It's hard for me to believe that Alex is 4 years old! True to form, we are celebrating yet another birthday in yet another city. As Rusty said, just before we left Nashville, "Alex has moved more times than he's had birthdays." For some reason, that made me sad, but I'm holding out hope for permanency for our family someday.
Alex turned 4 on February 28th, which also happened to be a Sunday, our first Sunday in Portugal. Since we knew it would be a busy day, and since we had his party before we left Nashville, we had told Alex not to expect much in the way of birthday celebrations. We promised him a family party with cake and presents later in the week. So, imagine our very great surprise when the church had a surprise cake for him after the service! I wish we had a picture of his face as the entire Lisbon Church of Christ sang a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" in Portuguese. Unfortunately, neither Rusty or I knew it was coming either, and we had left our camera at home.