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So I think today has best been described as an acclimatising day, aside from it being Lu's birthday.

Amélie was still up semi-early, around 7am. I woke up around 6am, and just couldn't get back to sleep. I was in that weird place where you're zombie tired, yet unable to sleep. Very odd. I did try to sleep again around mid-morning, and grabbed a few Z's at least.

It's been just slightly too hot today, mostly from mid-afternoon.

Amélie's vocabulary continues to increase, and as per usual if she's in the right mood she'll try and repeat every word you want her to. She can almost say "Galileu" (it's more "leu"), and she will call him (the PIL's dog). She can say both "vovô" (grandmother) and "vovó" (grandfather) probably better than I can, as these are particularly difficult words to differentiate. She loves to call both of them as well. During the last few days she also asks for a "cuddle". At a guess her vocabulary is somewhere between 50-75 words, but it's hard to gauge how much she's taking in.

We stayed home all day, but then were sleeping on and off all day. We had planned to go to Cidade da Crianca (Child City) in the afternoon, but Amélie's nap fell at exactly the wrong time to mean we wouldn't have time to go.

I feel like I'm eating too much, and not eating enough fruit. It's hard to drink anything but soft drinks here (squash doesn't really exist, at least in decent form) and that's probably not helping. It seems like the more you drink the thirstier you feel.

Lu's had a group of friends round this evening to celebrate her birthday, which involved watching amazing home videos from when Lu was a teenager. I'll try and get some screen captures.

No plans for tomorrow other than karaoke at 6pm, which I'm looking forward to lots. I'm hoping that the place will be empty as well, at least for the first couple of hours. I've noticed on Facebook though that it's getting popular. Perhaps we'll make it to Cidade da Crianca, or to Ibirapuera Park. This is the problem with being in Sao Paulo city, just getting out anywhere in the traffic and heat (or it's a poor excuse at least).

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