And now he is EIGHT!

There is nothing like a child’s passing years to make us feel the time flying by.

Jacksons 8th Birthday

I can’t believe my son is eight! I can’t believe I am the mother of an eight year old!

Jackson’s birthday party was LOUD and FUN — just like Jackson!

We had the party at a local indoor playground. The kids tore around the place, climbing, sliding and screaming and having a great time. Then they came begging for coins for the arcade.

Jacksons 8th Birthday

The promise of pizza and cake was enough to pull them away from the games and we hit the party room.

When we brought out the cake, Jackson was so quick he blew out his candles before the cake even hit the table. This was the only picture I had time to snap! That boy knows what to do when presented with a slab of cake!

Jacksons 8th Birthday

During the pizza, cake and presents in the party room, the decibal level hit an all time high with their voices bouncing off the walls.

The boys were so loud in the party room I apologized to our party hostess and asked if they were the loudest party she had ever had. She said, “Well… I am not going to lie.” LOL Yes, trust my Jackson to win the rights to the loudest party.

Jacksons 8th Birthday

Jacksons 8th Birthday

After the party room, it was time for a game of Laser Tag — Jackson’s favorite! The boys had a blast all teamed up against Jackson’s dad, Phil. It was for sure Phil’s favorite part of the party too. :)

Jacksons 8th Birthday

Jacksons 8th Birthday


I am so proud of you and I adore you!!! (And please don’t let the next eight years fly by as fast as the past eight!)

Written by Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.


  1. says

    Happy Birthday Jackson! Parker is sending you birthday ‘stones!’ and he only hands those out to the people he loves the most!


  2. says

    Happy Birthday to Jackson! Time really does fly by waaaaay too fast!
    Mine just turned 5 2 months ago and I just can’t believe it. It’s also a reminder that time is ticking and we still don’t have a second child. Nothing I can do but leave it in the Lord’s hand right now regarding my hubs as he still wants to wait!

  3. says

    Happy Birthday to your 8 year old! I have a son who just turned 8 last month! Such a fun age for boys; they like to be active and be with friends, but will still climb up and snuggle next to you occasionally!

  4. says

    Happy Birthday to Jackson! He looks so happy and spirited. My Andrew is turning 8 tomorrow and his party is Saturday. Trying to keep things simple, I’m hosting a home party but beginning to regret it now as all 12 boys RSVP’d YES!! We live in a small home with no basement…I’m crazy…

  5. says

    He looks so old and gangly and Big Kid-ish…and handsome, of course. this post actually made me realize how long I’ve been reading your blog because he is just so, so grown-up now.

    Happy Birthday, Jackson!

  6. says

    My daughter shares the same birthday and she’s also 8! You’re so right. The years have FLOWN by. Before we know it they’ll be 18. Sniff!

    Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Happy birthday Jackson!


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