Happy Birthday!!

I don’t know where the time has gone, but 3 years ago today Matthew was born. Our lives changed forever. We had no clue what were were in for, but despite any rough days, he has been a joy and a really great little boy. He surprises us daily with the things he learns. His speech is way beyond anything I would have expected. He uses phrases and words correctly that some adults can’t use…also, too, “check it out,” certainly, appreciate.

He loves colors so much. Each of us has our favorite color, or at least what he’s assigned to us. Mommy is purple and green, Daddy is blue, Emma is pink, Baili is brown, and all the other colors are his. He has tried to only eat the colored Fruit Loops that are his colors…until he asked for more even though there was a full bowl of cereal. Silly boy.

We will spend today doing some of Matthew’s favorite things. Burger King for lunch and then we’re off to the dojo. Jon has 2 hours of class that he would like to attend, which is fine with Matthew. He loves to visit the dojo and to run around the large, springy floor. The area echoes, so his screams and giggles fill the space. Suino Sensei is one of Matthew’s favorite people. He draws Sensei pictures, which Sensei hangs in the dojo for everyone to see. After class is over, Sensei will chase Matthew around the mats. We always have a great time! We won’t be having cake tomorrow, but there will be brownies and ice cream. As part of Matthew’s birthday, we thought he would enjoy a trip to the zoo. Monday we plan to take our family on a small road trip to the Toledo Zoo.

In a couple of weeks, we’ll have a birthday party with all of our families. Our theme is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Grandma Ware is making the cake and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with. Matthew is very excited and can’t wait for his party. We have to keep telling him that the cake isn’t showing up today.

3 years ago today, at 2:28pm, Matthew joined our family. It was a lot of hard work, and still is some days. But a day doesn’t go by that he says or does something so new and precious, that I stop in awe. He is a very bright light in our lives. Happy Birthday buddy!!!




1 Comment »

  1. Aunt Kim & Uncle Brian said

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATTHEW!! We still can’t believe that you are 3yrs old already. It feels like just a little bit ago we were rushing to the hospital to make sure we were there when you were born. It was certaintly a special day.

    We Love you Matthew
    Aunt Kim & Uncle Brian

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