We actually started celebrating the day before with a lunch at one of Anderson's favorite places: "Paulinhos" (that's not really the name of it, but we call if that because Paulinho, the owner, and Karen are our friends.)
Then a trip to Green Park - our little carnaval type amusement park in Porto Alegre - where they have a new big roller-coaster.
Fun in the bumper cars.
On his birthday, Anderson chose cinnamon rolls for breakfast. I think he liked them....
Giovanni's new smile - you'll be seeing it a lot.
Then worship at the chácara, the drug-rehab center that our church supports.
We went there to show our support for our brother, Paulo Renato, who has loved Anderson since he was born.
The guys all sang "Happy Birthday" to him. It was great.
Then it was lunchtime and a lot of fun running around, playing, chasing dogs and chickens.
Even though we couldn't get every present on his list, or do anything really fancy, Anderson loved his birthday. It was great just to be together as a family and play and have fun. A really fun day for a really great boy. We love you, Anderson!!
PS: We will have a party at our house on Friday afternoon for him and his friends.
(I would love fun, cheap suggestions for what to do with a bunch of 7 year olds....).