Sunday, April 02, 2006



Happy Birthday, Joe!!
Joseph is sweet 16, today. He's a great guy. He was born almost 7 weeks early and started off as a tiny little thing. Now, he is bigger than his father and it seems hard to believe how fast 16 years can pass you by! You all would like him- everyone likes Joe. He isn't loud or obnoxious, but he hasn't a shy bone in his body- a rare thing I've decided in a guy his age. He quietly goes about meeting people and doing his work. Smiling. If he sees someone he doesn't know, "Yo! My name's Joe. Come on over and join the rest of us." Easy as that. He has a great sense of humor and loves little kids- gets a kick out of them. He can get the baby to do what he should with just a frown, but Abe still wants to be held by Joe when it's movie night. My favorite thing about Joe is his ability to always keep things in perspective. He's very cool. No teenage tirades about the injustices of life. Being the oldest of 8 children, I guess he just figures that life ain't always fair. And that seems to be ok with him. Life is usually fun. His mama is real proud.

11 comments:

Tropical Screamer said...

Happy birthday to Joe.

And he sounds like such a wonderful person.

Darilyn

Peni said...

Like Aunt Karen used to say, "Those eyes!" To which GM has to add, "That smile!" What I like about Joe (besides his looks) is goodness...and that fact that he is totally responsible, without being up-tight about it. I like those and a hundred other little things this page won't support. He would even 'endure' GM kisses for me today!

teelduo said...

Happy Birthday Big Guy!!! I've been thinking about you all day. I remember the day you were born just like it was yesterday. Where does the time go? ~sigh~

We love you
Uncle Craig, Aunt Lisa, Josiah and Benjamin.

Sarah said...

Happy birthday to you, Joe! I can believe he was only 9 when we met him! He has grown up into such a fine young man. Must have good parents!

Miss you all!

Love, Sarah

Petey said...

Happy Birthday, Joe! It's easy to understand why Mom is proud of you.
We had a birthday celebration at our house today, too. Tomorrow our daughter will be 28! Time flies...she was 2mo when we first saw her and brought her home. VBS...God bless and keep those of you with April birthdays.

Darcie said...

His Mama has every right to be proud of her fine, young son!

Happy Belated Birthday wishes to Joe...from North Dakota! Hope he had a great day!

Sharon said...

What a happy happy face! And such a handsome young man! Wish he would have been around for my dd when she was that age!

Happy Birthday JOE from KS!

Isobel said...

Happy Birthday Joe!!! Those eyes, that smile and evidently that manner that you have. You sound just about perfect--I believe you could be one of my grandchildren. Love you even though I don't know you well. You look so good I could just take a bite out of you. Aunt Isobel

cher said...

what a wonderful sounding young man-congrats to you Nines for bringing such a sweet person into the world for all of us to enjoy!

Tracey said...

Happy birthday, Joe!!

He sounds like a wonderful young man....one that my 15 y.o dd should look up....in about 5 years. ;o) Okay...make that 10...I'm not ready for her to leave the nest yet!

Dawn said...

You should be very proud mamma! What a wonderful young man! Now isn't that scarey - when your babies become young men or women!!!!