This is 5 days after Christmas - Gerro's 9th birthday.
Did you know he's an extraordinarily good goalkeeper?
How good? Well, I had a phone call just over a week ago.
It was his soccer coach pleading with me. What for?
To let Gerro play in a weekend tournament for 300 kids.
He said they had no hope without Gerro between the posts.
He was spot on, as it turned out, because ...
The only goal scored against him in open play was an own goal.
And their last game came down to a penalty shoot-out.
Gymnast Gerro saved no less than 3 of the 6 penalty shots!
So it was pretty easy deciding what his birthday cake should be.
His brand new goalie gloves "catching" a ball-shaped cake!
Decorated with stars, of course, for our superstar son!
This is the same cake, after dark, a few hours later.
With the candles blazing - lighting up Gerro's face.
It's a magical shot of a magical boy!