Happy Birthday Joe

by inspiredrd on April 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Joe!  Today you turn 5, and there are some things about this age that I never want to forget.

When someone asks you what your favorite color is, you say, “Blue, and black, and white…and pink, and purple, and orange, and I like ALL the colors!”  It seems like you have inherited my inability to make a decision (sorry about that).

You love to go to school.  You learn about letters, numbers, and how to say words in Spanish.  Except that you have so much fun in your Spanish class that you hardly ever remember what word you learned.  Grandpa thinks it’s pretty funny and always asks about the Spanish word you learned that day, you say, “I don’t know, but I’ll remember next time!”

Your favorite part of school is recess where you play “bad guys” with your friends.  When you try to play “bad guys” with Leila at home, she will have none of it.

You also enjoy coloring with scented markers at school.  I know when it has been a scented marker day because you have dots on your nose when I pick you up from class.

This year you played t-ball and soccer.  Your favorite sport is whatever you are playing at the time.  You scored your first soccer goal last week, and I went a little soccer-mom crazy.

You prefer sweet over salty.  When Leila wants french fries or chips, you want fruit.  You told me last week that you can’t wait to get older so that you can cook too.  You emphasized the fact that you will be cooking healthy food, and that you will cook gluten-free food for me.  When I was planning your birthday treats, you made a point to ask for something gluten-free so that I could have some too.

You can be ornery, that’s for sure, but you are so sweet.  You have a gentle heart, and genuinely care for others.  You never want anyone to feel left out.  I can’t believe you are 5 already.  5!

Time flies, but we are loving every minute with you Joe.  Happy Birthday.

  • soozwebby

    Happy birthday, Joe, and hope to see you soon!

  • http://www.howsweeteats.com Jessica @ How Sweet

    what a sweetheart!! happy birthday to him! i hope you guys have a great weekend.

  • http://www.angelhaynes.com Angel

    Five?? Wow! Happy birthday, Joe! The Haynes family loves and misses you!

  • Tia Edwards

    Happy birthday, Joe! It is crazy to think he is already 5!!! Love from the Edwards :)

  • Emily W

    I miss that sweet, little man! Happy birthday Joe from all the Weatherfords, especially Yemi. She talks about you all the time. :)

  • Kandice

    Ughhh, wow….5! Happy Birthday Joe! Love the Tiggas fam xoxo

    Side note… I keep reading this as if I was Joe in 25+ years, and my heart melts!

  • http://thecinnamonbears.blogspot.com/ Stephanie

    happy birthday little guy!

  • http://www.gaggleofgreens.blogspot.com Jessie

    Happy birfday Doe! We wub you! (that’s from the little girls)

    Happy birthday to the fastest kid in the world!

  • http://mealsandmovesblog.com janetha @ meals & moves

    Awe, happy birthday to Joe! You have the cutest little rascals.

  • Debbie

    You nailed it, Lys. It made me smile and cry at the same time. What a blessing he is to me, my Joebaby.

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