Saturday, March 13, 2010

Jake Matthew Needham

"On the day you were born, the Earth turned, the moon pulled, the Sun flared, and, then, with a push, you slipped out of the dark quiet where suddenly you could hear ...

... a circle of people singing with voices familiar and clear.

"Welcome to the spinning world, "the people sang, as they washed your new, tiny hands. "Welcome to the green Earth, "the people sang, as they wrapped your wet, slippery body.

And as they held you close they whispered into your open, curving ear,
"We are so glad you've come."

From the book "On the Day You Were Born" ~ by Debra Frasier

Happy 9th birthday to our beautiful, beautiful boy.




































24 comments:

stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to that most handsome man!!!!
What beautiful pictures! and I remember the First Communion one, definitely one of my favorites.
And Jake made a great Harry Potter!Have a super day!!

The VW's said...

Happy Birthday Jake!!! You are one good-looking young man! Hope you had a terrific day!

heidi marie said...

what a handsome young man! happy birthday!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a special boy your little man is. It was obvious from the beginning that he was sent to you for a reason. Happy Birthday Jake Matthew!

kathleen

Danny McAuliffe said...

I can remember perfectly the day Jake was born...and I can recall so vividly all the moments from when he was teeny tiny... he's still the same sweet, gentle, easy-going guy. I love when he's talking to newborn Joe in the swing, all the costumes, the "blue cake" that he insisted on having, and how devastated we were when he got his curls cut off. I laughed out loud at the genie costume!! And the Buzz face!!
I still see that chubby, serious baby face like the pictures in the swing in his face now.
Happy Birthday Baby Brother, you are definitely a kid now, but you will always, always, always be my first little brother, the boy we were SO excited to meet and that we still are crazy about to this very day.
I love you tons,
Cait, Danny and Charlotte

Lacey said...

Happy Happy Birthday Jake! I wish us and the boys were still there to celebrate with you!
I love seeing the pics from when they were little, so cute!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

How handsome is he??!!!! Wow, great pictures! Thanks for sharing them all. Happy Birthday Jake!

just jean said...

Happy Birthday, Jake! What a wonderful past you have had in the last 9 years! And just think of the wonderful events waiting for you in the next years of your life!

Have a happy day!

Jean and Mike

mandd3 said...

Happy Birthday Jake! Great pictures. Wow, March is a busy month for you!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday Jake!! Make that family of yours celebrate like there is no tomorrow!!! Have a great day!!

My name is Sarah said...

Happy, happy Birthday Jake!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing collection of pictures... in my top favorite.
Happy Birthday sweet,gentle Zake.

(PS your card will be arriving a day or so late - your special day got ahead of me. See you in 3 weeks - can't wait to see how much you've grown!

Love & hugs everyone

Aunt Bluebelle

Anonymous said...

Happiest of birthdays Jake! You are a fantastic big brother to Joe and Zoey and bring a lot of joy to your whole family! Enjoy your special day. Christy Pinuelas

Cheri said...

Ohhhhh I LOVED looking at those earlier pictures of Jake...soo cute!!! What an adorable baby and what an adorable, I mean handsome (sorry Jake), young man!! Luke had the EXACT same goggle and tool set around Jake's waist...in face Luke wore that for one of our Christmas pictures...love it!!!

Googsmom said...

Great pic's Heather. Happiest of Birthday's to Jake {{{HUGS}}}}

The Carter Family said...

Happy Birthday Jakey! Kelsey and I loved looking at your pictures and remembering most of them! You are such a sweet, precious, handsome little man now! We love you and tardy (auntie) Tanya will come by after school with your gift.

Peter Olson said...

May I echo those joyous words, "Happy Birthday Jake, you handsome young man!" May you enjoy many, many more.
You are a blessing to your mom, dad, family and everyone who knows you.
We all have very high expectations for you, your life and achievements ahead.
Keep up that great smile and continue to make us proud. ;-)
God Bless You!

Bethany said...

Happy birthday Jake!

tish said...

Happy Birthday handsome, gentle Jake! You are a wonderful big brother to Joey and Zoey!

LOVED the photos; thanks for sharing...

cheekyradish said...

Darling boy, from an equally darling family! It's fun to share such happy memories...

I just did this type of post with some of my birthday people...more to come as March is my birthday month- as it seems to be yours!!

Junior said...

Happy Birthday Jake

Elizabeth said...

Gosh is he cute! I'm new to your blog -- read your post over at Single Dad. I can't wait to catch up on your beautiful posts!

Michelle said...

Hope Jake had a great birthday. He is such a beautiful boy, growing into such a handsome young man!

Mary said...

Happy belated birthday!