Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fantastic to be Four

On Thursday, April 12,
Jackson turned Four!!

Today we celebrated with a 
party with a few of our friends and family.

Four orange balloons for each
fabulous year he's been here.

Lots of wonderful presents waiting to be opened.

Our delicious cake from Suzanne's.
Jackson's special request...
an orange car with black wheels.

I know he's too big for a "smash" cake,
but I thought it would be better for him to 
have a "spit" cake...
Last year he spit all over the cake trying to blow out the candles,
so this year he had his own cake to blow candles out on,
and we had a spit free cake to enjoy!

Jackson and his friends.
Caleb and Carolyn.
These three are all within
a few months of each other
in age and so sweet.

Jackson was ready to open his presents!
He got a cool new scooter from
Aunt Ann, Uncle Jeff, Julie and Chris,
and this awesome helmet to keep him safe.

He was really not wanting to stop with the present 
opening to have his picture made...

Jackson's book from Mrs. Deborah had a special
surprise on each page...
a dollar for each year he's been around.
He thought this was a pretty cool book!

Then it was time for CAKE!!!
A quick picture with his little cake 
and me...

After singing "Happy Birthday"...
to which he became completely embarrassed!
He crawled out of his chair and into my arms
while everyone sang.

But then he was ready to blow out his 
candles and eat some cake!

For some reason he thought it was so 
much fun to lick the icing off the bottom of 
the candles.  I'm not sure why this was
so exciting, but the smile on his face tells it all.

While he didn't smash it,
he did take a big ol' bite out of the side.

But then it was time to play outside for a little while.
We had the most beautiful day!
It was warm and sunny.
A perfect day for a celebration!

He even took Carolyn for a ride...

Jackson really enjoyed his party and spending
time with his family and friends.

It was a Fantastic day
to celebrate being FOUR!!!!


  1. Oh, my gosh...that photo of Jackson taking Carolyn out for a spin will be perfect for another peek when he gets his drivers license!!! What fun! My friend and I were talking about Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello today, and for some reason they popped back into my head when I saw that photo! SO cute!!!! That's some car, too! I need one of those for toolin' around town! :-) So glad Jackson enjoyed Birthday #4. He's a little doll. Also glad that the rest of the guests got to enjoy "spit free" cake! That's so funny!!! I guess little kids do kind of let loose a bit much on it when they blow! It's OK for Mom & Dad, but everybody else might be a litte freaked. Still...cute as can be! Oh...not to add to your ire, but we are getting a 3rd Home Goods in the Kansas City area May 6th!!! I am so excited. We'll be out of town (boo!!!!!!), but they are having the grand opening on that day. It's about 3 miles from where my son lives, so I'll be able to kill 2 birds with 1 stone! :-) It will turn out to be the closest one to me even though it's about 25 miles away. I'm like you...don't mind driving a bit to get to those bargains!!! Have a good week, and I hope Tax Day wasn't too "taxing" on you!!!

  2. Looks like a great party. So happy you've become a FOLLOWER.

    - The Tablescaper