Happy Birthday Matthew!

Matthew turned 4 today and we have been celebrating all day!

Actually we celebrated Nathan and Matthew’s birthdays today because Nathan’s is on the 18th and we were just too excited so we decided to give him his gifts today also! Last night after they were asleep, we hung a bunch of balloons from the ceiling – Tyler was my big helper until he fell asleep on the couch! Then we wrapped the presents and set them out on the table. Matthew was so surprised and excited this morning when he woke up and saw all of it!! We had breakfast and then we let them open their presents. They both got baseballs and bats, some toys for digging in the dirt and giant coloring books. Then we brought in a bike for Matthew and a Diego Big Wheel for Nathan! They have been riding their bikes around the house all day. I figured they can do that while the wheels are still clean and new. Then when we take them outside, they will have to stay outside. Matthew has been practicing good bike safety and has had his helmet on all day!

We are going to have a party for them at the park with all their friends and the family a week from today. Matthew keeps asking about his cake and I keep telling him that we are going to do it at the big party. I guess that is kind of confusing. Maybe we should have done it all on one day but since we are doing a combined party for the two of them, we figured we would split the difference and do it in the middle of their actual birthdays. Anyway, it has been a great day and Matthew keeps saying that he is having a fun birthday! He is just so excited that he is finally 4!

Some facts about Matthew at age 4:

favorite foods – taquitos, hot dogs
favorite restaurant – in-n-out burger
favorite color – blue
favorite show – Dora
loves to play board games
loves basketball, t ball and soccer
loves school
loves to go golfing with dad
is very good at helping – almost to a fault because he wants to help and do things that he shouldn’t and ends up making messes! (like pouring cereal and milk for everyone by himself)
is very sweet to his mommy
is a little flirt and is always charming everyone
is the most mischevious of the family – can get to anything, no matter how high it is or how child-proofed it is
is a good brother – good at sharing and playing with them

Happy Birthday Matthew! We love you so much!!

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  • Caroline Ikeji
    May 4, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    happy birthday matthew!! 🙂

  • laura vegas
    May 4, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    happy birthday matthew! he’s such a cutie! and love the balloon idea!

  • heidi larsen
    May 6, 2007 at 8:47 am

    i love that picture! it sounds like your boys had a fun and wonderful birthday, so far!

  • Shannon Brouwer
    May 6, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    Happy Birthday Matthew!!!!

  • Jessi
    May 6, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    what a cutie!
    happy birthday!

  • melanie
    May 7, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    what a great photo of matthew!

  • Karen Lopez
    May 7, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    Happy Birthday, Matthew! He’s such a cutie! 🙂

  • Robyn
    May 8, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    I can’t believe they are already that old! Crazy!!!! And I love your studio – so cute!! I gotta come scrap with you! Hugs!

  • jenny
    May 15, 2007 at 8:20 am

    Happy belated Birthday, Matthew!
    Maggie,
    Your posts always put a smile on my face.
    I love the way you are documenting the boys’ (soon to be kids’…smile) lives!

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