Sharon & Ollie meet Finn!

A week after my parents left and the day after Finn turned 1 month old, Sharon & Ollie visited us in Brazil to meet Finn, spend time with Colt and help Michael and me. They were only able to stay for about 10 days but true to form, we packed a lot in! It was a great mix of fun times with friends, down-time with family and then a great getaway to one of our favorite places – the Fasano hotel at the Fazenda Boa Vista.

Nana meeting Finn!

Nana meeting Finn!

"Welcome Back!" dinner at old fav, Sallvattore.

“Welcome Back!” dinner at old fav, Sallvattore.

Finn heading to church in his Sunday best.

Finn heading to church in his Sunday best.

Sunday afternoon, heading out to lunch.

Sunday afternoon, heading out to lunch.

Caipis and feijoada with friends at Museu da Casa Brasileira.

Caipis and feijoada with friends at Museu da Casa Brasileira.

Can't believe I didn't get a better picture of the table!

Can’t believe I didn’t get a better picture of the table!

3 on 1.

3 on 1.

Finn & Coralie.

Finn & Coralie.

During the week Sharon & Ollie developed a morning “tradition” with Colt. They would come over by 7:30am to be here when he woke up (so that Michael and I could get a little more sleep or Michael could go work out). They would do his whole milk, play, breakfast routine and then they would walk down the street with him to our grocery store. The grocery store is pretty nice and it has a great little cafe where they would sit and have coffee while Colt colored and snacked on pão de queijo. So sweet AND helpful to Mom and Dad! Then we would try to do something fun for lunches and dinners.

Colt wearing one of his dad's old hats that Nana & Papa brought down.

Colt wearing one of his dad’s old hats that Nana & Papa brought down.

Lunch by the pool.

Lunch by the pool.

Kisses!

Kisses!

Nana & Fincher.

Nana & Fincher.

Papa & Colt on the seesaw.

Papa & Colt on the seesaw.

Nana taking Colt for an afternoon swim. (Photo sneakily taken from our apartment - 26 floors up!)

Nana taking Colt for an afternoon swim. (Photo sneakily taken from our apartment – 26 floors up!)

The "Melting Pumpkin" was a little confusing to all the adults but was a big hit with Colt.

The “Melting Pumpkin” was a little confusing to all the adults but was a big hit with Colt.

Nagayama!

Nagayama!

With our favorite server.

With our favorite server.

Sharon - famous for how she handles the foie gras.

Sharon – famous for how she handles the foie gras.

After a fun week in SP we headed outside the city to the Fazenda Boa Vista for some R&R.

Hitting the pool upon arrival.

Hitting the pool upon arrival.

Finn & I love stripes.

Finn & I love stripes.

Colt & Dad.

Colt & Dad.

As I mentioned in my last post, I was actually battling a very painful arm infection through the Harpers’ entire visit but unfortunately it was the worst during our last weekend together at the Fazenda. On Saturday morning, Michael, Finn & I had to drive to the hospital for me to have a little “operation” on my arm and we were gone most of the day.

Coming out of surgery. Exhausted from nights of no sleep and lots of pain.

Coming out of surgery. Exhausted from nights of no sleep and lots of pain.

Thankfully, despite all I was going through, Colt was having the time of his life with Nana and Papa at the Fazenda!

Colt & Papa at the petting zoo.

Colt & Papa at the petting zoo.

Sizing each other up.

Sizing each other up.

"Colt hold NumNum. Nice soft NumNum."

“Colt hold NumNum. Nice soft NumNum.”

Trains with Nana.

Trains with Nana.

Petting Nanny the goat.

Sweet little goat.

More bunnies!

More bunnies!

And to top it all off, a ride around the property in the horse-drawn carriage!

And to top it all off, a ride around the property in the horse-drawn carriage!

We hated to say goodbye but it was a little easier knowing we’d be reunited soon over Thanksgiving!

Final sweet snuggle time.

Final sweet snuggle time.

Send-off caipirinhas!

Send-off caipirinhas!

Tummy-time.

Tummy-time.

We love you Nana & Papa! Thank you for a great visit and for all the ways you helped us out and loved on our boys! XO

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