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happy birthday jack-attack!!


I started off in denial that my sweet baby could be turning 7 years old today. SEVEN. That’s far closer to two digits than it is to one. To my credit, I haven’t cried today. I think this is his first birthday that didn’t involve tears on my part!

I had someone tell me once (really) that it was “silly and selfish” of me to be sad that Jack is getting older, because my job as a parent is to raise a healthy adult. To that person, I both then and now stick my tongue out.

I am so SO proud of the person Jack is becoming. He is smart, and he is kind. He is well-liked, but he doesn’t make that his priority. He is seriously hilarious, and one of the coolest people I’ve ever known.

So, sure… it makes me sad that these 7 years have passed so quickly. He’s not my snuggly baby anymore. But at the same time, I’m so SO blessed to watch him become this incredible little individual, and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us!

We capped off our spring break this last week with a Rock Star photo shoot. I told him he could request poses and everything… just like a real client. We had so much fun!!!



The laughing pictures are my favorites…



This is one of the shots Jack requested. He’s holding my old electric guitar, which he adores and is learning to play. He set up this pose himself and said, “I want to be serious, like a real rock star. Thinkin’ real hard.” 😉



Precious boy, Daddy and I are so proud of you! You’re the rockin’est 7 year old in the world, and you’re going to be such a fantastic big brother. We love you!!

  1. Lauren says:

    I can’t believe how big he has gotten! These photos are great, send Happy Birthday wishes from me to him!

  2. Jennifer Sheets says:

    Love them! He look so grown up!!

  3. BreAnn says:

    Happy Birthday to Jack! He looks so handsome! Gorgeous blue eyes and a ready smile – such a great kid 🙂

  4. Nicole says:

    I LOVE that first shot of him laughing! And he’s so cute with the guitar and his serious face! Great pose, Jack!

  5. taylor says:

    great pics. happy birthday, Jack. i LOVE the one he chose. so angst ridden.

  6. Marybeth says:

    The serious rock star pic looks like an album cover. Tell him he looks like he did a great job being a real client!

  7. Ambo says:

    He really is the most amazing 7 year old alive. And I don’t care what any one says…I don’t just say that cause I’m biasly Aunt Ambo…I mean it!!!!
    Happy Birthday Jack-Attack! We love you like crazy kid.
    BTW….I totally want copies of some of these shots! Awesome!
    Love, Aunt Ambo & Uncle Jason

  8. samye says:

    i’m dying. i miss this kid so much! happy birthday to my best buddy and you make the rockinest rock star of all time!!

  9. Misty says:

    Oh oh OH! He is just too much, TOO COOL!!! Love love LOVE this blog post, that kid has got charismaaaaa (just like his mommy ;)!!! And those blue eyes? Look OUT ladies…y’all have fun with that in a few more years, heheh 😉 <3

  10. Misty says:

    And yeah, he just CANNOT be SEVEN?!?! lol

  11. annie says:

    Gah! Seriously can’t believe this kid is 7! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful boy! Love you Jack!

  12. Carman says:

    Too cute. He looks just like you!

  13. Lyndie says:

    In my best sappy squeal…AWWWWW! His eyes are amazing and that smile is contagious. Here is to a wonderful 7th year! PS- love the ‘thinkin’ real hard’ rock star picture.

  14. Tiffany says:

    Aww these are great!!! It looks like you guys had a blast! 🙂

  15. Whitney says:

    Maaaan those are some ADORABLE laughing pictures. I feel like I know him already!

  16. Christian F. says:

    I love the pictures! They are fun and so happy!

  17. Julie says:

    WoW WeEEEE!!!!!!! That is one CuTE guy!! I do believe he is going to be one COOL RocksTaR someday!! I love the feel in your words while I’m reading and looking at Jack’s pictures..He is just AdorabLE Chelsea and Mack!! Baby Dorothy is so lucky to be entering into a world as AmazING as y’alls!!

  18. Hannah says:

    I love that kiddo!!! How cute is he in his little Converse? That black and white with him and the guitar is soo serious, I love it. What cute photos to have and look back on.

  19. Amber says:

    I love the serious one with the guitar and it made me laugh that he requested that. I’ve never met him, but your son must be a blast!

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