Sunday, May 14, 2017

My baby boy is 41 today!

I can hardly believe he is 41 years old today...May 14.
These pictures were taken in August of he was 1 year and 3 months old here.
 Joshua was an absolutely beautiful baby...

This little jacket was green...and had a little appliqued airplane on it.  He wore it all the time!
This was in December, 1977.

(August, 1977)
 I have no idea why he's carrying a can around...he didn't drink sodas...
he didn't even have anything with sugar in it until he was...maybe 2 1/2...and that's when he had one sucker.
 This was May 14, 1981, the day he turned 5 years old.
 His 5th birthday party was at the park in Weaverville.
Joshua always has loved to be outside...he would play all day outside if I let him!
 Do these even exist in parks anymore?  
See Joshua sitting?  The boys and their friends would try to spin these so fast that kids would fall off!  That was a lot of the fun of it!
Joshua, that's Sue, Mark's mom, spinning ya'll around.
In 1981, Joshua went to Sonship Preschool.
This was his class.
Joshua, do you remember these kids?
Jennie Boorman, Monica ?, John & Joel Armstrong, Eric Johnson, Jered Ratliff, ?
Jennifer Carrington, Shanti Olson, YOU, Luke ?, Patrick Jepsen
These names aren't from memory, but from what I had written on the back of the picture!
Fast forward about 4 years to the summer of 1985.
This was your first year on the Cubs!
Fast forward to 2017...
and here he is with his precious daughter...who he is so proud of...
Thalia was going to her senior prom and he took some pictures with her.
They are so each other.
 Joshua sent me these two pictures awhile back...can't remember why someone had taken them, but I love them both! 
Joshua is one amazing man...
He's always watching out for his family...calling to check to see how everyone is...
checking in if he hears of bad weather...
just making sure everyone is doing well.

When he was a little guy, like 2-3 years old, his great grandmother, my Mimi, would comment on how he liked to work!  Well, he hasn't changed!
I love you, Joshua

Happy birthday to you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Grute!