Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Is my birthday on the next day???

This is the exact question I have heard almost everyday since the day after his birthday last year. I love this little boy!

Joshua Kristoffer West
Born May 6th 2004 in Washington DC
8 lbs. 3 oz.

I honestly used to believe that if I was only a mother to little girls I would not care. That was before I met this beautiful baby boy! He has been such a joy in our lives. He is constantly on the go and I used to think he lacked the ability to touch anything without destroying it.

I know I spoil him and he knows he has Mom and Dad wrapped around his little finger. There are many times I am trying to get angry with him for something and I find myself having to look away so he can't see me laughing!This day at the beach when he was 18 months old he crawled around with his face in the sand, with his mouth wide open to scoop up as much sand as he could. We don't know why, but then again we don't know why Joshua does a lot of the things he does.

He really would be happy riding around with Kris like this all day. He idolizes his Dad and I am so glad he has such a great guy to look up to. A few years ago Kris spent 2 months in Texas doing rotations for Medical School. When he returned Joshua would not leave his side. He was always holding onto his leg if he was standing or climbing into his lap if he was sitting. He was not about to let Kris go again.
How could you not love this face?!? He makes us all so happy everyday and I am so grateful I have had the chance to be his Mother for 5 years!

Happy Birthday little man! We love you, and yes the next day is your birthday!!!!!


Melissa said...

That picture in Kris's pants is awesome! What a cutie you got. Happy Birthday!

Donahue Family said...

Happy Birthday Joshua!!!
I love the pictures Jamie!! Both of my boys enjoyed the one of Josh in Kris's pants. They laughed forever. :)

Carolyn said...

I know exactly what you mean about the girls and having a little boy. I'm so glad to have my little Nathan among all his sisters. Anyway, I love the pictures, Joshua is such a cutie. Happy Birthday!!!

West said...

Wow I can't believe he is 5!! he is such a stud...Happy birthday Joshua!!

sharon said...

So fun to see him. He is a sweetie. He's getting so big.

Someday we'll come out.

Love Grandma West

Lewis Family said...

Happy B-day Joshua! What a handsome kid he is!

Those Crazy Holt's said...

OMG! He is too cute! I miss my little Dennis the Menace. I was just talking about him today. I was telling my friend the story about him listening to Carl too closely and using the not so nice language in the Aldi. How embarrassing!

Estelle said...

Jamie, this tribute is sooooo sweet, I loved reading it. I felt the same way about having boys and not caring if I had a girl in the mix, but then along came Shelby, showing me what I was missing out on.

N. Tipps said...

Jamie, he's so adorable. I love that picture of him in Kris' pants. I know what you mean about having a boy though. They're so different from girls and so much fun too. Happy Birthday little guy!

mom with a camera said...

what a darling little boy Joshua is! I still can't get over how much he has grown. You are such a good mom, Jamie. Your kids are all so lucky to have you!
Happy Birthday, Joshua!

Aimee said...

I'm laughing out loud about the scooping sand with his mouth story...seriously hilarious! These are all great photos and stories for the future wedding videos.