Sounded good and I was all for it but, for various reasons, our out of town options were limited.
That night the dad of Anderson's best friend, Lucas, brought him home. Anderson had been at Lucas' house all day. When his dad, Vitor, dropped him off he asked if we would want to hang out with them the next day at his parents beach house.
Don't you love it when God surprises you with an answer to your prayers so quickly?
The next day we made the, a little under 2 hour, trip to a small town called Xangri-lá. Google says it has about 12,000 residents. It's mainly a summer home vacation type place for the people from our city.
As soon as we got there Vitor, my girlfriend, Gi, Anderson, Lucas and myself all went to check out the beach. The wind was blowing hard. So hard that Gi bailed after 5 minutes and went back home.
Vitor and I stayed with Lucas and Anderson. We took some pictures.
The kids then colored Easter eggs using the kit we got just two days earlier in the mail from my mom. What great timing.
When they weren't playing soccer Anderson was learning how to ride a bike.
We had an amazing time together and getting out of the big city for the day was just what we needed.
I think we all needed it. Vitor's mom said she couldn't remember the last time she heard Vitor laugh so loud and hard like he did on Saturday.
We first met Vitor and Alexia back in 2007 when Anderson and Lucas started pre-school together. They've been best friends ever since and we've been blessed by our friendship with Vitor and Alexia.