Saturday, October 11, 2008

Jonah's Birthday Party

Jonah turns seven on October 16th, but we had his party today so all his friends could come.  He wanted a Ben 10 party so I made this cake:
Here's the birthday boy, wearing his first present of the day - a Ben 10 Speedo:
Jonah was very excited to run down the road and greet his first guests at the bus stop:

Plenty of friends showed up and it was a great party.  I wanted to have a record of all the kids present so I asked John to help me round them up and make them smile.  Notice the only two kids who aren't cracking up at John's antics:
We had churrasco (Brazilian barbecue), beans, rice, corn bread, and salad:
Jonah opened some presents:
We sang the lively Portuguese version of "Happy Birthday" and ate cake:
Jonah clowned around:
While Andy hung out with his girlfriends:
The kids enjoyed the pool all day:
And last, but not least, we popped the candy balloon, which is like a Brazilian piñata.  First, you spin it:
Then you pop it:
And the kids go wild, falling all over each other to gather candy.  Well, most of them.  Notice Andy standing behind the chair on the far left while Marisa hands him candy under the tree:
In the end, Jonah was exhausted, a little sunburned, and extremely happy: 
He said he had a great party, and he's apparently already planning for the next festivity, because he asked if tomorrow was the day to go trick-or-treating.


  1. How fun! John loves Ben 10 too, that's what he was for Halloween.

  2. HELLO Samantha! what a beautiful party! I am having a ben 10 party for my 4 years old son Liam. and just love ur cake.. could u pls tell me how u did it??? obrigado!