Friday, May 6, 2011

Mulu is 9!

In April, Mulu had his 9th birthday. He continues to be a kind, sweet and loving young boy who amazes us every day. He is doing amazing in the 3rd grade at his new school, getting rave reviews from all his teachers. He is very active - loving most things sports (hip hop dance, baseball, soccer and him and his dad started doing 5k runs this past year together).

Turning 9 this year was big for him - realizing that this is his last year that his age will only have one number. He was excited for months planning his birthday activities - changing his plans almost everyday (wanting to make it perfect). He ended up deciding that on his actual birthday he wanted his "special dinner" to be at his favorite Ethiopian restaurant. So we met his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins to eat fabulous food, returning to our place for gifts and cake.

Then rather than have a big group of friends over for a party, he chose to have two friends over and have a whole day doing "boy stuff". It was supposed to include mountain biking, but snow and 30 degree weather in the middle of April put a damper on that, so instead they went roller blading, to taco bell, to see "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2" and then back here for laser tag and cake. The day included lots of sugar, giggling and fun - exactly like he had hoped.

Here are some photos of the two events:

Mulu excited for everyone to come to the restaurant

The whole group

Me, the Johnson kiddos and Cousin Charlie

Mulu & Aaliyah - just too cute not to include

the nice watiress brought him a piece of cake to the table

(you can see Aaliyah and Cousin Charlie "blowing in spirit" behind him)

His requested baseball cake

Him and his buddies after the movie

and yes, another cake (he scored nicely on cakes this year)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great pictures of your Birthday Mulu!!! Looks like you had a great time at your parties! Your "cakes" looked so yummy!!
Nana and Papa love you!!