She wakes up everyday and tells me "Mamãe, I'm not tired anymore. Can we go see our friends?" She has many "best friends" and is called by many a "best friend."
She is speaking in Portuguese and English. But English her go-to language for now.
She loves her gymnastics class (we've been doing it for a year now!) and her music class. While in class, she's always eager to answer the teacher. (She tries, even when she doesn't know the answer).
She can spin around, dance and sing all day. She finds stages everywhere.
She is very dramatic and good with adjectives. Every phrase comes with a "fun", "beautiful", "awful", "cool", "cute", "shiny", etc. A few weeks ago, checking out our furnace closet, she saw all the pipes and said out loud, opening her arms up: "Those pipes are FABULOUS!"
She made up a word "booba." We keep asking her what booba is and we get different answers all the time. Usually is something to eat, but sometimes is a green triangle and sometimes it is a pink circle. (We hope to one day find out what "booba" is.)
She excels recognizing faces and names. She likes to point out the little Facebook icons of people she knows. Before leaving the house she mentally goes through her mental "rolodex" of local moms, dads, siblings and nannies, asking who we are going to see today. I showed a few times who President Obama is, so she recognizes him when he is on TV. The other day strolling around Target she pointed it out to me to the card section and said: "Mamãe look, Obama!" I couldn't find it, and for a second I thought, "Oh no, all African-American males now are going to be 'Barack Obama.'" But no, she was right, I looked again and there it was a birthday card with a big Obama picture on it! (Phew.)
As the first grandchild and great-grandchild in both sides she's the little princess of the family. And has a special place in our hearts.
I've asked Zara Blue what she wants to be when she grows up and she said: "I want to be Doctor Zara."
Oh... and her favorite color is purple and she had a butterfly party this year. She was very persistent and asked for one for five months!