Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dear Jaxson,

 Yesterday was your third birthday! I can not believe how fast the time is flying. I feel like in the blink of an eye you have grown from my newborn baby boy into such a little man. I could not be more proud or have more love for you than I do right now.

Everyday you amaze me. I know everyone tells you that there is no way to describe the love you feel for your child until you look into their eyes for the first time. I understood the second I set eyes on you. Yes, you gave us many scares during my pregnancy, but you have flourished and become such a strong, healthy, active little boy. Yes, emphasis on the boy because you love all things car, monsters, trucks, muddy, dirty, and sports related!

You are also a sensitive little guy and are very much a little care taker. You generally think of others and worry how they feel. You are also very receptive of my feelings and moods and you are a very good snuggler. Some of my favorite times are when you crawl into bed with me in the mornings and we have some cuddle time.

Yesterday, per your request, you had heart shaped pancakes, chocolate milk and "comfy" blankets for breakfast.
After breakfast we loaded into the car and set off for the zoo. It was the perfect day for it. The first time we had temps over 70 degrees in almost 7 months!

Here you are in front of the python exhibit!

All day you kept saying how excited you were to see all the "amazing" animals. You were full of so many questions and such wonder at all the things to see and do.

You were such a good big brother making sure sissy got to see all the animals. :)

We finished the night off by finally getting our fire pit going and roasting some marshmallows for smores!

All in all it was the perfect way to celebrate you!

Stay tuned- pictures from Jaxson's Monster Bash tomorrow. :)


  1. HI! First up, what is a 'comfy' blanket? Is it a food, you mentioned it with breakfast.
    Such cute kiddos, I bet he loved his day at the zoo and I totally agree that morning snuggles are the best.

  2. What a big boy! Happy birthday to your little guy...sounds like he had a wonderful day!

  3. What a big boy!!! Looks like it was the best birthday!! Happy birthday to your sweet boy!!

  4. Awww...what a special day for your little guy! I hope you guys had a awesome day together!

  5. Happy Birthday to your little guy...such a sweet letter! Hoping over from Natalie's blog

  6. Happy Birthday to your little man! Love the idea of writing letters to him :)

  7. Visiting from Nat's! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Birthday, Jaxson! My Jackson is the young one, but Charlie my older guy is 3. SUCH a fun age!

  8. Oh my goodness.... he is PRECIOUS! What a perfect birthday. You are an awesome mommy!

  9. Happy birthday to your little guy! What a fun day and how cute are your kids!!!
    Thank you for linking up with me!!!

  10. aww ashley, happy birthday to jaxson!! i'm so glad you had a nice day and perfect weather to enjoy the zoo. you take the sweetest photos...love the one with him and kendra looking through the bars. they are both gorgeous.
    i can't wait to see all the pictures!
    such a touching and sweet tribute to your little man!!
    i love that he requested comfy blankets too...he knows what he wants :)
    have a wonderful thursday <3

  11. Great pics.

    Following ya from Nat's. If you're up for a visit stop by, we're a "come as you are" kind of blog, and we'd love to have you along for the ride.


  12. Love your sweet letter! Happy Birthday to your "little" man :) XOXO

  13. I am a new follower from Nat's Napsack. I have a little guy also, he is going to be 6 in July and I really don't know where the time goes.Your letter is super sweet. It looks like Jaxson had a great birthday day. Oh, HAPPY late BIRTHDAY JAXSON!