Monday, November 17, 2014


I have so many thoughts running through my head, I can't even come up with a good title. First let me  say, I feel terribly guilty about not posting about Jack's birthday. We had such a great time celebrating with all of our closet friends and family. Here is just a little taste of what went down in the B house.

He received TONS of toys!! They are still taking up space in our living room but he loved all of them. 

 We then moved on to the cake. I had a special smash cake made for him and was pumpkin flavored. Very cute.

 He needed a little help getting started. Next time I'll know to set the cake out for a little while so that the icing isn't too stiff.

 He always loves to share his food with everyone else.... including the dog.

 I decided he wasn't dirty enough. This is a first birthday for Heaven's sake! I NEED A DIRTY KID!!

 And then someone decided he needed ice-cream too!

 Oh man, did I get my wish! 

Finally at the end of it all, he got pictures made with everyone! He was scrubbed 3 times and still felt slimy.

Overall we had a great time and we are so thankful to have such a happy and healthy baby boy in our lives. 

Dear Jackson,
I don't even know where to begin with celebrating your first year. No words can describe how happy I am to have you in my life. Things were rough for us in the beginning. I didn't understand what being a mom really meant and what being selfless was like. I had never been in a situation where someone much more important than myself needed to come first. But you loved me through it all and I couldn't be more thankful for that.
Now we've made it an entire year and I'm so excited to see what happens next. I get the greatest joy just watching you explore the world around you and learn new and exciting things... even if that means you have sleepless nights for a week. Your precious giggle and bright smile make my heart sing. You've taught me so much about being a mom and unconditional love and for that, I owe you my life. 
You are a sweet and gentle little boy. I'm still amazed that you are my own but also so excited to see who you become. I love you so much. 
Happy Birthday my little man!