Thursday, October 21, 2010

Celebrating Jack's 4th Birthday

It is hard to believe that 4 years ago today our baby Jack was born.  We celebrate his birthday every year so that his memory lives on.  Jack is still a huge part of our family.  He has birthday parties, he gets a new Christmas ornament on our tree every year, and a stocking that hangs by the fire!  We are so thankful for all the people that help keep Jack's memory alive. 

Our family tradition on Jack's birthday is to go to Kidtopia (a toy store) and buy gifts for children at the Children's Home Society.  We also celebrate every year by having cupcakes and balloons (4 this year) and singing happy birthday to Jack.  My parents have made it a tradition to send us a movie, treats, and a pizza for us to enjoy as a family.  It really is a great way for us all to celebrate together in remembering our little angel.  We miss you Jack.  Many tears were shed today, but every year we celebrate Jack's birthday we are one year closer to meeting him in heaven.  We feel that heaven is a little sweeter with him there. We also want to thank family and friends for their donations to charitable organizations in Jack's honor.  It means the world to us. 

Movie this year!  How to Train a Dragon!

Noah enjoying the cupcakes!

The kids making dinner!  Yummy pizza!

1 comment:

  1. Wow - what a special way to celebrate your precious baby Jack. I love this - you are an incredibly special family. I'm sure Jack was loving the party from up above. xoxo from the Van Osdel's