SOMEHOW, we were able to capture his excitement on video! He is so difficult to film these days. I adore this video. Mostly because of the "yep" at the very beginning, but also from his 2 year old excitement that's just so hard to contain.
Jackson got to have his favorite breakfast--muffins--of which he ate 10 (mini's). They were bran with just a little honey, but Mark and I both agreed that he looked significantly chunkier by the end of the day. Lunch was well overshadowed by breakfast, but with Pizza for dinner (tomato and spinach) and cake for dessert, he was a happy boy. He got a fun train set from my mom, of which we have taken out and put back together 3 times a day since it was opened. We were also given a bunch of toys from a friend who was moving, and ta da! Awesome birthday presents for Jackson. We're such indulgent parents ;)
And guess who finally used a small part of her cake decorating set?! The cake was a blast to make, but was not very tasty, so for the first time in my life I threw the leftovers away.
[Most of that was due to Jackson having a terrible cold, with a bad fever and being up all night--night of his b'day. I decided all sugar had to leave the house, or we'd be suffering for weeks!]
All in all, it was simple, lovely and so fun to have a conscious, excited kid enjoy his little celebration.You can revisit his first birthday here. I'd say he's come a long way from his stoic 1 year old self who hated cake.