Wednesday, December 14, 2016

December 9th, 2016 ~ Our Day in Photos!

It has been a while since I have done a "Day in Photos" post, so I decided to do one again to show a bit of our everyday life and to document this season.  This post is documenting our day - last Friday, December 9th.  It was a more busy Friday than normal, but this is basically our typical Friday,

Sophia is up by 7:00 and eating breakfast so she can soon leave for school. This is her waking up look!  Some days she is really dragging!

Around 7:40 Felipe is loading up to drive to school. Last Friday he also helped drive the children of our friends, who are the leaders of Casa Semear (where we serve in ministry). 

After school drop off, Felipe bought lots of bread for Casa Semear.  Every morning session the ministry offers a Brazilian breakfast of coffee and a french bread roll to the kids who attend the program. 

Josiah napping away!  
My 11 week old is still pretty unpredictable with his sleep.  He has days where he sleeps almost non-stop and other days where he struggles to nap and therefore sleeps much less.  Friday was an extra sleepy day for Josiah.  He slept a LOT!

While Josiah napped, I got to do one of my favorite exercise videos called T25, and it is just 25 minutes long.  I am slowly starting to exercise again, when I actually can find the time to do it. 

Jessie's morning art activity!

Since Josiah decided to sleep SO much, I had some time to study  the Bible and journal. I am slowly working my way through James. 

Felipe working with the kids at Casa Semear.
Fridays are the free-play days at the ministry center, where the kids have free choice in what games or activities they can play.  These are great days of building relationships with the kids and often gives time for meaningful conversations to happen.

Jessie had some computer time playing educational games!

Our lunch: rice, beans, eggs, french fries (something extra special that Jessie loves), and salad.

After work, Felipe had some errands to run so instead of coming home he stayed out and went to a small snack place to eat.  

Felipe's lunch - a Coke and a big pastel (which is a Brazilian snack with usually meat and cheese inside.)

We live in a cozy house on top of another house.  In Sao Paulo, many homes are constructed like this - with houses built one on top of another.  The lady who lives under us runs a tiny store in the garage area.  We go down to visit with her every day, several times a day.  My girls even call her vovo, which is grandma in Portuguese.  She and her daughter are such blessings to our family. We love our downstairs neighbors, and they especially love Josiah!

Swinging in the hammock! Josiah fell asleep AGAIN! 

This is my little back patio area where I wash laundry and hang our clothes to dry.  While the kids were in the hammock, I was doing laundry! 

Our car needed some repairs, so Felipe was sitting reading the book he is currently reading: Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion. 

Felipe also decided to quickly get his hair cut at a nearby barber shop during the long wait time. 

By 2:45, Felipe was at PACA, the American school where Sophia attends, preparing for the annual Christmas event.  Felipe went there on Friday to meet with administration and prepare for filming the event on Saturday. 

Felipe then brought Sophia home from school, and Sophia's friend Mari came over to play.

Not too long later, I also had a friend and her children come over for a play date! 

These girls ate the whole afternoon! 

Meanwhile, Felipe was working with the kids at Casa Semear! 

As I mentioned before, Friday was a bit different day for us, as we had lots of friends come over. Sophia enjoyed playing with her friends on our front porch area.  

By now it was early evening, and Josiah and I went downstairs to visit a bit with our downstairs neighbors.   Felipe arrived home from work around 6:30 and captured these shots.

Josiah making a super cute face sticking out his bottom lip when he is about to cry.  

After our dinner and showers, we ended our day with the girls doing our Jessie tree activity before bed.  First we watch a video, then we have a discussion time or Bible reading, we place the ornament on our tree, and then finish with prayer before bed.
This is my first year doing the Jesse tree, and the girls are loving it!

Every night Felipe parks our car into the tiny garage/shop so our car will be safe. It is amazing how he manages to do this! Very impressive!

I went to bed early, and Felipe stayed up late watching a movie with our friends' sons, since they were sleeping at their grandmother's home downstairs.  It was a boys' movie night, and even Josiah joined the fun!

Josiah's schedule is still kind of switched. He insists on sleeping late at night, and then sleeping late into the morning.  Each night Felipe lets me go to bed early, and he keeps Josiah - that way I am better rested.  Isn't he the best?! This helps me so much energy-wise.  

We hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of our lives here on the blog.  There are so many more elements to our days here in Brazil, but hopefully this gives you an idea of the rhythm of our life here.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE seeing y'all and reading about your life! Such a blessing! Thank you! 8*)