Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My little man Joe,turns 7 and on a sidenote, we have a new blogger in the family ...



Joe informed us this past weekend that he did indeed feel older.He definitely felt 7.This was unsolicited information on his part.Just a declaration he felt,for some reason,he wanted or perhaps needed, to share.And you know,he does seem older to me.All of the sudden.There is just this look about him.A maturity.It would appear,that I don't seem to have a little Joey anymore ... before me stands,just plain Joe.And putting aside for a moment, all the battles we wage with Joe and his ever so complicated personality,within that growing up and getting older body,lies a child full of wit and wisdom,far beyond his years.Also encased within that perpetual motion of a body of his,is one of the kindest,sweetest, hearts you will ever,ever find.At 9:49 pm, Monday September 8,2003,Joseph Patrick Needham came blazing into our lives ...Happy birthday little guy.We love you so.

*Joe has been taking piano lessons for the last few months and he absolutely loves it.He is focused and dedicated and according to his teacher,a natural.Getting him to sit and practice is never a point of contention and today,when I snapped this picture,I found him very at peace at the keys and extremely happy... would you look at that smile?My big,sweet boy.Oh,and did you notice the faux hawk?I guess thet are all the rage with the just turning 7 year olds!!

*Taylor has started a blog to keep us up to date on her travels abroad.If you want to tag along,vicariously through her,go check it out here.Darling little space she has made for herself.Missing her already ...

15 comments:

Claudia said...

Happy birthday, Joe!
Have a fantastic day with hopefully lots of gifts areound ;-)

stephanie said...

OH Happy Birthday Joe!!! Wish we were closer. Andrew and you would have a blast together.enjoy your most wonderful day, your very first day of being 7!!!!!

Someone else has a b-day coming up too.... HMMMMMMM
going to check out Taylor's blog. my Sophia will probably be her biggest stalker... I mean fan!!!

The VW's said...

Happy Birthday Joe!!!

Lacey said...

Happy birthday cute Joe! Carter just told me the other day he wanted to play with you. My boys miss your boys!

Rochelle said...

Happy birthday Joe!~ Hope it is a wonderful year. We will have to get our 7 yo boys together for a piano recital sometime (Aidan starts today).

Anonymous said...

A huge Happy Birthday Joe (not Joey anymore I guess) I recall him saying to me in the car on the way to Caitlin and Danny's house last April, "Aunt Bluebelle, when I grow up I'm going to play the piano.... And just look at that smile! Maybe this is a wonderful avenue he is traveling on. You kept your promise Joe - even though you started at 7. Amazing!!

Great idea Taylor! will be happy to follow your year on your blog. Aunt Lisa, Michelle, Gramma Barb & Poppa will be happy too!

Love & hugs
Aunt Bluebelle

Bea Braun said...

Oh my goodness Heather, Taylor is a real chip off the old "blog". She writes so beautifully and with such heart. What a great experience for her.

Happy birthday Joe. Hope you got some great presents!

Tina said...

Happy birthday Joe! I love that picture of him, something about his face, so peaceful, so kind. I hope he had a great day.

Kristin said...

Happy bday Joe. And as for your last post, I am finally finding a minute to comment. I tell myself all the time that I only need to post once or twice a week, and same with checking everyone else's blogs. I am addicted. I have to check throughout the day, even if I don't have time to comment. No wonder my house is such a mess. Good luck taking time off the computer ;)

Kele@ said...

Happy Birthday Joe!
Can't wait to check on Taylor!! Heading there now!

Reagan Leigh said...

Happy (late) birthday Joe! I'm sure your mom saw to it that you had a wonderful one! I wish I had someone to play the piano for me!!

Googsmom said...

Happy Birthday Joe!!

thepiersolfamily said...

Happy happy birthday Joe!!!! My goodness...growing up. Sorry I am so late with my wishes. Love you guys, laura and family

Mary said...

Happy belated birthday Joe!

Melissa M said...

Happy Birthday Joe!!