Sunday, September 25, 2011

Our vacation in Miracema, Tocantins (Mario's home)

September 7th is Brazilian independence day so it is a major holiday here. We took this opportunity to spend a week visiting all of Mario's family who came together in Miracema in the State of Tocantins where Mario grew up. Here are some pictures of our fun week. Of course the whole week revolved mainly around Lucas!

This is Mario's mom, Rosa (Rose). Lucas is the first grandchild on both sides of the family, so he gets a little spoiled! (Mario's father passed away in 2007).

 This is "Tia Katharina (aunt Katha), Mario's older sister, she is a dermatologist.
 and this is her husband Peter who meet Lucas for the fist time that week. He is also a doctor.  This family is full of doctors!

 This is Mario's youngest sister Thayrine, she is in her first year of Med. school in the state of Acre, close to Bolivia. Mario's youngest brother Marcus and his wife were the only two missing that week. (Marcus is a lawyer).

 Lucas also got to take a delicious bath in the Tocantins river with his aunt and uncle. Later on mom and dad did not resist and plunged in clothes and all. It was a lot of fun!

As you can see Lucas spent most of the time in the water. It is always very hot in Miracema (in the 100's) so he enjoyed splashing in the water several times a day!