Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jackson turned 5!!

I can't believe that he's really FIVE. It feels so much older than 4. Like he's made the leap from little kid, to a big kid. He told us he can jump farther, and reach higher now that he is five, and I believe it. He just seems so grown up. Here's a few favorites from the celebrations:
Here he is on his "real" birthday. He chose to go to El Tio's for dinner, and they brought him sombrero to wear and his own ice cream. It was adorable and he loved it. (Too bad the only pic is on my cell phone and I can't figure out how to get it off!)
He has wanted a dragon cake since the moment his dinosaur party ended last year. He knows what he wants! So we went with a Knight/Dragon theme since he loves Knights so much too.

I love how he's got the attention of every birthday guest!

Poor dad didn't get the best seat in the house.
Kirtis and Travis totally took on the indoor scavenger hunt/stampede. Luckily nobody got hurt. It was pretty dang exciting!
Avery and Natalie hanging out after.
Here's the kids playing Knights. I think Hugh is outnumbered.
We coudn't figure out who this guy was but the kids sure thought he was funny.
Aunts and Uncles and soon-to-be uncles came too! (Sorry hugh, just had to let you know we accidentally call you uncle hugh all the time!) Thanks for making the drive and joining the craziness guys!
Birthday friends! We are so lucky that Jackson has so many good friends! Afterwards, Jackson told us it was THE BEST BIRTHDAY ever! That made me feel so good because it sure is a lot of work for a mom (and grandma!) Huge thank you to Kristi for all she did. I have the best family!
Love you Jackson! Can't believe you are so grown up! We are so proud of you.


Kristin and Joe said...

Happy Birthday Jackson! We miss you! Ben can't figure out why all the "Jacksons" move away...

Margo said...

Happy Birthday Jackson!! Wow you are 5. Looks like you had a Fun Birthday Party with all your friends. Gina what an amazing cake you are truly the cake diva.

Gina said...

Margo- you are so sweet but I totally copped out and bought the cake this year! It's fun to make them but so much work and I was burned out this year!

Rhonda said...

Happy birthday Jackson! What fun pictures. Ruby loved looking at his cake. And I couldn't stop laughing at the picture of Kirtis on that chair!

What a fun party! Wish we could have been there.

Amy said...

Wow, I can't believe he's five! How can it be a whole five years since we had our first babies?? Insane, really.

You put on a superb birthday bash. You're amazing.

rawhide said...

cute cake....is tami getting married??? yeah for all the kids being married soon!!!

Kim and Steve said...

Wow, I remember having a baby shower for you when you were pregnant with Jackson and now he is 5 years old and probably has no clue who I am. It's so funny how time flies. You have a beautiful family.