5.20.2018

Seafarers, or Dia da Marinha


This week we had all sorts of activities around town for Dia da Marinha. We checked things out on our walk last Sunday, not really knowing what to expect. Turns out there were all sorts of free boat rides!

We decided it wasn't the best Sunday activity, but it was clear Woo really wanted to ride one of those boats!
Me (laughing at him): You have fomo (fear of missing out), don't you?
Woo: I have fomo and you have fobi--fear of being involved.
Which is pretty close to the truth!

Anyway, we had all week to ride boats and Woo went three separate times with three different groups of kids. All the kids got a chance to ride some boats, Woo went on a different one each time (riding all boats possible!) and I didn't have to go on any!

(I don't actually hate riding boats, it just worked out that way, and it was a fun thing for Woo to do with the kids.)


Herbie and Archie rode in the amphibious vehicle for a quick dip and the navy ship for a much longer ride, where they saw Archie's friend and got to ride in the... um... what's the cockpit of a ship called? (Herbie tells me it's the bridge.)


Ruby went by herself with Woo, which was perfect, because she got to ask lots of questions, without any one else getting bored. They toured a large docked ship. Ruby thought it was hilarious that she asked an in-charge-looking guy how much the boat weighed and he didn't know. Woo thought it was hilarious that when he did find out the answer, Ruby didn't listen.


Moses, Linus and Penelope went on Saturday. The amphibious vehicle (the one they all wanted to ride was booked), so they looked around, and ended up riding on the most fun one--the life saving motor boat. The ambulance equivalent of the sea, I guess.

Moses (spotting barnacles on a wall): Billions of blue, blistering barnacles!


Woo was afraid they wouldn't get up to speed, but they did. I wondered if Penelope had been nervous.
Woo: Nope, she giggled when we hit a bump, then shouted the best line of the whole trip: I wanna do a tube!!

A few bits from the rest of our week:

Moses apologizing to Penelope.


Archie as a robot.


And finally fixing two very large holes some kids (who shall remain unnamed) made in the wall.


Linus' friend was so impressed with Linus' new watch, that he went to the store and got the exact same one. Linus was very excited to show him how to set it, the stop watch, etc.


Oh, and Woo got a new calling today (in addition to the old one--branch mission leader). 1st counselor in the branch presidency.

That's our week. Hope yours was great!