19 January 2010

Five



Five candles this year on his birthday cake --a sorry-looking carrot cake with pumpkin frosting and red decorating icing. Very Chinese colors: Red and gold. Not planned; just came out that way. Oh, and the star? Josh asked me to add it. Though not much to look to at, the cake was yummy (even if I do say so myself).

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Five years of being a mother. Five years of fumbling with parenthood. Five years of humbling lessons and proud moments. Five years of incomparable joy and contentment.
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Five years of re-discovering the wonder of childhood, through Josh’s eyes.
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Five years of silly moments and learning, learning to pick my battles.
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Five years filled with wonder. Wonder that this amazing little boy is entrusted to our care.
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Five years of working at being a better me… for this little guy. Sometimes failing, yet always forgiven by the big heart that beats inside this wonderful little person.
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Our little man, chatterbox extraordinaire. Sweet big brother. Aspiring artist. Budding reader. Happy birthday, Josh. I love you 889,321,076,895,233,194,355 times, sweet boy!

29 COMMENTS:

Kimberly said...

Aww, how beautifully chronicled! Happy birthday and many blessings to your sweet boy.

Lindy said...

learning to pick the battles....I needed to see that today. :)

Happy Birthday Joshua!!!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday to your perfectly wonderful adorable little boy. Your cake is perfect because you made it and that means more then a perfect looking cake. :) Yes, 5 years of such good things you listed. Thank you for making me smile so big this morning! XX Lori

Mommy24cs said...

Aww Happy Birthday to your little guy!! My Carson turns five next month. Where does the time go??

Wanda said...

So beautifully said. Happy b-day to your little man and happy 5 th annniversary of Motherhood. You embrace your role so well!

:)

Robin said...

he is precious...adorable..happy Bday to the both of you..!

Yelena R. said...

So precious! Happy Birthday Josh!

Jana said...

Happy Birthday Josh! sweet boy, I almost rolled out of my seat with that first baby picture....

Saranne said...

The cake is beautiful....because it was made with love! ox

Nezzy said...

Five years of precious memories of your little man! Just adorable.

God bless ya'll!!!

Dandy said...

OH this post made me totally mushy. Gorgeous boy, wonderful mama.

Sue said...

Happy Birthday! The cake looks & sounds awesome. Hope he has a wonderful day.

Johnny said...

Happy Birthday to your Son!

jen@odbt said...

I love how you wrote his birthday post. They are here to teach us so many things, aren't they? I love the pic of him with the stickers all over. So cute! Happy Birthday to your 5 year old!!!

LPC said...

So adorable. Your dedication shines through. As does Josh's concentration and intelligence. He will be so thrilled to read this when he gets older.

Janine said...

Aww that was such a cute post! Happy 5th Birthday!

golonghorns said...

Oh yaay! Happy Birthday to Josh and I always like to congratulate Mommy's for their hard work in raising kiddos... so hats off to you Mama! My son just had his 5th B-day at the beginning of Jan. If I get caught up on the homefront I will hopefully blog about it to remember his fun day. And by the way homemade cakes are so much better you can taste the Love!

Alicia said...

He is adorable!!! Happy 5th Birthday, Josh!!

The cake looks so good, too!

Mahmee said...

What a lovely, lovely post.
Happy Birthday Josh. Hope you enjoyed that cake!
Love that sticker face pic.
M.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Josh, you bring a smile to my face! I hope you have the greatest birthday ever! Can you save me a piece of cake? Pretty please?

Happy 5th birthday Josh!

Aunt LoLo said...

Have I ever told you how much I adore those cheeks?!

Happy birthday, Josh!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday to your little guy. Loved the pictures, I think (so hard to choose) the one with alphabet stickers all over his face was the cutest.

While I think you did an awesome job decorating the cake, I'm all about the taste anyway. I'd rather it taste better than it looks than the other way around.

Sarah said...

Happy birthday to your little one! I think the cake looks perfect and wonderful.
By the way, thank you so much for your suggestions on the constipation issue!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Happy birthday to your boy.

Herb of Grace said...

Such a precious boy :) It's been fun getting to know him a little through your blog. Happy Birthday, Josh!

Keyona said...

Happy Birthday to your baby boy! I could just eat him up! :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

"Working at being a better me... for this little guy." And that sums up parenthood in a nutshell. Happy five years together! And happy birthday, Josh!

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

What a cutie! And I think the cake looks pretty great too. Happy Birthday to your little man!

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday Josh!!! I hope you have a great day!

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