Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jackson's First Birthday

I have to admit, I was kind of an emotional mess the day of Jackson's birthday. I held it together, but I was sad. The time just flew. I know the days of him needing me are numbered. I want him to be my little baby forever. But then I don't. I love that he is happy, healthy and growing. I have a healthy and thriving SON. How can I be sad about that? I can't. So I snapped out of it quickly:). His day started out with his first ever hair cut (I cried a few times, such a big step!!!):

He calmed down soon after this. New things are really scary for my little man.

Then we went to the pool to swim in the afternoon. His GiGi was visiting so he had lots of fun with her!

Then he got to open presents in the evening!

And the bags and boxes were by far the biggest hits:).

Then on Saturday, we had his party....

These were the decorations - rock star theme. Lots of guitars, skulls, etc. It fits his loud personality well:).

He opened presents...again. He actually opened at least one present a day for an entire week because we had SO many. Such a loved boy!

He had his first cake to himself.

And he loved it:).

And here is my beautiful family, if I do say so myself, lol! If you look closely, both of the babies' outfits match the theme - no details missed here:).

I am now the mom of a 1 year old. I know I always say this, but it's still hard to believe. I waited so long for this miracle that is Jackson. And now he is 1!! I love him SO much that sometimes I feel like I could burst. He is so perfect. He is my heart. So there you go - our son's first birthday and his big bash were a success! On to year 2! Every moment is joyful with my sweet Jackson, so I am looking forward to it all!


  1. Happy 1st Birthday Jackson!!! And I wouldn't worry, I still need my mom and I'm 31-years-old. :)

    Your kids continue to get cuter and cuter all the time!

  2. OMG I love everything about this post :) He looks like such a happy boy :)

  3. He looks so happy and you do have a beautiful family!!!! I am already having pangs over Asha's first birthday and it is almost two months away. I simultaneously wish time would stand still and that she grows and is happy and healthy. Never thought I would feel this way. You are very detail-oriented - matching clothes - never thought about that.

  4. Happy birthday!!!
    What a cute family!

  5. He is loved! It looks like the party was a hit! I can't believe he is already a year old!

  6. Happy Birthday, Little Man!

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  7. Congratulations! And how exciting.

    Your family is beautiful.