I can hardley believe his is 17 years old already.  Wow!!  The first birthday I knew him for was when he turned 13.  I mailed him some cards from my class and now he goes to school with those kids.  I also sent him Naruto cards and the Balto book and gum and some money and other fun things.  He still lived in Latvia at that time.

Tonight we are taking Vlad out for a birthday dinner.  I will let you know how the Russian food at Moscow on the Hill tastes.  I am kind of excited to try it.  Doesn't it sound fun?

See you tomorrow.