Sunday, October 20, 2013


Today my "baby" turns twelve ... I'm sort of in denial.  I mean this is it ... the last year before he is officially a teen, a teen!  (Although he has many teen tendencies already!)
So thankful to all be HERE together to celebrate Jack on his birthday (last year Jason and I were in China, anticipating the "arrival" of our sweet baby girl, no doubt though, Jack was loved on and celebrated in a big way last year and for that we will always be grateful).

We celebrated Jack's birthday with family yesterday. 
Hi.  I'm Heather.  And, I like themed birthday parties.  This is like the "twelve" (no pun intended) step program for me.  Jack confidently announced a couple of months ago that he did not want a theme this year.  
While inside I was cracking, I knew that my themed family parties for him may be a thing of the past, and I had to accept it.  He then decided on the type of cake he wanted and when asked what he wanted on it, he decided he wanted the UW-Madison W on it.  Cool (well, mostly cool since I am a Marquette grad and all).  Then he announced that he was going to wear a Wisconsin Badger tee and hat for his party.  Nice.  Kinda sounds like a theme to me!  And, since it sorta sounded like a theme I laid aside my Marquette roots and got the whole family in Badger red.
I wrote a bit about Jack here ... I am so proud to be his Mama ... no doubt that he has his moments (don't we all?) ... but, his kind heart, his smile, his persistence, his love of others trumps those moments.
Jack, you are a good kid, and we thank God every day for the gift you are to this family.  ~XO


elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Jack!!! I remember when you were just a little baby, such a gift to be your mom's first born as she was born to be a mother!!! You have grown up to be such a great big brother and I can't wait to see what life holds for you!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Robyn said...

Happy Birthday to Jack and go Badgers!! Can't think of a better theme. ;)

Amy said...

I was thinking of Jack on his birthday and remembering how hard it was for the two of you last year.

Love your themed birthdays! Wish I could do that more but no theme is a lot less stressful. :)- Making the cake is a bit of stress so I am okay with it when one decided to go with a cheesecake instead. :)