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Monday, September 22, 2014

The Birthday-Part 2

So Gi's real birthday finally arrived. He only had two requests. The first was to eat at Paulinho and Karen's and the second was to invite Felipe and Lorenzo to eat with us and to play at our house later.

The day started with some mom crepes on the special day plate.

Then he went to school and had a great time celebrating with his buds.

Then it was off to Paulinho and Karen's for our traditional birthday celebration.  Paulinho, as usual, got Giovanni a birthday gift.

Felipe and Lorenzo went home and then we had a little family party.

First the cookie birthday cake.....
......then present time.

He loved the presents from his brothers and sisters.......

.......as well as his grandparents.
Since he got so much soccer gear he had to try out some new moves......
.......and some headers.

All the soccer presents caused a one on one game to break out in the hall with Anderson which led to, as has happened about 20 times over the last 10 years with 3 soccer loving/playing boys, a broken light fixture. It happens.
Gi had an amazing day.


Bronwyn said...

So cute :) His face when he sees the soccer ball is awesome. I wish I could have been there!

Drew Watts said...

So lovely birthday party! I love these pictures. Thanks for sharing here. Well, I don’t like outdoor parties. There is always so much to arrange at outdoor places. So I always reserve the Los Angeles event venues for my parties. I really don’t need to do any arrangements as they provide these services on their own.