We survived our first Brazilian birthday. We met all of L’s classmates. They understood my Portuguese. It was everything she wanted: blue, cupcakes that she got to decorate, chocolate covered almonds, coconut brigadeiro (with real chocolate sprinkles that might have taken a tumble in route to the party), and pão de queijo. L was so excited she didn’t even eat her cupcake, but she talked a lot about it.
I did learn that apparently few kids here drink “leito puro” (pure milk). I thought their teacher was referring to them drinking powdered milk. Nope. None of the kids, other than L, wanted to touch the milk since it wasn’t mixed with chocolate.
Now to prep for our next visitor. Let the planning begin!