This weekend was a whirlwind of birthday parties for Jackson. On Saturday we had a toddler party for approximately 40 guests. Whoops, I guess my guest list got a little large! We had a great time celebrating with family, friends from church and friends from all the way out in Virginia Beach. The theme was "Construction Trucks" per Jackson's fascination with all things related to building and demolition.
Jackson got to play around with all 4 grandparents at one time, which is such a treat. This little kid does not lack love, hugs and tummy tickling!
|Who are all these crazy people behind me?!?!|
Thankfully the weather held up enough for us to play in the sandbox and do lots of chalk drawings outside!
|Mike and Kate|
|Eli and Charlotte in the sandbox|
|Eli, Jackson and Luke play corn hole|
And then it was cake time! Jackson had 6 cupcakes that day....three large and three small. Thankfully he crashed from all the excitement and took a long nap and went right to bed on time. We sat on the steps and everyone faced him, like all the paparazi at prom. He loved it, in his own quite, shy way.
After naptime, J's buddy Ellie joined us for a cupcake (that was #4 for Jackson) and brought him some 'construction' playdough, which we have not stopped playing with. Today is a very special day for Ellie (!!!!) and we are glad that she spent some time with us this weekend even though she was super busy and excited getting ready for today. I will let her momma tell you more about that over here.
In the evening, the Byrnes and 11 members of my McKay/Renz family joined us for burgers, brats and a huge costco cake (um....best thing ever!) to celebrate Aunt Jeanette's birthday as well as J man's! It's always so good to catch up with family and we love having a home that allows us to host. Jackson got two car carriers for his birthday and he has not let go of them since. One goes with him everywhere...in the bath, to bed, on errands, to the breakfast table...
|opening some gifts from family|