Sunday, January 1, 2012

Three!

Our sweet Jackson turns THREE today! We can’t put into words how much we love this kid.
 

It’s hard to believe it has already been three years since we welcomed him into our family. We're so grateful for him!

I put together this group of some of my favorite photos of Jackson from the year as a gift to myself. I do realize there are a ton, but it was a fun trip down memory lane!



















 




























Jackson, you are a bright light in our lives and we are so grateful for you. Three years ago, you made our dream of becoming parents come true and we know we truly did hit the 'Jackpot'. Happy Birthday, buddy. We love your guts!!

Some notes about Jackson as a big three-year-old for my own memory's sake:

-He’s got quite the sense of humor and it is easy to get him to laugh. Especially if you are talking about pee, poop, toots, or bums ;)
-Loves movies and cartoons. Current favorites: Polar Express, Rio, old Donald Duck cartoons, the new Winnie the Pooh, Kung Fu Panda, Rescue Rangers, Duck Tails, Lambert the Sheepish Lion (cartoon from when we were kids), Superhero Squad, Little Einsteins, Curious George
-Doesn't take a daily nap anymore. Will only take one when he's really tired.
-Loves to help with anything you ask him to do
-Very into trains and when his toy train is moving, he says, “it’s chuggin’!”
-Asks Sean and I to snuggle him every night when he goes to bed
-Likes to help me in the kitchen. Especially when it involves making cookies (or “kookies” as he pronounces them)
-Has a serious sweet tooth but hates anything with mint.
-Favorite foods: cereal, Ramen Noodles (we call them "Kung Fu Panda noodles"), grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, clementines, pears, apples, pizza, pasta, stromboli (I think he just likes saying the word!)
-Loves his little brother so much and makes him laugh and smile the most of all of us. Is very concerned whenever Bode is crying and makes sure Sean or I know.
-Loves the “jump house” (Lowe’s Xtreme Airsports), Kangaroo Zoo, and the gym class I had him signed up for in November
-Still calls “strawberries” “straw-ter-berries” and motorcycles “motor-snike-uls” and his “L’s” usually sound more like “W’s.” I love it and hope it doesn’t change any time soon.
-Quick to say “thank-you” and instead of saying “you’re welcome,” he just says, “welcome.”
-Likes to sing and has been singing a lot of “Jingle Bells” lately. Likes the song "Walking on Sunshine" and a lot of Disney music.
-Enjoys the “Starfall” Web site and has learned how to use a mouse on the laptop
-Whenever he hears Sean go down to our garage to get something, Jackson will run behind and turn the lights off on Sean in the garage. He giggles and thinks it is the funniest thing ever.
- Has a few types of kisses he will give me at night: regular kisses, fish kisses, eskimo kisses, butterfly kisses, and fart kisses (where you blow on the other person's cheek lol)
-Been potty trained since summer and wears super hero undies every day
-Wears 3T and 4T in most clothes (though the sweat pants I bought him the other day were 5T!)
-Size 9 shoe
-Does what we call the “shoulder dance” where he jumps up and down and leans his head on one shoulder and moves the other one up and down
-Always bargaining for more time. If you tell him he has one minute, he says, "I want two minutes!"

1 comment:

Sylvia said...

Super Blog post .. thanks for sharing! Love, love, love the photos and the commentary is excellent!