Notes, notes… what notes?

At the end of last school year and well into the summer Jackson started writing me notes and drawing pictures for me. I love them and I want to remember them, so I thought this may be a good place for them.

this one says, “I love your singing. Why do you sing?”

“Dear Mom, This is a salad. If you like it send me a note” (He mixed spinach with baby carrots and put on some cucumber salad dressing for me)

“I love you. can you stop yelling at us?” (I really don’t think I yell much. and Actually I remember laughing at this one because I was trying really hard not to raise my voice this day… I guess I failed!)

This was for mother’s day – I loved his responses and beautiful picture. He was proud!

he had a whole story about this one that I wish I had written down. I’ll have to ask him if he remembers.

this is his special recipe for an ice cream sugar topping – he loved making this up and I thought it was cute that he did ‘pinches’.

Let’s Play Music

This school year we put Jackson in a music class with a lady in our ward. The program is called Let’s Play Music and is designed to introduce young children to basic music concepts. It is a three year program and by the end they should have a good start on piano and should be able to site read music. This is their end of year performance where they share what they learned.

Jackson’s Birthday

6 yrs old! What? That sounds so old…  Jackson had a lot of things he wanted to do to celebrate his birthday – he couldn’t quite decide what he wanted to do most. Finally we decided we would go bowling as a family and have a little party for him with his cousins. I haven’t decided on our “policy” for birthdays yet… I know some people only do parties for certain birthdays and they go all out on those specific parties, others go all out every year for parties, some do family parties some years and then friend parties the other years – I’m kinda just playing it by year.

Anyway, so our family bowling was really fun/ funny – everyone was happy and it was fun just to be together. The party with cousins was also a blast! We played a few organized games, had pizza, cake and ice cream, and then we just let them play in the backyard.  We played the candy bar game, a funny balloon popping game, simon says, and button button. Jackson’s cake was a lot of fun to make. He wanted a football cake with an AZ Cardinals helmet and a BYU helmet. We came up with just what he wanted – it was fun to create and tasted great, but let’s be honest, if you’re getting detailed at all fondant just takes so long! It was fun to see all the boys reactions to the cake though – they were chanting “BYU” over and over.

Playing Simon Says

The Cake

This is the video Micah made the week of his b-day:

skip to about 4:15 in the video for b-day stuff

Jackson is a fun little guy. He loves any good competition, and I mean any competition. He loves a good game and at this point hasn’t learned to be a bad sport about losing yet. He is very determined when he sets his mind to something. He’s smart, kind, and just has a good nature about him. His teachers all love him and tell me what a polite and thoughtful boy he is. He is such a great little guy!

Phew! We made it through the birthday month again, now on with the rest of the year!