always the best answer. Often true courage is in waiting, and finding a solution through wisdom. You have made it this far, remember all obstacles can be overcome. Do not let what seems to be a block in the road to stop you from achieving your goal. Reach deep down inside and know that you can make this last hurdle and reach your goal. Know that admist the greatest of darknesses, your inner strength starts to shine, lighting the way to victory.

Goddess Guidance Oracle Card - Butterfly Maiden (Transformation) "You are experiencing enormous change right now, which brings great blessings. Do not be concerned with endings, they are bringing in the new for you. Let go of the old. These changes really are for the best for you."

Bright Blessings, Lady Rose»

What do you think?I think it fits me well!


Monday, August 11, 2008

Cherry Cute Litlle face!...

This is how Eric looks like after eating a whole bowl of cherries!
Yep, he's all thrilled about the way he looks!
You might even think he looks cute and funny, and so did I, that was the reason why I took this pic of him...But I have to be honest...After having a second good look at him I almost freaked out!
Everything in him was PURPLE!His hands, mouth, legs, clothes, the kitchen table, the chair, the floor and even Bianca (my dog who's white!) were all PURPLE! I felt like screaming!
I grabbed a cleaning cloth and a whole bunch of baby wipers and started to clean all around!
I had to put him in the bathtub and gave him a shower.
And despite all my efforts his finger nails kept a purplish kind of color for about 2/3 days!
Urghhhhh!
I guess it will take me a while before I buy him some more cherries!...

Weekend Off

Well, you may have noticed my absence during this weekend.That's because I haven't been around (around the computer I mean!).Fortunately hubby was off duty and we got to have some family time.
Plus, we had some birthday lunches too.
Saturday one of my hubby's lil' cousins (turned 15) and Sunday the kid's dad (my hubby's uncle)...
Boy, did I eat this weekend!!!
There wasn't birthday cake thou (don't know what's going on with these folks nowadays but no one brings cakes to blow the candles anymore!), just food (loads of it) and some deserts.
Like almost every celebration in the Carvalho's family we had music playing, and I managed to rec a short clip with Eric dancing with his cousin and his grandma.
He's the one shaking his lil' booty!LOL!


video

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Eric's fav cartoon



Don't Touch

This is Eric's fav Pocoyo episode.
I guess he loves Pocoyo so much cause they look a like!They're both naughty and cute!
Get your kids and let them watch it!They'll love it too.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Hurray Tina!

My BBF Tina achieved the 500th post!
Isn't she awesome or what??
I started my blogging thing last March and I've only 82 posts!She has 500!
So congrats on that mate!
Your a wonderful friend, a lovely lady and a beautiful hot momma!!!
So I'll be looking forward 500 more!
Thanks for being so supportive and for the lovely card!
Hurray Tina!