Curtis, Natalie, Reuben & Kaylie

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Hyacinth Macaw.

Curtis has seen 5 pairs of macaws over the past couple of weeks. I have yet to see one, but hopefully I'll get my chance soon :) The Macaw in the picture is a hyacinth Macaw. The largest of the macaws and it is considered endangered. But in this past month several people on the base here have seen pairs flying overhead! Curtis saw 2 pairs of Golden macaws land in a tree behind our house!
Curtis is out picking cashew fruit right now, hopefully when he gets back I will have some more pictures to post!! :)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Flamboyant and boganbilia flowers

Spring is here in Brazil :) so there are lots of flowers every where!
There are many different colored boganbilia.

The Mango trees are starting to produce, but the fruit won't be ripe for a while yet.

This is a closeup of a flamboyant flower.
Natalie loves picking flowers!
Since spring is here that means there is going to be a time change. So this weekend we spring ahead (in Brazil)

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Excuse me spider....

Reuben was sent to bed, and Curtis and I hear him saying "excuse me pider" over and over. So we go in to investigate "who" he is talking to. Well It wasn't a spider, it was a big cockroach!:) Reuben was not at all scared of the large bug that was in his room. We called Natalie in so we could show her the bug and the first thing she does is scream :) (such a girl)
Later on when it was time for her to be asleep I her a panicked call from her, so I went in to see what the commotion was about. She had turned on the light in her room and was curled up on her bed peering over the side. "there's a bug" she says "can you take it away?" I couldn't see this "bug" that she was talking about, when I got really close I could see a tiny little ant :) Clearly Reuben's bug had made an impression on her.