Happy Birthday, Matthew!!

Last Friday, the 24th, we celebrated Matthew's 5th birthday.  I can't believe how fast time has flown by.  He'll be starting kindergarten in less than 2 weeks.  I want him to stay little forever.  No more growing up.  But today he told me, "Mom, you want me to grow bigger because that's when I'll be good."  Do I have to wait that long?  Just kidding, he's a great kid.  Just a little too smart for his own good (or mine) sometimes.

He loves Transformers and was excited about his Bumblebee helmet.  

Since we were in Utah and it was also Pioneer Day, we set off fireworks and played with some sparklers.  What a fun way to celebrate your birthday!

Matthew and his Transformer cake.  

James couldn't get enough.

I love this kid and couldn't imagine my life without him.  He brings so much happiness and adventure to our home, we couldn't have asked for a better surprise!  


Jill said...

I can't believe kindergarten starts so soon! He looks so grownup. Happy Birthday Matthew!

The Mallory's said...

You: "Don't get smart with me!"
Matthew: "I already am smart!"

I love that little kid. Well I guess, big kid now.

mrs. timberlake said...

tony's birthday is the 23rd. he grew up going to st. johns every summer, and grew up thinking their pioneer day parade, rodeo, dance, ice cream social at the park, etc... were all for his birthday. i didn't realize he and matthew had that in common!

p.s. can't believe kindergarten is two weeks away - crazy!

Alphabet Malone said...

Happy Birthday Matthew! We can't wait to see you soon!

Lisa B. said...

Happy Birthday Matthew!!!

Becky said...

HB Matthew! That has got to be totally bizarre that he is starting kindergarten. What a cutie. I voted for Thomas, so cute. How are you feeling? You are getting SO close, any day now. I'll keep checking back to hear about all the action. Tell Tim to post if you go into labor!

anne said...

Monica and Tim,
Your kids are soooo cute! I'll keep dreaming of the day that I get to meet them and introduce you to our Lucy. Hope all is well.