Happy Birthday, Zinabu

He is 8. My youngest is 8. My sweet Zinabu from the other side of the world is now 8 years old. He's been with us longer than he was in Ethiopia: 3.5 years there, and 4.5 years here. That's amazing. He is one of my greatest blessings. I love you, Z Man! Enjoy the photos. I had fun going through them all. And at the end, if you've been following my blog since the beginning, you might remember the classic "C is for Cookie" video that he sang when he'd been with us for only a few weeks. Still makes me laugh and cry all at the same time.
Our referral picture. The first time we saw his face.
With us for just a few weeks. He loved all things goggles and glasses.

Always smiling. Always. He even smiles in his sleep.
Totally a Daddy's boy.


Vivi said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. Smiley!!

hotflawedmama said...

Happy birthday, Zinabu!!! You are an incredibly beautiful soul!

Bridget said...

Omg, I have never seen that video. That just made me SOOOOOOOO excited to go to Ethiopia. Thank you. He is precious.

AnnMarie & Nick said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that video!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god this video just gave the the strangest chills. I remember watching it on repeat as I waited for Habi....my god how much life has changed since then. Its crazy. Thinking of you and following you all the time.


Mrs. Baker :)