Saturday, February 25, 2012


Yesterday Joey turned 9 years old.  We had a small celebration at home that started off with one little cupcake,
and continued on with a few presents.  The skateboard was a hit!
And the night ended with some sibling love.  It was a good night.
Today the festivities were in full swing.  We headed out to the local indoor waterpark for a birthday party with all of Joey's classmates.  That party was complete with a SpongeBob cake,
lots of very loud "Happy Birthday" singing by Joey's awesome friends,
more presents that were opened and very thoroughly enjoyed,
followed by hours of swimming with good buddies.  I'm sure it was a day that Joey will never forget.

Happy Birthday, my dear Joseph!  You are such a wonderful, hard working, loving, smart, funny kid.  I can't wait to see what this year brings for you.  Hope you had an awesome day.  I love you!

16 comments: said...

happy b-day big guy and congrats for bringing up such an awsome cute little dude kat. They are all very beautiful children.

Riahli said...

Awwwww... Happy Birthday, wow last year of being a singular digit... crazy! I can remember Jacob saying that, and he was so excited when he turned into two full hands, haha! And now he is 17, today actually! Makes me feel old! :)

Mom24 said...

Aww, happy birthday! That looks like a perfect party. :)

Lora said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Why do they grow up so fast?!? Happy Birthday to your Joey!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! He looks like an easy kid to like--such a great smile.

Hilary said...

Oh sweet.. they're sure having a blast. Happy Birthday to your little guy.

Jeni said...

Happy Birthday, Joey! As always, I love your posts with the pictures of the kids so predominant there and for me, it is fascinating to watch them grow as I have done for the past so many years now through your blog! Amazing isn't it, the changes that take place right before our eyes as they grow up and mature -sometimes way faster than we ever imagined possible too!

lime said...

happy birthday, joey! sounds like it was a wonderful day.

that one picture i can't believe how much he looks like you, kat! wow!

Unknown said...

Oh man, I want that party for MY birthday! ;) Looks like a blast. Happy birthday to your first born!! said...

Awww... great pics. Happy Birthday, Joey!

Kelli said...

How fun! Awesome skateboard - Noah has been wanting a BIG skateboard for awhile now. :) Looks like he had a fantastic party!

Lindsay Y. said...

NINE years Time flies, huh? Looks like he had a blast!! And my kids saw the water park and are a little jealous :-)

painted maypole said...

MQ is nine, and it's been an interesting age. She is teetering on the cusp of tweenhood, but still also quite a child. I'm holding on to the child as long as I can. Enjoy your sweet Joseph, and everything this year brings.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Joe! I wanna have MY birthday party there, LOL, looks like so much fun!

Rima said...

That looks like the perfect birthday! I can't believe how grown up he is! He's looking more and more like you!

Karen Deborah said...

What a great day! Your little family is growing up! Do you ever wish for another baby? Your such a good mom and your husband is a good dad. These are joy filled life filled days.

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A new day that you have never lived before.
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We can squander, neglect, or use them.
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