Sunday, February 8, 2009

He turned 5!!!

Jackson turned 5 years old on January 28th. I seriously can't believe that I have a 5 year old. And I love it. I mean, sort of scary that I have TWO kids in Primary now. CTR 5 and Sunbeams. And I am loving it!

In the morning when Jackson woke up he asked for chocolate chip pancakes and so we made a yummy breakfast together. I really should share my pancake recipe. It is my mom's and it the BEST pancakes ever. I never had pancakes from a mix. In fact, Jason is the one the introduced me to pancakes like that. And let me assure you. . . .there is no comparison! So, we all chowed and had a fun filled day, INDOORS. There was no school and the snow was relentless. (To put it lightly).


We let Jackson pick a favorite place to eat that night and he choose Red Robin. Unfortunately the weather was dangerously FREEZING (shocking) and so we couldn't leave. The roads were terrible and it was snowing non stop for hours on end. We decided to order pizza and stay home to be safe.Jackson got a Wii. He had asked for one since we visited Grandma and Grandpa Kohler during the summer. Then Grandma and Grandpa Smythe had one this last Christmas and they ever had Mario Kart. . . Jackson's new obsession. So, that is what he wanted for his birthday.
I wrapped everything in a big bag and after Jackson unwrapped all of the different parts, he said, "Is everything for the Wii?" Ummmm, yeah. (He also REALLY wanted a Scooby Do coloring book that he saw at Costco for $4.97. I went to get it and it was gone. He goes from one extreme to the other I guess. A Wii or a coloring book. He couldn't decide entirely which was better.
But seeing how much he begs to play the Wii, I would say we got the better gift for him. Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Smythe for Mario Kart. He LOVES LOVES LOVES it.

So, my little Jackson is 5. Where have the last 5 years gone? Oh, I remember. To having more babies. :)
I love you Jackson. There is no way another little boy could take your place in my heart. Everything about you makes you special and perfect. . . for me. I know you are growing up to be someone amazing. We are so proud of you for all the good decisions you make every day. Jackson has a gift with being a peace maker. I have never seen anything like it. He saves me so many days from losing my mind. And he is the world's GREATEST big brother. Anyone that knows Jackson know just what I am talking about. I don't know what I would do without him. We love you very much!!!! Happy Birthday!

16 comments:

Will & Cheyenne said...

Okay, I've obviously not been paying attention very well....I didn't realize your oldest was only 4. Let me do the math.... Jana, we need to talk! Just kidding!
Congrats!

Kimo said...

Wow! Happy Birthday Jackson! Time really does fly (even for those of us not filling it up with having more babies;)). I totally understand about the freezing temps and snow - I'm SO done . . . c'mon Spring!

Libby said...

happy birthday jackson!! we were so bummed how things turned out- we were excited to party! i still haven't played mario cart either! what's with that? i share my wii. miss you guys! are you sure you want to move to ann arbor?

Lisa said...

Okay, Mario Kart competition between Keely and Jackson! No, really she has gotten pretty darn good, it would be fun for them to play together. Happy B-day Jackson, he really is such a sweetheart!

kari said...

I love that pic of the boys smiling for the camera - so cute! Happy Birthday Jackson!

Rachel said...

What a sweetheart. I miss little Jackson. I love those picture with the sweet smile on his face. and how cute that he wanted that coloring book so bad. I'll look out here and see if we have it.

carly said...

wow! i can't believe you have a five year old either! i can barely believe andrew is almost three! crazy! he is so cute!

emily said...

What a little sweetie. Happy birthday to Jackson! It's hard to believe that you have a 5 year old. And do you know what's even harder to believe? I have NEVER laid eyes on Jackson in person. How sad is that??!! Give that cute little birthday boy a hug for me though!

Anonymous said...

Jackson is 5..crazy! I am jealous, I have wanted a Wii also. Lucky kids!

To answer your comment, this is #4 for us...she is coming on the 16th unless she decides to come on her own earlier. I will keep you posted.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! I'm laughing at cheyenne's comment too!

Bringhursts said...

Oh! Happy Birthday, Jackson! I love it. Also, Jana, can I come live with you and be your kid? A Wii? That's AWESOME.

Arah Debra said...

He is such a sweet boy! And he seriously scored on the birthday presents. I can't believe you're about to have 4 kids 5 and under. Are you crazy??

wackywilsons said...

I am so glad we met!! Feliz cumple

I can't wait to get together to play your Wii. fun@!!

Post belly pics woman!!

Elizabeth said...

I had to check in on your blog before you head out here to AA. I just have to make sure I steel you away from Lisa. :) We're looking for a home in our neighborhood for you guys! (We only met once, but we hear stories from Quinns and Ellises, can't wait til you come)

Kimberly said...

Happy birthday Jackson!! Time does fly! You really enjoy being a mom and I think that is great! I hope spring comes soon for you.

About the bracelet you are interested in it measures 4 1/2 inches in length but I can do a custom order if you'd like. Convo me thru etsy if you are still interested.

Zwick family said...

Hi Jana!! This is Andrea (Zwick) Fredric. I found your blog through Brandon and Carissa Jergensen. Anyway, your kids are adorable!!! I have a 5 yr.old boy, Spencer, a 2 yr. old girl. Ellie, and am due in 5 weeks with another girl. I don't have a blog yet. But, you can go on my parents and see pics of my kids and our family. Stephanie just got engaged and my sister Emily has a 1 yr. old little boy and another boy on the way. I would love to catch up sometime. My Email address is pencer3@hotmail.com. Talk to you soon!