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Happy Birthday Jackson!
February 28, 2011, 2:32 am
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Jackson is 2 years old!  So so strange to think about.  We had a party with the kids from our small group that he plays with every week.  It was a pajama party where we served up some blue berry waffles of which Jackson ate about 3 adult sized waffles!  Oh well it could have been something worse for him right!

Jackson,  I want to remember so many things you are doing and learning right now. I will do my best to write things down here so that we can always look back and remember. You are so curious and studious right now.  You love to learn. You are so sweet with your friends, Isabel, and all of your stuffed animals.  I can tell you have a gentle spirit, and love to see others happy.  You know many colors, Red, Yellow, Blue, Frog (green), White, Purple, Pink, Orange, Brown and Black!  You can count to 10 except you will leave out 7 every single time.  You know lots of animals, even a peacock!  You love “Ooo Ahhs” aka monkeys. You can say your ABC’s with a reminder here and there of the letters F, P, W, You seem to be coming out of some separation anxiety you  started to get when Baby Girl was born.  Speaking of Baby Girl…you have caused me and daddy to call her by that name way more than the word Isabel is ever spoken in this house.  You hate when she is upset and you ALWAYS let me know when it’s time for her to go night night.  Example:  Yesterday I held her while I let you swing.  Then I asked if we should give her a turn to which you replied, “No tank two” (no thank you)  When I said we should probably share with her, you told me it was time for her to go night night 🙂  You know some fun shapes like Oval, and Triangle, and thanks to a new puzzle from Nane and Poppy Octagon!  You have been in big boy underwear while we are at home, and sometimes on outings since the beginning of January!  We still have some accidents but they are getting fewer and farer between.  You sleep with your blanket, Gugu and Ohh Ahh every night and nap, and the week you turned two you said Bye, Bye to all of your pacis!  You put them all in a jar and told them Bye Bye and we went to the store and you helped me pick out a new pillow with a striped green and blue pillow case 🙂  So far you haven’t really napped but you are so tired by bed time that you go to sleep with out a peep.  You like to blow mommy, daddy and Baby Girl kisses, and you ask for big and small hugs all through out the day.  (I asked if you wanted a big hug and made my arms really wide, or a small hug and made my hands really close together one day when you were pouting and ever since you have thought it was the greatest thing and ask for them probably 20 times a day) You are getting so big and we love you so so much.  I cannot wait to see all the things you will do and learn through this next year.


Selah has a younger sibling just like you, and she is great and helping out.

Selah masters the slide

Nana and Poppy came too

And Nana helped keep Baby Girl happy

Mommy with the birthday boy

Aunt Kristen came all the way from Dallas! She brought you a sweet Cars soccer ball and a golf club from Lucas 🙂


And you DO have a friend your age that is a Boy! Eli 🙂


Fi played with your fire truck


You gave Fi your first valentine a few weeks before this

Eli's little brother, Ezra...he didn't even mind laying in the rocks

Ewan came too!

Eli saying hi to the camera

And Daddy helped you open some presents!