Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Celebrating With Jackson

Jackson just celebrated his fourth birthday!!! I can hardly believe that my little baby is now a big four year old. He is definitely my baby and will always be! Jason had to be out in Texas over the weekend, so I packed up my little guy and headed out west while the twins stayed in Nashville with their grandparents. Here's a glimpse of the fun that we had celebrating Jackson's birthday!!!

We opened birthday presents here at home a few days before. He was so excited to get a car carrying case, books, a movie, toy story cars, and a buzz light year lazer shooter. He had also been asking for a cd player like his brother and sister already have, so we made sure to give him one for his birthday. He is thrilled to get to listen to his music before bedtime each night.

Such a happy little guy!

Jackson and I flew on an airplane from Nashville. We had our friend, Elizabeth, come along with me to help out with Jackson. She was also able to keep him for us while we attended a few dinner meetings over the weekend. Jackson was thrilled to be on an airplane again! He finally fell asleep on the bus ride over to get our rental car. 

On Jackson's birthday, Jason was tied up in meetings all day. We headed over to Fort Worth and went to the zoo! It is listed as one of the top ten zoos in America. It was AMAZING!!! We saw so MANY animals and loved every minute of it! They had penguins, elephants, giraffes, chimpanzees, orangutans, white tigers, cheetahs, meerkats, red kangaroos, wallabies, eagles, owls, rhinos, ostriches, and many more animals - they boast of having 5,000 animals!

Checking out the giraffes!

The elephants!

Jackson loved looking at all of the animals!

A statue of a kangaroo

We had fun looking in the underwater tank at the penguins and then we were able to walk outside and see the beach side penguins getting fed.

We took a break from the heat to ride the carousel. At first Jackson wanted to ride the horse, but quickly changed his mind. 

He opted instead for what he called "Santa's Sleigh".

We were able to touch the sting rays and starfish.

After being in the Texas heat and a train ride back to the entrance, Jackson caught a quick little snooze with our friend, Elizabeth.

After getting back from the zoo, we cooled off in the pool until Jason finished up his class for the day. We headed out to Chuck E. Cheese for a little play time before dinner.

Jackson had so much fun!

We ended our night with a birthday dinner celebration at Chili's.

Jackson will tell you that his cake was "massive" and "to the top of the ceiling"!

Happy 4th Birthday to my Jackson Cash!

1 comment:

The HoneaBees said...

What an awesome birthday! I want to go to Texas for my birthday!!