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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy birthday, Alex!

Happy Birthday, Alex! We love you so much. You've been adorable all your life, and we're so glad you ended up with us. Love, Joanna and Toby

109 comments:

Sarah said...

Aw Happy Birthday! I think my favorite pic is with the guitar. You guys are so sweet in that last pic.

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

wildchild said...

those old pictures of alex are just perfect little vintage photographs. he's a stud, joanna :) you lucky girl. happy birthday to alex!

Giulia said...

Wonderful photos. I'm so glad he ended up with you guys, too. Isn't it cool to look at the photos & remember where you were at the time, throughout the years. (Tho you were a twinkle for the earlier years.)

xoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

Happy Birthday Alex! Those photos are so adorable..Kisses

jadelees said...

Does anyone else think Alex looks a little Travolta-esque in the younger snaps? Happiest of Birthdays!

Ana Magdalena said...

Aww what a beautiful post! I love the copillation of photos. Happy Birthday to him.

Kim said...

Happy birthday Alex!

Julia said...

Happiest of birthdays to Alex! Your family is so adorable and I love these posts :)

Antique Engagement Rings said...

Great photos. Love all the action shots lol

Nomadic D. said...

So cute! Happy birthday Alex, it's my birthday too!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/2011/10/rebirth.html

Melissa Blake said...

Aww, happy birthday, Alex! Those photos are wonderful...I loooove Toby's hair! So cute!

courtney - larking. said...

The picture with the coffee cup is so sensitive AND manly. Love it.

and wherever did you find Toby's darling onesie???

Kate said...

such cute pictures! happy birthday alex!
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ovaye said...

Happy Birthday, Alex! All the photos look like movies stills.

Joanna Goddard said...

thank you!!! toby's onesie is from Winter Water Factory (my fave)--we were talking a walk around the neighborhood on the day of the hurricane! alex gave him the mohawk:)

Joanna Goddard said...

aw, courtney, yes, he is sensitive and manly, haha, he will love to hear that:)

Dancing Branflake said...

So sweet! You can totally tell he's the cool guy of the group.

nickandnoragettingmarried said...

What wonderful pictures! They made me think "Gosh, I wish I knew Alex." Happy Birthday!!

Dea said...

Alex's pic with the coffee mug has a John Travolta thing going on!

love+cupcakes said...

That's one handsome guy!

Jesse said...

awww love all the old photos, happy birthday alex!

Aneta said...

In the first photo, is that Alex' mom?
She's a total fox!
Happy Birthday!

julia wheeler said...

that hammock photo is SO RAD. happy birthday to your dude:)

gemma said...

CUTE!!!! Happy Bday Alex!

Anonymous said...

Is the third photo down Oxford?

Stephanie said...

awwwwwwww sweet. xo

Joanna Goddard said...

aneta, it's his babysitter actually -- even at his young age, alex had a huge crush on her. she is no joke! :)

and the other girl in the pink jacket is his sister, lesley.

the photo of alex and his college guy friends always reminds me a little of Dead's Poets Society.

kate-girl said...

Happy Birthday, Alex!!
(And, excuse me...could Toby be cuter?)

Andréa said...

You guys are so nice together. =)

The Wearwithal said...

Precious. :)

amynicole said...

Each of those photographs of him are so classic, how special! Love the last two as well, you and Alex are so romantic! Hope he has a wonderful birthday!

*** KITSCH *** said...

Lovely selection of photos!
one life in them...
happy birthday!

Becca said...

Awh - these are such lovely photos! Happy Birthday Alex! You guys clearly have such fun together, and the love you share puts such a smile on my face (should we all be that lucky!).

Becca

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday Alex! These photos are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Alex!

Totally cute photos!

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

wonderful have a great bday!

Mighty Burns said...

thats such a sweet happy birthday wish!

Anonymous said...

why would alex ever cover up that face/those dimples with a BEARD? SHAVE THE BEARD! SHAVE THE BEARD!

junebug said...

Happy Birthday, Alex. Doesn't life just keep getting better?

Mandy Koster said...

Happy Bday!! Have a lovely day, love these photos of Alex and the one of you two together :-)

X Mandy

http://mandykoster.blogspot.com

becca ann said...

these are great!

