Wednesday, May 25, 2011

happy 4th birthday, Jackson!

Dear Jackson,

To my beautiful boy, on your 4th birthday. This year was a pretty big one for you, in the grand scheme of things.  I watched you reach many milestones this past year -  you sucessfully and quickly (thank you) learned how to use the potty. You started three full days at a real school. You graduated into a 'big boy bed.' And you got to experience fishing for the first time.

You also began to play with your little brother, instead of just grabbing things away from him (although you still do that too). But oftentimes I hear you say, so earnestly, and gently even, "Cade, you want to play this? You want to play this?" And when he doesn't answer you, you say, "Baby Cade, I answered you a question!!!"

You have some pretty funny quirks and characteristics, but that is what makes you YOU. I wouldn't change anything about you for the world.

Happy birthday, buddy. You make my heart so happy.

Love, Mama

PS Letters on your first birthday, your second birthday, and your third birthday. 


abigail said...

Happy Birthday Jackson!!

can't wait to see you!

Jon said...

My favorite thing about you this year is that you went from cringing and not liking to be touched to giving the biggest best hugs and kisses. Sometimes you even need 3 hugs and 3 kisses before Mama drives off to school or she has to listen to crying the whole way. I love you and love watching you grow.

nikki said...

Cousin Jackson, Sammy, Darin and I love you so much! Thank you for being such a wonderful cousin to Sammy! We miss you and can't wait to celebrate at the new home this weekend! Party! xo nikki