Thursday, January 3, 2013

Joshua's 5th Birthday

5 years ago we were preparing for the birth of a beautiful little boy. 

And today we remember that it's been nearly 5 years since we held him in our arms. 

On his 1st birthday, in 2009, we let go of a blue balloon. We told Oceana, who was only 2 1/2 that we were sending Joshua his birthday balloon. Every year we celebrated his birthday by letting go of a balloon. On his 4th birthday it was too dark to take a photo, as we waited until it was too late in the day. Every other year we documented the occasion with a quick photo. 

This year, in celebration of a milestone birthday, I'd like to ask you all a favor. 

Would you send Joshua a blue balloon? And would you send a photo of it to bouncingblossom AT gmail DOT com? 

I'd love to put together a photo book of "Joshua's First Five Years". A history of his birthday celebrations and balloon releases, and a history of the siblings who joined his family. 

Thank you all dear friends. Thank you for loving him with us. 


  1. We will be sending off a balloon from Snowflake, AZ today for your big boy. Love you Susie. Thinking of you today!