Everyone always tells us that Jackson just has a passion for life that they haven't seen in other kiddos. I used to just smile and shrug it off thinking to myself that clearly they hadn't been around a toddler in a while and they are all this happy. Then last time I was hanging out with my new little niece it hit me. When we had Austin (much like Summer is now) she was an only child, her life was quiet and content and if she "played" anything it was due to us showing her a toy or something of the sort. Then we had Tyler two years later and Austin while a great big sister was still pretty small herself and couldn't really do a lot with her. Obviously then we took 3 and half years off from Tyler to Jackson. Now both of his big sisters do a lot of things, they go to school, they dress themselves, they sing, chew gum, buckle themselves in...the list goes on. Basically in a 1 year old's head these are two super heroes who also LOVE to be around him. His zest for life comes from being completely smothered in attention by two parents and two super heroes.
If Jackson finds a blanket anywhere in the house he will lay it on the ground and then lay down on it and snuggle. Which will prompt Tyler to then scratch his back because that's what big sisters do. :-)