In one short month we will be celebrating Jackson's first birthday. This year has flown by. Jackson has been such a blessing to our family and has brought more joy to our lives than I could have ever thought possible. Jackson favorite thing right now is reading. He loves to bring the books to us and gets very excited when we start reading. His favorite books are the Karen Katz flap books. Unfortunately he loves them a little too much and rips off all the flaps! We have also progressed in the walking department. He will now stand up on his own and just start walking. He will walk about 4 feet and then realizes he is walking and plops down. He still would much rather crawl, but I don't think it will be long before crawling is a a thing of the past. He also started to learn to go down the stairs backwards. We are still practicing this new trick with mommy or daddy close by his side. Jackson also loves to jump. Whether it be in a bounce house, a trampoline, or on the bed it is just so much fun! Today at Southern Prep he actually stood up on the trampoline and started jumping. He was so proud of himself! We go to Southern Prep each week and Jackson loves it, so we have decided to have his birthday party there. You can actually go to southernprep.com and check it out. Here are some pics of the week. The first pic is blurry but I had to include it because it was the first time he went in one of the cars at the grocery store. He loved to turn the wheel and made shopping a lot easier!
Jackson is so funny and loves to make me laugh. This is during breakfast. We will have to save table manners for another time.
He thought it was so fun to be able to eat from the table instead of his tray. Eating has become a challenge as he no longer wants mommy to feed him. I think we have officially retired the baby food and moved on to all finger foods.
Jackson's friends from Florida, Annie and Sarah, came to visit. Unfortunately my camera wasn't working so I didn't get to get any pictures :( They gave him his first birthday present, which is a Handy Manny tool bench. Jackson loves it! Thanks Annie and Sarah!
I was trying to get a good picture for Jackson's birthday invitations, so I dressed him up and sat him on our couch in our bedroom. It was hard to snap a shot because all he wanted to do was climb all over the pillows. Daddy will be very happy because he says nobody ever sits on that couch!