Jackson turned 2 on Saturday! We celebrated with a trains, planes, and automobiles party with friends and family at our house. Jackson was SO excited about his birthday party. The "Cars" bouncer was delivered early that morning, so Jackson, Ross, Nana, and I all took turns jumping and bouncing him around. After his nap, his friends started to arrive. He was very excited to have his friends at his house. They played with golf clubs, a t-ball set, balls, sidewalk chalk, and bubbles.
Of course, bouncing was the highlight outside, and our friend Eric quickly became a favorite after throwing the kids in the air...I think he got his workout in that day!
It was a hot day, so everyone drank lots of water, and Jackson discovered the fan we set up outside.
Everyone tried to escape the heat for a little while when they could convince the kids to come in. We had a trains, planes, and automobiles picture frame craft inside for the kiddos to work on.
The food and cake was inside too. Jackson LOVED his cake. We picked the trains, planes, and automobiles theme because he's so into those things right now. He sang Happy Birthday along with everyone and then attempted to blow out his candles (I helped a little).
Audrey joined us for the fun too! Can you believe she's 3 months old now?
Jackson also loves hats, so he got a fun new one for his birthday.
Jackson has changed so much in such a short period of time. He's looking like a little boy now instead of a baby. He's speaking really well, and repeats almost anything. He is great with numbers (surprise, surprise). He can tell you how old he is and even count to 20 with a little help. He still loves puzzles, but has graduated to jigsaw puzzles. He loves to sing songs, run, and jump. He would probably live outside if you'd let him. I'm not sure which would win these days...the swing or the pool. He's a pretty good eater overall. He helps get himself dressed in the mornings by putting on his shirt, pulling up his pants, and velcroing his sandals...he also knows how to take off his diaper. As you can see, he's absolutely the sweetest little boy and big brother in the world!
There are more pictures of the birthday celebration in the album along with some pics of the celebration he had at school the day before...the kids all had cupcakes during their snack time. Kids smiling with icing on their faces make for some pretty cute pics!