Monday, July 05, 2010

8 years ago on the 4th of July.......(a little late, but...it's still the 4th somewhere!!)

For a few years, we were a family of three...
Issei was the lone Kuroiwa son.
And then.....on July 4, 2002
Koji, came into our lives.
(Koji....about 2 hours old.)
He was small....and some of us weren't quite sure about him.
But...we got to know him....
...we realized that he was fun to talk to...

...and he had a great laugh!
Issei said, one time that "Koji's whole body laughs."
He was right.
The Kuroiwa Family had become
a family of 4.

Happy Birthday, little man.
(Koji, this morning...in his b-day bounty...from his head...to his SpongeBob covered feet.)


And this?
This will always be my favorite
picture of Koji.
Always.

13 comments:

Shellie said...

Once again Happy Birthday Koji...isn't it amazing that we wonder if we will survive those baby years and then "WHAM" they are 8 and becoming more independant and self thinking. Kenny Chesney says it best....Don't Blink. Awesome pics and a walk back thru the family album.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Happy Birthday--the whole U.S.A. is celebrating today!

ms-teacher said...

Adorable & a wonderful post about Koji!

ChiTown Girl said...

Happy, happy birthday, Koji!

smalltownmom said...

It's still the 4th where I am...still light outside. Fireworks in an hour, I think...

Happy Birthday, Koji, what a great day for a party!

Yarni Gras! said...

aw! sweet post! Happy Birthday!!!!

Ginaagain said...

Happy Birthday Koji!

Jason, as himself said...

What a sweetie!

I love the new header, too, but I don't recognize the stuff with the Corona!

yogurt said...

How sweet. Your own little Yankee Doodle Dandy! Happy Birthday, Koji!

illahee said...

happy birthday koji!!

Janet said...

Happy belated birthday to Koji! How did he end up in the toilet?

Hula Girl at Heart said...

I like all of those pictures, but the last one is priceless. I'd definitely save that for his wedding slide show. Happy Birthday!!!! Anyone born on the fourth of July has to be special.

Claire said...

First of all, thanks so much for your visit & comments on my blog Debbie! You have a lovely family and your kids are so adorable. I love the toilet shot, too! It really made my day :)