Jaxon spent his 9th birthday mostly at school, but we made some fun happen for him before and after and he fell into bed that night an exhausted new 9 year old. This last year has been a transition year I would say... leaving behind some child like ways and trying to sort through a wave of new emotions, feelings, responsibilities, and relational experiences. 3rd grade has proven to be a year of good challenges that have helped him gain some new habits and it feels a bit weird to have my boy at such a place in childhood. He's a great kid...does well in school, can be super helpful, very responsible, a kind friend, has a heart for God, is fun to play with, and always up for an adventure...a little emotional at times, but continues to stretch us as parents and a great first-born! We sure love him and all God is showing us through him. Happy 9th year, buddy!
Birthday picture! (The skate-board was from Austin...he is so excited to learn with him)
After school we let Jaxon have some friends over... it was crazy!
9 3rd grade boys...loud, sweaty, laughing, competitive, wrestling, basketball, dance party... and eating lots of snacks.
A fun bunch!!
A wild bunch! :)
Jaxon had a fun afternoon...we went out for his birthday dinner and came home to snuggle in for a movie night slumbering it up in our bedroom. His dad is treating him and a couple friends to an Iowa game tonight for his "party" this year,already starting off well...Happy 9th year to our boy!