This and That

It’s really very cool that the schools here in Portugal will allow you to bring a cake and celebrate your kids birthday. Brooklyn wanted me to make a giant cookie for her birthday party, but I had to make two of them because those kids LOVE my desserts! It’s the sugar….the desserts here in Portugal aren’t nearly as sweet as the ones we Americans make!

I always try to make something different. The kids loved the giant cookie. They said they’d never seen a cookie so big!

We celebrated mother’s day the same day as you guys did in the States. Here are a few pictures from Mother’s day at church.

This week has been so nice. The weather is absolutely beautiful! I’m having a hard time staying indoors.

However, I’m mothering a very sick boy that has the chicken pox….he is so pitiful. Would you say a prayer for him?

Hope you guys are enjoying your week……

  • Pastor and Judy Brodie

    Dear Nina,
    Enjoyed your pictures! So sorry about your son! Our son got chicken pox when he was 16 yrs. old. He was MISERABLE!!!!
    I prayed for your son AND YOU … 🙂
    Love, Judy

  • Dani Joy

    Gotta love those cookie cakes! Awesome job! and awesome way to get into the schools!

    Justice does look like he has had a time of it. but look at that smile! 😉

    well, gotta go to class we just got back from a quick picnic lunch cause its so sunny. Played soccer and got some sun! burned over 150 calories too! jeje..

    Love ya!!!

  • Jill

    Poor chicken pox boy! He must be miserable. Praying for him and you!

  • Jen

    Ahhh, poor guy! Praying he feels better real soon!

  • Betty

    Awe, poor little guy! I hope he´ll be feeling better soon. I have a similar picture of my daughter when she had the chicken pox. Looong time ago…. 🙂
    What a great idea to make a giant cookie. Looks like they loved it. Great pics!

  • the domestic fringe

    I feel SO bad for your baby. I have been praying for him. I hope they don’t last too long. Thankfully your other kids had the shot and won’t get it. Glad your weather is great. The cookies look scrumptious!


  • The Hat Chick

    Wow, he really has a big case of the pox. Praying he comes out of it soon. Love the bog cookie….nothing like a sugar fix to please the kiddos.

  • Expat Women

    Hi Nina,

    Regina here, for

    I would like to personally invite you to list your blog on our Expat Women Blog Directory ( so that other women can read about and learn from your expat experiences.

    Many thanks in advance for your contribution and keep up your great blog!


  • Personalized Sketches and Sentiments

    A happy belated birthday! What great and giant birthday cookies :o)

    And a belated Mother’s day! Aw! your little guy still looks so cute and happy, in spite of the chicken pox!

    Blessings & Aloha!

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