March 18, 2013

Joseph Turns Seven

As I was trying to find Joseph's newborn pictures, I discovered that there really aren't that many! While I was sad that we didn't have more of Joseph in all his fuzzy newborn glory, I was also feeling selfishly relieved because what few photos there are of me post delivery, are not pretty.

I looked like Violet who had just reached the blueberry pie dessert portion of Willy Wonka's three course meal gum. Well, minus the blue color. 

And that's just a kind description.

Anyway, enough about me, let's talk about me Joseph.

When I took cupcakes over to the school on his birthday, he was wearing this birthday crown. He loved it so much and wore it every chance he got for three or four days straight. He would fly into a tizzy any time anyone else dare to even look at it, let alone try it on.

Hubby and I took him out on a special birthday date. When asked where he wanted to go for a treat, his response was shouted with lots of enthusiasm.

Jamba Juice!

That boy has good taste. He totally gets it from me.

Wowza, I was a lucky girl getting to go out on the town with these two good looking fellows.

Joseph thought he was so funny giving daddy bunny ears, though you can barely see them, and you can't see them at all on me!

He gave it his best shot though.

Once we got our order, Joseph apparently decided he was going to see if he could blow bubbles in his smoothie.

Next thing I know, the lid had exploded off the cup and half his smoothie covered his shirt, coat, and was splattered all of the floor.

He made such a mess.

Totally gets it from me.

Jamba Juice was nice enough to give him a new smoothie.

An even bigger one too. Lucky guy.

So with his shirt and coat sopping wet, we made our way over to the store to let Joseph pick out a birthday present.

I admit, it was so fun watching him oogle over all the toys and as we went isle by isle checking out every option to see what he wanted the most.

Naturally he settled on something much too expensive.

But we were able to talk him down to a compromise.

The next day, these three musketeers put their heads together and worked on Joseph's new legos for hours until they had them all put together.

It was most fascinating to me to watch them work so hard together without fighting!

I'm half tempted to buy more legos, just to see it again.

When I asked Joseph what kind on cake he wanted, I almost kissed him out of relief when he settled on a simple football cake.

Deep down, he must really love me.

The kids chowed down with much eagerness... except poor little Claira.

She was denied cake and ice cream since she refused to eat even a single bite of her dinner.

It did NOT go over very well.


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9 super cool people speak:

Garvin Smith said...

Happy Birthday Joseph!

Raelyn said...

I do not know about Violet from Willy Wonka. But I think that you are being a bit too hard on yourself post-delivery, Friend!! Oh. And I was a little bummed that you did not share even one picture of you and baby Joseph!! Oh well.... ;)
Jamba Juice!! We love that place!! Their smoothies are so good!! Mmmmm!! ;-D
I loved the smoothie explosion story!! I tried that once. With an Icee which had a hole in the center of its lid!! What was I thinking?! As resulted, I blew up freezing cold blue Icee into my face!! I learned a lesson, though. I think!! ;)
Happy Birthday, Joseph!! ;-D

Garden of Egan said...

Totally cute!!!
How is it possible that you have a child that age.

Stef said...

I am jealous that you have Jamba juice there.

Saimi said...

What a GREAT birthday!!! Cake, ice-cream, Jamba juice and legos!!

Happy Birthday Big guy!!

He truly is adorable, but then is his screaming sister!!

Mama Smith said...

Hmmm...Sounds like we will need to go to Jamba juice...once in awhile! LOVED the pictures...especially Claia'

Meagan said...

Oh, I am so glad that I'm not the only parent who has withheld birthday cake from the non-dinner eater. Cute idea to go on a mommy-daddy date for the birthday! I love it.

Sue said...

Looks like a super fun birthday for Joseph, but I missed hearing them all sing happy birthday!


Lisa S said...

mmmm I want chocolate cake!!

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