Jackson turns 12

The first time Jackson asked to repaint his bedroom, which had been a shade of light blue since buying this house in 2012, I knew he wasn’t going to give ...

Jackson turns 11

Jackson has been counting down to his eleventh birthday since the calendar turned to 2017. It’s fair to say he is obsessed with it, even beyond the genera...

Ninth Birthday Eve

If you know Jackson, then you know he’s prone to obsess here and there. Superheroes, football, holiday celebrations, et cetera. If he likes something, the...

Jackson is eight!

Here he is on the last night of being seven. This child has talked about his birthday every day, nearly all day, for the last two weeks. If you’ve seen hi...

Happy Jack

“Gosh, Jackson, I just can’t believe you’re seven years old now,” I say. “I know! It’s so exciting! And you’re going t...

On the Eve of Seven

For the last few weeks Jackson has talked nonstop in anticipation of his birthday, which is tomorrow. My little baby will turn seven and that is nearly impossib...

The Long, Busy Birthday

We started Jack’s fifth birthday very early by attending a fishing derby at a local duck pond. The idea sounded really good. The reality was less than ...

Jack Turns Five

I can’t hardly stand it. My sweet little baby boy is going to be five tomorrow. I have hung on to every little day, month and year of his infancy and todd...

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