Friday, July 17, 2009

Best Friends

Gracie has made a new best friend!!

This is our nephew, Israel. Which is pronounced here as Is-hi-el...or at least thats how I pronounce it. And Sidnei hasn't corrected me (which he does frequently, so I must be saying it correctly...)!

Israel fell in love with Gracie the minute he saw her! He was never afraid of her! And Gracie loves him too...except when he pulls on her hair. She in turn chews on his hand.


This picture below is my FAVORITE. How could you not love that?? Gracie keeps a watchful eye on the traffic outside, with Israel by her side!

This is Gracie and Israel playing. No doubt Israel pulled on Gracies hair and Gracie is attacking his hands. A favorite game of hers...

Me and Israel! My new buddy! My favorite is when he has just woken from his nap and wants to be held. He puts his little head on my shoulder, wraps his fingers in my hair and plays with it. He still calls me (and everyone else) Mae (portuguese for Mom)...we're working on titia (pronounced ch-chia, or aunt)!

12 comments:

Rebecca said...

Israel and Gracie are so cute! I love the picture where Israel is stretched out next to Gracie!

Kori said...

Too cute. Loved all the the pictures. I miss our talks. Tell Sidnei Hi for me. Love you.

Lisa said...

What a cute little boy! Gracie looks like she loves him; he is her size!

Lisa Q

Betty said...

I´m sensing a need for a baby.... :)

Ashley said...

So cute! I admire you, Stephanie. You are doing so well in Brazil.

Nani said...

How Cute!!!

lovelydharma said...

Ridiculously adorable!!! He looks so much like Tio Sidnei!
Is Gracie a Lhasa? She looks exactly like Dharma when I shave her coat.
The picture of them looking under the door is too much!!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

He is adorable!

Amber said...

That is too cute!

ko said...

that is PRECIOUS!!! YOU R RIGHT that picture is SO ADORABLE!!!!!! :) Hope you are adjusting!

Michele said...

Oh Steph...what adorable pictures! They look so cute together and like they're having so much fun playing!

Hugz,
Michele

Tranquility said...

That is so sweet! I love the one of the two of them laying on the ground! ADORABLE!