Today (Tuesday) is AJ"s 9th birthday. What fun to watch your child have his first birthday party ever! A lot of people tell me they don't want to adopt an older child because they don't want to miss out on all those "firsts" in their child's life. We had to celebrate AJ's birthday last night due to a full soccer schedule this week and all I kept thinking the whole time he was bouncing around the house is this is WAY more fun than watching a 1 year old smear cake in his hair and be overwhelmed by all the attention. Our poor boy couldn't even eat a whole piece of pizza due to his excitement. You know he must have been excited because he easily polishes 4 or 5 pieced normally. He just kept saying, "I''m so happy. I can't eat!"
Matt & I surprised even ourselves with our amazing (if I do say so myself) collaboration on AJ"s cake. AJ told me he wanted a yellow cake (b/c this is his new favorite color) with UK blue frosting and batman.
Meemaw & Grandpa, Aunt Kelly & Jeremy watched on Skype while we tried to keep AJ to sit still long enough to open presents.
A skateboard from Aunt Buffy! I need to stock up on band-aids.
Mickey gave AJ his favorite thing ever...money!
Matt & I gave AJ a new bike. This was definitely needed since the poor kids old hand-me-down bike has no breaks. AJ has worn out at least 4 pairs of shoes in the last 8 month, using his feet as breaks.
Sorry these videos are so dark, but I couldn't resist posting. The audio is too cute to not share.