Sara Szatmary said...

That's one studly hubby you have there Joana!

mirna said...

Happy Birthday Alex! Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing Joanna!

Kristin said...

That picture of he and Tobi, oh my! Your boys are so cute! Happy bday, Papa!

megan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX! Thanks for including that awesome photo tribute. Too funny!

lenaeatshearts said...

awie, what a nice way to say happy birthday :)

Leslie said...

Such wonderful pictures! Toby is looking a LOT like his dad :) So cute!

By the way, where did you two end up going on your fun weekend away?? Hope it was relaxing!

Anonymous said...

Your husband was really hot.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Alex. What a hottie! (And a very beautiful little family.)

nicole said...

Aww! Happy birthday, Alex. Such a great collection childhood photos. Thanks for sharing, Joanna.

p.s. Wow, Alex rocked some HAIR back in the day, ha!

JenJekel said...

This was adorable, and what awesome (and occasionally bad-ass) pics! I'm sure the day was amazing.

HiLLjO said...

HOPPY BIRFDAY!!! YAY!

Katie Dalebout said...

He looks like JFK Jr. in the 7th one down! (to me that would be the best compliment ever!)
happy happy birthday to Alex! I hope you guys are all three having a blast celebrating!! cutest family ever!

Gyda, Einar og Gríslingarnir ÞRÍR. SURVIVING RESIDENCY said...

CONGRATULATIONS.

Cynthia said...

Such a great collection of photos. I love the one of him posing on the beach and then the one of him and his buddies (the look on his friends face who is hugging him is hysterical).

I was going to ask about Toby's onesie too!!

You've got a really sweet family, Joanna!! Happy Birthday to Alex!

Anonymous said...

adorable indeed!

Chloe said...

Happy birthday, Alex! I love the picture in the punt! Am I right in thinking that Alex is paddling down the River Cam while visiting my very own school, Cambridge University in England?

Alex said...

Thanks for your kind words and birthday greetings, everybody! This post really brought back memories, and touched my heart. Funny that a couple of you mentioned the Travolta thing: I got that a couple of times when I was a waiter. I was psyched. I always wanted to be Italian. (Not going to complain about JFK Jr., either--thanks Katie). And yes,
Chloe that's me punting down the Cam when I was 10. I spent most of the day trying to deal with a punt, but I guess at that moment we were losing control of the boat, so I pulled out the paddle:)

Trina said...

Alex kinda reminds me of Sergei Grinkov in the mug photo. The Warwick one too. (And that's a compliment; I used to love watching Gordeeva & Grinkov skate!)

Glenda said...

Happy Birthday Alex! Love that he ended up with you and Toby! You guys are so cute together. Many, many more years ahead of you and many, more birthday's filled with love and happiness.

Elaine said...

You guys are so adorable. Happy birthday, Alex!

abigail said...

adorable is right!!

those are some stellar pictures of your Husband, They will be pretty epic for Toby to look back on when he's a teenager! ; )

hope you guys have a great celebration!!

~abigail

aka tiptoethrough.blogspot

Jennifer_NJ said...

Enjoy your day Alex. And if I may say so, he looks like a young JFK Jr. Still a Q-T ;)

Adorable pix and family!

aBroad said...

Awww. I want to cry :) ... this is so sweet.
Happy Birthday !!

Stephanie said...

Aw, Happy Birthday Alex! Toby is looking more and more like you everyday! Best wishes from the west coast. :)

Maddie said...

Alex looks like he could be in pretty in pink...or those early years of saved by the bell..

Maria said...

Great photos! I bet you're really proud of your little family - as you should be! Hope you're all having a fantastic day!!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

balladofseasons said...

Awww!! Such a nice birthday message Joanna! Love the photos and Toby's smiley face :))))

Anonymous said...

Great nostalgic childhood pictures of Alex. Have a wonderful day.

Joy said...

Such a sweet post! Happy Birthday Alex!

Ann said...

love the guitar photo, happy birthday!

The Less Than Domestic Goddess said...

Great photos! Happy Birthday to Alex. xo

Renata said...

