Yep, it’s true. We haven’t been updating the blog. Just caught up in the whirlwind of life. Here’s a quick update from Brazil…
Soleil is in full training mode… potty training that is. Nothing makes me feel more manly than dancing around with my daughter singing,
“Pee Pee in the potty, Pee Pee in the potty!!!”
We’ve really been enjoying our apartment at Mandalla. Crazy how you forget about the pleasant things in life when you’re living on the road… like having access to a hot shower any time you want!
Although my rib injury is preventing me from climbing, Stevie and Soleil have been tearing it up. Sol calls out her own boulder problems now days.
It’s so cool to watch her enthusiasm. I can’t wait until she can rope gun for me…
One thing I will say about Soleil… She is a natural climber.
Taking a break between climbs…
Soleil isn’t the only young prodigy out at the crag. Her new best friend, Luah, hangs out in her cuna (crib) right at the base of the wall while her parents climb. Sol has fallen in love with her. She is always asking Stevie if we can take her home.
So far our take-away on Brazil is that the people are of the highest quality. We have made some amazing friends here.
Below, Soleil having a ball with Luah and our friend Michelle from Rio De Janeiro.
Below, our good friends and hosts, (owners of the Mandalla), Fran and Wagner prepare an amazing pizza dinner. (Luah’s Mom, Mara, to the right).
These guys are proper climbers and I’m really hoping our paths cross again after we leave Brazil. I have a feeling it will happen. They seem to do a fair amount of international traveling.
Another night, another party. Brazilian BBQ at Mandalla…
Soleil checking out the action…
Giving love to her nanny, Anna…
So just been lurking in Brazil. Not much more to say.
Monday I get on a plane and fly solo to the USA for a blitz business trip. It’s gonna be super sad to leave Stevie and Soleil. It will be the first time I’ve really been away from Sol since she was born. NOT STOKED.
I don’t think Stevie is either. At least it’s only 2 weeks.