Tuesday, October 04, 2011

For my newly-minted SIXTEEN-year-old

My dearly-loved Josiah turns sixteen today. Scary, except he's a good guy and I love him dearly. Plus, we study Proverbs together every Saturday morning.

So I asked myself what post would be special to him on this, his day?

And I came with a couple of answers.

First, new to us here:


Then, a classic:


Then, the original:


Finally, a surprise:


Happy birthday, Josiah!

12 comments:

Susan said...

1. Wow, Dan--your fam's birthdays are packed really closely! Happy Bday, Big J! (As opposed to your little brother.) :)

2. That first video--hmm. Edgy, aren't we!? (Didn't expect the cat. Nor the last "bang".)

3. I didn't know the Ackbar Cereal contains both colorful marshmallows AND imitation crab meat!! Why didn't someone tell me!? They go so well with chocolate milk!!

DJP said...

Yep. We're all September birthdays. September 2, 3, 16, 23... and 34.

Thanks for your birthday wishes to Josiah. You're the first here!

Pierre Saikaley said...

Happy Birthday Josiah!

What better gift to Josiah than the blessing of a great teacher Dad to guide him in the Wisdom of God.

(Is he getting Lucas' latest tinkering of Star Wars on Blu-Ray as a gift?? :-)

DJP said...

Thanks, Pierre.

We just returned from EVERYBODY's birthday and Christmas present.

(Tempted to add, "...for the next ten years," but that wasn't the deal.)

Rita Tomassetti said...

oh the teen years! Dan tell Josiah on behalf of an ex-teenager by a few years that he is blessed to have godly parents, especially during such a pivotal time of life! :)
Happy belated birthday Josiah!! :D

Rita Tomassetti said...

ahem September 34th? :P I must have a bad calendar ;)
sheesh 5 birthdays all in one (extra long) month, it's cake month! :D

CleanFlea said...

Susan-
I think you meant chocolate melk?

DJP said...

BTW my dates above were for what I guess you'd call immediate fam. Add BSIL and MIL and we've got the 13th and the 19th as well.

Wendy said...

Large families (those with more than 1 kid) are always interesting. I thought I was going to have trouble adding a 4th birthday to my list when my son was born.
And then all the pictures with more than two people in them (because, ya know, one person is always behind the camera).
It's like a whole 'nother world.

Anyways, happy late birthday to Josiah!

Susan said...

@CleanFlea: What's wrong with you!? Didn't I just say "milk"?? ;)

DJP said...

Dude, just give her the moooooolk.

Pastor Pants said...

Happy birthday, Josiah! Miss you, pal! :)

Tim is LOVING Julian Smith videos - he must have watched them all a hundred times. And they seem to all be family friendly ("Malk" is perhaps the riskiest of all). Turns out the guy is a believer. If anyone knows what church he goes to, I'd be interested. He was also homeschooled.