Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tomorrow is a good day...for a few reasons...

Friday. kinyoubi. viernes. TGIF. Welcome to the weekend. aaaahhhhh....Friday...!!!


Though this hasn't really been too hectic of a week, I still see tomorrow as something really nice. It's the end of the week....and though I have classes on Saturday...it's still.... Friday!!! But....also.....It is the 4th of July!!! Independence Day!!! A day for family and friends....beer.....picnics....incredible fireworks...baseball...hot dogs...apple pie....A day to be...American.

But here....in Japan...it's just another day.


Wait....no...I'm sorry...that's wrong...it isn't just any other day.


July 4th......is Koji's birthday!!! Yes..I know...what a good American I was, huh?!




Koji will turn 6....and to celebrate we will go out for dinner at the restaurant of his choice...still not sure which one as his deadline for a decision is tomorrow morning before we leave for daycare....he and Issei were having quite the discussion tonight in the car as we were coming home (Issei is pushing for yakitori....where they cook meat and veggies on sticks over open flames...actually...I'm kind of hoping he chooses that one, too!!! Yummy!!)


Koji Harrison Kuroiwa....the "wild child". I love him to death....but....and when I say this, I'm only halfway joking....If he had been born first, he probably would have been an only child.


Ham bone...little stinker....cutie patootie....so nice....helpful....independent....goombah (yeah, I know, he's not Italian or a member of the Mafia, but I use it!!!)....funny....rascal..."all boy"....monkey...kakuii ("cool"...don't even think about calling him 'cute' to his face...he will correct you!!)...so many things that could be used to describe him...at any given point of a day.


He has a laugh that just makes you smile to hear it. His eyes are so bright and full of energy. He is also full of crap on most days....his stories are so funny....so 'not true' most of the time, but his imagination is one thing that we do not have to worry about.

So...to help celebrate the day....here are some of my favorite pictures of my littlest man....



Happy Birthday, Little Man....

you are such a little weirdo sometimes,

but...we love you!!!



**Oh...and Happy 4th of July....be safe...have fun...drink a beer and light a firecracker for me...but....put the beer down first, okay?!! ((hugs))

17 comments:

Janet said...

Happy Birthday to Koji!!!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KOJI...from the Engelhardt/Gonzales Family. Hope all of you have a fun and happy day.

fairytalesandmargaritas said...

I have my own little Koji, they can wear you the heck out!

Happy Birthday Koji!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Your photoshopped picture speaks the truth!

Happy Birthday to both of you.

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Koji =)

I love the "little weirdo" photo the best!

Claudia said...

ROFL! Happy 4th darling!!! And Happy BDay beautiful Koji!!!!

San Diego Momma said...

What a loving description of your goombah!
I'll be pulling for the yakitori...have a great 4th and may Koji have a wonderful birthday!

Deb
sandiegomomma.com

AP said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY KOJI KOJI KOJI!!!

Mrs. G. said...

Happy Birthday! Are those straws?

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Happy Birthday Koji! Yakitori! Yay! I vote Yakitori too!

I love the photo with the straws.

And Happy 4th to you!

XOXOXO

P.S. How are you doing all these cool photos thingies?

McSwain said...

Great pics-- I love the straw one.

I've only been out of the U.S. on the 4th once, and it was odd not to be surrounded by fireworks. I don't care for beer, but I'll knock back a shot of tequila for ya!

Meanwhile, have fun on your little guy's bday.

Ciara said...

hey there

Happy 4th of July & happy birthday to Koji. Hope you enjoy your meal out wherever he decides in the end

Peggy Sez.. said...

Happy Birthday to your little man!
Six is a great age.

"The Boy" just turned seven so I will keep you posted on this stage..LOL!!

Happy 4th of July to you and your loved ones!

trenda said...

Happy BDay to Koji Man!
And Happy 4th to you!

Karen MEG said...

Happy birthday to your funny, adorable little Koji! What a riot he is LOL!!!

And happy 4th to you!

ROSA E OLIVIER said...

Piú giú, in fondo alla Tuscolana...!?...passavo per un saluto!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Happy birthday! You're in great company - not only an entire nation was born on this day but also Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rube Goldberg, & Louis Armstrong.