Oooouuuuhhhh.... Such a beautiful post! The last picture is realy inspiring. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

*handsome*

Anonymous said...

Totally getting a Ryan Reynolds vibe in the coffee mug picture...

From Trees Fall Apples said...

I love love love old photos of people. As a child I would spend hours going through our family.
I hope Alex had a lovely day. You can tell it would have been filled with love. xo

ELS said...

what a hunk!

Catherine Masi said...

Oh, what a fantastic tribute to your Alex. Such a handsome devil, too... like a refined Ben Folds (I don't think Ben Folds even has a beard, but still... I think it's more his happy eyes and adorable smile that marks the likeness.)

H said...

These photos are so sweet! It looks like you have a really great husband!

Claire Star said...

Happy birthday, Alex!

Lindsay R said...

oh my gosh. i love these pictures.

happy birthday.

Lindsay

Foteini P. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΠΟΛΛΑ!!!!
Wishes from Greece :) !!

Sweaters & Cider said...

Omg, that almost made me tear up. Lovely photos. Happy Birthday!

missmehoneybee said...

Yay for alex. Happy Bday. Im glad he ended up with you and Toby too, Im sure hes the most glad.
Oh, and he looks so different without a beard. How many years has he had it?

...like a rolling stone. said...

this is so adorable, i love all the photos. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX! way to be a rad father and super writer.

Clarissa said...

In the white shirt with the coffee mug, Alex looks like a John Kennedy Jr!!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

these pictures of alex are adorable!

Christina said...

Aww adorable. I am so jealous. What a great fall bday!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday, Alex!

I love this photo montage you've created, Jo. It's so sweet, and such fun for us readers to see Alex through the years.

Sara Moura said...

happy birthday :)you too look very happy together!

macaca grava por cima said...

"Happy Birthday, Alex! We love you so much. You've been adorable all your life, and we're so glad you ended up with us. Love, Joanna and Toby"

These are the sweetest words ever!!!! You brought tears to my eyes Joanna! That's exactly what I feel about my husband and the family we managed to create together! Nothing in the world can compare to that feeling! Bless you guys for choing that love is the way!

macaca grava por cima said...

showing!!! not choing!!! ahahahahah sorry

Leeya Engel said...

How sweet!!
You always know just how to say it!

http://leeyaengel.blogspot.com/

Katie*Belle said...

This is such a beautiful and sweet tribute. I love it!

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for these sweet comments! i'm sure alex will be chuffed:) missmehoneybee, he's had the beard for about 4 years (i made him grow it:)

Maryn said...

Happy birthday Alex!

And totally off topic: where did you get the sailing ships onesie that Toby's wearing? My husband is a sailor and I'd love to find one. Thanks!

Joanna Goddard said...

maryn, it's from winter water factory -- they have totally adorable things! :)

cats dreaming in keylime said...

Yesterday was my hubbie's birthday, too. Go Scorpio Men!

Danielle Norcross said...

I adore your blog and your sweet family!

Chelsea C. said...

I love seeing the love you guys have. Woop woop for the birthday fella!

Wendy said...

Happy birthday, Alex! Beautiful photos, beautiful family. Cheers!

Jace said...

Wow...young Alex looks so much like Sufjan Stevens!!

{whenpenmeetspaper} said...

He looks like a charmer in his younger years!(my heart skipped a beat looking at his younger pics, oops) Not that he isnt one now but yeah I agree with Anon: please LOSE the beard, Alex!

Anonymous said...

I think there's a little JFK JR thing going on there too! Please take this as the compliment it's meant to be: shave you beard!
It hides your handsome face!

Naomi said...

I've just been scrolling through your blog - I follow it and see the odd post, but felt like a bit of a binge haha! This is such a lovely lovely post, you really know how to put stuff together :) So happy!

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Indian Pharmacy said...

What a way to celebrate a birthday, these photos reminded me the photos I've taken throughout my live with my family I think it would be perfect to share them with you one day.

Candace Fuller said...

Awww this is such a sweet post.
I love those milestone photos especially the one with you two kissing. That was simply romantic and sweet.
For you Alex, this might be a little late but my warmest happy birthday wishes are yours from me.
Have a great year ahead!
And to you, thumbs up!

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