Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just Some Pictures of the Kids (and us)

Well, I know my "normal" family blog has been rather impoverished in the photo department lately, so I thought the Grandmas and all would like to just see some pictures of the kids, who just don't stop growing!

Two days ago, on Monday, we were finally all well enough to leave the house! We had been invited to the Japanese pastor's house, and we were finally able to take them up on the invitation. We had a nice visit and it was a very welcome change of pace and scenery.

There really isnt anything special about this next picture, since the kids aren't even looking, lol, except that I am in it, which is rare indeed. :-)

I just LOVE this picture of Johann, because it is SO hard to get a good picture of him these days! He is so on-the-go, and does not stop for a second, much less look at the camera, and even less to smile too! So, this is a rare treasure of a picture. He is nearly 17 months now! And, he rarely wears clothes. It is too hot to put him through the torture, and it cuts down on laundry that way too. ;-)
This is Fabio's father, about a month ago, when we took a walk with the family:
We've gotten to enjoy lots of family togetherness, even at nighttime and naptime:
And, on January 19th, Fabio celebrated his 31st birthday - the first birthday he had celebrated in Brazil since he turned 17.
Also about a month ago:

The last day we were in São Paulo, my sister-in-law Carol's family took us to the zoo! Especially after a full week of not stepping foot outside the door, it was also a very welcome change of scenery. :-) It is a nice zoo and we enjoyed our time there. I also enjoy new locations to photograph my beautiful treasures (children).

I think this pic was a fave of the day because it was not posed. How wonderful to catch a moment of spontaneous brotherly love. :)
It has been neat to see these two interact as Johann gets older. They really play well together most of the time. Two peas in a pod! And, if any of you remember these shirts, I took advantage of the cooler weather in São Paulo to take a snappie of these two in them. Here is a pic of Joshua and Dominique in them, and then of Dominique and Israel in them.

And I ask again.... I wonder where these shirts will be in two more years??


Lori O. said...

Such beautiful pictures! It's good to see your smiling face. The church stood and prayed for you during worship yesterday. Joyce Prince led us in a faith-filled prayer for you all. Sending our blessings, Lori

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful pictures
but even a more beatiful family :)
I love checking your blog and see how are you doing, it makes me feel like if I were talking to you haha
Take care !Love from Spain

Grandma Carol said...

What great pictures of all of you! It's so good to get to "see" how you are all doing, and not just read about it. The kids are all so cute and photogenic. Give them all a hug and kiss from Grandma Carol! Luv ya!

Anonymous said...

DEAr Girl,

Have thougth of you often and prayed for you as well knowing that the Lord only gives good gifts to His children. I am thankful for your attitude in this time of trial and perserverance, may the Lord direct the doc and the work there. The pics are invaluable to me, thanks. There is a lot of dengue here as well, so please take care of your health.

Love ya, dad

Faith said...

I sure can't wait to see your adventure unfold and see where those shirts are in two years.
God Bless!