Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bird's Bday Party

This past weekend (Saturday, April 2), we invited family and friends over to celebrate Jackson Bird's 1st birthday. We had planned to hold the party at Oostanaula Baptist in the fellowship hall, but a funeral displaced us. We moved it to our house, which was cozy, but fun.

Our Saturday morning started out with a cattle trailor arriving at our house. Surprise! Granna and PawPaw bought Jackson his own calf! His name is Buddy, and he likes to lick Bird's toes.

Then my friend Kim Witt dropped by with Jackson's cow cake. It was GREAT. It looked extra cute and tasted amazing! Thanks, Kim!!! When we finished eating the left-overs 4 days later, I thought Jacin was going to cry.

Then the party began. Lots of friends, family, cake, and gifts = fun, fun, fun!!! Bird opened gifts and played on his new playset in the yard (thanks to Meme, Big Daddy, Aunt Laney, Uncle Richard, Uncle Zack, and Aunt Aud).

Then on Sunday, Jackson was dedicated by our pastor, James Wisener, at TrueNorth Baptist Church.

It was a super busy, but fun weekend. Then on Tuesday of this week, Bird started walking! He won't take more than 5 or 6 steps at a time, and he'd still rather hold onto your hand, but he can definitely do it on his own now! Then on Wednesday (his REAL birthday), I made cupcakes. Bird was excited, but I think the flaming candle was really what got his attention. He did enjoy making a colossal mess with the cupcake, though.

Today was also his first day on regular cow's milk bottles. So far, he's done great! Now if we can just get him to eat solid foods without gagging. It's hard to believe that one year ago tomorrow, we were bringing our baby Bird home from the hospital (the 1st time).  It's been an awesome year full of God's blessings.

Happy 1st birthday, JBird!! We love you!

1 comment:

  1. he is a cutie pie! happy 1st birthday jackson!!! and that cake... wow. it's awesome!