Friday, December 11, 2009

Squeezing in one more major thing before baby - Jackson's Bday party!


One other major thing i wanted to "cross off my list" before baby comes, was Jackson's bday party! His official bday is December 28th, which ahhh, i guess this new babe and him could totally share a bday huh?? Anyway, we celebrated a little early.

MONTHS ago, after playing Wii with my brother Ben, Jackson became obessesed with bowling. Mind you, it was only on Wii, he'd never really played before, but he started saying back in the summer, that he wanted his next bday party to be a bowling party. I kinda blew it off thinking his age was too young to bowl, and surely he'd change his mind by December. Nope. :)


So this mom investigated a little, and the Baylor Bowling Alley was a perfect fit! It isn't smokey and dark like some of the other alleys in town, and it was small enough to contain the lil kiddos from running all over the place, and affordable!

So, here are some pics from our bowling party! Jackson and all his lil friends had a total BALL! (No pun intended!) He was soooo happy to get to finally really bowl, and although the bumpers were on many of the lanes, we were all impressed with how great these lil kids did, and that they even knew what to do with a bowling ball!

(Do any of these pics bring back memories of any baylor grads getting those PE credits?? hee hee!)

can you tell someone was SOOO excited to get started?

The yummo cake...

The yummo cookies....

Dubs and Jackson...here with a lil ramp thing that helped them roll the ball straight into the lane, very cool!

Checking out the competition....

Singing to Jackson...he was taking it all in and smiling ear to ear!
Sweet Betsy Grace....
Watson & Karoline eatin pizza...
Kimberly with her sweet boys...
Bowling away...Kendra and I...2 weeks apart...ready to have these babies!
The funniest part of the night was on the way home when Jackson said, "mommy, is the baby coming tonight?" I was so confused, and then realized that for months we've been telling him that baby will come after his birthday...that we'd celebrate his bday first and then we'd welcome the new baby. Man, they really take things literally huh??? We explained to him that we celebrated his bday a little early, and that we don't know when exactly baby is coming, but it could be soon. (Try explaining that to an exhausted 4 year old!) Ha, it was classic, but such a sweet lil conversation.

Thank you to all our friends (and mom and dad!) who came and took time out of the busy holiday schedule to celebrate Jackson! Josh and I were reflecting on how blessed we feel to be in such a wonderful community to raise our kids, and have friends that love, support, and are so involved in our kid's lives - it's so fun!!

To my Jackson, I cannot believe we are celebrating your 4th year!! Man, it has gone by too fast! I am so grateful that i have had these four years with just you - to share in so many sweet moments that i'll never forget. You can now officially be a "big brudder"as you say, since you are now 4! What a wonderful big brother you'll be. I love you buddy,
and so thankful to the Lord for your healthy, joyful, and sweet 4 years of life!
Here's to many more fun bdays ahead!

With lotsa love and a full heart,
Your Mommy

8 comments:

Nicole Fields said...

Happy Birthday Jackson! So excited for Jackson to be a big brudder too!

Rebekah said...

Your sweet letter to Jackson brought a tear to my eye! He will be a great big brudder! The cake and cookies are precious! It looks so fun!

angie said...

What a great idea!! I love it:-). That would be aesome for your babies to have the sane bday but I don't think you be making it 'til Christmas. So excited for y'all. It is such a sweet time welcoming your new one to the family. Praying for ya.

Melissa Darby said...

I cannot believe your little man is already 4. He is SO big! I loved the cake and it looks like yall had so much fun. Wish we could have been there. Such a precious letter to your son. Ok, you've pretty much checked everything off the list...so, it's baby time ;)

Rachel and Ian Kirkland said...

so precious! you are supermom for getting all this together right before the holidays and a new baby! p.s. i love the cookies!

Erin Basden said...

precious! so glad he had fun at his party!

LET THE GOODE TIMES ROLL!!! said...

Sally!!
LOVE IT!!! I miss you!!!
XOXOX-
KJ

Jaime said...

I LOVE this party idea and what a great time you guys had! Have a merry Christmas and can't wait to see baby pics!