We started the morning with green pancakes, our little birthday tradition. Jack was adorable while we sang happy birthday to him. He just had a great little twinkle in his eye. He also got to open his snail mail cards and gifts.
My cute little guy watching the candles:
"I got some money mom!":
My boys before the parade:
Here is a picture of Jack and his cousins McKenna, Justyn, and Ella:
After the parade we all met up at Smokehouse BBQ for some yummy lunch. My cousin Jennifer brought her kids Emery and Elle to town for a visit and joined us. Jack was so excited that Emery and Elle Madeleine were here! Grandma Judy made yummy cupcakes complete with green frosting for another yummy birthday treat.
Jack and Emery were excited to see each other:
After nap time, a few more friends joined us at our house for pizza and games and presents. Gabby, Anthony, and Owen came over with their parents and just hung out for a little bit. It was laid back and lots of fun for the kids to play together. They got to go outside and kick around the soccer ball and run around. Jack got some really nice gifts. It was hilarious watching him open presents. He'd pull something out and said, "WHAT!?" It was too funny- quite the little character.
We had a CARS themed party complete with Spare Tire Cupcakes:
Last candle of the day. Such a big boy:
Emery, Gabby, and Jack posing for a picture:
All in all, it was a fantastic day and I am so grateful for all the love for this special little boy. We are all so blessed.
Leaving you with one last picture...This makes me think of when Jennifer and I were little girls. I'm so excited that Jack and Emery love each other. They will be friends forever, I can just tell.
Until next time...