Here they are looking at our wall map in week 9 so that they could label their maps:
Here they are a few days later helping each other label North and South America:
By our last week in Brazil, week 11, they were able to label all the countries on North and South America, with zero help in 3 minutes and 51 seconds.
We also finished reading YWAM's Nate Saint. I can't relay to you just how much we love reading these stories together as a family. We get to hear how God's hands were (and still is) on those who serve Him. This story in particular, showed how God used a tragedy to bring others to Christ. Even The Principal got choked up reading it.
We also had our Brazilian feast. Luckily, I have a wonderful Brazilian friend who gave me her recipe for Brigadeiros ( a Brazilian candy similar to a truffle) and also directed me to our local Brazilian market, a hidden gem for all things Brazilian! Below are the kids checking out the marketplace:
This is the Brigadeiros in it's cooked but cooling form:
Here they are rolling the Brigadeiros into tiny balls. The Brazilian market even had tiny cups (smaller than a mini cupcake liner) for the candy to sit in. I read that condensed milk in Brazil is much sweeter than what we have here, thus a little candy goes a long way!
They also made Carnival masks and I simply told them it was a party. That's all there is to it, for now.
Last but not least, a picture of our feast. My husband grilled Brazilian-style steak with a Chimichurri Sauce, Feijoada (a delicious black bean stew I cooked with meat we purchased from the market), some roasted plantains and Pao de Quiejo (cheese bread). It was all scrumptious!
We're taking a week off, then we'll make our way through Europe!