Monday, August 20, 2012

Finally 4!!

My biggest little buddy finally turned 4.  He has been waiting all summer for his birthday and it finally arrived!  He had a fantastic birthday filled with all his favorite things!  I decided to start having simple birthdays and leave the big parties for big birthdays.  This year was super simple.  I let Jackson pick out everything at the Dollar Tree- the whole thing cost me $5 tops!  Amazing!  Nothing matched and nothing coordinated, and my OCD didn't mind at all because it was all stuff Jackson picked out.  He picked the plates, napkins, the wrapping paper, and even decorated his cake himself.  It was a good day!  Fun for him and stress free for me!  Best birthday yet!

Jackson's birthday morning started with decorating his cake!  He doesn't eat cake or ice cream, although, he was super excited to have a birthday cake.  If you asked him what he wanted for his birthday he would quickly answer, "a birthday cake!".  I was glad that he was so excited to decorate his cake since I knew he wouldn't eat any of it.


This is his "Seriously, Mom, enough pictures." face.


The best "smile" I could get out of him with his cake


Here's the cake.  He did a great job!  Too bad I can't get the picture to turn the right way...


Here's the birthday table before the rest of the family came over.  The table was filled with gifts from family and friends all over the country!  He's a lucky boy!


Jackson got to invite one friend because what's a party without at least one friend?  And, of course, he invited Maggie.  Maggie and her family are like family anyway, so it was a good choice.  I found little foam frames and birthday stickers for the kids to decorate and keep after the party so I tried to take a few pictures of them together for their frames.  This one is so cute!!  Maggie looks like she's posing for a prom picture, and Jackson, true to form, is acting very silly.  They love each other so much!


Decorating their frames.  Maggie was a minimalist and Jackson stacked the stickers everywhere.


This was the picture we used for their frames.  Thanks, Sarah!  You did a much better job than me.  ;)
They're so flippin cute!


Opening gifts!  This took awhile because Jackson tried not to be too messy.  He even saved all the bows for me on a table.  He's his Momma's boy!  Maggie kept asking if he was ready to open her gift to him.  He waited till the very end to open her gift, I guess he was teaching her patience OR he saved the best for last!  



Uncle Jeff and Aunt Kelsey got him a Batman mask and cape.  He LOVES this set.  LOVES it!  But he won't talk if the mask is on, he has to lift the mask up to talk.  If only I can find a way to keep the mask on all day...  


Jackson had a really great day.  He had so much fun, start to finish!  Thank you so much for all that remembered him on his 4th birthday.  He is very loved.

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